Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Torrington Community Radio Foundation Inc

Quick Facts

aka WAPJ Radio

Torrington, CT

Mission

To provide diverse and unique programming to the Greater Torrington community and to promote local educational, arts, cultural, and community organizations.

Ruling Year

2011

President

John Ramsey

Main Address

PO BOX 1076

Torrington, CT 06790 USA

Keywords

Education, Community, Culture

EIN

45-2910196

 Number

2155962731

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Social Media

Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

WAPJ's diverse programming serves the community by present information that is not readily available on the radio. We support and promote dozens of area non-profit organizations.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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WAPJ Radio

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Our Results

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Number of Facebook followers

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

We are trying to make radio relevant again. Most stations have been taken over by big corporations who have taken away almost all local programming. WAPJ strives to support and promote the local community.

Present high quality and thought provoking programming 24/7.

We have fully equipped studios located in a storefront in downtown Torrington and have the capability of broadcasting live from various locations around the community.

There is no accurate way to scientifically measure radio listenership but social media metrics can help with that and we have seen a steady positive increase in those metrics over the years.

We are on the air 24 hours a day and have an average of 12 hours of live and local programming daily all produced by volunteers. We carry local high school sports and support hundreds of local non-profit community groups by offering them free on air publicity. Our goal is to expand the amount of live programming we offer.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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We have a diversity committee in place
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