EEO

December 1, 2017 – November 30, 2018

 This report was prepared and updated by Jim Birkemeyer, President of R & J Broadcasting, Inc. licensee of:

KRJB 106.5 FM -ADA, KRJM 101.5 FM -MAHNOMEN, KKCQ-FM – 96.7 FM -BAGLEY, 

KKCQ-AM 1480 AM/99.7 FM -FOSSTON,

 KKIN 930 AM -AITKIN, KKIN 94.3 FM -AITKIN, KLKS 100.1 FM -PEQUOT LAKES,

WWWI 1270 AM/103.1 FM -BAXTER, WWWI-FM 95.9 FM -PILLAGER, KFGI 101.5 FM -CROSBY

KSDM 104.1 FM -INTERNATIONAL FALLS, KGHS-AM 1230 AM/95.3 FM -INTERNATIONAL FALLS

Since its inception, R & J Broadcasting Inc (“the Company”) has been an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or conditions specifically prohibited by federal, state, and local legislation.

R & J Broadcasting, Inc.  seeks the assistance of organizations to help in our efforts for an effective, positive employment recruitment program which includes local newspapers, area high schools, colleges and universities, minority organizations, state broadcaster’s association, state and local employment agencies as well as its stations’ websites.  To make this policy effective, and, within the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission, R & J Broadcasting, Inc. has an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program with Jim Birkemeyer, President of R & J Broadcasting, Inc. being responsible for the implementation. This non-discrimination policy has been widely distributed to all employees and managers and has been placed in the public inspection file as well as here on their website.

The policy is also stated in the R&J Broadcasting Inc. Policy/Procedure manual as follows:

“It is the policy of the Station to ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, age, religion, color, national origin, marital status, physical or mental handicap or disability, gender, sexual orientation, or covered veteran status. Positive action shall be taken to insure the fulfillment of this policy in all employment areas including the following:

*Recruiting, advertising, or soliciting for employment.

*Hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer or demotion.

*Treatment during employment

*Rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

*Selection for training

*Layoff or termination”

 

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Vacancies during this reporting period include:

Employment Unit: KLKS, WWWI AM/FM, Brainerd

04/25/18

Full-time on-air/sales rep position

Advertising for full-time on-air/sales rep positions were posted/advertised on Indeed.com, with Minnesota Broadcasters Association (MBA), On-Air on KLKS FM, WWWI AM/FM, and Sport Talent Agency of America 4/25/18 – 5/25/18

Thirty-one applications received; 2 female, 29 male. Nine applicants interviewed; 8 male, 1 female. Two male applicants were hired and began working in June and July.

 

10/1/18

Full Time on-air/sales rep position

Advertising for full-time on-air/sales rep positions were posted/advertised on Indeed.com, with Minnesota Broadcasters Association (MBA), On-Air on KLKS FM, WWWI AM/FM, and Sport Talent Agency of America 4/25/18 – 5/25/18

There were 25 applicants; 2 female, 23 male. Nine applicants were interviewed; 8 male, 1 female. Two male applicants were offered the position but turned it down. No hires were made.

 

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Employment Unit: KFGI, KKIN AM/FM

10/03/18

Aitkin High School (Aitkin, MN) Career Fair

Various Future Positions/Vacancies

R&J Broadcasting Inc. participated in this career fair with a booth promoting careers in broadcasting. Booth consisted of a display of our website and promotion that we were accepting applications for sales representatives, traffic director, sports personality, and news personality company wide. Live broadcasts took place on site during the event.  

The Career Fair was hosted by the Northern Minnesota Area Workforce Center and Offices of Job Training, along with the Aitkin High School. There were over 40 businesses, law enforcement agencies, military recruiters, and area colleges participating. Open to the public, including over 600 students, grades 7-12 from the Aitkin and McGregor school districts. Guest speaker Jen Bertsch; Entrepreneur Coach and Leadership Trainer. No hires were made as a result of the career fair.

 

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Employment Unit: KGHS-FM, KSDM-AM: International Falls

 

05/01/18

Sales Representative

A position was advertised for a sales representative 01/01/18 – 01/31/18 and again 05/01/18 – 06/30/18. The position was posted with Minnesota Broadcasters Association, on-air on KGSH-AM & KSDM-FM, Indeed.com, and the Small Market Radio Newsletter (national publication).

There were two applicants. All were interviewed; (all male) one was hired and began working in mid-July.

 

05/01/18

On-Air Announcer

A position was advertised for an on-air personality 05/01/18 – 06/30/18. The position was posted with Minnesota Broadcasters Association, on-air on KGSH-AM & KSDM-FM, Indeed.com, and the Small Market Radio Newsletter.

There were four applicants. All were interviewed; (all male) one was hired and began working mid-July.

06/01/18

General Manager Upcoming Vacancy:

The General Manager of KGHS/KSDM will be retiring in 2019. In anticipation of this vacancy, the GM Position was advertised 06/01/18 – 07/31/18 on-air on KGHS-AM & KSDM-FM, posted internally via memo to staff members, with Minnesota Broadcasters Association, Small Market Radio Newsletter, and Indeed.com.

Eleven applications received; 0 from on-air, 2 from SMNL (male), 2 from indeed.com (male), 5 from MBA (all male), 2 from internal (1 male, 1 female). Seven applicants were interviewed, position was offered, none hired. Current position is held by current G.M. The vacancy will be re-posted at a later date.

 

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Employment Unit: KRJB, KRJM, KKCQ AM/FM

07/01/18

On Air Announcer, full-time or part-time

 

R&J Broadcasting Inc. advertised for an on-air announcer, full or part time for the month 07/01/18 – 08/01/18. Position was advertised with Indeed.com, on-air on KRJB, KRJM, and KKCQ AM/FM, and on rjbroadcasting.com.

There were three applicants, all male, all were interviewed, and one hired as part-time.

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R & J Broadcasting, Inc. has a working relationship with these area agencies should there be openings:

Minnesota Broadcasters Association
Linda Lasere  

800-245-5838
3033 Excelsior Blvd. Suite  310
Minneapolis, MN 55416

NCTC
1101 Highway One East
Radio Broadcast-Communications
Academic Advisors
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
218-681-0783

Bemidji State University
Mass Communications Dept.
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-755-2915

Sanford-Brown College Mendota Heights

1345 Mendota Heights Road

Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Sanford-Brown College Brooklyn Center

5951 Earle Brown Drive

Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Minnesota Work Force Center
1730 University Avenue
Crookston, MN 56716
218-281-6020

MSUM-Moorhead
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN  56560
Mass Communications Dept. 
218-477-2983

Norman County Index
307 West Main Street
Ada, MN 56510
218-784-2541

Mahnomen Pioneer
207 NW Main Street
Mahnomen, MN 56557
218-935-5296

Thirteen Towns of Fosston
118 Johnson Avenue North
Fosston,MN 56542
218-435-1313

www.indeed.com

Small Market Radio Newsletter

Smallmarketradio.com

mitchell@jaymitchell.com

Sportscasters Talent Agency of America

Staatalent.com

 

 

 

 

For employment opportunities resumes may also be sent to:

R & J Broadcasting Inc.
Attn:  Jim Birkemeyer 
312 West Main Street
Ada, MN 56510

Copyright © 2018 R&J Broadcasting, Inc.

 

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EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT

December 21, 2016 – November 30, 2017

*R & J Broadcasting, Inc. began operating under a LMA on Oct. 15th, 2016 before sale was finalized on December 21, 2016,

 This report was prepared and updated by Jim Birkemeyer, President of R & J Broadcasting, Inc. licensee of:

KGHS-AM 1230 AM & KSDM-FM 104.1 FM – International Falls, MN

 

Since its inception, R & J Broadcasting Inc  (“the Company”) has been an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This Company-Wide policy is set forth in our Employee Manual.

It states:

 

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or conditions specifically prohibited by federal, state, and local legislation.

 

This non-discrimination policy has been widely distributed to all employees and managers and has been placed in the public inspection file as well as here on this website.

 

The Employee Manual also states with respect to its anti-harassment policy that:

 

Throughout its history, the Company has adopted an on-going management policy to oversee and insure that all personnel policies and practices and working condition are free from all unlawful forms of employment discrimination.  Within the company, managers work closely with all employees to increase equality of opportunity to fully integrate them into all continually scrutinized its pay scale and employment benefits for employees with the same duties to eliminate any unjustified disparity based upon an employee’s race, national origin, color or sex.

 

The Company’s recruiting and hiring policies have always been and continue to be based upon the first principle that job-related qualifications are the touchstone of the employee selection process and that hiring decisions are entirely free from any explicit or implicit preferences based upon race, national origin, color or sex.

 

The Company has provided on-site and off-site training to all management officials on the day-to-day practices that underline the primacy of crediting and maintaining our equal employment environment company wide.

 

 

 

The specific features of the Company program include:

 

Posting of full-time job vacancies on the station’s website;

 

Distribute to Minnesota Broadcasters Association notices of full-time job vacancies with a request that they post the notice on their websites;

 

Periodically air spots promoting the fact that employment information/job vacancies may be found on its website;

 

Send notices of job openings to all referral organizations which have asked to be placed on the stations mailing list for its posting and expand the mailing list to include local broadcast organizations;

 

Advertise the full-time job opening over unaffiliated newspapers and trade publications when practical to do insofar as timing, funding or upon the occasion of an insufficient pool of applicants;

 

Post job opening on the main office bulletin board so that station employees can compete for openings as well as refer others to the station;

 

Include applications received within three months prior to the vacancy as part of the review process;

 

Periodically review recruitment efforts to determine whether selected methodologies and options are effective;

 

The Company is committed to a community outreach recruitment program that will increase local community and potential applicant awareness of full-time employment opportunities in broadcasting.  In this respect, the Company’s Employee Manual provides:

 

In accordance with the FCC’s EEO regulations, any organization that distributes information about employment opportunities to job seekers or refers job seekers to employers may request that it be provided notice of KSDM-FM and KGHS-AM job vacancies as the occur.

 

If your organizations would like to be notified of such vacancies, please contact KSDM/KGHS, 519 Third Street, International Falls, MN 56649 or dennis@ksdmradio.com.  Each organization that wishes to be given notice of job vacancies must provide its name, mailing address, e-mail address (if applicable), telephone number, contact person, and identify the category or categories of vacancies of which it requests notice.  (An organization may request notice of all vacancies)

 

 

 

EMPLOYMENT VACANCIES:

 

Vacancies will be posted as they become available.

 

WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT AND RETALIATION POLICY

 

Employer will not tolerate any behavior that constitutes unlawful discrimination against harassment of, or retaliation against any member of Employer community because of his or her gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, handicap or any other legally protected characteristic or activity. Employer is committed to ensuring a work environment free of sexual and other unlawful harassment: such harassment is prohibited and will not be tolerated.  Any person who engages in or encourages any act constituting discrimination, retaliation, or harassment, including sexual harassment, will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including discharge.

 

 

 

EEO Public File Report

Stations: International Falls, MN

KGHS-AM and KSDM-FM

Period Covered: December 21, 2016 to December 1, 2017

 

  All full-time vacancies filled: 4

 

Full-time Positions Filled by Job Title

Total Number of People Interviewed

Recruitment Source that Referred the Hire

Sales representative

 

Announcer

1

                          

3

KSDM/KGHS

 

 

  Total number of people interviewed for all full-time vacancies:  19

 

  Total number of interviewees referred by each recruitment source:

 

Recruitment Source (name, address, telephone, contact person)

Total Number of Interviewees From this source during period

Full-time positions for which this source was utilized.

Rainy River Community College

1501 Highway 71

International Falls MN

56649

218-283-9427

Sheila Demenge

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

Sales Representative

Announcer

MN Workforce Center

1501 Highway 71

International Falls, MN

56649

218-283-9427

Sue Frank

 

 

4

 

 

 

Announcer

Sales Representative

 

MN Broadcasters Association

3033 Excelsior Blvd Suite 301

Minneapolis, MN

54416

612-926-8123

Jim du Bois

 

 

3

 

 

 

Sales Representative

Announcer

Daily Journal

1602 Hwy 71

International Falls, MN

56649

218-285-3481

 

 

2

 

 

Sales Representative

Announcer

 

KGHS-AM & KSDM-FM

519 3rd St

International Falls, MN

56649

218-283-3481

Dennis Martin

 

 

8

 

 

 

Sales Representative

Announcer

 

 

Outreach Initiative Record Keeping Worksheet

 

Stations Claiming Credit: KGHS-AM/KSDM-FM

 

Type of activity listed under Outreach Initiative Worksheet:   Intern Program

 

Date of Stations Participation: December 21, 2016 to December 1, 2017

 

 EEO Contact

 

Contact Person:

 

Jim Birkemeyer

312 West Main Street

Ada, MN 56510

jimkrjbkjrm@lortel.net

 

 

Number of Community Organizations requesting notice of full-time vacancies: 1

 

 

 

 

 

Minnesota Broadcasters Association

3303 Excelsior Blvd Suite 301

Minneapolis, MN 55416

Telephone: 612-926-8123

Fax: 612-926-9761

Contact Person: Jim du Bois, Executive Director

 

 

R & J Broadcasting, Inc. had four participating Interns during the reporting period from International Falls High School.

 

Intern duties include: Answering phones, being a control board operator for local sports broadcasts and other remote programs, computer and data entry for pro sports broadcasts and other broadcast hours, some on air announcing duties and working with station program logs and weather reporting.

 

Students get to experience what it’s like to work at our local broadcast stations and have the opportunity to learn about other broadcasting career positions such as sales and announcing.