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Valley Public Radio

NPR news and cultural arts for the Central Valley

four stars

90.80

2589 Alluvial Ave Clovis, CA 93611
tel: (559) 862-2480   Web Site
EIN: 94-2297746

Board Leadership
David Parker
Chairperson

CEO
Mariam Stepanian
President, General Manager

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.80 four stars
  Financial 95.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 88.00 three stars
This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since our incorporation in 1975, Valley Public Radio has been a leader in providing classical music, cultural arts, National Public Radio news, and innovative local programming to the listeners of the San Joaquin Valley. Our mission is to serve expanding audiences through quality communication services that are informative, innovative, educational and stimulating. Programming is expected to expand the listener's awareness of his/her world, and to present that which the listener may not know exists. The 2,450-watt Fresno and 11,000-watt Bakersfield transmitters reach listeners throughout Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern counties, as well as portions of Mariposa, Tuolumne, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties. The potential audience for this region is 1.5 million listeners.

Since our incorporation in 1975, Valley Public Radio has been a leader in providing classical music, cultural arts, National Public Radio news, and innovative local programming to the listeners of the San Joaquin Valley. Our mission is to serve expanding audiences through quality communication services that are informative, innovative, educational and stimulating. Programming is expected to expand the listener's awareness of his/her world, and to present that which the listener may not know exists. The 2,450-watt Fresno and 11,000-watt Bakersfield transmitters reach listeners throughout Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern counties, as well as portions of Mariposa, Tuolumne, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties. The potential audience for this region is 1.5 million listeners.

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Financial

four stars

95.00

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

88.00

This rating was published 11/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
84.9%
  Administrative Expenses 5.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.0%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.97
  Program Expenses Growth 13.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 31.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Valley Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Valley Public Radio on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Valley Public Radio (CA) 90.80 four stars
New Hampshire Public Radio (NH) 86.97 three stars
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (NY) 90.89 four stars
WHRO (VA) 86.96 three stars
Public Broadcasting Council of Central New York (NY) 95.71 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,463,881
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $22,494
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $196,211
Total Contributions $2,682,586
   Program Service Revenue $3,739
Total Primary Revenue $2,686,325
   Other Revenue $-36,192
TOTAL REVENUE $2,650,133
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,881,644
   Administrative Expenses $103,120
   Fundraising Expenses $193,157
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,177,921
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $472,212
   
Net Assets $3,942,919

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
Programs & Productions $859,865 45.7%
Broadcasting and Technical $814,776 43.3%
Public Information $207,003 11.0%

Ratings History
Valley Public Radio has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-09 11/01/2017 90.80 four stars
2015-09 07/01/2016 91.51 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 95.89 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 09/01/2015 95.00 four stars
2013-09 08/01/2014 93.70 four stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 87.47 three stars
2011-09 10/01/2012 92.08 four stars
2010-09 06/01/2012 89.42 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 88.32 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 07/01/2010 89.48 three stars
2008-09 07/01/2009 92.04 four stars
2007-09 06/01/2008 93.88 four stars
2006-09 05/01/2007 82.28 three stars
2005-09 06/01/2006 79.98 two stars
2004-09 09/01/2005 88.94 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 94-2297746
Name in IRS Master File WHITE ASH BROADCASTING INC
NTEE Code A34
NTEE Classification Radio
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (121) Radio or television broadcasting
(119) Other cultural or historical 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, 1975
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, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
  • September, 2013
  • September, 2012

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

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$120,564 5.53% Mariam Stepanian President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Valley Public Radio (CA) 90.80 four stars
WTTW (IL) 86.27 three stars
WGBH Boston (MA) 88.87 three stars
WJCT (FL) 89.80 three stars
Capital Public Radio (CA) 87.77 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Valley Public Radio
2589 Alluvial Ave
Clovis, CA 93611
tel: (559) 862-2480
EIN: 94-2297746

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Board Leadership

David Parker
Chairperson

CEO

Mariam Stepanian
President, General Manager

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