EEO

FCC EEO Narrative Statement

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’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 primary 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 request 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 1, 2015 to December 1, 2016

A. All full-time vacancies filled: 2

Full-time Positions Filled

by Job Title

Total Number of People

Interviewed

Recruitment Source that

Referred the Hiree

Sales representative 6 KSDM/KGHS

B. Total number of people interviewed for all full-time vacancies: 6

C. 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

MN Workforce Center

1501 Highway 71

International Falls, MN 1 Sales Representative

56649

218-283-9427

Sue Frank

 

MN Broadcasters Association

3033 Excelsior Blvd Suite 301

Minneapolis, MN

54416

612-926-8123

Jim du Bois

0 Sales Representative

Daily Journal

1602 Hwy 71

International Falls, MN

56649

218-285-3481

2 Sales Representative

KGHS-AM & KSDM-FM

519 3rd St

International Falls, MN

56649

218-283-3481

Dennis Martin

3 Sales Representative

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 1, 2015 to December 1, 2016

D. EEO Contact

Contact Person:

Shawn Skramstad

501 Lake Ave south

Suite 200

Duluth, MN 55802

sskramstad@redrockradio.org

E.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

List of participating interns from December 1, 2015to December 1, 2016:

Brandon Burns- International Falls High School (December 1, 2015-December1, 2016)

Aaron Taylor- International Falls High School (December 1, 2015- December 1, 2016)

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.