EIN 36-3687394

Chicago Public Media

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
195
Year formed
1989
Most recent tax filings
2020-06
NTEE code, primary
Description
Chicago Public Media serves the public interest by creating and delivering diverse compelling content that informs, inspires, enriches and entertains. Through a broad range of media platforms, they connect diverse audiences in their service area & bey...
Also known as...
Wbez Alliance

Program areas at Chicago Public Media

Chicago Public Media is a 501(3) charitable organization that serves the Public interest by producing and delivering diverse, compelling content of multiple viewpoints and expression. Chicago Public Media broadcasts its service on four non-commercial fm radio stations: wbez 91.5fm in Chicago, wbeq 90.7 fm in morris, 91.7 fm (w219cd) in elgin, Illinois; and wbek 91.1fm in kankakee; digitally via wbez.org, mobile apps, smart speakers, podcasts and in live events that generate converstations across our community.
Chicago Public Media operates a Public Media on-line/on-air service, on 91.1 fm which is broadcast on wbew 89.5 fm in chesterton, Indiana, and on 91.1 fm (w216cl) in Chicago. Vocalo radio was established as an inspirational brand that celebrates our city's cultural diversity and brings the community together around music - specifically, the urban alternative format. Vocal radio actively looks to create and promote positivity and, through music, break down the barriers that segregate our communities.

Form 990s for Chicago Public Media

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-062021-04-05990View PDF
2019-062020-02-15990View PDF
2018-062019-02-21990View PDF
2017-062018-04-10990View PDF
2016-062017-10-06990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s

Who funds Chicago Public Media

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Corporation for Public BroadcastingRCSG$1,318,158
 Subscribe to view██ ███ ██████ ███ ████$999,999
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...and 85 more grants received

Financials for Chicago Public Media

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$25,078,179
Program services$2,978,237
Investment income and dividends$600,737
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$139,629
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$146,590
Net income from fundraising events$-127,089
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$28,816,283

Personnel at Chicago Public Media

NameTitleCompensation
Matthew MoogInterim Chief Executive Officer / Director$0
Steve EdwardsInterim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Content Officer / Vice President , Chief Content Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Rina DedhiaChief Financial Officer / Assistant Treasurer$229,589
 Subscribe to viewChief Marketing Officer and Interim Chief Operations Officer$225,990
 Subscribe to viewChief Development Officer$224,695
...and 33 more key personnel

Organizations like Chicago Public Media

OrganizationLocationRevenue
Minnesota Public Radio American Public MediaSt Paul, MN$103,736,066
Prairie Public BroadcastingFargo, ND$8,336,295
Western New York Public Broadcasting AssociationBuffalo, NY$15,235,511
New York Public RadioNew York, NY$81,924,982
Southern California Public RadioPasadena, CA$41,852,867
Nevada Public Radio (KNPR)Las Vegas, NV$8,764,566
Capital Public Radio Fdba KXPRKXJZSacramento, CA$14,911,647
KCRW FoundationSanta Monica, CA$21,775,303
Classical KING FM 98.1Seattle, WA$7,991,072
Wfae 907Charlotte, NC$7,383,276
Cincinnati Public RadioCincinnati, OH$14,363,241
Middle East Broadcasting NetworksSpringfield, VA$101,209,379
Radio Free Asia (RFA)Washington, DC$55,114,133
Radio Free Europeradio Liberty (RFE/RL)Washington, DC$124,052,827
Equal Access InternationalWashington, DC$15,320,460
The Pacifica FoundationLos Angeles, CA$11,368,889
KexpSeattle, WA$10,585,311
New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR)Concord, NH$7,801,346
WamcAlbany, NY$7,900,851
Catholic AnswersEl Cajon, CA$8,472,671
Public Broadcasting of Atlanta (PBA)Atlanta, GA$14,613,349
Gateway Creative BroadcastingSt Louis, MO$8,145,543
Hope Media GroupHumble, TX$13,472,768
Radio Kingston CorporationKingston, NY$8,091,365
Colorado Public RadioCentennial, CO$23,206,947
Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$28,816,283
2020
Yearly growth
-14.5%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$29,795,613
2020
Yearly growth
2.2%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$86,332,987
2020
Yearly growth
11.1%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
195
2020
Yearly growth
-3.5%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
848 E Grand Ave Navy Pier
Chicago, IL 60611
Metro area
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI
Website URL
wbez.org/about 
Phone
(312) 948-4600
Facebook page
wbez915 
Twitter profile
@wbez 
IRS details
EIN
36-3687394
Fiscal year end
June
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1989
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
A34: Radio
NAICS code, primary
51511: Radio Broadcasting
Parent/child status
Independent