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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$151,974 2.97% Amy Gladstein President

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WBGO (NJ) 85.32 three stars
Blue Ridge Public Radio (NC) 89.54 three stars
KNPB (NV) 87.26 three stars
WWOZ (LA) 88.97 three stars
KQED (CA) 91.32 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