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Reports & Financials

WETA is a not-for-profit organization and a 501(c)(3) public charity. We hold community broadcasting licenses in the District of Columbia, a privilege that is at the heart of our commitment to the Washington area. WETA is a joint licensee with rights to broadcast public radio and television programming.

We aspire to be transparent to our viewers, listeners, donors and community. Information is posted here as soon as it becomes available and can be downloaded using Acrobat Reader.


Report to the Community

Learn about the station's recent achievements by downloading WETA's Report to the Community. To receive a printed copy, please contact us or call 703-998-2724.


IRS Form 990 and Form 990-T filings

The IRS Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, is the annual federal information return filed by charitable organizations that are exempt from income tax. The amounts in these statements are presented in accordance with IRS regulations.

WETA engages in several activities that are unrelated to its charitable purpose, generally involving the sale of small amounts of excess capacity. WETA pays income tax on any earnings derived from these activities with Form 990-T, the Exempt Organization Business Income Tax Return.


Audited Financial Statements

WETA operates on a July 1 - June 30 fiscal year. WETA's financial statements are audited annually by a certified public accounting firm. Financial statements include a Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Activities, and Statement of Cash Flows, and should be read in conjunction with the Notes to Financial Statements.


FCC EEO reports

The FCC EEO Report lists all WETA full-time vacancies filled during the reporting period and the employment outreach initiatives implemented by the station to serve our communities. WETA’s EEO Reports are available through the FCC’s TV Station Profiles & Public Inspection Files portal.

If your organization is interested in receiving regular notices of WETA's position openings, please contact the employment manager at 703-998-2759.


FCC Public Inspection Files

The FCC Public Inspection Files provide a collection of documents required to be maintained by all broadcast services.

View WETA's FCC Public Inspection Files:

For assistance with WETA's online Public Inspection Files, please contact our legal department.


Corporation for Public Broadcasting Reports

In compliance with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting FY2013 Television Community Service Grant General Provisions and Eligibility Criteria, below are WETA's Annual Diversity Reports to satisfy the Diversity Eligibility Policy for the reporting period of June 30, 2019 through July 1, 2020. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting requires WETA to post this report.

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