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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org