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Combined Communications, Inc.

Equal Opportunity Employment Program

10/1/2015-9/30/2016

 

          Radio Stations KBND AM, KLRR FM, KTWS FM, KMTK FM and KWXS FM serve the Central Oregon community and provide equal employment opportunity to all job applicants.  The stations operate as a unit to insure that maximum available community resources are utilized to generate qualified job applicants from all segments of our ethnically diverse community.

 

            The following outlines the stations’ program of policies and procedures to assure all qualified candidates, both within and outside the community we serve, who might be interested in employment with our company, can learn about and apply for any positions that might become available:

 

1.      A list of recruitment sources to be utilized to generate applicants for every full-time job opportunity will be maintained, periodically revised and updated.

2.      On-air advertisements are periodically used for positions that do not require radio specific technical, operational or talent skills.  The job advertisements are generally for sales, accounting and administrative positions.

3.      Notices of all full-time employment opportunities will be widely distributed and dated copies of such notices will be retained.

4.      All full-time existing staff are notified of any new openings.  The staff has been encouraged to refer anyone they know that might be qualified, or to apply themselves if they are interested and feel they qualify.

5.      Local, regional and national job search web sites are periodically tried and evaluated for effectiveness.

6.      Combined Communications, Inc. will coordinate efforts to monitor and assure the execution of this plan.  Combined will train and update staff on EYE issues.

7.      The company conducts an internship program for college/high school students in the area.  Many part-time employment opportunities are filled by interns. 

8.      All employment notices, material and advertising, whether written or broadcast, will include the phrase “Combined Communications is an equal opportunity employer.”

9.      Each producer of Local on-air programming on all stations including news, public service/public affairs, commercial content and announcer entertainment/commentary, are routinely counseled regarding sensitivity to minority, gender, and other diversity issues in order to foster the perception and the reality within our community that Combined Communications actively promotes equal employment opportunity for all, regardless of race, sex, religion or national origin.

 

 

Combined Communications will routinely and systematically review the effectiveness of this program and make periodic modifications that may be required to fulfill the goal of offering equal opportunity to all applicants and to insure these applicants represent all communities within our service area.

 

 

 

EEO ANNUAL PUBLIC FILE REPORT

COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS BEND

 

Employment Unit:

Combined Communications

Address

Combined Communications

63088 NE 18th

Bend, Or  97701

Contact Person/Title

Jeremy Groh

General Manager

Stations

KBND-AM, Bend, Or

KLRR-FM Redmond, OR

KTWS-FM Bend, Or

KMTK-FM Bend, Or

KWXS-FM Prineville, OR

 

Telephone Number

541-382-5263

 

E-mail Address

Jeremy@combinedcommunications.com

 

 

 

 

 

KBND(AM), KLRR(FM), KTWS(FM), KMTK(FM), KWXS(FM)

EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT

10/01/15-9/30/16

 

FULL TIME VACANCY LIST

 

 

 

Position Title                                      Recruitment Sources (RS)                Total No of inter-      Src Referring   Hire D     ate                                           Used to Fill Vacancy                         views for position              New Hire

Program Director KMTK                       1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 10-14, 15                                 2                                  9

   Brian Morris                                                                                                            1 Employee Referral

                                                                                                                                   1 Walk-in

 

Account Executive                                1, 2, 3 7, 10-14, 16,                                     4                                  3

   Ethan Alvarez                                                                                                          3 Craig’s list

                                                                                                                                    1 Employee Referral                                     

 

 

 

                                                                                                                        Interviewee Source

 

Total Number of Persons Interviews During this Reporting Period:  6     

                                                                                                                           3 Craig’s list

                                                                                                                           2 Employee Referral

                                                                                            1 Walk-in

                                                                                 

 

 

 

KBND(AM), KLRR(FM), KTWS(FM), KMTK(FM), KWXS(FM)

EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT  

10/01/15-9/30/16

 

  1. MASTER RECRUITMENT SOURCE LIST (MRSL)

 

RS                                                                  

Number             RS Information                     

                                                                                                                                                                        

1

Oregon Association of Broadcasters

Theoab@theoab.org

 

2

Oregon State Employment Office – Worksource Oregon

1645 NE Forbes Rd #100

Bend, Or  97701

www.findit.emp.state.or.us//offices/bned.cfm

541-388-6070

 

3

Employee Referral

 

4

Non-Employee Referral

 

5

Lane County School District No 4J

Randy Larson, Ops. Mgr

1574 Coburg Rd PMB #237

Eugene, Or  97401

 

6

E.A.R.S

c/o Randy Larson

1574 Coburg Rd PMB #237

Eugene, OR  97401

 

7

Internal Posting

 

8

Allaccess.com

 

9

Walk In

 

10

KBND website

KBND.com

 

11

KLRR website

Clear1017.com

 

12

KTWS website

Thetwins.com

 

 

13

 

KMTK website

997thebull.com

 

14

KWXS website

977thebeat.com

 

15

Craig’s list bend

Craigslist.com

 

16

Craig’s List – other

See list attached

 

17

Facebook

 

18

Client Referral

 

19

Radio Ads = all stations

KBND KLRR  KTWS KMTK KWXS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KBND(AM), KLRR(FM), KTWS(FM), KMTK(FM), KWXS(FM)

EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT  

10/01/15-9/30/16

 

 

Craig’s list postings

 

Note:  All Craig’s listings expire and are re-posted every 45 days.

 

A.    Bellingham, Washington

B.    Yakima, Washington

C.    Lewiston, Idaho

D.   Oregon Coast

E.    Klamath Falls, Oregon

F.     Twin Falls Idaho

G.   Helena, Montana

H.   Wyoming

I.       Billings Montana

J.       Ogden, Utah

K.   Elko, Nevada

L.     Redding, Calif

M.Tri-Cities, Washington

N.   Corvallis, Oregon

O.   Medford, Oregon

P.     Bend, Oregon

Q.   Bozeman, Oregon

R.    Bismarck, North Dakota

S.     Brainerd,

T.    Eastern Oregon

U.   Butte, Montana

V.   Chico, California

W.      Elko, Nevada

X.   Kalispell, Idaho

Y.   East Idaho

Z.    Central SD

AA. Roseburg, Oregon

BB.           Humboldt,

CC.           Flagstaff, Arizona

DD. Lewiston, Idaho

EE.            Moses Lake, Washington

FF.             Olympic Peninsula

GG. Pullman-Moscow, Idaho

HH. Skagit,

II.              Wenatchee, Washington

JJ.             Gold Country

KK. Hanford,

LL.             Imperial Co

MM.                     Yuba-Sutter

NN. Mendecino, Calif

OO. Eastern Montana

PP.     

QQ.  

RR.   

SS.     

TT.    

UU.  

VV.  

WW.                     

XX.  

YY.  

ZZ.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KBND(AM), KLRR(FM), KTWS(FM), KMTK(FM), KWXS(FM)

EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT  

10/01/15-9/30/16

 

      

Total number of full time employees:  22

Population of Market is less than 250,000

 

 

 

 

RECRUITMENT INITIATIVES

 

     TYPE OF RECRUITMENT INITIATIVE                         BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITY

                     (MENU SELECTION)

 

 

          ( ) Training for Staff                                                   Combined Communications paid for Jeremy Groh

and Luci Cook to attend a Fred Pryor Seminar on

Human resources on March 15, 2016 at the Red Lion Inn

Both employees attended and learned some of the new laws

and how they affect our business.

                                   

 

( ) Sales staff training                                                  Participated in a training and sales seminar for our sales

                                                                                    staff.  Sales staff learned how to sell to clients prior to the

seminar.  Clients were then invited to seminar and the Advantage  company then helped the sales staff in

closing clients. Sales staff attending were Beth Miller,

Christine Limburg, Heather Koch, Sheryl Meissner,

Ethan Alvarez, and Jeremy Groh.                         

                                                                                               

                                                     

 

KBND(AM), KLRR(FM), KTWS(FM), KMTK(FM),KWXS(FM)

EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT  

10/01/15-9/30/16

 

  1. OUTREACH INITIATIVES

 

Outreach initiatives that Combined Communications has undertaken in the past year include the following:

 

  1.  On December 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM 46 students accompanied by several adult chaperones from the Central Oregon Home School Group came in for a tour of our facilities.  The visit was initiated by Sarah Valenzuela from the COHSG.  The group was broken into groups of ten and a representative from each station took a group through the building.  The tour lasted about an hour and included individual studio exploration with time on the microphones, plus a brief explanation of Dave Stalker’s work in production.

 

  1.  On January 18, 2016 Cub Scout Pack 24 came to the 101.7 FM studio for a tour of the facilities.  We spoke briefly about the history of radio as a predecessor to television.  Sam took them through administration and explained about sales and its role in the success of the company.  She then took them through the other radio stations and educated them about the concept of different music and talk formats.  She showed them the technical equipment and briefly describe the engineer job and spend time with production.  Questions were then answered in the 101.7 studio.

 

  1. On February 17th, 2016 Jeremy our General Manager spent the morning speaking with three marketing classes at Bend High School.  Each class had been assigned a local advertiser to construct a mock marketing campaign for.  Jeremy’s presence was requested as an industry professional, in order to bring a greater depth of information to the students.  Each session was followed by a Q&A session.

 

  1. As part of a class project on creativity, Katy Snook and her father came in for a tour on February 26.  Samantha took them through each station and Jeff Howell took some time to talk about sales.  Dave Stalker chatted with Katy about production work.  Katy and her father interviewed each other over the microphones in the 101.7 studio which was named “Katy’s Talk Show” and e-mailed to her.

 

  1. On Feb 17, Jefermy visited with Mrs Torkelson’s class of high school students.  The purpose of the visit was to talk to the students about radio advertising and the position of Account Executive and Sales Management.

 

  1. Anais Jacquin a foreign exchange student from France, and her host family came for a tour and was given the explanation of the radio business from listener to broadcaster perspective.  She was taught how to record a commercial, discussed the commercial process from sales, production and the on the air.  The Production Director recorded her voice so she can share with her family and friends in France.

 

 

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