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World Radio Network

Inspiring Your Life.

three stars

87.19

969 East Thomas Drive Pharr, TX 78577
tel: (956) 787-9788   Web Site
EIN: 74-2240000

Board Leadership
Abelardo Limon
Board Chairman

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.19 three stars
  Financial 89.85 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 85.00 three stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1966, Inspiracom (formerly World Radio Network) is an evangelical, interdenominational faith mission involved primarily in radio broadcasting. The Mission of Inspiracom is to honor God through the operation of mainly Spanish media ministries that will communicate effectively the gospel of Christ to non-Christians in each contemporary context, nurture Christians, strengthen and build Christ's church through teaching the Word of God and serve our host communities with programs of information, education, inspiration and community service. Inspiracom has more than 15 non-commercial, educational FM stations and repeaters in English and Spanish, and offers satellite network service broadcasting Christian Spanish programming 24 hours 7 days a week to affiliated stations.

Founded in 1966, Inspiracom (formerly World Radio Network) is an evangelical, interdenominational faith mission involved primarily in radio broadcasting. The Mission of Inspiracom is to honor God through the operation of mainly Spanish media ministries that will communicate effectively the gospel of Christ to non-Christians in each contemporary context, nurture Christians, strengthen and build Christ's church through teaching the Word of God and serve our host communities with programs of information, education, inspiration and community service. Inspiracom has more than 15 non-commercial, educational FM stations and repeaters in English and Spanish, and offers satellite network service broadcasting Christian Spanish programming 24 hours 7 days a week to affiliated stations.

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Financial

three stars

89.85

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

85.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
79.6%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.50
  Program Expenses Growth -1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Radio Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Radio Network on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Radio Network (TX) 87.19 three stars
Far East Broadcasting Company (CA) 93.40 four stars
Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef (GA) 97.10 four stars
Zola Levitt Ministries (TX) 91.43 four stars
The Christian Broadcasting Network (VA) 88.20 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,921,596
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,921,596
   Program Service Revenue $539,026
Total Primary Revenue $2,460,622
   Other Revenue $170,753
TOTAL REVENUE $2,631,375
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,026,159
   Administrative Expenses $478,935
   Fundraising Expenses $207,232
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,712,326
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-80,951
   
Net Assets $4,102,230

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 Radio to Spanish Speakers $2,026,159 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 07/01/2019 87.19 three stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 85.65 three stars
2016-09 07/01/2017 83.15 three stars
2015-09 08/01/2016 83.99 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 88.42 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 84.60 three stars
2013-09 09/01/2014 90.82 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 74-2240000
Name in IRS Master File WORLD RADIO NETWORK 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 (29) Other religious 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 November, 1982
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
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$41,978 1.54% Juan Gonzalez Business Manager

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Radio Network (TX) 87.19 three stars
EWTN (AL) 86.61 three stars
In Touch Ministries (GA) 86.14 three stars
D. James Kennedy Ministries (FL) 86.61 three stars
Relevant Radio (WI) 89.16 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

World Radio Network
969 East Thomas Drive
Pharr, TX 78577
tel: (956) 787-9788
EIN: 74-2240000

Mail donations to:
PO Box 3765
McAllen, TX 78502

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Board Leadership

Abelardo Limon
Board Chairman

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