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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

KERA

Public television and radio for North Texas

three stars

89.44

3000 Harry Hines Boulevard Dallas, TX 75201
tel: (214) 871-1390   Web Site
EIN: 75-2084961

Board Leadership
Jennifer Altabef
Chair

CEO
Mary Anne Alhadeff
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.44 three stars
  Financial 85.62 three 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.

KERA 13 and KERA 90.1 are the public radio and television stations for North Texas, touching the lives of 2.5 million people every week via television, radio and the Internet. Serving our local communities with thought-provoking, award-winning television and radio programs that offer insights and serve as an outlet for a diversity of voices is our top priority. We produce over 1,000 hours of original local radio programming, and high-definition television content including weekly programs and quarterly documentaries that focus on issues important to our region and our state. One of the key parts of our mission is to touch the lives of people throughout the communities we serve. At KERA, we realize that a big part of our work happens off the air. This includes extensive work with schools and teaching organizations throughout North Texas.

KERA 13 and KERA 90.1 are the public radio and television stations for North Texas, touching the lives of 2.5 million people every week via television, radio and the Internet. Serving our local communities with thought-provoking, award-winning television and radio programs that offer insights and serve as an outlet for a diversity of voices is our top priority. We produce over 1,000 hours of original local radio programming, and high-definition television content including weekly programs and quarterly documentaries that focus on issues important to our region and our state. One of the key parts of our mission is to touch the lives of people throughout the communities we serve. At KERA, we realize that a big part of our work happens off the air. This includes extensive work with schools and teaching organizations throughout North Texas.

Financial

three stars

85.62

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)
63.6%
  Administrative Expenses 17.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 18.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.18
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.64
  Program Expenses Growth 5.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KERA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KERA on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KERA (TX) 89.44 three stars
WHYY (PA) 91.43 four stars
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio (NY) 85.51 three stars
Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting (FL) 93.82 four stars
WJCT (FL) 89.67 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $24,270,949
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $24,270,949
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $24,270,949
   Other Revenue $91,130
TOTAL REVENUE $24,362,079
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $15,293,194
   Administrative Expenses $4,328,200
   Fundraising Expenses $4,354,258
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $23,975,652
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $386,427
   
Net Assets $37,595,401

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
Public Television Station $6,369,273 41.6%
Public Radio Station $6,083,429 39.8%
Public Radio Station- KXT 91.7 FM $1,584,795 10.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 12/01/2018 89.44 three stars
2016-06 02/01/2018 88.50 three stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 89.07 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 88.26 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 91.66 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 83.75 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 87.11 three stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 89.45 three stars
2010-06 03/01/2012 91.68 four stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 90.90 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 86.80 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 82.05 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 74.69 two stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 82.58 three stars
2005-06 10/01/2006 77.84 two stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 60.75 one star
2003-06 10/01/2004 55.87 one star
2002-06 10/01/2003 69.30 one star
2001-06 02/05/2003 69.08 one star
2000-06 10/15/2002 69.33 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 75-2084961
Name in IRS Master File NORTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING INC
NTEE Code A30
NTEE Classification Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (121) Radio or television broadcasting
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, 1986
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
$505,883 2.10% Mary Anne Alhadeff President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KERA (TX) 89.44 three stars
New Hampshire Public Radio (NH) 86.97 three stars
Radio Bilingüe (CA) 85.26 three stars
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OR) 90.24 four stars
Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CT) 85.22 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

KERA
3000 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75201
tel: (214) 871-1390
fax: (214) 754-0635
EIN: 75-2084961

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Board Leadership

Jennifer Altabef
Chair

CEO

Mary Anne Alhadeff
President & CEO

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