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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WWOZ

Dedicated to bringing New Orleans music to the universe

three stars

88.97

1008 North Peters Street French Market Building, 2nd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70116
tel: (504) 568-1239   Web Site
EIN: 58-1702220

Board Leadership
J. Pegues
President

CEO
Beth Utterback
General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.97 three stars
  Financial 84.93 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

On air since 1980, WWOZ 90.7 FM is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Station, a community radio station currently operating out of the French Market Corporation Offices in New Orleans, Louisiana. WWOZ, since its inception, has always been committed to providing exposure to local musicians who play the genres heard in New Orleans. WWOZ broadcasts all forms of jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, brass band, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, Caribbean, Latin, Brazilian, African, bluegrass, and Irish, among others. We are a listener-supported, volunteer-programmed radio station. WWOZ covers many events live in and around the city and across the United States. We also broadcast live from the famed New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival annually.

On air since 1980, WWOZ 90.7 FM is the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Station, a community radio station currently operating out of the French Market Corporation Offices in New Orleans, Louisiana. WWOZ, since its inception, has always been committed to providing exposure to local musicians who play the genres heard in New Orleans. WWOZ broadcasts all forms of jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, brass band, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, Caribbean, Latin, Brazilian, African, bluegrass, and Irish, among others. We are a listener-supported, volunteer-programmed radio station. WWOZ covers many events live in and around the city and across the United States. We also broadcast live from the famed New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival annually.

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Financial

three stars

84.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2019 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)
80.7%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.20
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WWOZ on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by WWOZ on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WWOZ (LA) 88.97 three stars
WVIA Public Media (PA) 90.37 four stars
KCBX (CA) 91.26 four stars
Blue Ridge Public Radio (NC) 89.54 three stars
Lakeland PBS (MN) 88.04 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $425,613
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,921,758
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $1,714,304
   Government Grants $316,290
Total Contributions $5,377,965
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $5,377,965
   Other Revenue $61,659
TOTAL REVENUE $5,439,624
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,001,073
   Administrative Expenses $709,752
   Fundraising Expenses $639,953
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,350,778
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $88,846
   
Net Assets $1,075,048

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 Station $4,001,073 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 12/01/2019 88.97 three stars
2017-08 12/01/2018 89.88 three stars
2016-08 12/01/2017 91.59 four stars
2015-08 10/01/2016 92.96 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.83 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 92.09 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 89.42 three stars
2012-06 09/01/2013 91.72 four stars
2011-06 10/01/2012 91.69 four stars
2010-06 12/01/2011 91.62 four stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 86.95 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/01/2010 95.97 four stars
2008-06 07/01/2009 80.95 three stars
2005-06 11/01/2006 69.35 one star
2004-06 07/01/2005 75.52 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 58-1702220
Name in IRS Master File FRIENDS OF WWOZ INC
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 (121) Radio or television broadcasting
Foundation Status Organizations operated solely for the benefit of and in conjunction with organizations described in 10 through 16 above.  509(a)(3)
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, 1987
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
  • June, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$70,000 1.30% Beth Utterback CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$108,638 2.03% Arthur Cohen Former COO
$82,000 1.53% Chauncey Royster CFO
$51,097 0.95% David Freedman Former CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WWOZ (LA) 88.97 three stars
Vermont PBS (VT) 92.26 four stars
WTCI (TN) 86.83 three stars
Independence Media (PA) 87.44 three stars
Colorado Public Radio (CO) 95.44 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

WWOZ
1008 North Peters Street
French Market Building, 2nd Floor
New Orleans, LA 70116
tel: (504) 568-1239
fax: (504) 558-9332
EIN: 58-1702220

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 51840
New Orleans, LA 70151

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Board Leadership

J. Pegues
President

CEO

Beth Utterback
General Manager

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