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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WBGO

The world's premiere jazz radio station

three stars

85.32

54 Park Place Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 624-8880   Web Site
EIN: 22-2137728

Board Leadership
Christopher Allegaert
Chair

CEO
Amy Niles
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.32 three stars
  Financial 79.63 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

WBGO is a publicly-supported, cultural institution that champions jazz and presents news to a worldwide audience through radio, other technologies and events. Organizational values that guide WBGO in accomplishing its mission are: a belief in the vibrancy and continuance of jazz as a cultural art form; educational outreach is an important part of the station's programming; a diverse, open workplace that supports the development and enhancement of the staff's talents and skills; and listeners, members and the general public deserve to be treated with respect, quality service and information.

WBGO is a publicly-supported, cultural institution that champions jazz and presents news to a worldwide audience through radio, other technologies and events. Organizational values that guide WBGO in accomplishing its mission are: a belief in the vibrancy and continuance of jazz as a cultural art form; educational outreach is an important part of the station's programming; a diverse, open workplace that supports the development and enhancement of the staff's talents and skills; and listeners, members and the general public deserve to be treated with respect, quality service and information.

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Financial

two stars

79.63

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
66.3%
  Administrative Expenses 12.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 20.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.78
  Program Expenses Growth -1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WBGO on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WBGO on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WBGO (NJ) 85.32 three stars
Friends of Idaho Public Television (ID) 91.93 four stars
Twin Cities Public Television (MN) 97.31 four stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 86.02 three stars
Nashville Public Television (TN) 87.37 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,544,145
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $285,242
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $678,348
Total Contributions $4,507,735
   Program Service Revenue $690,420
Total Primary Revenue $5,198,155
   Other Revenue $11,264
TOTAL REVENUE $5,209,419
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,376,833
   Administrative Expenses $678,488
   Fundraising Expenses $1,051,693
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,107,014
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $102,405
   
Net Assets $4,770,959

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 Station $3,376,833 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-09 12/01/2018 85.32 three stars
2016-09 12/22/2017 85.72 three stars
2015-09 10/01/2016 86.61 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 90.68 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 86.94 three stars
2013-09 02/01/2015 93.21 four stars
2012-09 11/01/2013 93.69 four stars
2011-09 08/01/2012 86.07 three stars
2010-09 12/23/2011 81.24 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 79.23 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 10/01/2010 71.42 two stars
2008-09 08/01/2009 73.94 two stars
2007-09 09/01/2008 74.75 two stars
2006-09 06/01/2007 79.38 two stars
2005-09 06/01/2006 89.07 three stars
2004-09 07/01/2005 85.94 three stars
2003-09 05/01/2004 85.47 three stars
2002-09 09/01/2003 79.97 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 22-2137728
Name in IRS Master File NEWARK PUBLIC RADIO INC
NTEE Code A34
NTEE Classification Radio
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (121) Radio or television broadcasting
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 April, 1979
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, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$151,974 2.97% Amy Gladstein President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WBGO (NJ) 85.32 three stars
KCBX (CA) 91.26 four stars
Friends of KSPS (WA) 91.88 four stars
WVIA Public Media (PA) 90.37 four stars
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 94.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

WBGO
54 Park Place
Newark, NJ 07102
tel: (973) 624-8880
fax: (973) 824-8888
EIN: 22-2137728

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Board Leadership

Christopher Allegaert
Chair

CEO

Amy Niles
President, CEO

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