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CN Advisory: Low Concern

New York Public Radio

WNYC and WQXR - Making the mind more curious, the heart more tolerant, and the spirit more joyful

four stars

92.09

160 Varick Street 8th Floor
New York, NY 10013
tel: (646) 829-4000   Web Site
EIN: 13-3015230

Board Leadership
Mayo S. Stuntz, Jr.
Chair

CEO
Depelsha McGruder
Interim CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 92.09 four stars
  Financial 89.56 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

New York Public Radio consists of WNYC 93.9 FM, AM 820, and WQXR 105.9 which are New York's premier public radio stations, broadcasting the finest programs from National Public Radio and Public Radio International, as well as a wide range of award-winning signature local programming. As America's most listened-to public radio stations, reaching over one million listeners each week, WNYC FM and AM extend New York City's cultural riches to the whole country and air the best national offerings from affiliate networks National Public Radio and Public Radio International. WNYC FM 93.9 broadcasts a broad range of daily news, talk, cultural and classical music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international/ global news reporting.

New York Public Radio consists of WNYC 93.9 FM, AM 820, and WQXR 105.9 which are New York's premier public radio stations, broadcasting the finest programs from National Public Radio and Public Radio International, as well as a wide range of award-winning signature local programming. As America's most listened-to public radio stations, reaching over one million listeners each week, WNYC FM and AM extend New York City's cultural riches to the whole country and air the best national offerings from affiliate networks National Public Radio and Public Radio International. WNYC FM 93.9 broadcasts a broad range of daily news, talk, cultural and classical music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a stronger focus on breaking news and international/ global news reporting.

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Financial

three stars

89.56

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
72.6%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 11.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 23.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New York Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by New York Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York Public Radio (NY) 92.09 four stars
KCRW Foundation (CA) 92.84 four stars
East Tennessee PBS (TN) 87.87 three stars
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 94.07 four stars
Friends of KSPS (WA) 91.88 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $65,697,097
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,539,320
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,562,999
Total Contributions $68,799,416
   Program Service Revenue $23,447,158
Total Primary Revenue $92,246,574
   Other Revenue $2,171,580
TOTAL REVENUE $94,418,154
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $70,112,068
   Administrative Expenses $7,553,127
   Fundraising Expenses $17,001,034
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $94,666,229
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-248,075
   
Net Assets $99,005,639

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
New York Public Radio $58,885,771 84.0%
Technical Operations $6,224,235 8.9%
Marketing Support Services $5,002,062 7.1%

Ratings History
New York Public Radio has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 08/01/2019 92.09 four stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 91.90 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 91.96 four stars
-- 01/30/2018 --Low Concern Advisory

On December 6, 2017, The New York Times investigated the operations of New York Public Radio, in an article titled, "WNYC Suspends Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz." For this reason, we have issued a Low Concern CN Advisory. For more information regarding the investigation, please see The New York Times article.

2015-06 12/01/2016 93.02 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.71 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.87 four stars
2013-06 02/01/2015 91.27 four stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 89.86 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 93.85 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 94.33 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 97.41 four stars
2008-06 12/01/2009 94.59 four stars
2007-06 03/01/2009 84.92 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 82.19 three stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 79.33 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 82.90 three stars
2003-06 01/05/2005 87.04 three stars
2002-06 12/01/2003 83.48 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 78.50 two stars
2000-06 04/15/2002 78.34 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 13-3015230
Name in IRS Master File NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO
NTEE Code A34
NTEE Classification Radio
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable 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 December, 1979
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$945,660 0.99% Laura R. Walker President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
New York Public Radio (NY) 92.09 four stars
All Classical Portland (OR) 94.82 four stars
WTCI (TN) 86.83 three stars
KCRW Foundation (CA) 92.84 four stars
KNPB (NV) 87.26 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

New York Public Radio
160 Varick Street
8th Floor
New York, NY 10013
tel: (646) 829-4000
EIN: 13-3015230

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Board Leadership

Mayo S. Stuntz, Jr.
Chair

CEO

Depelsha McGruder
Interim CEO

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