Z Ministries Inc

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Z88.3 is a non-commercial Christian broadcaster serving Orlando and all of Central Florida.

Z88.3 is owned by Central Florida Educational Foundation, Inc., and operated by Z Ministries, Inc., both local not-for-profit corporations. Our mission is to live with holiness in order to adequately present Christ so He can transform lives. We endeavor to make the Central Florida communities we serve a better place to live by providing families with a spiritual anchor and news, weather and emergency information needed to keep the family informed, safe and encouraged.

We fund ourselves by our listeners generous donations. If you wish to make a donation, that would be greatly appreciated! You could drop a check in the mail, or, you may use a credit card with our secure server. (Checks should be made out to Z88.3). Z Ministries, Inc. and Central Florida Educational Foundation, Inc. are recognized by the IRS as charitable under 501(c)(3) of the tax code. Therefore all donations to the organizations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed under law.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Z Ministries, Inc.
1065 Rainer Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Website: zradio.org/

Phone: 407-869-8000

Email: https://zradio.org/about/contact/email/

Organization details

EIN: 263532803

CEO/President: Jim Hoge


Board size: 0

Founder: Jim Hoge

Ruling year: 2009

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Mission statement

Operation of listener-supported, non-commercial Christian radio stations that make Central Florida a better place to live by providing a spiritual anchor, news, weather, and emergency information to keep families informed, safe, and encouraged.

Statement of faith

Z88.3 holds to the essential orthodox Christian beliefs as best expressed in the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed, as well as the Evangelical Statement of Faith.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating88 of 10222 of 32
Fund acquisition rating252 of 10248 of 32
Resource allocation rating264 of 10248 of 32
Asset utilization rating125 of 10226 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$204,813$156,841$169,875$118,990$140,738
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,508,774$1,885,949$2,090,141$2,333,969$2,018,936
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$10,653$18,860$28,442$38,024$9,416
Other long-term assets$1,022,253$1,022,253$267,937$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,032,906$1,041,113$296,379$38,024$9,416
Total assets$3,541,680$2,927,062$2,386,520$2,371,993$2,028,352
Payables and accrued expenses$72,255$66,753$22,640$59,822$44,008
Other current liabilities$9,520$36,780$27,360$864$40,055
Total current liabilities$81,775$103,533$50,000$60,686$84,063
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$756,646$760,071
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$756,646$760,071
Total liabilities$81,775$103,533$50,000$817,332$844,134
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$3,459,905$2,823,529$2,336,520$1,554,661$1,184,218
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$3,459,905$2,823,529$2,336,520$1,554,661$1,184,218
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,030,924$4,476,546$4,189,563$3,914,997$3,665,026
Program service revenue$908,839$1,085,337$744,380$752,404$817,175
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$187,311$306,936$366,287$355,646$289,315
Total other revenue$1,096,150$1,392,273$1,110,667$1,108,050$1,106,490
Total revenue$6,127,074$5,868,819$5,300,230$5,023,047$4,771,516
Program services$4,665,433$4,603,948$3,763,326$3,914,101$3,718,990
Management and general$670,274$625,028$611,027$597,057$576,806
Total expenses$5,490,698$5,381,810$4,518,371$4,652,604$4,423,693
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$636,376$487,009$781,859$370,443$347,823
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$636,376$487,009$781,859$370,443$347,823


James S HogePresident/Director$224,086
Dean ChapmanVP/General Manager/Director$193,315
Gaylord KenyonDir. Ministry Advancement$156,468
Thomas BeatonDir. Interactive Technology$126,894
Ellis B FeasterMorning Air Staff$121,481
Cathy LigatoSecretary$93,161
Cynthia McInvaleTreasurer (began 03/19)$83,213
Judy WiseTreasurer (ended 03/19)/Director$30,546

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/28/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


Jim [Hoge] took an early interest in electricity and electronics, building a complete radio station, including a 50-watt transmitter, for a ninth-grade science fair and winning first place in the school.

Jim started working part-time beginning at WHIS/WHAJ radio while in high school. Within a year, Jim was a popular on-air announcer for the station.

Jim earned degrees in electrical engineering technology from Bluefield State College and business administration (Management/Finance) from Marshall University in Huntington, WV. At Marshall, he was named the student manager of WMUL-FM, the radio station on campus. One thing he did was institute 11 hours of Christian music on the weekends.

After graduation, Jim worked primarily in secular radio. In 1981, he and two associates formed a company called Texar, Inc., based in Pittsburgh, PA that manufactured cutting-edge audio processors for major market broadcasting.

In 1986, Jim sold his interest in Texar and moved to Florida. While working for a radio station near Orlando, he got inspired to bring contemporary Christian music to the region and was able to find a non-commercial allocation for that purpose.

After 7 long years of litigation with 6 other competing applicants, Z88.3 was born on August 14, 1995.

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