Virginia Center for Public Press, Inc.
P.O. Box 4787
Richmond VA 23220
Mission Statement
WRIR-LP 97.3 FM is a true community radio station. WRIR is a nonprofit, locally owned, powered by volunteers and driven by the conviction that all voices deserve to be heard. WRIR airs underrepresented music, news and views in order to provide a platform for cultural diversity in Richmond, Virginia.

WRIR-LP 97.3 FM is managed entirely by volunteers. Twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, a WRIR volunteer is at the station producing the live radio program you hear on air. 


WRIR-LP 97.3 FM welcomes the area's non-profits, artists, newsmakers and community services as guests on our shows. Every day a WRIR-produced program features a local voice or artist. When people listen to WRIR-LP from around the world, they are learning about Richmond's people, arts and culture. Nearly all of WRIR's programs are produced in our studio, in the heart of Richmond.


WRIR-LP 97.3 FM collaborates with the area's cultural venues, non-profits & festivals. WRIR-LP gets out of the studio and into the heart of the city through our collaborations with many of the city's popular arts and cultural organizations. WRIR has collaborated with Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Diversity Richmond, Side By Side, Art180, First Fridays, Gallery 5, Strange Matter, Glave Kocen Gallery, Firehouse Radio Players and Virginia Anti-Violence Program.


Web and Social Media
Video
Where Radio Is Real (W.R.I.R.) is a great example of the outreach that WRIR brings the community. Funded by AAUW, our pilot program partnered middle school girls from the city's East End with mentors of the Visual Arts Center. WRIR's female-producers went to the Vis Arts Center and taught the girls and mentors the basics of audio recording, sound engineering and script writing. The teams recorded stories about themselves and their friends.
Multi-Media Comments You can find more videos that showcase WRIR in the community and on air at vimeo.com and search WRIR Radio
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director No CEO
Board Chair Carol Olson
Board Chair Company Affiliation Caseworker and Self-Employed Art Therapist
Contact Information
Address P.O. Box 4787
Richmond, VA 23220
Telephone 804 622-9747
Fax 804 622-1436
E-mail info@wrir.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1991
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $130,000.00
Projected Expenses $129,174.00
Additional Documents
Valentine History Makers Award2015View
Statements
Mission
WRIR-LP 97.3 FM is a true community radio station. WRIR is a nonprofit, locally owned, powered by volunteers and driven by the conviction that all voices deserve to be heard. WRIR airs underrepresented music, news and views in order to provide a platform for cultural diversity in Richmond, Virginia.

WRIR-LP 97.3 FM is managed entirely by volunteers. Twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, a WRIR volunteer is at the station producing the live radio program you hear on air. 


WRIR-LP 97.3 FM welcomes the area's non-profits, artists, newsmakers and community services as guests on our shows. Every day a WRIR-produced program features a local voice or artist. When people listen to WRIR-LP from around the world, they are learning about Richmond's people, arts and culture. Nearly all of WRIR's programs are produced in our studio, in the heart of Richmond.


WRIR-LP 97.3 FM collaborates with the area's cultural venues, non-profits & festivals. WRIR-LP gets out of the studio and into the heart of the city through our collaborations with many of the city's popular arts and cultural organizations. WRIR has collaborated with Visual Arts Center of Richmond, Diversity Richmond, Side By Side, Art180, First Fridays, Gallery 5, Strange Matter, Glave Kocen Gallery, Firehouse Radio Players and Virginia Anti-Violence Program.


Impact
Richmond celebrates a decade of WRIR! 2015 marked the tenth anniversary of WRIR. When the station started, WRIR became part of a nationwide movement to dismantle the public airwaves and bring the community back on air. Donations made by individuals continue to be the primary source of funding for the station. Due to the community's overwhelming support of WRIR through their financial gifts and volunteer talents, WRIR is the most independent radio station broadcasting in Richmond.

WRIR expanded our capacity with a new studio.  
In 2014, WRIR held a Capital Campaign to raise funds to build a new and improved studio space. Launched in June, nearly $72,000 was raised by September. The response was overwhelming and a testament to our dedicated listeners. 30% of funds were raised through individual contributions, including over $7,500 raised from our first Indiegogo campaign.  Funding for the studio was also awarded through generous grants from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, The Cabell Foundation, The Community Foundation and CultureWorks. The new studio went on air in April 2015. WRIR has a digital library of more than 1,000 tracks recorded by hundreds of musicians.  

WRIR receives awards for its programming.
Carol Olson, VCPP Board President and WRIR volunteer, received the YWCA Outstanding Woman Award for her work as a talk show host who advocates for women and survivor’s issues. In 2015, for our 10th anniversary, the Valentine Museum named WRIR for its History Maker Award in Demonstrating Innovative Solutions. In 2010, WRIR was named one of Paste Magazine’s “40 Best Radio Stations in the U.S.” In 2009 the station received both the Richmond City Council’s Community Service Award and Independent Media of the Decade Award. Since 2011, readers of Style Weekly voted WRIR as the one of the top three local radio station for music (beating commercial radio stations) and for talk (an important acknowledgment given that WRIR public affairs programs are produced by volunteers.
 
Our goals for the year are to:
  1. Invest in national programs that fulfill our mission to air underrepresented news and views. This would require additional funds ($10,000) to pay for the subscriptions to air quality programs during our news and talk schedule.
  2. Mentor underrepresented communities so they have can bring their diverse voices to WRIR's airwaves.
  3. Continue to collaborate with nonprofits and cultural organizations who enhance the cultural diversity of the city.
Needs
Funding for special projects
  • Attend national conferences with other community radio stations to share the challenges and successes of WRIR in Richmond: $3,000 (one-time expense)
Volunteers
  • Live Sound Engineers to run sound for bands who perform in WRIR's Live Room every weekend or the live talk shows aired during the weekday;
  • Marketing and Public Relations strategist who can serve on WRIR's Marketing Committee and develop a marketing plan for the station to increase its listenership;
  • Weekday Board Operators to air the station's news and public affairs programs; 
  • Community members to serve on the VCPP Board of Directors who oversee WRIR and its future projects. 
Supplies
  • Three computers to use for training volunteers on recording and radio production;
  • Tablets and wi-fi devices to use at events to collect donations, add listeners to our mailing list, and demonstrate the station's website;
  • Headphones, microphones, microphone stands and cords for use in WRIR's studio spaces.
Background

In January 2015, WRIR celebrated it's tenth year of programming; a feat that reflects the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. In 2000, a small group of citizens were frustrated with radio in Richmond. What they heard on the radio dial did not represent the diversity or voice of Richmond. Over 80% of Richmond radio stations were not owned locally and their broadcasts were fed from stations out of state. A small group of dedicated people wanted to create a voice in radio that was uniquely "Richmond." They began broadcasting as an internet radio station in a basement. They started grassroots fundraising for a licensed FM frequency.

Starting a new radio station in 2000 cost millions of dollars. Few FM frequencies were available. At the time, the FCC began organizing a new bandwidth, LPFM.  The FCC stated that obtaining, owning and operating an LPFM station would be much easier for the community.

The group left the basement and found themselves testifying before Congress on the necessity of community-based LPFM stations. In 2003, the FCC established LPFM and WRIR was permitted to test one of the first LPFM frequencies available on US airwaves.

In 2004, community support for WRIR was astounding. Donors, volunteers, nonprofits and large and small businesses understood what community programming would do to make Richmond a better place to live, work and raise a family.  

Beginning in 2005, WRIR began broadcasting. 200 volunteers manage, produce and DJ at the station. Each week, volunteers produce 18 locally-oriented news programs and 67 music programs. WRIR broadcasts national, progressive programs like Democracy Now and The Takeaway.

The LPFM bandwidth between 2005 and 2010 was highly regulated and difficult to obtain. WRIR worked with national lobbing groups, Homeland Security and bi-partisan congressmen in both the House and the Senate to expand the availability of LPFM to community groups across the county. WRIR’s is applauded for excellent community-municipality cooperation and regarded nationally as a benchmark of community excellence.

WRIR is seen as the flagship for the LPFM movement. The business model, programming, volunteer organization and community outreach is considered the ideal of what a small community radio station should be.

CEO Statement
Carol Olson is president of the Virginia Center for Public Press and radio producer at WRIR 97.3 LPFM – Richmond Independent Radio. In 2016, Richmond YWCA recognized her with an Outstanding Woman Award for Media and Marketing.
 
I know that the volunteers at WRIR, whether they are talk show hosts, producers or DJs, believe that our challenge is to seek truth and report it, minimize harm, and act independently. You know this is true because it’s our mission statement (created 11 years ago): WRIR airs underrepresented music, news and views in order to provide a platform for cultural diversity in Richmond. You hear it in the passion of our voices, in the power of our content and in the empowerment of your knowledge.

An independent media is more important than ever. WRIR is the most independent radio station and public press organization in the Richmond area. Our volunteers strive to give you balanced opinions that allow all voices to speak. We want our programs to inspire you to be an active member of your community. Accurate information keeps your city healthy and thriving. For example, Open Source RVA provides balanced and researched journalism that reports on community issues. Programs like Central Va. Legal Aid, Diversity Speaks!, The V Word and Inspire Indeed give you information and facts on important social concerns, community needs and the resources available to address them.
If you want to make a difference, then join us. You will volunteer with people of many cultural, social and economic backgrounds from all over the Richmond area. What brings us together is a belief in truly independent community radio. If you can’t volunteer your time, you can support WRIR’s mission with your financial gift. WRIR’s main source of funding comes from people like yourself.

Our history in America has been a bumpy ride of taking rights, accessing rights, and sharing rights. One of the things we have been proud of are the canons of journalistic integrity we developed: responsibility, freedom of the press, truthfulness, accuracy, impartiality, and decency. Thank you for allowing WRIR to carry this torch!
Board Chair Statement
Carol Olson is president of the Virginia Center for Public Press and radio producer at WRIR 97.3 LPFM – Richmond Independent Radio. In 2016, Richmond YWCA recognized her with an Outstanding Woman Award for Media and Marketing.
 
WRIR is a unique non-profit organization. Because we are a community station, our content is dedicated to supporting the ideas, issues and cultures within Richmond, Virginia. Volunteers dedicate thousands of hours per year to civilized conversations about localized social reform. Listeners learn in-depth knowledge about local nonprofits, their needs, their services and their successes. We host fair, intelligent conversations about schools, housing, minority rights and crime. Our conversations about these topics go much deeper than news blurbs. Our radio journalists are specialists in their fields and host programs with the knowledge necessary to give in-depth coverage. As a result, our impact and effect within the city is immeasurable and has been highly praised and awarded.

The measurable results happen within our station. WRIR is an all volunteer nonprofit. Many of our volunteers come to us looking to fulfill dreams that they cannot do elsewhere. They are often temporarily unemployed, students, mothers or people looking to change their career. Or they may just have a fantastic idea for a show. Our volunteers are trained in many areas of basic business practices: team leadership, marketing, office management or technology. They also become radio experts. Dozens of our volunteers have gone on, because of their WRIR education, to work in either radio or media related jobs. WRIR is not just a stepping stone, but a foundation, for the success of our volunteers throughout the community.

WRIR has partnered with the City of Richmond to disseminate emergency life saving information to our listeners when a crisis arises. WRIR was prepared to open its doors to the chief of police, the fire department or Homeland Security if the need arises. We saw the partnership as part of our mission and an inherent part of being a community radio station.

The airwaves belong to the people and WRIR has been entrusted to work for their needs. WRIR is doing its best to make sure our frequency represents and gives back to the people that have supported us.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
Metro Richmond
Tri-cities Region
Richmond, City
WRIR serves approximately 300,000 listeners in the Richmond metropolitan area. In 2010, this population was 57.2% African American, 38.3% White, and 1.2% Asian, 1.5% two or more races, and 2.6% Hispanic or Latino* (“Indicators of Community Strength,” United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg, August 2010). *This equals more than 100% because the Hispanic/Latino census is counted separately. This population represents the following age groups: 15% ages 5 to 17, 63% ages 18 to 64, and 22 over age 65.
Board Chair
Board Chair Carol Olson
Company Affiliation Caseworker and Self-Employed Art Therapist
Term June 2015 to May 2018
Email carololson@wrir.org
Board CoChair
Board CoChair Jim Wark
Company Affiliation Virginia Voice
Term June 2015 to May 2018
Email jimwark@verizon.net
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Cecilia Costanzo Hull Connor's Heroes Foundation & Haberdasher Corporate Apparel
Otto Konrad Williams Mullen
William Lupoletti Plan B Investment Counsel
Laura Lee Minnick Richmond Behavioral Health Authority
Carol Olson Caseworker and Self-Employed Art Therapist
Jesse Oremland Virginia Commonwealth University & Indepedent Business Owner
LJ Rafalko SunTrust
Jim Wark Virginia Voice
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 5
Female 4
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 90
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Marketing
Operations
Program / Program Planning
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Nominating
Volunteer
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Comments
The VCPP board is a very active board. Our members are expected to be involved in the station by committing to serve on one of our many committees. WRIR is in the process of expanding the VCPP board to include two board members from the WRIR volunteer community. Active volunteers will nominate and then vote onto the VCPP board two members. Our current board members are also networking and actively looking within the Richmond community for people who can help us better represent the underrepresented voices in the Richmond community. 
Executive Director
Executive Director No CEO
Experience WRIR is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors  The station has no paid CEO or Executive Director. All Board of Directors assist with the management of the station.
Staff
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 200
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
Date Strategic Plan Adopted June 2011
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Collaborations
In 2016, WRIR received funding for Where Radio Is Real. A project that partners WRIR's volunteers with nonprofits who serve communities who are not given a voice on mainstream media and can’t record at WRIR’s studios. The pilot program is a collaboration with the Visual Arts Center of Richmond and their Make Space Program - a mentoring program with middle-school girls in the East End. WRIR set up portable recording studios. WRIR volunteers taught them how to use the equipment so they can record stories that will air on WRIR. WRIR is replicating Where Radio Is Real at two LGBTQ+ nonprofits, Side By Side and Virginia Anti-Violence Project
 
WRIR produces public affairs programs, such as Inspire Indeed, OpenSource RVA and Community Conversations on Recovery, that highlight area nonprofits, agencies and leaders. Guests have included Mayor Levar Stoney, Richmond French Film Festival, the McShine Foundation, FeedMore, ACLU and ReEstablish Richmond. 
 
WRIR partnered with the James River Film Festival, Environmental Film Festival, gallery openings at Glave Kocen and Gallery 5, 2nd St. Festival and First Fridays Artwalk. Commonwealth of Notions is a multi-day festival where Richmond artists perform at various venues, highlighting the community's unique and vibrant music scene. 

Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Richmond Community Service AwardRichmond City Council2009
Independent Media of the Decade: WRIR-FM 97.3Style Weekly2009
Theresa Pollack Award for Arts InnovatorTheresa Pollack Award for Arts Innovator2005
The 40 Best Little Radio Stations in the U.S.Paste Magazine (national magazine on music, film and culture)2010
Best Local Radio Station for MusicStyle Weekly Readers Poll2011
Best Local Radio Station for MusicStyle Weekly Readers Poll2012
Best Local Radio Station for MusicStyle Weekly Readers Poll2013
Community Collaboration AwardDiversity Richmond2016
Valentine History Makers AwardValentine Museum2015
Outstanding Women in Media and Marketing, Carol Olson, VCPP PresidentYWCA Richmond2016
Programs
Description WRIR-LP 97.3 FM is the project of the non-profit group: Virginia Center for Public Press (VCPP). VCPP holds the FCC license and broadcasts under the call letters WRIR at the frequency of 97.3 FM. The board of directors oversees VCPP. The main project of the VCPP is WRIR-LP 97.3 FM.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Budget $130,000.00
Short Term Success


Long Term Success WRIR-LP began broadcasting at 97.3 FM in Richmond, Virginia on January 1, 2005. It has become the only low power FM station in a large region (and radio market) such as Richmond. WRIR has received awards from the City of Richmond, the State of Virginia and community media for enhancing the cultural diversity of the area. WRIR believes this recognition corroborates their mission to be Richmond Independent Radio.
Description

WRIR-LP 97.3 FM  produces and airs 20 public affairs programs  and 60 national programs every week. On average, every two months, a pilot is submitted to WRIR for consideration for broadcast. All of WRIR programs must reflect WRIR's mission. WRIR's programs feature the arts, community services, legal matters and even craft beers. WRIR volunteers also produce several short-form public affairs modules. The Rainbow Minute, focuses on LGBT history, is produced at WRIR-LP and syndicated nationally.

WRIR broadcasts nationally syndicated programs such as Pacifica's "Democracy Now" and  independently syndicated shows such as "The Moth," "Left, Right and Center," "The New Yorker Radio Hour," and "This Way Out."

Population Served General/Unspecified
Budget $20,748.00
Short Term Success
Within the year, WRIR will:
  • Mentor and train at least 15 volunteers on audio production;
  • Establish a system to evaluate the quality of its local news programs that quantifies them with a set of broadcasting standards and assess how the programs serves WRIR's mission;
  • Schedule one strategic meeting for all volunteers to evaluate the progress of WRIR in reaching the goals of its strategic plan;
Long Term Success
WRIR's long-term success for its News and Public Affairs programming is to:
  • Increase the number of hours of local public affairs programs produced by WRIR by 25%;
  • Mentor volunteers, especially communities who are shut out of most media, who want to learn audio production so they can host a show on WRIR;
  • Strengthen partnerships with non-profits and government agencies who want to share their stories on air; 
  • Maintain funding so WRIR can continue to broadcast high-quality programs and produce local public affairs programs.
Description WRIR-LP 97.3 FM airs 110 hours of music programs throughout the week. Over 100 people volunteer as WRIR DJs. WRIR DJs format their own music programs and are live in the studio during the broadcast. The music programs are diverse and eclectic mix of all types of music genres from alt-country to world music. Listeners cite WRIR's music programs as their main reason for supporting WRIR. Popular programs include "Global A Go-Go," "British Breakfast," "The Other Black Music," "12 Fluid Oz Show," and "If Music Could Talk." WRIR supports the city's diverse music scene by playing local musicians in many of its daily music programs. Local bands are invited to perform live in WRIR's studio for a unique listening experience. On average, 80 bands perform in WRIR's live studio every year. WRIR has a digital library of 1,000 tracks recorded in the live studio.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Budget $2,210.00
Short Term Success When WRIR began it had a skeleton crew of volunteers who aired music programs as often as they could. As the station grew, it also grew its schedule of music programs. Now WRIR airs music programs for 110 hours each week. The DJs are live, in the studio and selecting their own music. 
Long Term Success The strength of our music programs will bring continued success for WRIR. WRIR will continue to have music programs hosted by volunteer DJs who have autonomy with their programming. WRIR will continue to feature at least one live performance in its studio every week, primarily a local artist or band. WRIR evolve its programming to include the web, archived podcasts and live, remote broadcasts.
Description WRIR's program The Rainbow Minute is a daily segment about gay and lesbian heroes, history and culture. It began for the audiences of WRIR but has expanded nationwide. It is heard on 200 radio stations worldwide and printed in newspaper and blogs. Producers Brian Burns and Judd Proctor received "The OutStanding Virginian" award from Equality Va. for their work with The Rainbow Minute. They aired their 1,000th episode in May 2011. The Rainbow Minute presented LGBT history to five groups in the area, and sponsored three events for LGBT non-profits.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Short Term Success In May 2011, The Rainbow Minute aired its 1,000 episode. The program is aired on 200 radio stations worldwide and reprinted in newspaper and blogs. Rainbow Minute readers include state delegates, community activists, youth, WRIR DJs and anyone who wants to show their support for the LGBT movement by reading a Rainbow Minute. Judd and Brian have a waiting list of interested readers.
Long Term Success The Rainbow Minute is an example of the underrepresented views WRIR wants to represent on its airwaves through volunteers. Its program sponsors, Judd and Brian, volunteered to create and host the show themselves. They taught themselves audio production using WRIR's studio equipment. They spent countless hours researching and writing the minute long scripts and recruiting the readers for the segment. Now The Rainbow Minute is one of WRIR's most popular programs. The show wants to continue being a voice for LGBT and grow in national syndication.
Description OpenSource RVA is WRIR's weekly news programing hitting the headlines and highlights of the Richmond area's politics, people and culture. It airs Fridays, 2-3 pm, and replays Sundays, 7a. Veteran journalist Don Harrison has a team of community reporters who go in-depth into the issues facing the city. Segments include RVAdirt (a summary of Richmond City Council meetings), Curtain Call (reviews and interviews of the city's theater scene) and Open Face (monthly segment on Richmond's restaurant scene).
Short Term Success To produce a weekly audio news digest that brings together newsmakers, political figures and community leaders to talk in depth about local issues, current affairs and upcoming events.
Long Term Success VCPP wants Open Source to maintain its funding so that it can set the standard for local public affairs programs produced at WRIR's studios.
CEO/ED/Board Comments

For more than a decade, WRIR has raised funds and built an independent community radio station. We rebuilt our main studio, improved the clarity of our broadcast, updated our technology and grew into the public’s trust.

Today, WRIR continues to support unique voices in the community, while producing high-quality, diverse programming,  We’ve grown from working in a basement into one of the country’s successful LPFM stations.

We are proud of our success this past decade, but are already looking ahead to the next ten. During this next phase we must perfect our content, outreach and leadership. We must exceed our goals and expand.

That said, to accomplish this, the challenge is two-fold. The first portion is the on-going need for reliable funding. The immediate allocation of our resources goes to daily operations costs of running a quality community radio station. The second is for capital improvements like maintaining our broadcast technology.

For now we can exist only thanks to the financial support by individuals and businesses. We have outstanding support, so WRIR has outstanding programs. We need to maintain our funding to continue our high-caliber of work, but will need increased funding to take WRIR to the next level. Without consistent funding WRIR will miss the opportunity to expose and showcase the great aspects and challenges of life in Richmond.

Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $130,000.00
Projected Expenses $129,174.00
Spending Policy N/A
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$78,743$88,074$65,646
Administration Expense$23,494$21,933$21,770
Fundraising Expense$14,064$9,746$9,278
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.851.631.29
Program Expense/Total Expenses68%74%68%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue7%5%8%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$439,453$340,400$264,790
Current Assets$317,904$210,665$198,025
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$2,712$2,949$3,146
Total Net Assets$436,741$337,451$261,644
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities117.2271.4462.95
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Campaign Purpose WRIR & The Community’s Studio: WRIR completed a capital campaign to fund a studio to record bands, produce shows, and train DJs. Funding was raised through individual donations, a successful Indiegogo campaign and generous grant funding from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, The Cabell Foundation, The Community Foundation and CultureWorks.
Goal $20,000.00
Dates July 2014 to Dec 2014
Amount Raised To Date $72,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2017View
Comments
Organization Comments The majority of WRIR's expenses are directed for its programs. Day-to-day expenses (such as rent, licensing, internet, utilities, etc.) are necessary to produce and broadcast WRIR's programs. The station has four rooms that are used for recording programs or live performances. Its three office spaces are used for committee meetings, program planning sessions and training. Even the station's kitchen becomes a room to discuss program ideas and work with volunteers. While they do have expenses reported as administration, keep in mind that they are used towards the station's programs. 
Foundation Comments
  • 2011 financial analysis represents a short tax year due to a fiscal year change.
  • Financial information provided from IRS 990 EZs
  • IRS 990 EZs for 2010 and 2009 prepared by Mitchell Wiggins & Company.
  • IRS 990 EZ for 2008 prepared by Salomon, Inc.
  • Revenue from "Individuals" also includes foundation and corporate support.
  • Organization does not conduct an audit at this time.
  • Agency budget available for your review under Other Documents section.