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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

EEO Public File Report

 

Following for the period beginning October 1, 2018 and ending

September 30, 2019

 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:

 

Account Executive              Filled: 2/11/2019

Referral Source                                                        # Interviewees                      Hired

Non-Employee Referral                                          2

Radio Advertisement                                               1                                              Yes

965ksom.com website                                             1

 

  1. Outreach Initiatives

 

Date:                                                  October 21-24, 2018

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 Hyannis, Mass.  Curriculum in the workshop is designed to improve the skills of the staffers and qualify them for advanced positions in the broadcast industry.

 

Date:                                                  March 13, 2019

Type of Activity:                             Career Day

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

Employees:                                      Bill Saluk

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Atlantic Community Schools

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Bill Saluk attended Career Day at the Atlantic High School and spoke to more than 30 students regarding careers in radio broadcasting.  They answered questions and demonstrated some of the equipment used.

 

Date:                                                  April 13, 2019

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:                                                  Spring 2019

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:                                                  May 13-14, 2019

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: 
                                                Ongoing

Type of Activity:                             Job Training

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

Employees:                                      Shannon Gearheart, Cindy Humphrey, Kevin Ferguson, Micki Stork, Megan Londo

Host/Sponsor of the Activity       Meredith Communications LC

Brief description of activity and station participation:

Employees were engaged in online sales training using the Ignite Sales training program.  These skills can assist in employees becoming qualified for higher positions in the company.

 

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]

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