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Positive Alternative Radio, Inc.

Your source for Christian music

two stars

76.39

P.O. Box 889 Blacksburg, VA 24063
tel: (540) 961-2377   Web Site
EIN: 52-1440112

Board Leadership
Edward Baker
Chairman

CEO
Edward Baker
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 76.39 two stars
  Financial 75.80 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Positive Alternative Radio, Inc. (PAR, Inc.) is a listener supported radio ministry based in Blacksburg, Virginia. PAR, Inc. currently has seven Christian music stations: Joy FM 88.9 (WJYW) in Union City, Ohio; Spirit FM (WRXT) in Lynchburg, Virginia; WCQR in Gray, Tennessee; WPER in Warrenton, Virginia; Joy FM 98.3 (WOKE) in South Shore, Kentucky; Joy FM (WXRI, WTJY, WPIR, WTTX) in North Carolina and Virginia; and Joy FM 88.1 (WPCN) in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

Positive Alternative Radio, Inc. (PAR, Inc.) is a listener supported radio ministry based in Blacksburg, Virginia. PAR, Inc. currently has seven Christian music stations: Joy FM 88.9 (WJYW) in Union City, Ohio; Spirit FM (WRXT) in Lynchburg, Virginia; WCQR in Gray, Tennessee; WPER in Warrenton, Virginia; Joy FM 98.3 (WOKE) in South Shore, Kentucky; Joy FM (WXRI, WTJY, WPIR, WTTX) in North Carolina and Virginia; and Joy FM 88.1 (WPCN) in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

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Financial

two stars

75.80

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
68.5%
  Administrative Expenses 22.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.92
  Program Expenses Growth 4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 43.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Positive Alternative Radio, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Positive Alternative Radio, Inc. on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Positive Alternative Radio, Inc. (VA) 76.39 two stars
Heart of the Nation Catholic Mass (WI) 86.79 three stars
Time of Grace Ministry (WI) 88.13 three stars
D. James Kennedy Ministries (FL) 86.96 three stars
World Radio Network (TX) 87.19 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $5,645,278
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $5,645,278
   Program Service Revenue $1,530,435
Total Primary Revenue $7,175,713
   Other Revenue $68,160
TOTAL REVENUE $7,243,873
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,682,074
   Administrative Expenses $1,385,872
   Fundraising Expenses $613,705
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,681,651
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $562,222
   
Net Assets $6,034,425

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
Educational Broadcasting $4,682,074 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 76.39 two stars
2017-12 07/01/2019 81.05 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2019 77.56 two stars
2016-12 04/01/2018 71.00 two stars
2015-12 05/01/2017 70.69 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 74.83 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2013-12 07/01/2015 75.72 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 74.04 two stars
2011-12 07/01/2013 63.29 one star
2010-12 02/01/2012 50.34 zero star
2009-12 09/20/2011 59.45 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 03/01/2011 74.99 two stars
2008-12 05/01/2010 90.41 four stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 91.28 four stars
2006-12 04/01/2008 90.62 four stars
2005-12 06/01/2007 73.76 two stars
2004-12 04/01/2006 95.92 four stars
2003-12 08/01/2005 95.71 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 52-1440112
Name in IRS Master File POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE 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 (121) Radio or television broadcasting
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
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 June, 1986
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$45,283 0.67% Edward Baker President
Other Salaries of Note
$116,265 1.74% Brian Sanders Executive Vice President
$107,174 1.60% Frankie Morea Vice President of Programming

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Positive Alternative Radio, Inc. (VA) 76.39 two stars
World Radio Network (TX) 87.19 three stars
Our Daily Bread Ministries (MI) 89.76 three stars
Ave Maria Radio (MI) 89.02 three stars
Time of Grace Ministry (WI) 88.13 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Positive Alternative Radio, Inc.
P.O. Box 889
Blacksburg, VA 24063
tel: (540) 961-2377
fax: (540) 951-5282
EIN: 52-1440112

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Board Leadership

Edward Baker
Chairman

CEO

Edward Baker
President

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