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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

 

 

 

 

 

EEO Public File Report


Following for the period beginning October 1, 2011 and ending
September 30, 2012 for licensee Meredith Communications, L.C.

This report covers the following employment units…

       Community of
Call Sign Facility ID Station Class  License  LMA(Y/N)
KSWI  79302  FM   Atlantic, IA  No
KSOM 63296  FM   Audubon, IA  No


A. Full Time Hires
The following is a list of full-time positions filled and recruitment sources used for each position:

Morning Announcer KSWI-FM  Filled: 4/25/2012
Referral Source     # Interviewees  Hired
Iowa Western Community College CB  3
Iowa Broadcast Association Website  1
AllAccess.com     1
Internal Applicant     1    Yes

B. Outreach Initiatives

Date:     March 22, 2012
Type of Activity:   Career Day - Harlan High School 
Station(s) participating:  KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM
Employees:    Frank Olmstead, Tom Robinson, Anna Hoegh, Mandy Billings
Host/Sponsor of the Activity Harlan Community Schools – Harlan, IA
Brief description of activity and station participation:
Frank, Tom and Anna and Mandy met with more than 100 high school students and spoke about careers in broadcasting.

Date:     April 28, 2012
Type of Activity:   Job Training
Station(s) participating:  KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM
Employees:    Tom Robinson
Host/Sponsor of the Activity Iowa Broadcast News Association – Coralville, 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 5, 2012
Type of Activity:   Training Program
Station(s) participating:  KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM
Employees:    William Saluk, Frank Olmstead
Host/Sponsor of the Activity Iowa Broadcasters Association – Des Moines, IA
Brief description of activity and station participation:
General Manager William Saluk and Program Director Frank Olmstead attended EEO training hosted by David Oxenford, attorney from Wilkinson Barker Knauer LP

Date:     June 28, 2012
Type of Activity:   Training Program
Station(s) participating:  KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM
Employees:    William Saluk, Anna Hoegh, Micki Stork, Rhonda Larsen, Shannon Gearheart
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 Anna Hoegh, Micki Stork, Rhonda Larsen and Shannon Gearheart attended a sales training seminar designed to prepare them 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 July.  She obtained experience in sales, production and programming.  We also have three 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 2012
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 utilized the P1 Selling Radio Training Program and 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 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-