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WMHT Educational Telecommunications

Providing access to high-quality programs and services that educate and inspire for a lifetime

three stars

81.14

Four Global View Troy, NY 12180
tel: (518) 880-3400   Web Site
EIN: 14-1400177

Board Leadership
John Kolb
Chair

CEO
Robert Altman
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 81.14 three stars
  Financial 73.63 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

WMHT Educational Telecommunications, located in New York State's Capital Region, is the only full-service public broadcaster serving Eastern New York and Western New England. WMHT operates public television stations WMHT and WMHT-DT, public radio stations WMHT-FM 89.1 and WRHV-FM 88.7, WEXT-FM 97.7 and RISE, a radio reading service for the blind and print-disabled. As the premiere public media station in Tech Valley and New York's Capital Region, WMHT will build a stronger community by providing all citizens access to programs and services that improve our quality of life, expand our cultural horizons and promote a better understanding of our diverse community, nation and world.

WMHT Educational Telecommunications, located in New York State's Capital Region, is the only full-service public broadcaster serving Eastern New York and Western New England. WMHT operates public television stations WMHT and WMHT-DT, public radio stations WMHT-FM 89.1 and WRHV-FM 88.7, WEXT-FM 97.7 and RISE, a radio reading service for the blind and print-disabled. As the premiere public media station in Tech Valley and New York's Capital Region, WMHT will build a stronger community by providing all citizens access to programs and services that improve our quality of life, expand our cultural horizons and promote a better understanding of our diverse community, nation and world.

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Financial

two stars

73.63

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

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)
61.4%
  Administrative Expenses 15.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 23.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.23
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.05
  Program Expenses Growth -1.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WMHT Educational Telecommunications on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WMHT Educational Telecommunications on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WMHT Educational Telecommunications (NY) 81.14 three stars
Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CT) 89.01 three stars
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio (NY) 85.24 three stars
Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York (NY) 93.97 four stars
ETV Endowment of South Carolina (SC) 96.79 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $7,855,536
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,156,380
Total Contributions $9,011,916
   Program Service Revenue $248,959
Total Primary Revenue $9,260,875
   Other Revenue $401,386
TOTAL REVENUE $9,662,261
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,840,509
   Administrative Expenses $1,332,620
   Fundraising Expenses $1,789,984
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,963,113
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,699,148
   
Net Assets $17,497,089

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 Broadcasting $3,459,949 71.5%
Public Radio Broadcasting $834,348 17.2%
Educational Services $252,058 5.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 81.14 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 84.54 three stars
2016-06 12/01/2017 83.90 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 82.89 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 81.19 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 77.81 two stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 80.86 three stars
2012-06 12/01/2013 80.97 three stars
2011-06 03/01/2013 79.08 two stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 78.76 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 79.85 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.07 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 72.33 two stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 74.17 two stars
2007-06 06/01/2008 83.27 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 73.50 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 79.59 two stars
2004-06 10/01/2005 71.43 two stars
2003-06 01/05/2005 79.79 two stars
2002-06 09/01/2003 82.31 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 14-1400177
Name in IRS Master File WMHT EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
(120) Publishing activities
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 February, 1955
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
$257,208 3.22% Robert Altman President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WMHT Educational Telecommunications (NY) 81.14 three stars
Maine Public (ME) 94.68 four stars
WETA (VA) 97.87 four stars
Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CT) 89.01 three stars
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (NY) 88.78 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

WMHT Educational Telecommunications
Four Global View
Troy, NY 12180
tel: (518) 880-3400
fax: (518) 880-3409
EIN: 14-1400177

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Board Leadership

John Kolb
Chair

CEO

Robert Altman
President, CEO

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