Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio

Creating and serving an informed public

four stars

93.89

4518 University Way, NE Suite 310
Seattle, WA 98105
tel: (206) 543-2710   Web Site
EIN: 91-2079402

Board Leadership
Mark Ashida
Chair

CEO
Caryn G. Mathes
President & General Manager

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.89 four stars
  Financial 91.37 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Established in 1999, KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio operates the radio station KUOW, serving communities in the Puget Sound region, Western Washington and Southern British Columbia. The mission of KUOW is to create and serve an informed public, one challenged and invigorated by an understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. To accomplish our mission, KUOW: produces and acquires programming that meets the highest standards of journalism, cultural expression and entertainment; seeks advice and guidance from the community; provides a workplace that values professional growth, experimentation and cultural diversity; and utilizes state-of-the-art communication technologies.

Established in 1999, KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio operates the radio station KUOW, serving communities in the Puget Sound region, Western Washington and Southern British Columbia. The mission of KUOW is to create and serve an informed public, one challenged and invigorated by an understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. To accomplish our mission, KUOW: produces and acquires programming that meets the highest standards of journalism, cultural expression and entertainment; seeks advice and guidance from the community; provides a workplace that values professional growth, experimentation and cultural diversity; and utilizes state-of-the-art communication technologies.

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Financial

four stars

91.37

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
70.4%
  Administrative Expenses 8.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 21.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.22
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.07
  Program Expenses Growth 10.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $15,806,048
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $781,996
Total Contributions $16,588,044
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $16,588,044
   Other Revenue $451,912
TOTAL REVENUE $17,039,956
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,521,382
   Administrative Expenses $1,463,240
   Fundraising Expenses $3,319,463
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $16,304,085
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $735,871
   
Net Assets $16,433,358

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$305,514 1.87% Caryn Mathes President, General Manager

Mission

Established in 1999, KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio operates the radio station KUOW, serving communities in the Puget Sound region, Western Washington and Southern British Columbia. The mission of KUOW is to create and serve an informed public, one challenged and invigorated by an understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. To accomplish our mission, KUOW: produces and acquires programming that meets the highest standards of journalism, cultural expression and entertainment; seeks advice and guidance from the community; provides a workplace that values professional growth, experimentation and cultural diversity; and utilizes state-of-the-art communication technologies.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio (WA) 93.89 four stars
KOCE-TV Foundation/PBS SoCal (CA) 93.42 four stars
East Tennessee PBS (TN) 87.87 three stars
KQED (CA) 91.32 four stars
WVIA Public Media (PA) 90.37 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
4518 University Way, NE
Suite 310
Seattle, WA 98105
tel: (206) 543-2710
EIN: 91-2079402

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Board Leadership

Mark Ashida
Chair

CEO

Caryn G. Mathes
President & General Manager