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WDPR/Dayton Public Radio

A BBB Accredited Charity since 10/31/2012.

This BBB Accredited Charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder.
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Name: WDPR/Dayton Public Radio
Phone: (937) 496-3850
Fax: (937) 496-3852
Address: 126 N Main St
Dayton, OH 45402
Website: www.dpr.org
Report Expiration Date: January 1, 2019
Original Business Start Date: January 1981
Principal: Mr. Shaun Yu, President/CEO
Customer Contact: Mr. Shaun Yu, President/CEO - (937) 496-3850
Entity: Corporation
Incorporated: January 1981, OH
Employees: 7 Full Time. 3 Part Time.
Type of Business: Charity - Local, Radio Stations & Broadcast Companies
BBB Accreditation: This organization is a BBB Accredited Charity.

Additional DBA Names

Dayton Public Radio, Inc.

Stated Purpose

According to Dayton Public Radio, its mission is "to provide classical music and fine arts programming that is entertaining, educational, informative and emotionally stimulating."

Evaluation Conclusions

This organization has been evaluated according to the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability. This organization meets all those Standards and is a BBB Accredited Charity.

BBB Charity Seal Participation

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Dayton Public Radio provides classical music and fine arts programming that is entertaining, educational, informative, and emotionally stimulating.

Total Program Expenses:$660,078


Chief Executive Officer:Shaun Yu
Chair of the Board:David Mcelwee
Board Size:17
Paid Staff Size:7 Full Time. 3 Part Time.

Fund Raising

Dayton Public Radio raises funds through direct mail, phone appeals, special events, print advertisements, television and radio appeals, internet appeals, car donations, grant proposals and planned giving.

Fund raising expenses for the year ending June 30, 2016 totaled 21% of related contributions.

Tax Status

This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.


According to WDPR/Dayton Public Radio's audited financial statement for the year ended June 30, 2016:

 Special events$48,468
 Program and production revenue$106,522
 Donated goods & services$179,278
 Total Income:$902,195
Expenses  % of total
% of total
 Programs:$660,078 74.04%73.16%
 Fund Raising:$135,501 15.20%15.02%
 Administrative:$95,934 10.76%10.63%
 Total Expenses:$891,513
Excess of Income over Expenses$10,682
Ending Net Assets:$699,416

Notes and Comments

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Report as of February 17, 2017 11:34
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