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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

KCTS Television

Quality programs that inform, involve, and inspire

three stars

82.68

401 Mercer Street Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (800) 937-5287   Web Site
EIN: 91-1221895

Board Leadership
Mike Humphries
Chair

CEO
Robert Dunlop
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 82.68 three stars
  Financial 75.84 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1954, KCTS has continuously served Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. We have grown to be an independent, thriving station, annually broadcasting over 26,000 hours of programs that inspire viewers to expand their points of view, that inform citizens of the state of our nation, and that involve individuals in their community. KCTS Television operates KCTS 9 and KYVE 47, providing three, 24/7 digital channels in Western and Central Washington, plus KCTS 9 HD through Shaw Cable in British Columbia. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve by providing meaningful programming on air, online and in the community that informs, involves and inspires.

Since 1954, KCTS has continuously served Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. We have grown to be an independent, thriving station, annually broadcasting over 26,000 hours of programs that inspire viewers to expand their points of view, that inform citizens of the state of our nation, and that involve individuals in their community. KCTS Television operates KCTS 9 and KYVE 47, providing three, 24/7 digital channels in Western and Central Washington, plus KCTS 9 HD through Shaw Cable in British Columbia. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve by providing meaningful programming on air, online and in the community that informs, involves and inspires.

Financial

two stars

75.84

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
59.0%
  Administrative Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 25.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.38
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KCTS Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KCTS Television on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KCTS Television (WA) 82.68 three stars
High Plains Public Radio (KS) 86.77 three stars
Radio Milwaukee (WI) 87.30 three stars
KQED (CA) 91.32 four stars
Texas Public Radio (TX) 95.17 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,261,533
   Federated Campaigns $226,568
   Membership Dues $9,340,756
   Fundraising Events $2,055,729
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $112,905
Total Contributions $16,997,491
   Program Service Revenue $177,987
Total Primary Revenue $17,175,478
   Other Revenue $3,386,922
TOTAL REVENUE $20,562,400
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,565,499
   Administrative Expenses $2,737,260
   Fundraising Expenses $4,366,386
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $17,669,145
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,893,255
   
Net Assets $25,404,785

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
Programming & Production $6,417,920 60.7%
Program Information Distribution $2,293,377 21.7%
Broadcasts $1,854,202 17.5%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 12/01/2018 82.68 three stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 78.72 two stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 79.27 two stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.01 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 76.46 two stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 76.52 two stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 80.87 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 76.34 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 77.22 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 76.13 two stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 67.35 one star
2007-06 05/01/2009 67.09 one star
2006-06 11/01/2007 62.64 one star
2005-06 10/01/2006 62.42 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 55.18 one star
2003-06 10/01/2004 74.00 two stars
2002-06 10/01/2003 66.89 one star
2001-06 10/15/2002 61.22 one star
2000-06 04/15/2002 61.08 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 91-1221895
Name in IRS Master File CASCADE PUBLIC MEDIA
NTEE Code A32
NTEE Classification Television
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (927) Fundraising
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 October, 1983
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
$394,856 2.23% Robert I. Dunlop President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KCTS Television (WA) 82.68 three stars
WBGO (NJ) 85.32 three stars
Southern California Public Radio (CA) 85.94 three stars
WKNO (TN) 87.16 three stars
Friends of Idaho Public Television (ID) 91.01 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

KCTS Television
401 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109
tel: (800) 937-5287
EIN: 91-1221895

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Board Leadership

Mike Humphries
Chair

CEO

Robert Dunlop
President, CEO

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