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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Public Broadcasting Atlanta

Serving community, enhancing life

three stars

84.91

740 Bismark Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30324
tel: (678) 686-0321   Web Site
EIN: 58-2126423

Board Leadership
Charles Taylor
Chairman

CEO
Wonya Lucas
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 84.91 three stars
  Financial 81.15 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 90.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA), comprised of WABE 90.1 FM and PBA 30, brings NPR News, music, the arts and PBS programming to hundreds of thousands of listeners and viewers each year. As a broadcast service of Atlanta Public Schools in partnership with the Atlanta Educational Telecommunications Collaborative (AETC), PBA has never lost sight of its original mission. Education remains at the core of our operation at every level, from preschoolers to our elders. We serve community; we enhance life. We educate, entertain, empower. We broaden perspectives, create joy, expand knowledge. And through our endeavors, we connect people to each other and the world.

Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA), comprised of WABE 90.1 FM and PBA 30, brings NPR News, music, the arts and PBS programming to hundreds of thousands of listeners and viewers each year. As a broadcast service of Atlanta Public Schools in partnership with the Atlanta Educational Telecommunications Collaborative (AETC), PBA has never lost sight of its original mission. Education remains at the core of our operation at every level, from preschoolers to our elders. We serve community; we enhance life. We educate, entertain, empower. We broaden perspectives, create joy, expand knowledge. And through our endeavors, we connect people to each other and the world.

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Financial

three stars

81.15

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

90.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
61.2%
  Administrative Expenses 14.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 24.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.72
  Program Expenses Growth 5.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Broadcasting Atlanta on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Broadcasting Atlanta on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Broadcasting Atlanta (GA) 84.91 three stars
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OR) 91.37 four stars
Capital Public Radio (CA) 86.36 three stars
Maine Public (ME) 94.68 four stars
Houston Public Media Foundation (TX) 92.61 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $13,797,668
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,466,536
Total Contributions $15,264,204
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $15,264,204
   Other Revenue $489,680
TOTAL REVENUE $15,753,884
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $9,512,391
   Administrative Expenses $1,941,826
   Fundraising Expenses $3,509,586
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,963,803
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $790,081
   
Net Assets $10,278,833

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 Radio $5,438,417 57.2%
Public Television $2,940,737 30.9%
Online Platforms $1,133,237 11.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 11/01/2019 84.91 three stars
2017-06 11/01/2018 82.15 three stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 79.06 two stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 83.23 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 82.92 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.18 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 80.54 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 83.74 three stars
2011-06 11/06/2012 86.49 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 78.49 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 79.07 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 10/01/2010 75.36 two stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 77.01 two stars
2007-06 08/01/2008 70.60 two stars
2006-06 07/01/2007 63.79 one star
2005-06 04/01/2007 64.46 one star
2004-06 11/01/2005 65.53 one star
2003-06 12/01/2004 74.57 two stars
2002-06 05/01/2004 80.80 three stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 67.21 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 58-2126423
Name in IRS Master File ATLANTA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COLLABORATIVE
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 (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(121) Radio or television broadcasting
(59) Other school related 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, 1995
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
$340,385 2.27% Wonya Lucas President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Broadcasting Atlanta (GA) 84.91 three stars
Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CT) 89.01 three stars
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (NY) 88.78 three stars
Boston Neighborhood Network (MA) 86.15 three stars
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OR) 91.37 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Public Broadcasting Atlanta
740 Bismark Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30324
tel: (678) 686-0321
EIN: 58-2126423

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Board Leadership

Charles Taylor
Chairman

CEO

Wonya Lucas
President, CEO

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