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KSWI-FM https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/fm-profile/kswi

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Public File Liason is William J Saluk 712-243-6885 or 800-222-0965

Station Contact Information:
Meredith Communications
413 Chestnut Street
Atlantic IA 50022
712-243-6885
[email protected]

 

EEO Public File Report

 

Following for the period beginning October 1, 2017 and ending

September 30, 2018

 for licensee Meredith Communications, L.L.C.

 

This report covers the following employment units…

 

                                                                                    Community of

Call Sign          Facility ID         Station Class                License                        LMA(Y/N)

KSOM            63296             FM                              Audubon, IA             No

KSWI              79302             FM                              Atlantic, IA                 No

 

 

A.   Full Time Hires

There were no Full-Time Hires during the period.

 

  1. Outreach Initiatives

 

Date:                                                  October 1-3, 2017

Type of Activity:                             Job Training

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      William Saluk

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       International Broadcasters Idea Bank

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Frank Olmstead attended the International Broadcasters Idea Bank media workshop in Deadwood, South Dakota.  Curriculum in the workshop is designed to improve the skills of the staffers and qualify them for advanced positions in the broadcast industry.

 

Date:                                                  October 22-24, 2017

Type of Activity:                             Job Training

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      Kevin Ferguson, Cindy Humphrey, Tom Robinson, William Saluk

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Group 20

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Kevin Ferguson and Cindy Humphrey attended the Group 20 media workshop in Las Vegas.  Curriculum in the workshop is designed to improve the skills of the staffers and qualify them for advanced positions in the broadcast industry.

 

Date:                                                  December 5, 2017

Type of Activity:                             Career Day

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      Tom Robinson, Mandy Billings

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Atlantic Community Schools

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Tom Robinson and Mandy Billings attended Career Day at Schuler Elementary and spoke to more than 50 students regarding careers in radio broadcasting.  They answered questions and demonstrated some of the equipment used.

 

Date:                                                  April 21, 2018

Type of Activity:                             Job Training

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      Tom Robinson, Mandy Billings, Bennett Blake

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Iowa Broadcast News Association – Cedar Rapids, IA

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Tom Robinson, Mandy Billings and Bennett Blake attended the annual conference of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.  There were several breakout sessions designed to improve employee skills and help qualify them for advanced positions in the industry.

 

Date:                                                  Spring 2018

Type of Activity:                             Scholarship

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      William Saluk

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Meredith Communications sponsored two $1000 scholarships for graduating high school seniors who intend to major in radio broadcasting.  Applications for the scholarship were sent to 15 area high schools, advertised on-air and via the KSOM and KSWI websites.

 

Date:                                                  April 23-25, 2018

Type of Activity:                             Job Training

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      News Director Tom Robinson

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       National Association of Farm Broadcasters

Brief description of activity and station participation:

We are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters and they have an annual conference in Washington DC.  One of the focuses is providing seminars designed to enable station personnel to acquire skills that could qualify them for higher level positions.  News Director Tom Robinson is involved in this initiative.


Date: 
                                                June 21, 2018

Type of Activity:                             Job Training

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      Shannon Gearheart, Cindy Humphrey, Kevin Ferguson

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Iowa Broadcasters Association

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Employees attended sales training via the annual convention hosted by the Iowa Broadcasters Association.  This training will enhance their skills and help qualify them for advanced positions in the industry.

 

Date:                                                  Ongoing

Type of Activity:                             Job Shadowing/Career Day

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      All Department Heads

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Meredith Communications stations participate in local high school job shadowing programs.  A high school student will come to the station for 2-3 hours and “shadow” on air personalities and other staffers to get a glimpse of what careers in broadcasting entails.

 

  1. Recruitment Sources Utilized

Business                               Address                                 City                 State   Zip

Augustana College             639 38th St.                           Davenport     IA        61201

Black Hawk College            6600 34th Avenue               Moline            IL         61265

Briar Cliff University            3303 Rebecca                      Sioux City      IA        51104

Broadcast Education Asso 1771 N Street NW                Washington  DC      20036-289

Buena Vista University       610 W. Fourth St.                 Storm Lake    IA        50588

Central College                    812 University                      Pella               IA        50219

Chicago State University    9501 South ML King Drive Chicago         IL         60628

Clarke College                     1550 Clarke Drive                Dubuque       IA        52001

Coe College                          1220 1st Avenue NE           Cedar RapidsIA        52402

Columbia College                600 S. Michigan Avenue    Chicago         IL         60605

DMACC                                 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.Bldg Ankeny          IA        50021

Division of Person W Disa Lucas State Office Buildin Des Moines   IA        50319

DMACC-Des Moines          1100 7th St.                           Des Moines   IA        50314

Drake University                  2507 University Ave.           Des Moines   IA        50311

Grand View College            1200 Grandview Avenue   Des Moines   IA        50316

Grinnell College                   1127 Park St.                        Grinnell          IA        50112

Hawkeye CC                        1502 E. Orange Rd.             Waterloo        IA        50704-8015

IA Dptof Human Rights      Lucas State Office Buildin Des Moines   IA        50319

IA Div of the Status of AfricLucas State Office BuildingDes Moines IA        50319

IA Div on the Status of Wo Lucas State Office BuildingDes Moines IA        50319

Illinois State University       185 Student Services BuildNormal          IL         61790-2520

Iowa Central CC                  330 Avenue M                      Fort Dodge    IA        50501

Iowa Div of Latino Affairs   Lucas State Office BuildingDes Moines IA        50319

Iowa Lake CC                       3200 Lakes Community ColEmmetsburgIA        50536

Iowa State University          0570 Beardshear Hall         Ames              IA        5011-2047

Iowa Wesleyan College      601 N. Main St.                     Mt. Pleasant IA        52641

Iowa Workforce Developm 1000 East Grand                  Des Moines   IA        50390

Jackson State University    1400 John R. Lynch St.      Jackson         MS      39217-0280

Loras College                       1450 Alta Vista St.               Dubuque       IA        52004

Luther College                     700 College Dr.                    Decorah         IA        52101

Martin L. King Center          515 Beach St.                       Waterloo        IA        52001

Minorities in Broadcasting P.O. Box 67132                    Century City  CA      90067

Morningside College           1501 Morningside Ave        Sioux City      IA        51106

Ntl Assoc of Black Journ    8707-A Adelphi Rd.             Adelphi          MD      20783-1716

NAB                                        1771 N St. NW                      Washington  DC      20036-2891

Ntl Assoc Hispanic Journ   529 14th St.   Suite 1000     Washington  DC      20045-2001

Northwestern College         208 8th St. NW                     Orange City   IA        51041

Northwestern University     630 Lincoln St.                     Evanston       IL         60208

S.W. Wisconsin TC             1800 Bronson                       Fennimore    WI       53809

Scott Community College 500 Belmont Rd.                  Bettendorf     IA        52722

Simpson College                 701 N. C St.                           Indianola       IA        50125

St. Ambrose University       518 W. Locust Street           Davenport     IA        52803

Truman State University     100 E. Normal                       Kirksville        MO      63501

TV Jobs.com                         P.O. Box 4116                      Oceanside     CA      92052-4116

UNI-CUE                               800 Sycamore St.                 Waterloo        IA        50703

University of Dubuque       2000 University                    Dubuque       IA        52001

University of Iowa                24 Phillips Hall                     Iowa City        IA        52242

University of Missouri         130 Jesse Hall                      Columbia       MO      65211

University of Northern IowaSSC #19                               Cedar Falls   IA        50614-0384

University of Wisconsin      1 University Plaza                Platteville       WI       53818-3099

Urban Dreams                      1410 6th Ave                        Des Moines   IA        50314

Wartburg College                 100 Wartburg Blvd.              Waverly          IA        50677

William Penn University     201 Trueblood Ave.             Oskaloosa     IA        52577
Iowa Department of the BliFourth Street                         Des Moines   IA        50309-2364
Iowabroadcasters.com        Mark Osmundsen    PO Box 71186Des MIA       50325
Iowa Western CC                 Kaci Richter              2800 College CB     IA        51503
Atlantic High School           Heather McKay        1201 E 14th StAtlantiIA        50022
Atlantic Area Chamber       Bailey Smith             102 ChestnutAtlantiIA        50022

Illinois Media School           Carl Jackson             [email protected]

Allaccess.com

The Atlantic News Telegraph (www.swiowanewssource.com)

The Harlan News Advertiser Newspaper

Southwestiowahelpwanted.com

www.965ksom.com and www.ks957online.com – Station Websites

On Air Commercials on KSOM-FM and KSWI-FM

 

 

EEO Public File Report

Following for the period beginning October 1, 2016 and ending

September 30, 2017

 for licensee Meredith Communications, L.L.C.

 

This report covers the following employment units…

 

                                                                                    Community of

Call Sign          Facility ID         Station Class                License                        LMA(Y/N)

KSOM             63296             FM                              Audubon, IA             No

KSWI              79302             FM                              Atlantic, IA                 No

 

 

A.   Full Time Hires

The following is a list of full-time positions filled and recruitment sources used for each position:

 

There were no full-time positions filled in the reporting period.

 

  1. Outreach Initiatives

 

Date:                                                  October 17-19, 2016

Type of Activity:                             Job Training

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      William Saluk

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       International Broadcasters Idea Bank

Brief description of activity and station participation:

William Saluk attended the International Broadcasters Idea Bank media conference in Buffalo, New York.  Curriculum in the conference is designed to improve the skills of employees and management and qualify them for advanced positions in the broadcast industry.

 

 

Date:                                                  April 22, 2017

Type of Activity:                             Job Training

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      Tom Robinson, Mandy Billings, Bennett Blake

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Iowa Broadcast News Association – Johnston, IA

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Tom Robinson, Mandy Billings and Bennett Blake attended the annual conference of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.  There were several breakout sessions designed to improve employee skills and help qualify them for advanced positions in the industry.

 

 

Date:                                                  Ongoing

Type of Activity:                             Paid Internship Program

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      All Department Heads

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation: We have five high school students who are employed on a part-time basis and learn the basics of EAS operation, meter readings, transmitter operation, news, public affairs and programming which will help qualify them for advanced positions in the industry.

 

Date:                                                  Spring 2017

Type of Activity:                             Scholarship

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      William Saluk

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Meredith Communications sponsored a $1000 scholarship for graduating high school seniors who intend to major in radio broadcasting.  Applications for the scholarship were sent to 15 area high schools, advertised on-air and via the KSOM and KSWI websites.

 

Date:                                                  June 22, 2017

Type of Activity:                             Job Training

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      Cindy Humphrey, Frank Olmstead, William Saluk

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Iowa Broadcasters Association

Brief description of activity and station participation: Meredith Communications attended the annual meeting of the Iowa Broadcasters Association in West Des Moines.  Humphrey attended a seminar on advanced sales techniques, while Olmstead attended a programming seminar and Saluk attended management sessions.  The education received will help the participating employees improve their skills and make them eligible for advanced employment in the industry.

 

Date:                                                  Ongoing

Type of Activity:                             Job Shadowing

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      All Department Heads

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Meredith Communications stations participate in local high school job shadowing programs.  A high school student will come to the station for 2-3 hours and “shadow” on air personalities and other staffers to get a glimpse of what careers in broadcasting entails.

 

  1. Recruitment Sources Utilized

Business                               Address                     City                 State               Zip

Augustana College                         639 38th St.               Davenport                 IA        61201

Black Hawk College                        6600 34th Avenue   Moline                        IL         61265

Briar Cliff University                        3303 Rebecca          Sioux City                  IA        51104

BEA                                       1771 N Street NW    Washington              DC      20036

Buena Vista U                      610 W. Fourth St.     Storm Lake                IA        50588

Central College                    812 University          Pella                           IA        50219

Chicago State U                   9501 South ML KingChicago                    IL         60628

Clarke College                     1550 Clarke Drive    Dubuque                   IA        52001

Coe College                          1220 1st Avenue NECedar Rapids          IA        52402

Columbia College                600 S. Michigan Av.            Chicago                     IL         60605

DMACC                                 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.Ankeny                   IA        50021

DMACC                                 1100 7th St.               Des Moines               IA        50314

Drake University                  2507 University Ave            Des Moines               IA        50311

Grand View College                        1200 Grandview Av Des Moines             IA        50316

Grinnell College                   1127 Park St.            Grinnell                      IA        50112

Hawkeye CC                         1502 E. Orange Rd. Waterloo                    IA        50704

Illinois State U                      185 Stu Ser Bldg      Normal                       IL         61790

Iowa Central CC                  330 Avenue M          Fort Dodge                IA        50501

Iowa Div Latino Aff              Lucas St Office BldgDes Moines              IA        50319

Iowa Lakes CC                     3200 Lakes               Emmetsburg             IA        50536

Iowa State Univ                    0570 Beardshear     Ames                          IA

Iowa Wesleyan                     601 N. Main St.         Mt. Pleasant             IA        52641

Workforce Dev                      1000 East Grand      Des Moines               IA        50390

Jackson State U                   1400 John R. Lynch            Jackson                     MS      39217

Loras College                       1450 Alta Vista St.   Dubuque                   IA        52004

Luther College                     700 College Dr.        Decorah                     IA        52101

King Center                          515 Beach St.           Waterloo                    IA        52001

Morningside College           1501 Morningside    Sioux City                  IA        51106

NA of Blak Journ                 8707-A Adelphi Rd  Adelphi                      MD      20783

NAB                                        1771 N St. NW          Washington              DC      20036

NA of HispanicJourn          529 14th St.Ste1000Washington              DC      20045

NW College                          208 8th St. NW         Orange City               IA        51041

Northwestern U                    630 Lincoln St.         Evanston                   IL         60208

SW.Wisconsin Tech            1800 Bronson           Fennimore                WI       53809

Scott CC                                500 Belmont Rd.      Bettendorf                 IA        52722

Simpson College                 701 N. C St.               Indianola                   IA        50125

St. Ambrose U                      518 W. Locust St      Davenport                 IA        52803

Truman State U                    100 E. Normal           Kirksville                    MO      63501

TV Jobs.com                         P.O. Box 4116          Oceanside                 CA      92052

UNI-CUE                               800 Sycamore St.     Waterloo                    IA        50703

Univ. of Dubuque                2000 University        Dubuque                   IA        52001

University of Iowa                24 Phillips Hall         Iowa City                    IA        52242

U of Missouri                         130 Jesse Hall          Columbia                   MO      65211

U of Northern Iowa              SSC #19                    Cedar Falls               IA        50614

U of Wisconsin                     1 University Plaza    Platteville                   WI       53818

Urban Dreams                      1410 6th Ave            Des Moines               IA        50314

Wartburg College                 100 Wartburg Blvd.  Waverly                      IA        50677

William Penn U                    201 Trueblood Ave. Oskaloosa                 IA        52577
IA Dpt of the Blind               524 Fourth Street     Des Moines               IA        50309
Iowabroadcasters.com        PO Box 71186          Des Moines               IA        50325
Iowa Western CC     Kaci Richter             2800 College RdCouncil Bluffs    IA        51503
Atlantic High School           Heather McKay1201 E 14th St      Atlantic           IA        50022
Atlantic Area Chamber Bailey Smith        102 Chestnut            Atlantic           IA        50022

Illinois Media School Carl Jackson          [email protected]

Allaccess.com

The Atlantic News Telegraph (www.swiowanewssource.com)

Southwestiowahelpwanted.com

www.965ksom.com and www.ks957online.com – Station Websites

On Air Commercials on KSOM-FM and KSWI-FM

 

 

 

 

EEO Public File Report

Following for the period beginning October 1, 2015 and ending

September 30, 2016

 for licensee Meredith Communications, L.L.C.

 

This report covers the following employment units…

 

                                                                                    Community of

Call Sign          Facility ID         Station Class                License                        LMA(Y/N)

KSOM            63296             FM                              Audubon, IA             No

KSWI              79302             FM                              Atlantic, IA                 No

 

 

A.   Full Time Hires

The following is a list of full-time positions filled and recruitment sources used for each position:

Radio Announcer KSWI-FM          Filled: 9/7/2016

Referral Source                                                        # Interviewees                      Hired

Internal Candidate                                                   2                                              Yes

965ksom.com website                                             1

IowaBroadcasters.com website                             1

 

  1. Outreach Initiatives

 

Date:                                                  October 26-28, 2015

Type of Activity:                             Job Training

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      Kevin Ferguson, Cindy Humphrey, William Saluk

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Group 20

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Kevin Ferguson and Cindy Humphrey attended the Group 20 media workshop in Las Vegas.  Curriculum in the workshop is designed to improve the skills of the staffers and qualify them for advanced positions in the broadcast industry.

 

Date:                                                  January 15-17, 2016

Type of Activity:                             Job Training

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      Frank Olmstead

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       International Broadcasters Idea Bank

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Frank Olmstead attended the International Broadcasters Idea Bank media workshop in Saint Louis.  Curriculum in the workshop is designed to improve the skills of the staffers and qualify them for advanced positions in the broadcast industry.

 

 

Date:                                                  April 23, 2016

Type of Activity:                             Job Training

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      Tom Robinson, Mandy Billings, Bennett Blake

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Iowa Broadcast News Association – Waterloo, IA

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Tom Robinson, Mandy Billings and Bennett Blake attended the annual conference of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.  There were several breakout sessions designed to improve employee skills and help qualify them for advanced positions in the industry.

 

Date:                                                  Ongoing

Type of Activity:                             Internship Program

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      All Department Heads

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation:

This summer, KSOM and KSWI employed one college level intern which worked from May through August.  The student obtained experience in news and public affairs programming..  We also have five high school students who are employed on a part-time basis and learn the basics of EAS operation, meter readings, transmitter operation, news, public affairs and programming.

 

Date:                                                  Spring 2016

Type of Activity:                             Scholarship

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      William Saluk

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Meredith Communications sponsored a $1000 scholarship for graduating high school seniors who intend to major in radio broadcasting.  Applications for the scholarship were sent to 15 area high schools, advertised on-air and via the KSOM and KSWI websites.

 

Date:                                                  April 24-25, 2016

Type of Activity:                             Job Training

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      News Director Tom Robinson

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation:

We are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters and they have an annual conference in Washington DC.  One of the focuses is providing seminars designed to enable station personnel  to acquire skills that could qualify them for higher level positions.  News Director Tom Robinson is involved in this initiative.

 

Date:                                                  Ongoing

Type of Activity:                             Job Shadowing

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      All Department Heads

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Meredith Communications stations participate in local high school job shadowing programs.  A high school student will come to the station for 2-3 hours and “shadow” on air personalities and other staffers to get a glimpse of what careers in broadcasting entails.

 

  1. Recruitment Sources Utilized

Business                                                       Address                                                         City                             State   Zip

Augustana College                                     639 38th St.                                                   Davenport                 IA            61201

Black Hawk College                                    6600 34th Avenue                                       Moline                        IL             61265

Briar Cliff University                                    3303 Rebecca                                              Sioux City                  IA            51104

Broadcast Education Association             1771 N Street NW                                        Washington              DC            20036-289

Buena Vista University                               610 W. Fourth St.                                         Storm Lake                IA            50588

Central College                                            812 University                                              Pella                           IA            50219

Chicago State University                            9501 South ML King Drive                         Chicago                     IL             60628

Clarke College                                             1550 Clarke Drive                                        Dubuque                   IA            52001

Coe College                                                  1220 1st Avenue NE                                   Cedar Rapids           IA            52402

Columbia College                                        600 S. Michigan Avenue                            Chicago                     IL             60605

Des Moines Area Community College    2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.Bldg #1                    Ankeny                      IA            50021

Division of Person With Disabilities         Lucas State Office Building                       Des Moines               IA            50319

DMACC-Des Moines/Urban Campus      1100 7th St.                                                   Des Moines               IA            50314

Drake University                                          2507 University Ave.                                   Des Moines               IA            50311

Grand View College                                    1200 Grandview Avenue                           Des Moines               IA            50316

Grinnell College                                           1127 Park St.                                                Grinnell                      IA            50112

Hawkeye Community College                   1502 E. Orange Rd.                                     Waterloo                    IA            50704-8015

IA Department of Human Rights               Lucas State Office Building                       Des Moines               IA            50319

IA Division of the Status of African Americans Lucas State Office Buildin             Des Moines               IA            50319

IA Division on the Status of Women        Lucas State Office Building                       Des Moines               IA            50319

Illinois State University                               185 Student Services Building                 Normal                       IL             61790-2520

Iowa Central Community College             330 Avenue M                                              Fort Dodge                IA            50501

Iowa Division of Latino Affairs                  Lucas State Office Building                       Des Moines               IA            50319

Iowa Lake Community College                 3200 Lakes Community College               Emmetsburg             IA            50536

Iowa State University                                  0570 Beardshear Hall                                 Ames                          IA            5011-2047

Iowa Wesleyan College                              601 N. Main St.                                             Mt. Pleasant             IA            52641

Iowa Workforce Development                   1000 East Grand                                          Des Moines               IA            50390

Jackson State University                            1400 John R. Lynch St.                              Jackson                     MS            39217-0280

Loras College                                               1450 Alta Vista St.                                       Dubuque                   IA            52004

Luther College                                             700 College Dr.                                            Decorah                     IA            52101

Martin L. King Center                                  515 Beach St.                                               Waterloo                    IA            52001

Minorities in Broadcasting Training Pro  P.O. Box 67132                                            Century City              CA            90067

Morningside College                                   1501 Morningside Ave                                Sioux City                  IA            51106

National Association of Black Journ        8707-A Adelphi Rd.                                     Adelphi                      MD            20783-1716

National Association of Broadcasters      1771 N St. NW                                              Washington              DC            20036-2891

National Association of Hispanic Journ  529 14th St.   Suite 1000                             Washington              DC            20045-2001

Northwestern College                                 208 8th St. NW                                             Orange City               IA            51041

Northwestern University                             630 Lincoln St.                                             Evanston                   IL             60208

S.W. Wisconsin Technical College          1800 Bronson                                               Fennimore                WI            53809

Scott Community College                         500 Belmont Rd.                                          Bettendorf                 IA            52722

Simpson College                                         701 N. C St.                                                   Indianola                   IA            50125

St. Ambrose University                               518 W. Locust Street                                   Davenport                 IA            52803

Truman State University                             100 E. Normal                                               Kirksville                    MO            63501

TV Jobs.com                                                 P.O. Box 4116                                              Oceanside                 CA            92052-4116

UNI-CUE                                                       800 Sycamore St.                                         Waterloo                    IA            50703

University of Dubuque                               2000 University                                            Dubuque                   IA            52001

University of Iowa                                        24 Phillips Hall                                             Iowa City                    IA            52242

University of Missouri                                 130 Jesse Hall                                              Columbia                   MO            65211

University of Northern Iowa                       SSC #19                                                        Cedar Falls               IA            50614-0384

University of Wisconsin, Platteville          1 University Plaza                                        Platteville                   WI            53818-3099

Urban Dreams                                              1410 6th Ave                                                Des Moines               IA            50314

Wartburg College                                         100 Wartburg Blvd.                                      Waverly                      IA            50677

William Penn University                             201 Trueblood Ave.                                     Oskaloosa                 IA            52577
Iowa Department of the Blind                    524 Fourth Street                                         Des Moines               IA            50309-2364
Iowabroadcasters.com                                Mark Osmundsen    PO Box 71186          Des Moines               IA            50325
Iowa Western Community College           Kaci Richter              2800 College Rd      Council Bluffs          IA            51503
Atlantic High School                                   Heather McKay        1201 E 14th St           Atlantic                       IA            50022
Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce      Ouida Hargens         102 Chestnut            Atlantic                       IA            50022

Illinois Media School                                   Carl Jackson             [email protected]

Allaccess.com

The Atlantic News Telegraph (www.swiowanewssource.com)

The Harlan News Advertiser Newspaper

Southwestiowahelpwanted.com

www.965ksom.com and www.ks957online.com – Station Websites

On Air Commercials on KSOM-FM and KSWI-FM

 

 

 

EEO Public File Report

 

Following for the period beginning October 1, 2014 and ending

September 30, 2015

 for licensee Meredith Communications, L.L.C.

 

This report covers the following employment units…

 

                                                                                    Community of

Call Sign          Facility ID         Station Class                License                        LMA(Y/N)

KSOM            63296             FM                              Audubon, IA             No

KSWI              79302             FM                              Atlantic, IA                 No

 

 

A.   Full Time Hires

The following is a list of full-time positions filled and recruitment sources used for each position:

There were no full-time hires made during this period.

 

 

  1. Outreach Initiatives

 

Date:                                                  April 18, 2015

Type of Activity:                             Job Training

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      Tom Robinson

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Iowa Broadcast News Association – Johnston, IA

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Tom Robinson attended the annual conference of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.  He attended several breakout sessions designed enhance his management skills.

 

Date:                                                  Ongoing

Type of Activity:                             Internship Program

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      All Department Heads

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation:

This summer, KSOM and KSWI employed two college level interns which worked from May through August.  One of them obtained experience in news and public affairs programming and the other obtained experience in station promotional activities.  We also have four high school students who are employed on a part-time basis and learn the basics of EAS operation, meter readings, transmitter operation, news, public affairs and programming.

 

Date:                                                  Spring 2015

Type of Activity:                             Scholarship

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      William Saluk

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Meredith Communications sponsored a $1000 scholarship for graduating high school seniors who intend to major in radio broadcasting.  Applications for the scholarship were sent to 15 area high schools, advertised on-air and via the KSOM and KSWI websites.

 

Date:                                                  Ongoing

Type of Activity:                             Training Program

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      News Director Tom Robinson

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation:

We are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters and they have an annual conference in Washington DC.  One of the focuses is providing seminars designed to enable station personnel  to acquire skills that could qualify them for higher level positions.  News Director Tom Robinson is involved in this initiative.

 

Date:                                                  Ongoing

Type of Activity:                             Training Program

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      All Account Executives and General Manager William Saluk

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation:

We are members in DDS Group 20 – a peer group of radio stations who focus on increasing sales through adequate sales training.   These programs are designed to enable station personnel to acquire skills that could qualify them for higher level positions.  General Manager William Saluk and all Account Executives are involved in this initiative.

 

 

Date:                                                  Ongoing

Type of Activity:                             Job Shadowing

Station(s) participating:                KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM

Employees:                                      All Department Heads

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Meredith Communications

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Meredith Communications stations participate in local high school job shadowing programs.  A high school student will come to the station for 2-3 hours and “shadow” on air personalities and other staffers to get a glimpse of what careers in broadcasting entails.

 

  1. Recruitment Sources Utilized

Business                                                       Address                                                         City                             State   Zip

American Institute of Business                 2500 Fleur Drive                                          Des Moines               IA            50321

Augustana College                                     639 38th St.                                                   Davenport                 IA            61201

Black Hawk College                                    6600 34th Avenue                                       Moline                        IL             61265

Briar Cliff University                                    3303 Rebecca                                              Sioux City                  IA            51104

Broadcast Education Association             1771 N Street NW                                        Washington              DC            20036-289

Buena Vista University                               610 W. Fourth St.                                         Storm Lake                IA            50588

Central College                                            812 University                                              Pella                           IA            50219

Chicago State University                            9501 South ML King Drive                         Chicago                     IL             60628

Clarke College                                             1550 Clarke Drive                                        Dubuque                   IA            52001

Coe College                                                  1220 1st Avenue NE                                   Cedar Rapids           IA            52402

Columbia College                                        600 S. Michigan Avenue                            Chicago                     IL             60605

Des Moines Area Community College    2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.Bldg #1                    Ankeny                      IA            50021

Division of Person With Disabilities         Lucas State Office Building                       Des Moines               IA            50319

DMACC-Des Moines/Urban Campus      1100 7th St.                                                   Des Moines               IA            50314

Drake University                                          2507 University Ave.                                   Des Moines               IA            50311

Grand View College                                    1200 Grandview Avenue                           Des Moines               IA            50316

Grinnell College                                           1127 Park St.                                                Grinnell                      IA            50112

Hawkeye Community College                   1502 E. Orange Rd.                                     Waterloo                    IA            50704-8015

IA Department of Human Rights               Lucas State Office Building                       Des Moines               IA            50319

IA Division of the Status of African Americans Lucas State Office Buildin             Des Moines               IA            50319

IA Division on the Status of Women        Lucas State Office Building                       Des Moines               IA            50319

Illinois State University                               185 Student Services Building                 Normal                       IL             61790-2520

Iowa Central Community College             330 Avenue M                                              Fort Dodge                IA            50501

Iowa Division of Latino Affairs                  Lucas State Office Building                       Des Moines               IA            50319

Iowa Lake Community College                 3200 Lakes Community College               Emmetsburg             IA            50536

Iowa State University                                  0570 Beardshear Hall                                 Ames                          IA            5011-2047

Iowa Wesleyan College                              601 N. Main St.                                             Mt. Pleasant             IA            52641

Iowa Workforce Development                   1000 East Grand                                          Des Moines               IA            50390

Jackson State University                            1400 John R. Lynch St.                              Jackson                     MS            39217-0280

Loras College                                               1450 Alta Vista St.                                       Dubuque                   IA            52004

Luther College                                             700 College Dr.                                            Decorah                     IA            52101

Martin L. King Center                                  515 Beach St.                                               Waterloo                    IA            52001

Minorities in Broadcasting Training Pro  P.O. Box 67132                                            Century City              CA            90067

Morningside College                                   1501 Morningside Ave                                Sioux City                  IA            51106

National Association of Black Journ        8707-A Adelphi Rd.                                     Adelphi                      MD            20783-1716

National Association of Broadcasters      1771 N St. NW                                              Washington              DC            20036-2891

National Association of Hispanic Journ  529 14th St.   Suite 1000                             Washington              DC            20045-2001

Northwestern College                                 208 8th St. NW                                             Orange City               IA            51041

Northwestern University                             630 Lincoln St.                                             Evanston                   IL             60208

S.W. Wisconsin Technical College          1800 Bronson                                               Fennimore                WI            53809

Scott Community College                         500 Belmont Rd.                                          Bettendorf                 IA            52722

Simpson College                                         701 N. C St.                                                   Indianola                   IA            50125

St. Ambrose University                               518 W. Locust Street                                   Davenport                 IA            52803

Truman State University                             100 E. Normal                                               Kirksville                    MO            63501

TV Jobs.com                                                 P.O. Box 4116                                              Oceanside                 CA            92052-4116

UNI-CUE                                                       800 Sycamore St.                                         Waterloo                    IA            50703

University of Dubuque                               2000 University                                            Dubuque                   IA            52001

University of Iowa                                        24 Phillips Hall                                             Iowa City                    IA            52242

University of Missouri                                 130 Jesse Hall                                              Columbia                   MO            65211

University of Northern Iowa                       SSC #19                                                        Cedar Falls               IA            50614-0384

University of Wisconsin, Platteville          1 University Plaza                                        Platteville                   WI            53818-3099

Urban Dreams                                              1410 6th Ave                                                Des Moines               IA            50314

Wartburg College                                         100 Wartburg Blvd.                                      Waverly                      IA            50677

William Penn University                             201 Trueblood Ave.                                     Oskaloosa                 IA            52577
Iowa Department of the Blind                    524 Fourth Street                                         Des Moines               IA            50309-2364
Iowabroadcasters.com                                Mark Osmundsen    PO Box 71186          Des Moines               IA            50325
Iowa Western Community College           Ann Pross                 705 Walnut               Atlantic                       IA            50022
Atlantic High School                                   Heather McKay        1201 E 14th St           Atlantic                       IA            50022
Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce      Ouida Wymer            102 Chestnut            Atlantic                       IA            50022

Allaccess.com

The Atlantic News Telegraph (www.swiowanewssource.com)

The Harlan News Advertiser Newspaper

Southwestiowahelpwanted.com

www.965ksom.com and www.ks957online.com – Station Websites

On Air Commercials on KSOM-FM and KSWI-FM

 

EEO Public File Report

Following for the period beginning October 1, 2013 and ending
September 30, 2014 for licensee Meredith Communications, L.L.C.

This report covers the following employment units…

Call Sign Facility ID Station Class Community LMA(Y/N)
KSOM 63296 FM Audubon, IA No
KSWI 79302 FM Atlantic, IA No

A. Full Time Hires
The following is a list of full-time positions filled and recruitment sources used for each position:

Account Executive Filled: 5/30/2014
Referral Source # Interviewees Hired
Non-Employee Referral 3 Yes
Radio Advertisement 4
Southwestiowahelpwanted.com 1
Harlan News Advertiser 1
965ksom.com website 1

B. Outreach Initiatives

Date: May 3, 2014
Type of Activity: Job Training
Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM
Employees: Tom Robinson
Host/Sponsor of the Activity Iowa Broadcast News Association – Cedar Rapids, IA
Brief description of activity and station participation:
Tom Robinson attended the annual conference of the Iowa Broadcast News Association. He attended several breakout sessions designed enhance his management skills.

Date: June 26, 2014
Type of Activity: Training Program
Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM
Employees: William Saluk, Cindy Humphrey, Kevin Ferguson, Frank Olmstead
Host/Sponsor of the Activity Iowa Broadcasters Association
Brief description of activity and station participation:
General Manager William Saluk attended the annual management training and education sessions at the Annual Convention while Cindy Humphrey and Kevin Ferguson attended a sales training seminar designed to prepare them for future career advancement. Frank Olmstead attended a programming seminar designed to enhance his skills and prepare him for future career advancement.

Date: Ongoing
Type of Activity: Internship Program
Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM
Employees: All Department Heads
Host/Sponsor of the Activity Meredith Communications
Brief description of activity and station participation:
This summer, KSOM and KSWI employed one college level intern which worked from May through August. She obtained experience in news and public affairs programming. We also have four high school students who are employed on a part-time basis and learn the basics of EAS operation, meter readings, transmitter operation, news, public affairs and programming.

Date: Spring 2014
Type of Activity: Scholarship
Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM
Employees: William Saluk
Host/Sponsor of the Activity Meredith Communications
Brief description of activity and station participation:
Meredith Communications sponsored a $1000 scholarship for graduating high school seniors who intend to major in radio broadcasting. Applications for the scholarship were sent to 15 area high schools, advertised on-air and via the KSOM and KSWI websites.

Date: Ongoing
Type of Activity: Training Program
Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM
Employees: All Account Executives and General Manager William Saluk
Host/Sponsor of the Activity Meredith Communications
Brief description of activity and station participation:
We are members in DDS Group 20 – a peer group of radio stations who focus on increasing sales through adequate sales training. These programs are designed to enable station personnel to acquire skills that could qualify them for higher level positions. General Manager William Saluk and all Account Executives are involved in this initiative.

Date: Ongoing
Type of Activity: Job Shadowing
Station(s) participating: KSOM-FM; KSWI-FM
Employees: All Department Heads
Host/Sponsor of the Activity Meredith Communications
Brief description of activity and station participation:
Meredith Communications stations participate in local high school job shadowing programs. A high school student will come to the station for 2-3 hours and “shadow” on air personalities and other staffers to get a glimpse of what careers in broadcasting entails.

E. Recruitment Sources Utilized
Business Address City State Zip
American Institute of Business 2500 Fleur Drive Des Moines IA 50321
Augustana College 639 38th St. Davenport IA 61201
Black Hawk College 6600 34th Avenue Moline IL 61265
Briar Cliff University 3303 Rebecca Sioux City IA 51104
Broadcast Education Association 1771 N Street NW Washington DC 20036-289
Buena Vista University 610 W. Fourth St. Storm Lake IA 50588
Central College 812 University Pella IA 50219
Chicago State University 9501 South ML King Drive Chicago IL 60628
Clarke College 1550 Clarke Drive Dubuque IA 52001
Coe College 1220 1st Avenue NE Cedar Rapids IA 52402
Columbia College 600 S. Michigan Avenue Chicago IL 60605
Des Moines Area Community College 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.Bldg #1 Ankeny IA 50021
Division of Person With Disabilities Lucas State Office Building Des Moines IA 50319
DMACC-Des Moines/Urban Campus 1100 7th St. Des Moines IA 50314
Drake University 2507 University Ave. Des Moines IA 50311
Grand View College 1200 Grandview Avenue Des Moines IA 50316
Grinnell College 1127 Park St. Grinnell IA 50112
Hawkeye Community College 1502 E. Orange Rd. Waterloo IA 50704-8015
IA Department of Human Rights Lucas State Office Building Des Moines IA 50319
IA Division of the Status of African Americans Lucas State Office Buildin Des Moines IA 50319
IA Division on the Status of Women Lucas State Office Building Des Moines IA 50319
Illinois State University 185 Student Services Building Normal IL 61790-2520
Iowa Central Community College 330 Avenue M Fort Dodge IA 50501
Iowa Division of Latino Affairs Lucas State Office Building Des Moines IA 50319
Iowa Lake Community College 3200 Lakes Community College Emmetsburg IA 50536
Iowa State University 0570 Beardshear Hall Ames IA 5011-2047
Iowa Wesleyan College 601 N. Main St. Mt. Pleasant IA 52641
Iowa Workforce Development 1000 East Grand Des Moines IA 50390
Jackson State University 1400 John R. Lynch St. Jackson MS 39217-0280
Loras College 1450 Alta Vista St. Dubuque IA 52004
Luther College 700 College Dr. Decorah IA 52101
Martin L. King Center 515 Beach St. Waterloo IA 52001
Minorities in Broadcasting Training Pro P.O. Box 67132 Century City CA 90067
Morningside College 1501 Morningside Ave Sioux City IA 51106
National Association of Black Journ 8707-A Adelphi Rd. Adelphi MD 20783-1716
National Association of Broadcasters 1771 N St. NW Washington DC 20036-2891
National Association of Hispanic Journ 529 14th St. Suite 1000 Washington DC 20045-2001
Northwestern College 208 8th St. NW Orange City IA 51041
Northwestern University 630 Lincoln St. Evanston IL 60208
S.W. Wisconsin Technical College 1800 Bronson Fennimore WI 53809
Scott Community College 500 Belmont Rd. Bettendorf IA 52722
Simpson College 701 N. C St. Indianola IA 50125
St. Ambrose University 518 W. Locust Street Davenport IA 52803
Truman State University 100 E. Normal Kirksville MO 63501
TV Jobs.com P.O. Box 4116 Oceanside CA 92052-4116
UNI-CUE 800 Sycamore St. Waterloo IA 50703
University of Dubuque 2000 University Dubuque IA 52001
University of Iowa 24 Phillips Hall Iowa City IA 52242
University of Missouri 130 Jesse Hall Columbia MO 65211
University of Northern Iowa SSC #19 Cedar Falls IA 50614-0384
University of Wisconsin, Platteville 1 University Plaza Platteville WI 53818-3099
Urban Dreams 1410 6th Ave Des Moines IA 50314
Wartburg College 100 Wartburg Blvd. Waverly IA 50677
William Penn University 201 Trueblood Ave. Oskaloosa IA 52577
Iowa Department of the Blind 524 Fourth Street Des Moines IA 50309-2364
Iowabroadcasters.com Mark Osmundsen PO Box 71186 Des Moines IA 50325
Iowa Western Community College Ann Pross 705 Walnut Atlantic IA 50022
Atlantic High School Heather McKay 1201 E 14th St Atlantic IA 50022
Atlantic Area Chamber of Commerce Ouida Wymer 102 Chestnut Atlantic IA 50022
Allaccess.com
The Atlantic News Telegraph (www.swiowanewssource.com)
The Harlan News Advertiser Newspaper
Southwestiowahelpwanted.com
www.965ksom.com and www.ks957online.com – Station Websites
On Air Commercials on KSOM-FM and KSWI-FM