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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

81.89

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 81.89 three stars
  Financial 75.37 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

two stars

75.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 05/01/2021 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)
59.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 26.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.75
  Program Expenses Growth -4.0%
  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) 81.89 three stars
KCBX (CA) 91.02 four stars
Radio Milwaukee (WI) 90.16 four stars
WTCI (TN) 86.94 three stars
Colorado Public Radio (CO) 97.34 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,498,477
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,290,384
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $8,788,861
   Program Service Revenue $56,784
Total Primary Revenue $8,845,645
   Other Revenue $1,484,757
TOTAL REVENUE $10,330,402
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,256,495
   Administrative Expenses $1,237,882
   Fundraising Expenses $2,160,865
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $8,655,242
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,675,160
   
Net Assets $24,528,556

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 $5,256,495 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 05/01/2021 81.89 three stars
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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$169,913 1.96% Michael Jalali Executive Director
Other Salaries of Note
$202,464 2.33% Tom Hudson Vice President, News

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Friends of WLRN (FL) 81.89 three stars
Friends of KSPS (WA) 90.88 four stars
Aspen Public Radio (CO) 88.32 three stars
All Classical Portland (OR) 89.71 three stars
Nashville Public Television (TN) 86.13 three 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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