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.
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

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$81,082 5.15% Deborah S. Proctor President

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WCPE (NC) 67.20 one star
WJCT (FL) 94.22 four stars
Boston Neighborhood Network (MA) 86.15 three stars
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OR) 91.37 four stars
Radio Bilingüe (CA) 85.96 three 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