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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WCPE

Great classical music, 24 hours a day

one star

67.20

P.O. Box 828 Wake Forest, NC 27588
tel: (800) 556-5178   Web Site
EIN: 56-1061859

Board Leadership
Deborah Proctor
President

CEO
Deborah Proctor
General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 67.20 one star
  Financial 78.33 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 59.00 one star
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1982, WCPE has adhered to one philosophy: to deliver the finest classical music programming and the highest quality broadcast signal around the clock. With the emergence of satellite and Internet technology, that commitment now embraces a global audience. WCPE serves the Piedmont area, including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, with 100,000 watts of power on 89.7 FM. WCPE is an independent, listener-supported station dedicated to excellence in classical music broadcasting. WCPE believes that classical music is an integral part of the quality of life in our communities. For listeners seeking accessible Great Classical Music, our selection and presentation make us the radio station of choice, 24 hours per day, every day.

Since 1982, WCPE has adhered to one philosophy: to deliver the finest classical music programming and the highest quality broadcast signal around the clock. With the emergence of satellite and Internet technology, that commitment now embraces a global audience. WCPE serves the Piedmont area, including Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, with 100,000 watts of power on 89.7 FM. WCPE is an independent, listener-supported station dedicated to excellence in classical music broadcasting. WCPE believes that classical music is an integral part of the quality of life in our communities. For listeners seeking accessible Great Classical Music, our selection and presentation make us the radio station of choice, 24 hours per day, every day.

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Financial

two stars

78.33

Accountability & Transparency

one star

59.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
64.2%
  Administrative Expenses 26.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 5.59
  Program Expenses Growth -0.6%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WCPE on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WCPE on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WCPE (NC) 67.20 one star
Houston Public Media Foundation (TX) 92.61 four stars
Valley Public Radio (CA) 92.82 four stars
WHYY (PA) 90.60 four stars
WGBH Boston (MA) 94.70 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,513,316
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,513,316
   Program Service Revenue $257,682
Total Primary Revenue $1,770,998
   Other Revenue $63,777
TOTAL REVENUE $1,834,775
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,029,341
   Administrative Expenses $426,669
   Fundraising Expenses $118,123
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,574,133
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $260,642
   
Net Assets $9,190,564

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-07 03/01/2020 67.20 one star
2017-07 12/01/2018 62.65 one star
2016-07 07/01/2017 65.01 one star
2015-07 06/01/2016 71.77 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-07 12/01/2015 62.44 one star
2013-07 08/01/2015 64.62 one star
2012-07 05/01/2014 67.99 one star
2011-07 10/01/2012 66.89 one star
2010-07 09/20/2011 64.55 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-07 12/22/2010 80.23 three stars
2008-07 12/01/2009 88.53 three stars
2006-07 11/01/2007 87.40 three stars
2005-07 12/01/2006 87.88 three stars
2004-07 01/01/2006 94.79 four stars
2003-07 02/01/2005 95.07 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 56-1061859
Name in IRS Master File EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION CORPORATION WCPE RADIO
NTEE Code A34
NTEE Classification Radio
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (59) Other school related activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 September, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End July
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • July, 2018
  • July, 2017
  • July, 2016
  • July, 2015
  • July, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$81,082 5.15% Deborah S. Proctor President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WCPE (NC) 67.20 one star
Houston Public Media Foundation (TX) 92.61 four stars
Hawaii Public Radio (HI) 91.59 four stars
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (NY) 88.78 three stars
WGBH Boston (MA) 94.70 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

WCPE
P.O. Box 828
Wake Forest, NC 27588
tel: (800) 556-5178
fax: (919) 556-9273
EIN: 56-1061859

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Board Leadership

Deborah Proctor
President

CEO

Deborah Proctor
General Manager

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