[Updated April 14, 2008]

California law requires a minimum of two directors to establish a non-profit corporation, and REELRADIO, Inc. initially had two directors. On August 20, 2005, the Board of Directors voted to expand the Board to include one additional Director, for a total of three. Directors and Officers of the REELRADIO corporation receive no compensation for serving on the Board.

REELRADIO, Inc. welcomes the support of additional volunteers and advisors from the crowd of outstanding professionals and grateful listeners already involved with, or contributing to the REELRADIO Repository. The REELRADIO web site represents the efforts of many who contributed their time and shared their treasures. It continues to grow.

The Board of Directors is dedicated to the purposes and mission of REELRADIO, Inc., stated in our Articles of Incorporation:

Our Directors

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Richard Irwin
THE PRESIDENT and CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER is Richard Irwin ("Uncle Ricky"), the founder of the "Reel Top 40 Radio Repository". In 1965 at the age of 14, Richard started his radio career in Concord, N.C. He worked in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and California as an air talent, Program Director, Operations Manager and Chief Engineer. He was one of the first "Web Designers" for several government clients beginning in 1995, and he lives in Sacramento, California. In addition to maintaining the REELRADIO website, Richard writes web application software.

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Michael Burgess
THE SECRETARY, TREASURER and CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER is Michael Burgess, better known as Mike Scott to his radio and TV audience. Mike was a DJ at WSAR (Fall River, MA) and WJAR (Providence) before joining WFEC, Harrisburg, PA. and KAFY Bakersfield, CA. as news director — where he left radio for television. He's been reporting news at CBS afilliate TV-47 in Fresno, California for over twenty years. EXTRA: Those of you with good bandwidth will enjoy this Real Video Clip of Mike's live report from Goliath at Six Flags Magic Mountain near Los Angeles. (February 11, 2000)

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Bob Shannon
SPECIAL ADVISOR TO THE BOARD is Bob Shannon. Shannon's 39-year radio career has taken him from Tehran, Iran to Dallas, TX. The past Vice President/Creative for TM Century, Shannon now runs BobShannonWorks, a company that writes, produces and manages talent. Bob also wrote a weekly column (All Them Big Dogs) for online trade publication AllAccess.com. As Special Advisor and a voting member of the Board of Directors, Bob will organize efforts to develop underwriting for the REELRADIO organization.

For Public Inspection

Tax-exempt organizations (like REELRADIO, Inc.) are required to make certain information and documents available to the public.

Annual Information Reports
An Annual Information Report includes a copy of Form 990, "Return of Organizations Exempt From Income Tax", unless more than three years have passed from the date the return was required to be filed. Form 990 (or 990-EZ) is required if annual gross receipts exceed $25,000.

2012 Annual Information Report
Form 990-EZ, Schedule A & Schedule O (single document in Adobe PDF format).

2011 Annual Information Report
Form 990-EZ, Schedule A & Schedule O (single document in Adobe PDF format).
California Form 199 (Adobe PDF format.)

2010 Annual Information Report
Form 990-EZ, Schedule A & Schedule O (single document in Adobe PDF format).

2009 Annual Information Report
Form 990-EZ & Schedule A (single document in Adobe PDF format).

2008 Annual Information Report
Form 990-EZ & Schedule A (single document in Adobe PDF format).

2007 Annual Information Report
Form 990-EZ (in Adode PDF format).
Schedule A (in Adobe PDF format).

2006 Annual Information Report
Form 990-EZ (in Adobe PDF format).
Schedule A (in Adobe PDF format).

Application For Tax-Exempt Status
REELRADIO filed Form 8718, "User Fee for Exempt Organization Determination Letter Request", and Form 1023, "Application for Recognition of Exemption" with the Internal Revenue Service on October 31, 2000. On December 5, 2000, the IRS notified REELRADIO of exempt status during an Advance Ruling Period beginning on March 23, 2000, and ending December 31, 2004. Following submission of Form 8734, "Support Schedule for Advance Ruling Period", on March 21, 2005, the Internal Revenue Service notified REELRADIO that we would continue to be classified as an organization exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

We are required to make our initial application for exemption "widely available" for public inspection. Posting this information on the REELRADIO web site meets this requirement. You may view or copy our application (as an Adobe PDF document) by clicking here.