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Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York

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four stars

93.97

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 93.97 four stars
  Financial 92.02 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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.

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Financial

four stars

92.02

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

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)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.27
  Program Expenses Growth 2.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 19.0%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,399,588
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,963,854
   Fundraising Events $199,945
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,135,808
Total Contributions $5,699,195
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,699,195
   Other Revenue $1,281,932
TOTAL REVENUE $6,981,127
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,724,062
   Administrative Expenses $397,637
   Fundraising Expenses $497,525
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,619,224
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $361,903
   
Net Assets $15,105,741

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$219,124 3.31% Robert J. Daino President & CEO

Mission

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.

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Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CT) 89.01 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