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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

90.29

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

Board Leadership
Murray Sinclaire Jr.
Chair

CEO
Richard Eiswerth
General Manager

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.29
  Financial 86.60
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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.

Financial

86.60

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 08/03/2021 and includes data from FY2020, 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)
65.2%
  Administrative Expenses 20.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.55
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.3%
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) 90.29
WTCI (TN) 86.94
Vermont Public (VT) 89.58
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio (WA) 97.41
All Classical Portland (OR) 89.71

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,751,863
   Federated Campaigns $498,360
   Membership Dues $3,282,363
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $661,466
Total Contributions $14,194,052
   Program Service Revenue $9,517
Total Primary Revenue $14,203,569
   Other Revenue $159,672
TOTAL REVENUE $14,363,241
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,190,545
   Administrative Expenses $1,047,661
   Fundraising Expenses $894,836
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,133,042
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,230,199
   
Net Assets $40,186,404

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 $4,190,545 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2020-06 08/03/2021 90.29
2019-06 12/01/2020 86.47
2019-06 03/01/2020 86.34
2018-06 04/01/2019 86.02
2017-06 05/01/2018 87.94
2016-06 05/01/2017 89.11
2015-06 06/01/2016 88.92
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 89.38
2013-06 08/01/2014 89.23
2012-06 09/01/2013 83.39
2011-06 08/01/2012 80.17
2010-06 12/01/2011 79.66
2009-06 09/20/2011 89.26
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 86.52
2008-06 11/01/2009 83.48
2007-06 09/01/2008 89.27
2006-06 10/01/2007 74.70
2005-06 07/01/2006 75.42
2004-06 07/01/2005 79.51
2003-06 06/01/2004 70.11

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
$216,873 3.53% Richard N. Eiswerth President

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 90.29
KCETLink (CA) 89.20
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 96.66
Community Radio for Northern Colorado (CO) 92.64
Radio Milwaukee (WI) 92.09

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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

Murray Sinclaire Jr.
Chair

CEO

Richard Eiswerth
General Manager

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