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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WMFE

Engaging, educating, entertaining and enriching our audience

three stars

85.22

11510 East Colonial Drive Orlando, FL 32817
tel: (407) 273-2300   Web Site
EIN: 59-6155012

Board Leadership
Peter C. Barr, Jr.
Chair

CEO
LaFontaine E. Oliver
President & General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.22 three stars
  Financial 79.49 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

79.49

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 03/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
62.0%
  Administrative Expenses 21.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.16
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.82
  Program Expenses Growth -0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WMFE on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WMFE on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WMFE (FL) 85.22 three stars
Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CT) 85.62 three stars
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio (NY) 85.36 three stars
WTTW (IL) 86.92 three stars
Hawaii Public Radio (HI) 95.78 four stars

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WMFE serves viewers and listeners in an 11-county Central Florida area on Digital Channel 24 and 90.7 WMFE-FM. Community owned and locally governed since 1965, WMFE offers non-commercial, member-supported public broadcasting. The stations of WMFE are a unique local treasure, enjoying the wide respect, recognition, and support of literally hundreds of thousands of Central Floridians. Today, Channel 24 is viewed each week by more than 476,750 television households. Likewise, 90.7 is listened to by more than 180,000 people each week. Channel 24 annually produces more than 60 hours of public information and outreach programs that are especially relevant to Central Floridians.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,301,325
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $134,289
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $100,000
Total Contributions $3,535,614
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,535,614
   Other Revenue $234,085
TOTAL REVENUE $3,769,699
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,426,043
   Administrative Expenses $724,991
   Fundraising Expenses $648,391
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,799,425
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-29,726
   
Net Assets $4,000,340

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
Radio and Website $2,426,043 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-09 03/01/2017 85.22 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.01 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/01/2015 77.78 two stars
2013-09 07/01/2015 77.63 two stars
2012-09 12/20/2013 77.10 two stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 75.00 two stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 81.78 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 89.00 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 03/01/2011 85.84 three stars
2008-09 03/01/2010 80.01 three stars
2007-09 02/01/2009 85.24 three stars
2006-09 02/01/2008 68.02 one star
2005-09 12/15/2006 61.22 one star
2004-09 01/01/2006 72.08 two stars
2003-09 02/01/2005 72.83 two stars
2002-09 05/01/2004 71.80 two stars
2001-09 02/05/2003 61.60 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 59-6155012
Name in IRS Master File COMMUNITY COMMUNICATIONS INC
NTEE Code A30
NTEE Classification Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 November, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012
  • September, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$143,326 3.77% Lafontaine Oliver President, General Manager

WMFE serves viewers and listeners in an 11-county Central Florida area on Digital Channel 24 and 90.7 WMFE-FM. Community owned and locally governed since 1965, WMFE offers non-commercial, member-supported public broadcasting. The stations of WMFE are a unique local treasure, enjoying the wide respect, recognition, and support of literally hundreds of thousands of Central Floridians. Today, Channel 24 is viewed each week by more than 476,750 television households. Likewise, 90.7 is listened to by more than 180,000 people each week. Channel 24 annually produces more than 60 hours of public information and outreach programs that are especially relevant to Central Floridians.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WMFE (FL) 85.22 three stars
Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York (NY) 97.02 four stars
Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CT) 85.62 three stars
Capital Public Radio (CA) 87.77 three stars
New Hampshire Public Radio (NH) 90.23 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

WMFE
11510 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32817
tel: (407) 273-2300
EIN: 59-6155012

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Board Leadership

Peter C. Barr, Jr.
Chair

CEO

LaFontaine E. Oliver
President & General Manager

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