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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Friends of WLRN

Committed to being the most trusted source of information and entertainment in South Florida's diverse community.

three stars

82.36

172 NE 15th Street Miami, FL 33132
tel: (305) 350-7968   Web Site
EIN: 23-7365001

Board Leadership
Dwight Hill
Chair

CEO
Sheila Reinken
Executive Director/CFO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.36 three stars
  Financial 76.07 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission of WLRN Public Radio and Television is to provide information, entertainment, and learning services with a commitment to excellence in serving local, national and international communities. WLRN is a multifaceted media enterprise comprising a television and a radio station, cable services, and closed-circuit educational channels. We are committed to being the most trusted source of information and entertainment in South Florida's diverse community. The vision of WLRN Public Radio and Television is to be the most trusted, valued, and supported public media organization in South Florida.

The mission of WLRN Public Radio and Television is to provide information, entertainment, and learning services with a commitment to excellence in serving local, national and international communities. WLRN is a multifaceted media enterprise comprising a television and a radio station, cable services, and closed-circuit educational channels. We are committed to being the most trusted source of information and entertainment in South Florida's diverse community. The vision of WLRN Public Radio and Television is to be the most trusted, valued, and supported public media organization in South Florida.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
Total in 2017
Number of broadcast audience members
423,000
Total number of new organization members
2,600
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

two stars

76.07

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 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)
60.8%
  Administrative Expenses 13.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 25.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.37
  Program Expenses Growth -1.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of WLRN on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Friends of WLRN on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of WLRN (FL) 82.36 three stars
Blue Ridge Public Radio (NC) 89.54 three stars
Twin Cities Public Television (MN) 97.31 four stars
KCBX (CA) 91.26 four stars
Lakeland PBS (MN) 88.04 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,038,197
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,222,289
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,260,486
   Program Service Revenue $85,239
Total Primary Revenue $9,345,725
   Other Revenue $2,101,448
TOTAL REVENUE $11,447,173
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,261,765
   Administrative Expenses $1,406,775
   Fundraising Expenses $2,245,711
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,914,251
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,532,922
   
Net Assets $21,458,854

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
Grants $5,261,765 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 04/01/2020 82.36 three 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 23-7365001
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF WLRN INC
NTEE Code A30
NTEE Classification Media, Communications Organizations
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, 1976
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$166,500 1.86% Michael Jalali Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$219,456 2.46% Tom Hudson Vice President, News

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of WLRN (FL) 82.36 three stars
Texas Public Radio (TX) 98.45 four stars
Lakeland PBS (MN) 88.04 three stars
KQED (CA) 92.06 four stars
All Classical Portland (OR) 94.82 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Friends of WLRN
172 NE 15th Street
Miami, FL 33132
tel: (305) 350-7968
EIN: 23-7365001

Mail donations to:
Gifts Processing Center
P.O. Box 01-9731
Miami, FL 33101

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Board Leadership

Dwight Hill
Chair

CEO

Sheila Reinken
Executive Director/CFO

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