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Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York

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three stars

83.86

415 W. Fayette Street Syracuse, NY 13204
tel: (315) 453-2424   Web Site
EIN: 16-0876277

Board Leadership
Jeffrey B. Scheer
Chair

CEO
Mitch Gelman
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.86 three stars
  Financial 78.28 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York operates non-commercial public television and radio stations. WCNY-TV first signed on the air in 1965 and public radio service was inaugurated on WCNY-FM Syracuse in 1971. Through a partnership with Time Warner Cable, in 1996, WCNY launched a full-time cable channel, WCNY2. This channel devotes its program schedule to how-to programs. As a service to our visually-impaired listeners, READ-OUT was started in 1982 so that listeners could use a special radio to hear volunteers reading newspapers, articles, and daily advertisements.

The Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York operates non-commercial public television and radio stations. WCNY-TV first signed on the air in 1965 and public radio service was inaugurated on WCNY-FM Syracuse in 1971. Through a partnership with Time Warner Cable, in 1996, WCNY launched a full-time cable channel, WCNY2. This channel devotes its program schedule to how-to programs. As a service to our visually-impaired listeners, READ-OUT was started in 1982 so that listeners could use a special radio to hear volunteers reading newspapers, articles, and daily advertisements.

Financial

two stars

78.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
85.5%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.06
  Program Expenses Growth 1.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 90.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York (NY) 83.86 three stars
Valley Public Radio (CA) 95.17 four stars
Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting (FL) 91.98 four stars
Northeast Indiana Public Radio (IN) 92.09 four stars
Louisville Public Media (KY) 93.61 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $779,975
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,859,755
   Fundraising Events $193,721
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,520,536
Total Contributions $5,353,987
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,353,987
   Other Revenue $1,174,562
TOTAL REVENUE $6,528,549
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,434,943
   Administrative Expenses $455,697
   Fundraising Expenses $517,808
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,408,448
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $120,101
   
Net Assets $459,056

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
Television $4,674,051 86.0%
Radio $380,446 7.0%
Educational Outreach $380,446 7.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 83.86 three stars
2018-06 06/01/2019 93.97 four stars
2017-06 07/01/2018 95.71 four stars
2016-06 07/01/2017 97.02 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 95.74 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 12/22/2015 87.77 three stars
2013-06 09/01/2015 80.17 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 76.43 two stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 88.54 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 82.46 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 82.38 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 83.31 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 84.73 three stars
2008-06 12/15/2009 80.25 three stars
2007-06 05/01/2009 82.49 three stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 70.67 two stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 68.17 one star
2004-06 04/01/2005 68.03 one star
2002-06 02/05/2003 74.08 two stars
2001-06 10/15/2002 70.60 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 16-0876277
Name in IRS Master File PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NEW YORK INC OLD LIVERPOOL
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 (161) Scientific research (diseases)
(180) Contact or sponsored scientific research for industry
(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 March, 1965
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
Not compensated -- Mitch Gelman CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$177,679 2.77% Robert J. Daino Former President, CEO
$70,768 1.10% Caroline Basso Interim CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York (NY) 83.86 three stars
WHYY (PA) 91.34 four stars
Boston Neighborhood Network (MA) 86.34 three stars
ETV Endowment of South Carolina (SC) 97.70 four stars
Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CT) 88.08 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York
415 W. Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
tel: (315) 453-2424
fax: (315) 451-8824
EIN: 16-0876277

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 2400
Syracuse, NY 13220

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Board Leadership

Jeffrey B. Scheer
Chair

CEO

Mitch Gelman
President & CEO

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