Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

WWOZ

Dedicated to bringing New Orleans music to the universe

three stars

89.88

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

Board Leadership
Douglas Hammel
President

CEO
Beth Utterback
General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.88 three stars
  Financial 86.26 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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

86.26

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, 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)
86.0%
  Administrative Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.19
  Program Expenses Growth 0.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.5%
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.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $305,258
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,621,244
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $1,573,850
   Government Grants $334,051
Total Contributions $4,834,403
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,834,403
   Other Revenue $95,169
TOTAL REVENUE $4,929,572
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,956,648
   Administrative Expenses $582,764
   Fundraising Expenses $493,880
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,033,292
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-103,720
   
Net Assets $986,202

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$82,688 1.64% David Freedman Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$113,750 2.25% Arthur Cohen Chief Operating Officer
$105,000 2.08% Pamela Wood Chief Development Officer
$90,520 1.79% Chauncey Royster Chief Financial Officer

Mission

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
WWOZ (LA) 89.88 three stars
Independence Media (PA) 87.44 three stars
Radio Milwaukee (WI) 87.30 three stars
KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal (CA) 93.42 four stars
Aspen Public Radio (CO) 91.48 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

Douglas Hammel
President

CEO

Beth Utterback
General Manager