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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Cincinnati Public Radio

The best of public radio from around Cincinnati and around the world

three stars

86.47

1223 Central Parkway Cincinnati, OH 45214
tel: (513) 352-9185   Web Site
EIN: 31-1410636

Board Leadership
Otto Budig Jr.
Chair

CEO
Richard Eiswerth
General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.47 three stars
  Financial 81.11 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Cincinnati Public Radio is the trusted, independent source of journalism, music and culture empowering a vibrant, engaged and informed community. Cincinnati Public Radio is the broadcast license holder for 90.9 WGUC and 91.7 WVXU, serving the Greater Cincinnati community. WGUC, founded in 1960, broadcasts the finest in classical music programming and is the leading provider of arts information for Greater Cincinnati. WVXU is a stimulating resource for new ideas, personal growth, and world understanding. Through world-class programming, WVXU helps create a more informed public, with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the world's events, ideas, and cultures.

Cincinnati Public Radio is the trusted, independent source of journalism, music and culture empowering a vibrant, engaged and informed community. Cincinnati Public Radio is the broadcast license holder for 90.9 WGUC and 91.7 WVXU, serving the Greater Cincinnati community. WGUC, founded in 1960, broadcasts the finest in classical music programming and is the leading provider of arts information for Greater Cincinnati. WVXU is a stimulating resource for new ideas, personal growth, and world understanding. Through world-class programming, WVXU helps create a more informed public, with a deeper understanding and appreciation of the world's events, ideas, and cultures.

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Financial

three stars

81.11

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 12/01/2020 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)
64.1%
  Administrative Expenses 22.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.30
  Program Expenses Growth 2.2%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cincinnati Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Cincinnati Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 86.47 three stars
KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal (CA) 93.54 four stars
Friends of KSPS (WA) 90.88 four stars
WKNO (TN) 88.59 three stars
Community Radio for Northern Colorado (CO) 92.41 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,096,228
   Federated Campaigns $416,689
   Membership Dues $3,137,833
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $71,703
Total Contributions $7,722,453
   Program Service Revenue $13,014
Total Primary Revenue $7,735,467
   Other Revenue $447,811
TOTAL REVENUE $8,183,278
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,941,567
   Administrative Expenses $1,312,693
   Fundraising Expenses $913,150
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,167,410
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,015,868
   
Net Assets $31,893,817

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
Music Programming and News $3,941,567 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 86.47 three stars
2019-06 03/01/2020 86.34 three stars
2018-06 04/01/2019 86.02 three stars
2017-06 05/01/2018 87.94 three stars
2016-06 05/01/2017 89.11 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 88.92 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 89.38 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 89.23 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 83.39 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 80.17 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 79.66 two stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 89.26 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 86.52 three stars
2008-06 11/01/2009 83.48 three stars
2007-06 09/01/2008 89.27 three stars
2006-06 10/01/2007 74.70 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 75.42 two stars
2004-06 07/01/2005 79.51 two stars
2003-06 06/01/2004 70.11 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 31-1410636
Name in IRS Master File CINCINNATI PUBLIC RADIO INC
NTEE Code A34
NTEE Classification Radio
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(121) Radio or television broadcasting
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 November, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2019
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$216,718 3.51% Richard N. Eiswerth President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 86.47 three stars
Nashville Public Television (TN) 85.60 three stars
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation (PA) 92.99 four stars
PBS Reno (NV) 90.21 four stars
KCRW Foundation (CA) 92.84 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Cincinnati Public Radio
1223 Central Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45214
tel: (513) 352-9185
EIN: 31-1410636

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Board Leadership

Otto Budig Jr.
Chair

CEO

Richard Eiswerth
General Manager

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