ANNUAL EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY REPORT4-K Radio, Inc. d.b.a. KOZE AM-FM, Lewiston Idaho June 1, 20101 – May 31, 2012
Prepared by Lisa A. Huddleston
This EEO Public File Report is filed in compliance with Section 73.2080©(6) of the FCC’s 2002 EEO Rule. This Report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of radio stations KOZE-AM & KOZE-FM
I. GENERAL POLICY
It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination. It is also our policy to promote the realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or sex. KOZE AM-FM is dedicated to providing broad outreach regarding job vacancies, and we seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants. Organizations that wish to receive information about vacancies at the station should contact Mike Ripley, General Manager by calling (208) 743-2502 and/or writing to: KOZE Radio, PO Box 936 Lewiston, ID 83501 and/or sending an e-mail message to Mike Ripley, General Manager.
II. RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION
Mike Ripley, President / General Manager will be responsible for the administration and implementation of our Equal Employment Opportunity Program. It will also be the responsibility of all persons making employment decisions with respect to recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination of employees to ensure that our policy and program is adhered to and that no person is discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.
III. INTERNAL RECORD KEEPING – NO POSITIONS FILLED
In compliance with the new EEO rules, effective 3/10/03, KOZE-AM/FM has publicized job vacancies for all of its stations through a combination of some or all of the following: Lewiston Morning Tribune, Lewiston Job Service, Lewis-Clark State College, University of Idaho, Washington State University, Walla Walla Community College, Nez Perce Tribal Employment Agency, Idaho State Broadcasters Association Job Bank Website and the KOZE.com station website. There were no full time job openings during the reporting period of June 1, 2011 – May 31, 2012
IV. SUPPLEMENTAL RECRUITMENT MEASURES
KOZE Radio will continue to strive to update, refine, and expand its recruitment sources through further efforts in the months and years ahead and intends to use the improved lists for virtually all job openings.
V. LONG TERM RECRUITMENT INITIATIVES
In addition to the Supplemental Recruitment obligations listed above, KOZE Radio is committed to performing at least two of the long-term EEO recruitments set forth in the FCC’s EEO rules within a two-year period. From June 1, 2011 through May 31, 2012, KOZE Radio participated in the following long-term recruitment initiatives:
- Station Website - The station website includes the EEO Program, the two most recent EEO Employment Reports, a full set of job descriptions, a downloadable application for employment and all current job openings.
- Job Shadow/Mentoring - In conjunction with local junior and senior high schools, the radio station participated in a job shadowing program. The students shadowed various on-air staff. They discussed the duties of on-air personalities – including meter reading, logs, and music rotation, how computers are used in radio, copy writing, commercial production and live remote equipment. Through hands on experience, the students were able to run the console, read public service announcements, weather and announce songs. They were schooled in what is and what is not allowed on the radio and what training and education is needed for various employment positions and career opportunities in the broadcast industry.
- Station Tours – Air Personalities conducted station tours for local students, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lewis-Clark Valley and Head Start.