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Here and Again

We Rock with Opportunity

aka WRWO 94.5 FM LP   |   OTTAWA, IL   |  www.HereAndAgain.com

Mission

Opening doors with education to new opportunities in radio, film, photography, music, theatre production, magic, entrepreneurship, finance, dance, fitness, health, and the fine arts. We create new economic, and employment opportunities through education.

Notes from the nonprofit

Here and Again Inc 501 C 3 Non-Profit Mission Statement: To lift people up and enrich their lives through the arts while providing affordable, educational, and recreational activities in a safe clean and inviting environment for people of all ages and groups through sound business and management practices. Dedicated to the preservation of historic theatres and like properties in downtown locations within the Midwest which have the potential to create an economic anchor for their community. Creating new economic and employment opportunities through education in film, media, theatre production, radio, and the fine arts. Encourage tourism with destination development by utilizing creative art installation.

Ruling year info

2015

Volunteer

Katie Troccoli

Main address

827 COLUMBUS ST 2C

OTTAWA, IL 61350 USA

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Formerly known as

Here and Again Inc

EIN

46-2313987

NTEE code info

Radio (A34)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

IRS filing requirement

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

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our first mission is to create a community radio station in Ottawa, Illinois, which will cultivate the artistic minds in our community to produce economic opportunities in the arts and entertainment. Our hope is to create new economic, and employment opportunities in our community. WRWO 94.5 FM LP radio station will be the platform. It will provide the community with affordable education and mentoring to better their lives. Classes in the arts, finance and well living will be offered. The radio station will give individuals and groups in its listening area a vehicle to express their viewpoints and to promote La Salle County to its online listeners. WRWO 94.5 FM will aid and promote the leisure industry, and economic growth in Ottawa, Illinois. We will maintain a high standard of excellence on the radio station.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

WRWO 94.5 FM LP Ottawa, Illinois Community Radio

Community radio stations are operated, owned, and influenced by the communities they serve. They are nonprofit and provide a mechanism for enabling individuals, groups, and communities to tell their own stories, to share experiences and, in a media-rich world, to become creators and contributors of media.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Here and Again, Inc. is a non-profit organization that aims to encourage the growth of artistic minds and produce opportunities in arts and entertainment in Ottawa, Illinois. We created Ottawa’s first community radio station WRWO 94.5 FM in 2016 to help achieve this purpose. Every month WRWO hosts an event known as Song + Story, a homegrown music series where we invite local and touring acts to perform and share the inspiration behind their work.

We are using Ottawa Community Radio WRWO 94.5 FM (low power) to reach out to the community of Ottawa and the world through our on line presence to create a better quality of life through education and positive reinforcement. We have an app in your phone app store and broadcast on Tunein on line radio.

We have a licensed low power radio station in Ottawa, Illinois

Our low power radio station became licensed in August of 2017

Our event Song + Story is helping to expose up and coming artist to the community and world through our on line presence,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Here and Again

Board of directors
as of 04/03/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr Michael McKenna

Here And Again Inc 501 c3

Term: 2019 - 2023


Board co-chair

Denise Frazier

Amanda Christoff

Tami Tarochione

Denise Frazier

Andrea Taylor

DeAnna Carlson

Michael McKenna

Chris Farrell

John Budach Jr

Jean Firlick

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and 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 ? Yes
  • Ethics and 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/18/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/29/2019

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.