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KFMZ/KZBK EEO Report


October 1, 2013

This report is being filed to comply with Federal Communications Commission Rules providing the following information for the period of September 22, 2012 to September 21, 2013 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 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 worked throughout her Senior year. In August, Caitlyn went on to college enrolled as a Communications Major. Caitlyn was referred to us by the BHS Counselor and was 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 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.

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.

E: On 5/14/2013, KFMZ/KZBK Operations Manager Jeff Elliott and other staff members including KFMZ/KZBK General Manager Dale Palmer hosted four full classes of Brookfield R-3 Elementary students in a day-long series of discussions about radio. Part of the discussion centered about opportunities available, training requirements, broadcast programs and other aspects of a broadcasting career.

E: Continued to air weekly announcements encouraging those who are interested in a broadcast related career to contact us.

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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