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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WYPR

88.1 FM -. Your NPR News Station

three stars

89.63

2216 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218
tel: (410) 235-1660   Web Site
EIN: 31-1770828

Board Leadership
Matthew B. Martin
Board Chair

CEO
LaFontaine Oliver
President and General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.63 three stars
  Financial 85.34 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Serving the metropolitan Baltimore area and the state of Maryland, the mission of WYPR Your Public Radio is to broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit which enrich the minds and spirits of our listeners and ultimately strengthen the communities we serve. WYPR adheres to the highest standards of journalistic and artistic excellence. It delivers educational, informational, cultural, and entertainment programming as a public services to the broadest possible audience.

Serving the metropolitan Baltimore area and the state of Maryland, the mission of WYPR Your Public Radio is to broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit which enrich the minds and spirits of our listeners and ultimately strengthen the communities we serve. WYPR adheres to the highest standards of journalistic and artistic excellence. It delivers educational, informational, cultural, and entertainment programming as a public services to the broadest possible audience.

Financial

three stars

85.34

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 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)
72.3%
  Administrative Expenses 24.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.60
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 22.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WYPR on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WYPR on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WYPR (MD) 89.63 three stars
Radio Milwaukee (WI) 92.09 four stars
New York Public Radio (NY) 92.48 four stars
Nashville Public Television (TN) 86.13 three stars
All Classical Portland (OR) 89.71 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,699,415
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,699,415
   Program Service Revenue $2,678,583
Total Primary Revenue $6,377,998
   Other Revenue $43,560
TOTAL REVENUE $6,421,558
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,866,299
   Administrative Expenses $1,476,787
   Fundraising Expenses $192,025
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,535,111
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $886,447
   
Net Assets $8,455,850

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 Station Operation $3,866,299 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2021 89.63 three stars
2018-06 10/01/2020 88.10 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 87.43 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 85.59 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 84.01 three stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 87.65 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 86.55 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 92.09 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2015 92.12 four 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 31-1770828
Name in IRS Master File YOUR PUBLIC RADIO CORPORATION
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
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 July, 2001
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
Not compensated -- Lafontaine Oliver President & CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$171,208 3.09% Anthony S. Brandon Former President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WYPR (MD) 89.63 three stars
Blue Ridge Public Radio (NC) 85.24 three stars
Nashville Public Television (TN) 86.13 three stars
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation (PA) 92.99 four stars
St. Louis Regional Public Media Inc. (d/b/a Nine PBS) (MO) 87.64 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

WYPR
2216 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
tel: (410) 235-1660
fax: (410) 235-1161
EIN: 31-1770828

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Board Leadership

Matthew B. Martin
Board Chair

CEO

LaFontaine Oliver
President and General Manager

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