FCC PUBLIC FILE REPORT
STATIONS KLOH — Pipestone, KISD — Pipestone, and KJOE– Slayton, MN
December 1, 2013 to November 30, 2014
FULL-TIME POSITIONS FILLED DURING LAST YEAR:
OUTREACH ACTIVITIES: December 1, 2013 to November 30, 2014
1. Internship Program: provides high school or college students with training by station staff and management. Training includes announcing and production.
We have a student from SMSU in Marshall, MN and a student from Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Pipestone, MN participating in our internship program.
2. On the Job Training: provides staff meetings for current employees designed to give them additional skills. Refresher courses in efficient voice tracking, producing creative impressions, role playing sales presentations and the use of new technology and equipment in broadcasting are held either for all staff or sometimes on a one-on-one basis. We also provided access to teaching webinars.
3. Mentoring/Shadowing Program: in cooperation with the high school, provides high school students a close up working relationship with staff members, giving them information about and encouraging them to consider a career in broadcasting. Ryan Erickson shadowed our sports announcer during the 2013 season.
We have elementary, middle school, and high school students do weekly on-air work in conjunction with announcing school news, 4-H activities and other student related activities. We participate in the Shadow program where any student from any school interested in careers in broadcasting are invited to participate on the air, shadowing our announcers.
4. Internet Program: positions will be posted on our Internet web site, the Minnesota Broadcasters Association Job bank website, the EEO 1 website, and careerpage.org when they become available.
5. On air announcements: letting people or organizations know how to contact us in the event they want to be notified of any job openings we might have during the year. We also have contact information on our website.
6. Station Tours: given to interested civic and school groups where on air personalities and management inform about their jobs and broadcasting careers.
At Minnesota West Technical College in Pipestone, our announcers are available to speak to students about various careers in broadcasting.
Our personnel have given presentations on radio broadcasting to civic leaders and service organizations like the Kiwanis.