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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WHQR 91.3FM

Providing news programming and classical music to southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina.

two stars

79.90

254 North Front Street Suite 300
Wilmington, NC 28401
tel: (910) 343-1640   Web Site
EIN: 58-1399301

Board Leadership
Jeff Barnes
Chair

CEO
Kurt Wilson
Station Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 79.90 two stars
  Financial 75.86 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

WHQR offers news, music, entertainment and interaction to expand knowledge, encourage artistic appreciation, engage our community and promote civil discourse. WHQR Public Radio is an important part of the cultural fabric of our community. We support and enhance the artistic life of this region in two basic ways: through our music and cultural programs on the air, and through the other events and promotions which we offer.

WHQR offers news, music, entertainment and interaction to expand knowledge, encourage artistic appreciation, engage our community and promote civil discourse. WHQR Public Radio is an important part of the cultural fabric of our community. We support and enhance the artistic life of this region in two basic ways: through our music and cultural programs on the air, and through the other events and promotions which we offer.

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Financial

two stars

75.86

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
57.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 31.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.30
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.13
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WHQR 91.3FM on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WHQR 91.3FM on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WHQR 91.3FM (NC) 79.90 two stars
Vermont Public Radio (VT) 91.49 four stars
Nine Network of Public Media (MO) 87.64 three stars
Nashville Public Radio (TN) 88.64 three stars
All Classical Portland (OR) 94.82 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $756,907
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $727,462
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,484,369
   Program Service Revenue $19,503
Total Primary Revenue $1,503,872
   Other Revenue $51,807
TOTAL REVENUE $1,555,679
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $891,120
   Administrative Expenses $167,336
   Fundraising Expenses $474,484
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,532,940
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $22,739
   
Net Assets $1,662,718

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Radio Programming $891,120 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 06/01/2020 79.90 two stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 82.09 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 80.86 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 78.56 two stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 80.22 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 77.25 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 58-1399301
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO INC
NTEE Code A34
NTEE Classification Radio
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (602) Gifts, grants, or loans to other organizations
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1980
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$74,150 4.83% Michelle Rhinesmith Station Manager

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WHQR 91.3FM (NC) 79.90 two stars
Friends of KSPS (WA) 91.88 four stars
Community Radio for Northern Colorado (CO) 92.14 four stars
WTCI (TN) 86.83 three stars
WKNO (TN) 88.59 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

WHQR 91.3FM
254 North Front Street
Suite 300
Wilmington, NC 28401
tel: (910) 343-1640
fax: (910) 251-8693
EIN: 58-1399301

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Board Leadership

Jeff Barnes
Chair

CEO

Kurt Wilson
Station Manager

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