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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Blue Ridge Public Radio

Enhancing the quality of life in Western North Carolina

three stars

89.54

73 Broadway Asheville, NC 28801
tel: (828) 210-4800   Web Site
EIN: 58-1445328

Board Leadership
Connie Haire
Chair

CEO
David Feingold
General Manager, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.54 three stars
  Financial 85.22 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc. operates Blue Ridge Public Radio and its two stations - BPR Classic and BPR News - as a community-based public radio network, committed to enhancing the quality of life in Western North Carolina by expanding listeners' horizons through new perspectives and listening experiences, promoting the free and independent interchange of ideas and information, enriching and reflecting the cultural climate, heritage and traditions of our region and society through classical and other music, and the arts.

Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc. operates Blue Ridge Public Radio and its two stations - BPR Classic and BPR News - as a community-based public radio network, committed to enhancing the quality of life in Western North Carolina by expanding listeners' horizons through new perspectives and listening experiences, promoting the free and independent interchange of ideas and information, enriching and reflecting the cultural climate, heritage and traditions of our region and society through classical and other music, and the arts.

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Financial

three stars

85.22

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 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)
59.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 26.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.26
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.19
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blue Ridge Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Blue Ridge Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blue Ridge Public Radio (NC) 89.54 three stars
Cincinnati Public Radio (OH) 86.02 three stars
Friends of Public Radio Arizona (AZ) 94.07 four stars
KCRW Foundation (CA) 90.18 four stars
Friends of Idaho Public Television (ID) 91.01 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,969,129
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $19,250
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,988,379
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,988,379
   Other Revenue $167,647
TOTAL REVENUE $3,156,026
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,414,074
   Administrative Expenses $354,922
   Fundraising Expenses $750,745
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,519,741
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $636,285
   
Net Assets $2,799,212

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 Operations $1,414,074 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 08/01/2019 89.54 three stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 88.06 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 89.71 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2017 86.55 three 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 58-1445328
Name in IRS Master File WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO 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 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 September, 1981
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
$108,963 4.32% David Feingold General Manager

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Blue Ridge Public Radio (NC) 89.54 three stars
KQED (CA) 91.32 four stars
WBGO (NJ) 85.32 three stars
KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal (CA) 93.42 four stars
Friends of Idaho Public Television (ID) 91.01 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Blue Ridge Public Radio
73 Broadway
Asheville, NC 28801
tel: (828) 210-4800
EIN: 58-1445328

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Board Leadership

Connie Haire
Chair

CEO

David Feingold
General Manager, CEO

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