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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Louisville Public Media

Serving Louisville and Southern Indiana

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four stars

90.86

619 South Fourth Street Louisville, KY 40202
tel: (502) 814-6500   Web Site
EIN: 61-1259787

Board Leadership
Eric Carrig
Chair

CEO
Stephen George
President and General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.86 four stars
  Financial 95.21 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Louisville Public Media (LPM) is an independent, community supported non-profit serving our Louisville metropolitan area with three distinct public radio stations and an investigative newsroom. 89.3 WFPL News Louisville provides local, national and international news, public affairs and cultural programming. 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville is our city's only classical music and fine arts radio station. 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville showcases independent, alternative music and an array of musical genres. The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (KyCIR) shines the light of accountability on the people and institutions in power.

Louisville Public Media (LPM) is an independent, community supported non-profit serving our Louisville metropolitan area with three distinct public radio stations and an investigative newsroom. 89.3 WFPL News Louisville provides local, national and international news, public affairs and cultural programming. 90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville is our city's only classical music and fine arts radio station. 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville showcases independent, alternative music and an array of musical genres. The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting (KyCIR) shines the light of accountability on the people and institutions in power.

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Financial

four stars

95.21

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 10/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
74.7%
  Administrative Expenses 17.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.52
  Program Expenses Growth 11.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Louisville Public Media on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Louisville Public Media on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Louisville Public Media (KY) 90.86 four stars
KERA (TX) 89.44 three stars
WHRO (VA) 90.61 four stars
WGBH Boston (MA) 94.70 four stars
WJCT (FL) 89.67 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,953,387
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $151,000
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,104,387
   Program Service Revenue $2,365,676
Total Primary Revenue $5,470,063
   Other Revenue $270,143
TOTAL REVENUE $5,740,206
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,941,492
   Administrative Expenses $1,166,554
   Fundraising Expenses $441,320
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,549,366
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-809,160
   
Net Assets $9,155,703

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
Broadcasting $4,941,492 100.0%

Ratings History
Louisville Public Media has received 5 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 10/01/2019 90.86 four stars
2017-06 05/01/2019 93.37 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 90.83 four stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 90.81 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 90.77 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 03/01/2015 93.25 four stars
2013-06 07/01/2014 88.61 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 81.04 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 82.24 three stars
2011-06 08/01/2012 80.27 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.05 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 75.23 two stars
2009-06 12/01/2010 80.48 three stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 79.95 two stars
2007-06 04/01/2008 78.00 two stars
2006-06 06/01/2007 79.28 two stars
2005-06 09/01/2006 77.44 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 91.54 four 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 61-1259787
Name in IRS Master File KENTUCKY 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 (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 June, 1994
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, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$86,685 1.32% Stephen George Interim President
Other Salaries of Note
$197,620 3.01% Michael Skoler Former President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Louisville Public Media (KY) 90.86 four stars
WETA (VA) 97.87 four stars
WHRO (VA) 90.61 four stars
WMFE (FL) 91.35 four stars
New Hampshire Public Radio (NH) 90.29 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Louisville Public Media
619 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
tel: (502) 814-6500
fax: (502) 814-6599
EIN: 61-1259787

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Board Leadership

Eric Carrig
Chair

CEO

Stephen George
President and General Manager

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