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EEO Public File Report
 
Following for the period beginning October 1, 2013 and ending 
September 30, 2014 for licensee Meredith Communications, L.L.C.
 
This report covers the following employment units…
 
 
Call Sign Facility ID Station Class Community LMA(Y/N)
KSOM 63296 FM Audubon, IA No
KSWI 79302 FM Atlantic, IA No
 
 
A. Full Time Hires
The following is a list of full-time positions filled and recruitment sources used for each position:
 
Account Executive Filled: 5/30/2014
Referral Source # Interviewees Hired
Non-Employee Referral 3 Yes
Radio Advertisement 4
Southwestiowahelpwanted.com 1
Harlan News Advertiser 1
965ksom.com website 1
 
B. Outreach Initiatives
 
Date: May 3, 2014
Type of Activity: Job Training 
Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM
Employees: Tom Robinson
Host/Sponsor of the Activity Iowa Broadcast News Association – Cedar Rapids, IA
Brief description of activity and station participation:
Tom Robinson attended the annual conference of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.  He attended several breakout sessions designed enhance his management skills.
 
Date: June 26, 2014
Type of Activity: Training Program
Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM
Employees: William Saluk, Cindy Humphrey, Kevin Ferguson, Frank Olmstead
Host/Sponsor of the Activity Iowa Broadcasters Association
Brief description of activity and station participation:
General Manager William Saluk attended the annual management training and education sessions at the Annual Convention while Cindy Humphrey and Kevin Ferguson attended a sales training seminar designed to prepare them for future career advancement.  Frank Olmstead attended a programming seminar designed to enhance his skills and prepare him for future career advancement.
 
Date: Ongoing
Type of Activity: Internship Program
Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM
Employees: All Department Heads
Host/Sponsor of the Activity Meredith Communications
Brief description of activity and station participation:
This summer, KSOM and KSWI employed one college level intern which worked from May through August.  She obtained experience in news and public affairs programming.  We also have four high school students who are employed on a part-time basis and learn the basics of EAS operation, meter readings, transmitter operation, news, public affairs and programming.
 
Date: Spring 2014
Type of Activity: Scholarship
Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM
Employees: William Saluk
Host/Sponsor of the Activity Meredith Communications
Brief description of activity and station participation:
Meredith Communications sponsored a $1000 scholarship for graduating high school seniors who intend to major in radio broadcasting.  Applications for the scholarship were sent to 15 area high schools, advertised on-air and via the KSOM and KSWI websites.  
 
Date: Ongoing
Type of Activity: Training Program
Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM
Employees: All Account Executives and General Manager William Saluk
Host/Sponsor of the Activity Meredith Communications
Brief description of activity and station participation:
We are members in DDS Group 20 – a peer group of radio stations who focus on increasing sales through adequate sales training.   These programs are designed to enable station personnel to acquire skills that could qualify them for higher level positions.  General Manager William Saluk and all Account Executives are involved in this initiative.
 
Date: Ongoing
Type of Activity: Job Shadowing
Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM
Employees: All Department Heads
Host/Sponsor of the Activity Meredith Communications
Brief description of activity and station participation:
Meredith Communications stations participate in local high school job shadowing programs.  A high school student will come to the station for 2-3 hours and “shadow” on air personalities and other staffers to get a glimpse of what careers in broadcasting entails.
 
E. Recruitment Sources Utilized
Business Address City State Zip
American Institute of Business 2500 Fleur Drive Des Moines IA 50321
Augustana College 639 38th St. Davenport IA 61201
Black Hawk College 6600 34th Avenue Moline IL 61265
Briar Cliff University 3303 Rebecca Sioux City IA 51104
Broadcast Education Association 1771 N Street NW Washington DC 20036-289
Buena Vista University 610 W. Fourth St. Storm Lake IA 50588
Central College 812 University Pella IA 50219
Chicago State University 9501 South ML King Drive Chicago IL 60628
Clarke College 1550 Clarke Drive Dubuque IA 52001
Coe College 1220 1st Avenue NE Cedar Rapids IA 52402
Columbia College 600 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago IL 60605
Des Moines Area Community College 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.Bldg #1 Ankeny IA 50021
Division of Person With Disabilities Lucas State Office Building Des Moines IA 50319
DMACC-Des Moines/Urban Campus 1100 7th St. Des Moines IA 50314
Drake University 2507 University Ave. Des Moines IA 50311
Grand View College 1200 Grandview Avenue Des Moines IA 50316
Grinnell College 1127 Park St. Grinnell IA 50112
Hawkeye Community College 1502 E. Orange Rd. Waterloo IA 50704-8015
IA Department of Human Rights Lucas State Office Building Des Moines IA 50319
IA Division of the Status of African Americans Lucas State Office Buildin Des Moines IA 50319
IA Division on the Status of Women Lucas State Office Building Des Moines IA 50319
Illinois State University 185 Student Services Building Normal IL 61790-2520
Iowa Central Community College 330 Avenue M Fort Dodge IA 50501
Iowa Division of Latino Affairs Lucas State Office Building Des Moines IA 50319
Iowa Lake Community College 3200 Lakes Community College Emmetsburg IA 50536
Iowa State University 0570 Beardshear Hall Ames IA 5011-2047
Iowa Wesleyan College 601 N. Main St. Mt. Pleasant IA 52641
Iowa Workforce Development 1000 East Grand Des Moines IA 50390
Jackson State University 1400 John R. Lynch St. Jackson MS 39217-0280
Loras College 1450 Alta Vista St. Dubuque IA 52004
Luther College 700 College Dr. Decorah IA 52101
Martin L. King Center 515 Beach St. Waterloo IA 52001
Minorities in Broadcasting Training Pro P.O. Box 67132 Century City CA 90067
Morningside College 1501 Morningside Ave Sioux City IA 51106
National Association of Black Journ 8707-A Adelphi Rd. Adelphi MD 20783-1716
National Association of Broadcasters 1771 N St. NW Washington DC 20036-2891
National Association of Hispanic Journ 529 14th St. Suite 1000 Washington DC 20045-2001
Northwestern College 208 8th St. NW Orange City IA 51041
Northwestern University 630 Lincoln St. Evanston IL 60208
S.W. Wisconsin Technical College 1800 Bronson Fennimore WI 53809
Scott Community College 500 Belmont Rd. Bettendorf IA 52722
Simpson College 701 N. C St. Indianola IA 50125
St. Ambrose University 518 W. Locust Street Davenport IA 52803
Truman State University 100 E. Normal Kirksville MO 63501
TV Jobs.com P.O. Box 4116 Oceanside CA 92052-4116
UNI-CUE 800 Sycamore St. Waterloo IA 50703
University of Dubuque 2000 University Dubuque IA 52001
University of Iowa 24 Phillips Hall Iowa City IA 52242
University of Missouri 130 Jesse Hall Columbia MO 65211
University of Northern Iowa SSC #19 Cedar Falls IA 50614-0384
University of Wisconsin, Platteville 1 University Plaza Platteville WI 53818-3099
Urban Dreams 1410 6th Ave Des Moines IA 50314
Wartburg College 100 Wartburg Blvd. Waverly IA 50677
William Penn University 201 Trueblood Ave. Oskaloosa IA 52577
Iowa Department of the Blind 524 Fourth Street Des Moines IA 50309-2364
Iowabroadcasters.com Mark Osmundsen PO Box 71186 Des Moines IA 50325
Iowa Western Community College Ann Pross   705 Walnut Atlantic IA 50022
Atlantic High School Heather McKay 1201 E 14th St Atlantic IA 50022
Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce Ouida Wymer 102 Chestnut Atlantic IA 50022
Allaccess.com
The Atlantic News Telegraph (www.swiowanewssource.com)
The Harlan News Advertiser Newspaper
Southwestiowahelpwanted.com
www.965ksom.com and www.ks957online.com – Station Websites
On Air Commercials on KSOM-FM and KSWI-FM
 

 

 

 

EEO Public File Report

 

Following for the period beginning October 1, 2012 and ending 

September 30, 2013 for licensee Meredith Communications, L.L.C.

 

 

This report covers the following employment units…

 

Community of

Call Sign Facility ID Station Class License LMA(Y/N)

KSOM 63296 FM Audubon, IA No

KSWI 79302 FM Atlantic, IA No

 

 

A. Full Time Hires

The following is a list of full-time positions filled and recruitment sources used for each position:

 

Account Executive Filled: 10/15/2012

Referral Source # Interviewees Hired

Atlantic News Telegraph 1

Employee Referral 1 Yes

Atlantic Chamber of Commerce 1

Over the Air Announcements 3

 

 

Account Executive Filled: 12/3/2012

Referral Source # Interviewees Hired

Atlantic News Telegraph 1 Yes

Over the Air Announcements 4

Iowa Broadcasting Association Website 1

 

B. Outreach Initiatives

 

Date: November 12-13, 2012

Type of Activity: Training Program

Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees: Frank Olmstead, William Saluk

Host/Sponsor of the Activity Group 20 Meeting

Brief description of activity and station participation:

General Manager William Saluk and Program Director Frank Olmstead attended this conference that is designed to enhance management skills and prepared the attendees for future career advancement.

 

Date: April 24, 2013

Type of Activity: Career Day – Atlantic High School  

Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees: William Saluk

Host/Sponsor of the Activity Atlantic Community Schools – Atlantic, IA

Brief description of activity and station participation:

William met and engaged more than 30 students during the presentation.  He spoke about career opportunities in broadcasting and invited students to see him later regarding internships and part-time work. 

 

Date: April 20, 2013

Type of Activity: Job Training 

Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees: Tom Robinson

Host/Sponsor of the Activity Iowa Broadcast News Association – Johnston, IA

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Tom Robinson attended the annual conference of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.  He attended several breakout sessions designed enhance his management skills.

 

Date: June 26, 2013

Type of Activity: Training Program

Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees: William Saluk, Kevin Ferguson, Linda Hartkopf

Host/Sponsor of the Activity Iowa Broadcasters Association

Brief description of activity and station participation:

General Manager William Saluk attended the annual management training and education sessions at the Annual Convention while Kevin Ferguson and Linda Hartkopf attended a sales training seminar designed to prepare them for future career advancement.

 

Date: September 18-20, 2013

Type of Activity: Training Program

Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees: William Saluk,

Host/Sponsor of the Activity National Association of Broadcasters/Radio Advertising Bureau

Brief description of activity and station participation:

General Manager William Saluk attended several sessions during the conference designed to enhance his management skills and enhance compliance to EEO regulations.

 

Date: Ongoing

Type of Activity: Internship Program

Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees: All Department Heads

Host/Sponsor of the Activity Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation:

This summer, KSOM and KSWI employed one college level intern which worked from May through August.  She obtained experience in programming and news.  We also have four high school students who are employed on a part-time basis and learn the basics of EAS operation, meter readings, transmitter operation, news, public affairs and programming.

 

Date: Spring 2013

Type of Activity: Scholarship

Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees: William Saluk

Host/Sponsor of the Activity Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Meredith Communications sponsored a $1000 scholarship for graduating high school seniors who intend to major in radio broadcasting.  Applications for the scholarship were sent to 15 area high schools, advertised on-air and via the KSOM and KSWI websites.  

 

Date: Ongoing

Type of Activity: Training Program

Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees: All Account Executives and General Manager William Saluk

Host/Sponsor of the Activity Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation:

In the previous year we have been members in DDS Group 20 – a peer group of radio stations who focus on increasing sales through enhanced sales training.   These programs are designed to enable station personnel to acquire skills that could qualify them for higher level positions.  General Manager William Saluk and all Account Executives are involved in this initiative.

 

Date: Ongoing

Type of Activity: Job Shadowing

Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees: All Department Heads

Host/Sponsor of the Activity Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Meredith Communications stations participate in local high school job shadowing programs.  A high school student will come to the station for 2-3 hours and “shadow” on air personalities and other staffers to get a glimpse of what careers in broadcasting entails.

 

E. Recruitment Sources Utilized

Business Address City State Zip

American Institute of Business 2500 Fleur Drive Des Moines IA 50321

Augustana College 639 38th St. Davenport IA 61201

Black Hawk College 6600 34th Avenue Moline IL 61265

Briar Cliff University 3303 Rebecca Sioux City IA 51104

Broadcast Education Association 1771 N Street NW Washington DC 20036-289

Buena Vista University 610 W. Fourth St. Storm Lake IA 50588

Central College 812 University Pella IA 50219

Chicago State University 9501 South ML King Drive Chicago IL 60628

Clarke College 1550 Clarke Drive Dubuque IA 52001

Coe College 1220 1st Avenue NE Cedar Rapids IA 52402

Columbia College 600 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago IL 60605

Des Moines Area Community College 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.Bldg #1 Ankeny IA 50021

Division of Person With Disabilities Lucas State Office Building Des Moines IA 50319

DMACC-Des Moines/Urban Campus 1100 7th St. Des Moines IA 50314

Drake University 2507 University Ave. Des Moines IA 50311

Grand View College 1200 Grandview Avenue Des Moines IA 50316

Grinnell College 1127 Park St. Grinnell IA 50112

Hawkeye Community College 1502 E. Orange Rd. Waterloo IA 50704-8015

IA Department of Human Rights Lucas State Office Building Des Moines IA 50319

IA Division of the Status of African Americans Lucas State Office Buildin Des Moines IA 50319

IA Division on the Status of Women Lucas State Office Building Des Moines IA 50319

Illinois State University 185 Student Services Building Normal IL 61790-2520

Iowa Central Community College 330 Avenue M Fort Dodge IA 50501

Iowa Division of Latino Affairs Lucas State Office Building Des Moines IA 50319

Iowa Lake Community College 3200 Lakes Community College Emmetsburg IA 50536

Iowa State University 0570 Beardshear Hall Ames IA 5011-2047

Iowa Wesleyan College 601 N. Main St. Mt. Pleasant IA 52641

Iowa Western Community College 2700 College Road Council Bluffs IA 51502

Iowa Workforce Development 1000 East Grand Des Moines IA 50390

Jackson State University 1400 John R. Lynch St. Jackson MS 39217-0280

Loras College 1450 Alta Vista St. Dubuque IA 52004

Luther College 700 College Dr. Decorah IA 52101

Martin L. King Center 515 Beach St. Waterloo IA 52001

Minorities in Broadcasting Training Pro P.O. Box 67132 Century City CA 90067

Morningside College 1501 Morningside Ave Sioux City IA 51106

National Association of Black Journ 8707-A Adelphi Rd. Adelphi MD 20783-1716

National Association of Broadcasters 1771 N St. NW Washington DC 20036-2891

National Association of Hispanic Journ 529 14th St. Suite 1000 Washington DC 20045-2001

Northwestern College 208 8th St. NW Orange City IA 51041

Northwestern University 630 Lincoln St. Evanston IL 60208

S.W. Wisconsin Technical College 1800 Bronson Fennimore WI 53809

Scott Community College 500 Belmont Rd. Bettendorf IA 52722

Simpson College 701 N. C St. Indianola IA 50125

St. Ambrose University 518 W. Locust Street Davenport IA 52803

Truman State University 100 E. Normal Kirksville MO 63501

TV Jobs.com P.O. Box 4116 Oceanside CA 92052-4116

UNI-CUE 800 Sycamore St. Waterloo IA 50703

University of Dubuque 2000 University Dubuque IA 52001

University of Iowa 24 Phillips Hall Iowa City IA 52242

University of Missouri 130 Jesse Hall Columbia MO 65211

University of Northern Iowa SSC #19 Cedar Falls IA 50614-0384

University of Wisconsin, Platteville 1 University Plaza Platteville WI 53818-3099

Urban Dreams 1410 6th Ave Des Moines IA 50314

Wartburg College 100 Wartburg Blvd. Waverly IA 50677

William Penn University 201 Trueblood Ave. Oskaloosa IA 52577

Iowabroadcasters.com (Iowa Broadcast Association Site)

Allaccess.com

The Atlantic News Telegraph (www.swiowanewssource.com)

Atlantic High School

Harlan High School

Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce (www.atlanticiowa.com)

Southwestiowahelpwanted.com

www.965ksom.com and www.ks957.com – Station Websites

On Air Commercials on KSOM-FM and KSWI-FM