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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Nashville Public Radio

Connecting the community through information, music, and entertainment

three stars

86.46

630 Mainstream Drive Nashville, TN 37228
tel: (877) 760-2903   Web Site
EIN: 62-1631652

Board Leadership
Susan LaniganKaty Varney
Board Chair

CEO
Rob Gordon
President, General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 86.46 three stars
  Financial 81.28 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

three stars

81.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 07/01/2017 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)
58.3%
  Administrative Expenses 11.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 29.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.27
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.62
  Program Expenses Growth 4.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 21.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Nashville Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Nashville Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nashville Public Radio (TN) 86.46 three stars
Aspen Public Radio (CO) 90.92 four stars
Vermont Public Radio (VT) 95.50 four stars
PBS Hawaii (HI) 87.24 three stars
Nine Network of Public Media (MO) 90.81 four stars

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Nashville Public Radio, WPLN 90.3FM and 1430AM, began in 1962 with broadcasts from studios in the Richland Park branch of the Nashville Public Library. Nashville Public Radio's mission is to connect the community through trusted information, inspiring music, and unique entertainment. For over 40 years, listeners in middle Tennessee have turned to this community-supported service for programming that inspires conversation and curiosity, educates, and entertains.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,300,375
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $1,875,901
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,176,276
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,176,276
   Other Revenue $236,432
TOTAL REVENUE $5,412,708
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,812,681
   Administrative Expenses $568,370
   Fundraising Expenses $1,390,100
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,771,151
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $641,557
   
Net Assets $16,690,344

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
Radio Broadcasting $2,812,681 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 07/01/2017 86.46 three stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 84.71 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 89.18 three stars
2013-06 06/01/2014 91.11 four stars
2012-06 05/01/2013 90.89 four stars
2011-06 06/01/2012 79.79 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 78.44 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 07/01/2011 69.38 one star
2009-06 06/01/2010 74.81 two stars
2008-06 05/01/2009 67.04 one star
2007-06 07/01/2008 75.38 two stars
2006-06 04/01/2007 79.47 two stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 71.43 two stars
2004-06 05/01/2005 78.71 two 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 62-1631652
Name in IRS Master File NASHVILLE PUBLIC 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 (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(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 April, 1996
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, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2012

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
$168,161 3.52% Rob Gordon President

Nashville Public Radio, WPLN 90.3FM and 1430AM, began in 1962 with broadcasts from studios in the Richland Park branch of the Nashville Public Library. Nashville Public Radio's mission is to connect the community through trusted information, inspiring music, and unique entertainment. For over 40 years, listeners in middle Tennessee have turned to this community-supported service for programming that inspires conversation and curiosity, educates, and entertains.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Nashville Public Radio (TN) 86.46 three stars
Aspen Public Radio (CO) 90.92 four stars
Southern California Public Radio (CA) 89.84 three stars
Vermont Public Radio (VT) 95.50 four stars
WKNO (TN) 88.44 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Nashville Public Radio
630 Mainstream Drive
Nashville, TN 37228
tel: (877) 760-2903
fax: (615) 760-2904
EIN: 62-1631652

Mail donations to:
Nashville Public Radio
#22 PO Box 440567
Nashville, TN 37244

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Board Leadership

Susan LaniganKaty Varney
Board Chair

CEO

Rob Gordon
President, General Manager

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