KFMZ/KZBK EEO Report
October 1, 2012
This report is being filed to comply with Federal Communications Commission Rules providing the following
information for the period of September 22, 2011 to September 21, 2012 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
Supplemental Outreach Initiatives and Activities
A: Best Broadcasting, Inc.
participates in the Missouri Broadcasters Association Scholarship 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, Caitlyn Troutman from Brookfield High School has been working
as a paid intern in a variety of broadcast related functions. She was hired as a BHS Sophomore and is now a Senior.
Caitlyn was referred to us by the BHS Counselor and is a student in the BHS Communications department. Her
supervisors include Jeff Elliott, KFMZ/KZBK Operations Manager and Dale Palmer, KFMZ/KZBK General Manager.
C: 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
D: On 4/25/2012, KFMZ/KZBK Operations Manager Jeff Elliott meet with a group of Kirksville Middle School
Students regarding careers in broadcasting. Part of the discussion centered about opportunities available, training
requirements, broadcast programs and other aspects of a broadcasting career.
E: On 5/11/2012, KFMZ/KZBK hosted four classes from the Brookfield R-3 schools, totaling 80 plus
students. Discussion centered around opportunities available, training requirements, broadcast programs and
other aspects of a broadcasting career. In addition, a tour of station facilities was provided along with equipment
demonstrations and a brief question and answer session. KFMZ/KZBK Operations Manager Jeff Elliott conducted the
majority of the sessions with assistance by KFMZ/KZBK General Manager Dale Palmer.
E: Continued to air weekly announcements encouraging those who are interested in a broadcast related career to
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 firstname.lastname@example.org