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WTVS Detroit Public Television

Educating, entertaining, inspiring

three stars

81.81

Riley Broadcast Center One Clover Court
Wixom, MI 48393
tel: (248) 305-3900   Web Site
EIN: 38-1440200

Board Leadership
Hannan Lis
Chair

CEO
Rich Homberg
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.81 three stars
  Financial 74.46 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

WTVS Detroit Public Television is the viewer-supported PBS member station serving the nation's 11th largest television market. Our vision is to educate, entertain and inspire, in partnership with our community. We offer ten hours of PBS KIDS programs each weekday, along with national and international news, PBS favorites and classic films. Detroit Public TV is notably active in the community producing local programs that showcase arts, culture, news analysis and physical activity; and outreach campaigns that use the power of media to provide knowledge and understanding.

WTVS Detroit Public Television is the viewer-supported PBS member station serving the nation's 11th largest television market. Our vision is to educate, entertain and inspire, in partnership with our community. We offer ten hours of PBS KIDS programs each weekday, along with national and international news, PBS favorites and classic films. Detroit Public TV is notably active in the community producing local programs that showcase arts, culture, news analysis and physical activity; and outreach campaigns that use the power of media to provide knowledge and understanding.

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Financial

two stars

74.46

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
64.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.95
  Program Expenses Growth -5.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WTVS Detroit Public Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WTVS Detroit Public Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WTVS Detroit Public Television (MI) 81.81 three stars
Radio Milwaukee (WI) 87.30 three stars
Blue Ridge Public Radio (NC) 89.54 three stars
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 92.22 four stars
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation (PA) 94.18 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $12,227,378
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $263,108
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,433,737
Total Contributions $14,924,223
   Program Service Revenue $1,427,951
Total Primary Revenue $16,352,174
   Other Revenue $604,452
TOTAL REVENUE $16,956,626
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,596,447
   Administrative Expenses $2,527,503
   Fundraising Expenses $3,941,279
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,065,229
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-108,603
   
Net Assets $17,294,488

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
Broadcast & Engineering $5,149,278 48.6%
Productions $4,281,908 40.4%
Communications $1,165,261 11.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 81.81 three stars
2017-06 04/01/2019 84.62 three stars
2017-06 06/01/2018 84.51 three stars
2016-06 06/01/2017 82.87 three stars
2015-06 09/01/2016 86.61 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 86.61 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 07/01/2015 82.99 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 93.69 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 89.30 three stars
2012-06 04/01/2013 89.13 three stars
2011-06 05/01/2012 82.02 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 75.66 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2010 77.02 two stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 75.83 two stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 83.06 three stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 70.22 two stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 73.67 two stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 60.21 one star
2003-06 10/01/2004 79.95 two stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 76.23 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 38-1440200
Name in IRS Master File DETROIT EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION
NTEE Code A32
NTEE Classification Television
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(120) Publishing activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 November, 1958
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
$319,886 1.87% Ritschard P. Homberg President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WTVS Detroit Public Television (MI) 81.81 three stars
WBGO (NJ) 85.32 three stars
WYPR (MD) 87.43 three stars
Colorado Public Radio (CO) 95.44 four stars
East Tennessee PBS (TN) 87.87 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

WTVS Detroit Public Television
Riley Broadcast Center
One Clover Court
Wixom, MI 48393
tel: (248) 305-3900
EIN: 38-1440200

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Board Leadership

Hannan Lis
Chair

CEO

Rich Homberg
President & CEO

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