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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WXXI Public Broadcasting Council

Public media for Rochester

three stars

88.78

280 State Street P.O. Box 30021
Rochester, NY 14603
tel: (585) 258-0200   Web Site
EIN: 16-0838086

Board Leadership
Cynthia Reddeck-LiDestri
Chair

CEO
Norm Silverstein
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.78 three stars
  Financial 85.77 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1958, WXXI Public Broadcasting Council has provided the Greater Rochester area with the finest radio and television programming available. In the last several years, WXXI has bloomed from broadcasting one television channel and two radio stations to four television channels and four radio stations. WXXI has added interactive services such as live streaming of radio and podcasts of many programs. WXXI is the essential, life-long educational media resource for the Greater Rochester area. WXXI puts the community first with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse community issues.

Since 1958, WXXI Public Broadcasting Council has provided the Greater Rochester area with the finest radio and television programming available. In the last several years, WXXI has bloomed from broadcasting one television channel and two radio stations to four television channels and four radio stations. WXXI has added interactive services such as live streaming of radio and podcasts of many programs. WXXI is the essential, life-long educational media resource for the Greater Rochester area. WXXI puts the community first with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse community issues.

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Financial

three stars

85.77

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 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)
70.5%
  Administrative Expenses 15.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.11
  Program Expenses Growth 2.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WXXI Public Broadcasting Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WXXI Public Broadcasting Council on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (NY) 88.78 three stars
WETA (VA) 97.87 four stars
Capital Public Radio (CA) 86.36 three stars
Radio Bilingüe (CA) 85.96 three stars
Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York (NY) 93.97 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,837,961
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $4,016,606
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,193,673
Total Contributions $11,048,240
   Program Service Revenue $84,756
Total Primary Revenue $11,132,996
   Other Revenue $1,084,743
TOTAL REVENUE $12,217,739
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,892,634
   Administrative Expenses $2,019,297
   Fundraising Expenses $1,683,285
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,595,216
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-377,477
   
Net Assets $19,879,387

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 $6,288,556 70.7%
Broadcasting $2,076,065 23.3%
Program Information $528,013 5.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 88.78 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 91.98 four stars
2015-06 12/01/2016 90.89 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.33 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 91.47 four stars
2013-06 09/01/2014 86.02 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 88.01 three stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 83.18 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 83.43 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 90.31 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 86.35 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 93.44 four stars
2007-06 05/01/2009 92.29 four stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 91.03 four stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 87.31 three stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 87.66 three stars
2003-06 01/05/2005 81.69 three stars
2002-06 12/01/2003 76.79 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 86.86 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 16-0838086
Name in IRS Master File WXXI PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL
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 (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 March, 1960
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, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$365,315 2.90% Norm Silverstein President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (NY) 88.78 three stars
Maine Public (ME) 94.68 four stars
Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York (NY) 93.97 four stars
WETA (VA) 97.87 four stars
Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CT) 89.01 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

WXXI Public Broadcasting Council
280 State Street
P.O. Box 30021
Rochester, NY 14603
tel: (585) 258-0200
EIN: 16-0838086

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Board Leadership

Cynthia Reddeck-LiDestri
Chair

CEO

Norm Silverstein
President

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