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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Capital Public Radio

Providing a trusted source of information, music and entertainment

three stars

88.33

7055 Folsom Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95826
tel: (877) 480-5900   Web Site
EIN: 68-0223271

Board Leadership
Ruth Blank
Chair

CEO
Rick Eytcheson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.33 three stars
  Financial 87.71 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Beginning in 1970 as student-operated KERS at California State University, Capital Public Radio's (CPR) mission is to provide a trusted source of information, music and entertainment for curious and thoughtful people, in an efficient, sustainable way, strengthening the civic and cultural life of the communities we serve. CPR's vision is to be a valued, vital and vibrant service that is indispensable to listeners' lives, inspires people to look at the world in different ways and capitalizes on emerging opportunities to serve our listeners/communities. Over 300,000 listeners tune into classical, jazz, news and public affairs programming each week on one of CPR's seven stations serving California's Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada.

Beginning in 1970 as student-operated KERS at California State University, Capital Public Radio's (CPR) mission is to provide a trusted source of information, music and entertainment for curious and thoughtful people, in an efficient, sustainable way, strengthening the civic and cultural life of the communities we serve. CPR's vision is to be a valued, vital and vibrant service that is indispensable to listeners' lives, inspires people to look at the world in different ways and capitalizes on emerging opportunities to serve our listeners/communities. Over 300,000 listeners tune into classical, jazz, news and public affairs programming each week on one of CPR's seven stations serving California's Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada.

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Financial

three stars

87.71

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 11/01/2020 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)
71.1%
  Administrative Expenses 12.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.20
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth 6.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 26.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Capital Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Capital Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Capital Public Radio (CA) 88.33 three stars
North Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc. (TX) 89.25 three stars
Radio Bilingüe (CA) 85.96 three stars
Hawaii Public Radio (HI) 91.59 four stars
Maine Public (ME) 94.62 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,017,745
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $6,124,690
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $58,207
Total Contributions $11,200,642
   Program Service Revenue $3,097,973
Total Primary Revenue $14,298,615
   Other Revenue $-19,139
TOTAL REVENUE $14,279,476
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $8,289,857
   Administrative Expenses $1,380,028
   Fundraising Expenses $1,848,743
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $11,518,628
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,760,848
   
Net Assets $8,217,160

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
Fine Art Radio $8,267,199 99.7%
Public Radio Programming to Cable Subscribers $22,658 0.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 11/01/2020 88.33 three stars
2018-06 07/01/2019 86.36 three stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 87.78 three stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 87.77 three stars
2015-06 07/01/2016 87.99 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 87.87 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 10/01/2015 90.46 four stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 88.66 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 87.65 three stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 88.92 three stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 84.02 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 82.70 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 89.04 three stars
2008-06 09/01/2009 74.12 two stars
2007-06 10/01/2008 69.88 one star
2006-06 08/01/2007 74.27 two stars
2005-06 04/01/2006 82.90 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 82.54 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 68-0223271
Name in IRS Master File CAPITAL 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 (320) Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.
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 November, 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
$275,998 2.39% Rick Eytcheson President, CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Capital Public Radio (CA) 88.33 three stars
WGBH Boston (MA) 92.84 four stars
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (NY) 89.36 three stars
Radio Bilingüe (CA) 85.96 three stars
North Texas Public Broadcasting, Inc. (TX) 89.25 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Capital Public Radio
7055 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95826
tel: (877) 480-5900
fax: (916) 278-8989
EIN: 68-0223271

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Board Leadership

Ruth Blank
Chair

CEO

Rick Eytcheson
President

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