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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WYPR

88.1 FM -. Your NPR News Station

three stars

88.10

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 88.10 three stars
  Financial 83.66 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

three stars

83.66

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 10/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
73.4%
  Administrative Expenses 23.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.50
  Program Expenses Growth 1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.3%
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) 88.10 three stars
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 94.07 four stars
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 87.94 three stars
All Classical Portland (OR) 94.82 four stars
Texas Public Radio (TX) 92.98 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,141,298
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,362,709
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,504,007
   Program Service Revenue $2,657,522
Total Primary Revenue $6,161,529
   Other Revenue $82,912
TOTAL REVENUE $6,244,441
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,782,422
   Administrative Expenses $1,195,755
   Fundraising Expenses $196,351
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,174,528
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,069,913
   
Net Assets $7,559,747

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 $3,782,422 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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
$166,079 3.20% Anthony S. Brandon President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WYPR (MD) 88.10 three stars
WVIA Public Media (PA) 90.37 four stars
KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal (CA) 93.54 four stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 86.47 three stars
Nine Network of Public Media (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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