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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

KCBX

Producing and broadcasting quality programming on California's Central Coast

four stars

91.26

4100 Vachell Lane San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
tel: (805) 549-8855   Web Site
EIN: 23-7292203

Board Leadership
Carl Dudley
Chairperson

CEO
Frank Lanzone
General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.26 four stars
  Financial 87.64 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

KCBX is a cultural resource which exists to enlighten and enrich the quality of life for the people within its listening area. KCBX will strive to serve the listening public with interests in classical music, jazz, alternative musical arts, and public affairs programs and will encourage an interest in and appreciation of fine arts and issue oriented news for the people of our community.

KCBX is a cultural resource which exists to enlighten and enrich the quality of life for the people within its listening area. KCBX will strive to serve the listening public with interests in classical music, jazz, alternative musical arts, and public affairs programs and will encourage an interest in and appreciation of fine arts and issue oriented news for the people of our community.

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Financial

three stars

87.64

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

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)
74.9%
  Administrative Expenses 21.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth 7.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KCBX on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KCBX on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KCBX (CA) 91.26 four stars
Nine Network of Public Media (MO) 88.20 three stars
KCRW Foundation (CA) 92.84 four stars
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio (WA) 93.89 four stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 86.02 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $909,820
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $909,820
   Program Service Revenue $396,878
Total Primary Revenue $1,306,698
   Other Revenue $91,428
TOTAL REVENUE $1,398,126
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,068,724
   Administrative Expenses $262,746
   Fundraising Expenses $33,830
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,365,300
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $32,826
   
Net Assets $430,817

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
Public Radio Broadcasting $1,068,724 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 07/01/2019 91.26 four stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 86.74 three stars
2016-09 05/01/2018 84.42 three stars
2016-09 10/01/2017 83.65 three stars
2015-09 02/01/2017 87.88 three stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 85.60 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 81.69 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 09/01/2015 79.64 two stars
2013-09 08/01/2014 86.29 three stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 90.41 four stars
2010-09 06/01/2012 73.16 two stars
2010-09 06/01/2012 73.16 two stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 61.21 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 08/01/2010 68.35 one star
2008-09 09/01/2009 75.52 two stars
2007-09 06/01/2008 78.43 two stars
2006-09 05/01/2007 76.30 two stars
2005-09 07/01/2006 62.64 one star
2004-09 09/01/2005 57.73 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-7292203
Name in IRS Master File KCBX INC
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (121) Radio or television broadcasting
(120) Publishing activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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, 1974
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 Compensation from Affiliates
Not compensated -- Frank Lanzone President, General Manager $99,667

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KCBX (CA) 91.26 four stars
eTown (CO) 88.49 three stars
Fort Wayne Public Television (IN) 89.35 three stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 86.02 three stars
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation (PA) 94.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

KCBX
4100 Vachell Lane
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
tel: (805) 549-8855
EIN: 23-7292203

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Board Leadership

Carl Dudley
Chairperson

CEO

Frank Lanzone
General Manager

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