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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Louisville Public Media

Serving Louisville and Southern Indiana

four stars

90.81

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

Board Leadership
Todd P. Lowe
Chair

CEO
Michael Skoler
President and General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.81 four stars
  Financial 95.03 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Louisville Public Media, formerly known as Public Radio Partnership, is the public media group serving Louisville and Southern Indiana. We broadcast on three public radio stations. Louisville Public Media is WFPL, Louisville's NPR News station; Classical 90.5, Louisville's Fine Arts station and WFPK 91.9 Radio Louisville. Additionally we provide online streaming, regional podcasts, mp3 downloads of performances at our studios, and an online community gathering space to discuss local and national topics.

Louisville Public Media, formerly known as Public Radio Partnership, is the public media group serving Louisville and Southern Indiana. We broadcast on three public radio stations. Louisville Public Media is WFPL, Louisville's NPR News station; Classical 90.5, Louisville's Fine Arts station and WFPK 91.9 Radio Louisville. Additionally we provide online streaming, regional podcasts, mp3 downloads of performances at our studios, and an online community gathering space to discuss local and national topics.

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Financial

four stars

95.03

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 17.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.08
  Program Expenses Growth 10.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.9%
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) 90.81 four stars
Connecticut Public Broadcasting (CT) 85.62 three stars
WHRO (VA) 88.28 three stars
WHYY (PA) 88.03 three stars
New Hampshire Public Radio (NH) 90.23 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,519,800
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,823,358
   Fundraising Events $114,776
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $88,162
Total Contributions $3,546,096
   Program Service Revenue $2,468,284
Total Primary Revenue $6,014,380
   Other Revenue $99,578
TOTAL REVENUE $6,113,958
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,032,110
   Administrative Expenses $912,018
   Fundraising Expenses $473,325
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,417,453
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $696,505
   
Net Assets $10,457,527

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 $4,032,110 100.0%

Ratings History
Louisville Public Media has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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)
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  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012
  • June, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$175,809 3.24% Donovan Reynolds President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Louisville Public Media (KY) 90.81 four stars
Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York (NY) 97.02 four stars
ETV Endowment of South Carolina (SC) 99.92 four stars
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio (NY) 85.36 three stars
Hawaii Public Radio (HI) 95.78 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

Todd P. Lowe
Chair

CEO

Michael Skoler
President and General Manager

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