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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Texas Public Radio

Public radio for San Antonio and the Hill Country

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four stars

98.45

8401 Datapoint Drive Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229
tel: (800) 622-8977   Web Site
EIN: 74-2559514

Board Leadership
Lamont Jefferson
Chair

CEO
Joyce Slocum
President & CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.45 four stars
  Financial 97.82 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Texas Public Radio (TPR) operates three non-commercial radio stations. KPAC 88.3 FM and KSTX 89.1 FM broadcast to San Antonio and South Central Texas and KTXI 90.1 FM broadcasts to the West Central Hill Country. Before TPR's founding in 1988 San Antonio was the last large community in the country where listeners could not find the full range of public radio programming on their radios. Now San Antonio and the nearby Hill Country are among the best places in the world to listen to the best that public radio has to offer in presentation of great musical art, in-depth news, civil discourse about issues and educational entertainment. Our pride is heightened every day when listeners and supporters tell us our programs make a major difference in their lives.

Texas Public Radio (TPR) operates three non-commercial radio stations. KPAC 88.3 FM and KSTX 89.1 FM broadcast to San Antonio and South Central Texas and KTXI 90.1 FM broadcasts to the West Central Hill Country. Before TPR's founding in 1988 San Antonio was the last large community in the country where listeners could not find the full range of public radio programming on their radios. Now San Antonio and the nearby Hill Country are among the best places in the world to listen to the best that public radio has to offer in presentation of great musical art, in-depth news, civil discourse about issues and educational entertainment. Our pride is heightened every day when listeners and supporters tell us our programs make a major difference in their lives.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Listeners KSTX
230,000
Total Development Revenue
2,815,760
Total Underwriting Dollars Received
1,510,320
Members
14,352
This impact information is current as of July 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.82

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
76.4%
  Administrative Expenses 7.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.60
  Program Expenses Growth 7.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Texas Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Texas Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Texas Public Radio (TX) 98.45 four stars
Lakeland PBS (MN) 88.04 three stars
Nashville Public Radio (TN) 86.10 three stars
Independence Media (PA) 87.44 three stars
Fort Wayne Public Television (IN) 89.35 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $9,981,101
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $1,218
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $9,982,319
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $9,982,319
   Other Revenue $80,934
TOTAL REVENUE $10,063,253
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,950,708
   Administrative Expenses $365,108
   Fundraising Expenses $771,995
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,087,811
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,975,442
   
Net Assets $8,091,260

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
Public Radio $3,950,708 100.0%

Ratings History
Texas Public Radio has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 08/01/2019 98.45 four stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 95.17 four stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 95.04 four stars
2016-09 10/01/2017 94.29 four stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 94.82 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 93.62 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 92.15 four stars
2013-09 03/01/2015 93.91 four stars
2013-09 10/01/2014 93.28 four stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 94.37 four stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 91.13 four stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 86.19 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 12/01/2010 84.62 three stars
2008-09 09/01/2009 78.19 two stars
2007-09 06/01/2008 71.59 two stars
2006-09 06/01/2007 64.60 one star
2005-09 09/01/2006 64.59 one star
2004-09 07/01/2005 73.56 two stars
2003-09 03/01/2005 84.11 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 74-2559514
Name in IRS Master File TEXAS PUBLIC RADIO
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
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 April, 1990
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$247,517 4.86% Joyce Slocum President & CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Texas Public Radio (TX) 98.45 four stars
eTown (CO) 88.49 three stars
KCTS Television (WA) 85.65 three stars
KNPB (NV) 87.26 three stars
Science Friday Initiative (NY) 92.22 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Texas Public Radio
8401 Datapoint Drive
Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229
tel: (800) 622-8977
fax: (210) 614-8983
EIN: 74-2559514

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Board Leadership

Lamont Jefferson
Chair

CEO

Joyce Slocum
President & CEO

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