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KFMZ/KZBK EEO Report


October 1, 2014

This report is being filed to comply with Federal Communications Commission Rules providing the following information for the period of September 22, 2013 to September 21, 2014 for Stations KFMZ (AM) and KZBK (FM), Brookfield, Missouri. According to Federal Communications Commission EEO rules, this station employment unit is not subject to formal outreach and recruitment requirements as fewer than five full-time persons were employed during the period.


Supplemental Outreach Initiatives and Activities
A: Best Broadcasting, Inc. participates in the Missouri Broadcasters Association Scholarship program. Deserving students receive financial aid to assist them in attaining the training and expertise required to become valuable employees in Missouri's broadcasting industry. The annual deadline for applications is March 31st of each year. Click here for more information.

B: Best Broadcasting, Inc. has an ongoing Internship program which allows area youth to actually work in a broadcast environment. During this reporting cycle, Ryan Elliott from Brookfield High School has been working as a paid intern in a variety of broadcast related functions. He was hired as a BHS Junior. Ryan was referred to us by the BHS Counselor and is a student in the BHS Communications department. His supervisors include Jeff Elliott, KFMZ/KZBK Operations Manager and Dale Palmer, KFMZ/KZBK General Manager.

C: On 9/24/13, KFMZ/KZBK Operations Manager Jeff Elliott and other staff members including KFMZ/KZBK General Manager Dale Palmer hosted a group of students from Macon County R-4 which was doing a unit on broadcast and other media. We discussed a variety of topics, including the qualifications, educational opportunities and other factors involved with employment in the radio business.

D: Best Broadcasting, Inc. has an ongoing program which allows area school students who are interested in the broadcast industry to "shadow" station personnel. Each year we host several students from various schools throughout the listening area and give them a real life perspective of day-to-day operations in a radio station. This year, one of those students was Jordan Bahr from Kirksville High School. During the shadow experience, Jordan was exposed to all aspects of the Station Operations Manager responsibilities and much more. He also expressed significant interest in creative-related occupations within the radio station.

E: On 10/30/13, KFMZ/KZBK Operations Manager Jeff Elliott represented Best Broadcasting, Inc. at an area Middle School and High School Career Fair. During the event, a total of four groups of middle school and high school students from several area school districts, including Brookfield, Marceline, Meadville, Northwestern @ Mendon and Bucklin participated. Discussions included a description of various careers available in communications and radio broadcasting, including college programs and other training available. Also discussed was an overview of duties associated with the positions along with a question and answer session.

F: Continued to air weekly announcements encouraging the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants to our stations. These announcements inform organizations that wish to receive our job vacancy information to contact us.


KFMZ/KZBK is owned and operated by Best Broadcasting, Inc, part of the Best Broadcast Group, and 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.

The Best Broadcast Group is dedicated to providing broad outreach regarding job vacancies at KFMZ, KZBK, KLTI, KZZT & KMCR. We seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants to our stations. Organizations that wish to receive our job vacancy information should contact Dale A. Palmer at 660-258-3383 or by sending an email to notify@bestbroadcastgroup.com 

 

 

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