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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio

Providing award-winning news and cultural programming to listeners throughout the Northeast

three stars

83.93

318 Central Avenue Albany, NY 12206
tel: (800) 323-9262   Web Site
EIN: 22-2400593

Board Leadership
Dottie Reynolds
Chair

CEO
Alan Chartock
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.93 three stars
  Financial 77.28 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, is a regional public radio network serving more than 400,000 monthly listeners from seven northeastern states including CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, VT, and PA. Chartered by the NYS Board of Regents in 1984, WAMC broadcasts twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week with a schedule of news, information, music, and cultural programming. In addition to programming provided by NPR, WAMC produces and broadcasts nine locally-aired programs and nine nationally-syndicated programs, which are broadcast by hundreds of radio stations throughout North America and on Armed Forces Radio. The station's multi-award winning news department is unmatched by any other in public radio, and is a regular recipient of awards for exceptional journalism.

WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, is a regional public radio network serving more than 400,000 monthly listeners from seven northeastern states including CT, MA, NH, NJ, NY, VT, and PA. Chartered by the NYS Board of Regents in 1984, WAMC broadcasts twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week with a schedule of news, information, music, and cultural programming. In addition to programming provided by NPR, WAMC produces and broadcasts nine locally-aired programs and nine nationally-syndicated programs, which are broadcast by hundreds of radio stations throughout North America and on Armed Forces Radio. The station's multi-award winning news department is unmatched by any other in public radio, and is a regular recipient of awards for exceptional journalism.

Financial

two stars

77.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
60.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 27.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.46
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.24
  Program Expenses Growth 4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WAMC/Northeast Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WAMC/Northeast Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Constituent (client or resident, etc) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email
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To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve
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The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners
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Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio (NY) 83.93 three stars
WGBH Boston (MA) 92.84 four stars
Radio Bilingüe (CA) 88.74 three stars
Houston Public Media Foundation (TX) 91.36 four stars
WHRO (VA) 87.36 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,558,278
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $473,166
Total Contributions $4,031,444
   Program Service Revenue $3,397,205
Total Primary Revenue $7,428,649
   Other Revenue $494,060
TOTAL REVENUE $7,922,709
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,647,986
   Administrative Expenses $868,512
   Fundraising Expenses $2,019,809
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,536,307
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $386,402
   
Net Assets $9,181,430

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 Programming $4,647,986 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/01/2020 83.93 three stars
2018-06 09/03/2019 85.24 three stars
2017-06 02/01/2019 85.51 three stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 85.36 three stars
2015-06 03/01/2017 84.79 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 84.79 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 83.44 three stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 78.82 two stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 85.79 three stars
2011-06 12/20/2012 84.48 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 78.04 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 05/01/2011 70.68 two stars
2009-06 06/01/2010 71.46 two stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 79.73 two stars
2007-06 03/01/2008 79.40 two stars
2006-06 03/01/2007 78.54 two stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 80.96 three stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 77.86 two stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 85.41 three 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 22-2400593
Name in IRS Master File WAMC
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 (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 March, 1992
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$206,609 2.74% Alan S. Chartock President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio (NY) 83.93 three stars
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (NY) 89.36 three stars
Valley Public Radio (CA) 95.17 four stars
WQED Multimedia (PA) 86.00 three stars
Maine Public (ME) 94.62 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio
318 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
tel: (800) 323-9262
fax: (518) 432-6974
EIN: 22-2400593

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 66600
Albany, NY 12206

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Board Leadership

Dottie Reynolds
Chair

CEO

Alan Chartock
President, CEO

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