EEO

December 1, 2017 – November 30, 2018

 This report was prepared and updated by Jim Birkemeyer, President of R & J Broadcasting, Inc. licensee of:

KRJB 106.5 FM -ADA, KRJM 101.5 FM -MAHNOMEN, KKCQ-FM – 96.7 FM -BAGLEY, 

KKCQ-AM 1480 AM/99.7 FM -FOSSTON,

 KKIN 930 AM -AITKIN, KKIN 94.3 FM -AITKIN, KLKS 100.1 FM -PEQUOT LAKES,

WWWI 1270 AM/103.1 FM -BAXTER, WWWI-FM 95.9 FM -PILLAGER, KFGI 101.5 FM -CROSBY

KSDM 104.1 FM -INTERNATIONAL FALLS, KGHS-AM 1230 AM/95.3 FM -INTERNATIONAL FALLS

Since its inception, R & J Broadcasting Inc (“the Company”) has been 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.

R & J Broadcasting, Inc.  seeks the assistance of organizations to help in our efforts for an effective, positive employment recruitment program which includes local newspapers, area high schools, colleges and universities, minority organizations, state broadcaster’s association, state and local employment agencies as well as its stations’ websites.  To make this policy effective, and, within the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission, R & J Broadcasting, Inc. has an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program with Jim Birkemeyer, President of R & J Broadcasting, Inc. being responsible for the implementation. This non-discrimination policy has been widely distributed to all employees and managers and has been placed in the public inspection file as well as here on their website.

The policy is also stated in the R&J Broadcasting Inc. Policy/Procedure manual as follows:

“It is the policy of the Station to ensure equal employment opportunity to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, age, religion, color, national origin, marital status, physical or mental handicap or disability, gender, sexual orientation, or covered veteran status. Positive action shall be taken to insure the fulfillment of this policy in all employment areas including the following:

*Recruiting, advertising, or soliciting for employment.

*Hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer or demotion.

*Treatment during employment

*Rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

*Selection for training

*Layoff or termination”

 

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Vacancies during this reporting period include:

Employment Unit: KLKS, WWWI AM/FM, Brainerd

04/25/18

Full-time on-air/sales rep position

Advertising for full-time on-air/sales rep positions were posted/advertised on Indeed.com, with Minnesota Broadcasters Association (MBA), On-Air on KLKS FM, WWWI AM/FM, and Sport Talent Agency of America 4/25/18 – 5/25/18

Thirty-one applications received; 2 female, 29 male. Nine applicants interviewed; 8 male, 1 female. Two male applicants were hired and began working in June and July.

 

10/1/18

Full Time on-air/sales rep position

Advertising for full-time on-air/sales rep positions were posted/advertised on Indeed.com, with Minnesota Broadcasters Association (MBA), On-Air on KLKS FM, WWWI AM/FM, and Sport Talent Agency of America 4/25/18 – 5/25/18

There were 25 applicants; 2 female, 23 male. Nine applicants were interviewed; 8 male, 1 female. Two male applicants were offered the position but turned it down. No hires were made.

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Employment Unit: KFGI, KKIN AM/FM

10/03/18

Aitkin High School (Aitkin, MN) Career Fair

Various Future Positions/Vacancies

R&J Broadcasting Inc. participated in this career fair with a booth promoting careers in broadcasting. Booth consisted of a display of our website and promotion that we were accepting applications for sales representatives, traffic director, sports personality, and news personality company wide. Live broadcasts took place on site during the event.  

The Career Fair was hosted by the Northern Minnesota Area Workforce Center and Offices of Job Training, along with the Aitkin High School. There were over 40 businesses, law enforcement agencies, military recruiters, and area colleges participating. Open to the public, including over 600 students, grades 7-12 from the Aitkin and McGregor school districts. Guest speaker Jen Bertsch; Entrepreneur Coach and Leadership Trainer. No hires were made as a result of the career fair.

 

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Employment Unit: KGHS-FM, KSDM-AM: International Falls

 

05/01/18

Sales Representative

A position was advertised for a sales representative 01/01/18 – 01/31/18 and again 05/01/18 – 06/30/18. The position was posted with Minnesota Broadcasters Association, on-air on KGSH-AM & KSDM-FM, Indeed.com, and the Small Market Radio Newsletter (national publication).

There were two applicants. All were interviewed; (all male) one was hired and began working in mid-July.

 

05/01/18

On-Air Announcer

A position was advertised for an on-air personality 05/01/18 – 06/30/18. The position was posted with Minnesota Broadcasters Association, on-air on KGSH-AM & KSDM-FM, Indeed.com, and the Small Market Radio Newsletter.

There were four applicants. All were interviewed; (all male) one was hired and began working mid-July.

06/01/18

General Manager Upcoming Vacancy:

The General Manager of KGHS/KSDM will be retiring in 2019. In anticipation of this vacancy, the GM Position was advertised 06/01/18 – 07/31/18 on-air on KGHS-AM & KSDM-FM, posted internally via memo to staff members, with Minnesota Broadcasters Association, Small Market Radio Newsletter, and Indeed.com.

Eleven applications received; 0 from on-air, 2 from SMNL (male), 2 from indeed.com (male), 5 from MBA (all male), 2 from internal (1 male, 1 female). Seven applicants were interviewed, position was offered, none hired. Current position is held by current G.M. The vacancy will be re-posted at a later date.

 

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Employment Unit: KRJB, KRJM, KKCQ AM/FM

07/01/18

On Air Announcer, full-time or part-time

 

R&J Broadcasting Inc. advertised for an on-air announcer, full or part time for the month 07/01/18 – 08/01/18. Position was advertised with Indeed.com, on-air on KRJB, KRJM, and KKCQ AM/FM, and on rjbroadcasting.com.

There were three applicants, all male, all were interviewed, and one hired as part-time.

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R & J Broadcasting, Inc. has a working relationship with these area agencies should there be openings:

Minnesota Broadcasters Association
Linda Lasere  

800-245-5838
3033 Excelsior Blvd. Suite  310
Minneapolis, MN 55416

NCTC
1101 Highway One East
Radio Broadcast-Communications
Academic Advisors
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
218-681-0783

Bemidji State University
Mass Communications Dept.
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE
Bemidji, MN 56601
218-755-2915

Sanford-Brown College Mendota Heights

1345 Mendota Heights Road

Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Sanford-Brown College Brooklyn Center

5951 Earle Brown Drive

Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Minnesota Work Force Center
1730 University Avenue
Crookston, MN 56716
218-281-6020

MSUM-Moorhead
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN  56560
Mass Communications Dept. 
218-477-2983

Norman County Index
307 West Main Street
Ada, MN 56510
218-784-2541

Mahnomen Pioneer
207 NW Main Street
Mahnomen, MN 56557
218-935-5296

Thirteen Towns of Fosston
118 Johnson Avenue North
Fosston,MN 56542
218-435-1313

www.indeed.com

Small Market Radio Newsletter

Smallmarketradio.com

mitchell@jaymitchell.com

Sportscasters Talent Agency of America

Staatalent.com

 

 

 

 

For employment opportunities resumes may also be sent to:

R & J Broadcasting Inc.
Attn:  Jim Birkemeyer 
312 West Main Street
Ada, MN 56510

Copyright © 2018 R&J Broadcasting, Inc.

 

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December 1, 2016 – November 30, 2017

 This report was prepared and updated by Jim Birkemeyer, President of R & J Broadcasting, Inc. licensee of:

KRJB 106.5 FM -ADA, KRJM 101.5 FM -MAHNOMEN, KKCQ-FM – 96.7 FM – BAGLEY, 

KKCQ-AM 1480 AM/99.7 FM - FOSSTON

Since its inception, R & J Broadcasting Inc (“the Company”) has been an Equal Opportunity Employer.  This Company-Wide policy is set forth in our Employee Manual. It states:

The Company is 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.

R & J Broadcasting, Inc.  seeks the assistance of organizations to help in our efforts for an effective, positive employment recruitment program which includes local newspapers, area high schools, colleges and universities, minority organizations, state broadcaster’s association, state and local employment agencies as well as its stations’ websites.  To make this policy effective, and, within the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission, R & J Broadcasting, Inc. has an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program with Jim Birkemeyer, President of R & J Broadcasting, Inc. being responsible for the implementation. This non-discrimination policy has been widely distributed to all employees and managers and has been placed in the public inspection file as well as here on this website.

The Employee Manual also states with respect to its anti-harassment policy that:

Throughout its history, the Company has adopted an on-going management policy to oversee and insure that all personnel policies and practices and working condition are free from all unlawful forms of employment discrimination.  Within the company, managers work closely with all employees to increase equality of opportunity to fully integrate them into all continually scrutinized its pay scale and employment benefits for employees with the same duties to eliminate any unjustified disparity based upon an employee’s race, national origin, color or sex.

 

The Company’s recruiting and hiring policies have always been and continue to be based upon the first principle that job-related qualifications are the touchstone of the employee selection process and that hiring decisions are entirely free from any explicit or implicit preferences based upon race, national origin, color or sex.

Vacancies during this reporting period include:

10/30/2017

Various Future Full Time and/or Part Time Positions

KRJB, KRJM, KKCQ Radio hosted a Job Fair on Monday, October 30th, 2017 from 1-3 p.m.
Potential applicants interested in a full or part time position were invited to come in and visit with us about our potential job openings and future career opportunities with R&J Broadcasting, Inc. at our offices - KRJB - 312 West Main Street Ada, KRJM - 213 North Main Street Mahnomen, KKCQ - US HWY 2 East Fosston.

Job fair was advertised on KRJB Radio 106.5FM, KRJM Radio 101.5 FM, KKCQ Radio 96.7 FM, KKCQ AM Radio 1480 AM, posted on Station website RJbroadcasting.com. No applicants attended.

07/27/2017

Various Future Full Time and/or Part Time Positions

R & J Broadcasting, Inc. is looking to hire a part time or full-time sales rep or Sales/Sports for radio stations KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ. Those interested need to be self-motivated and willing to help local businesses with advertising, marketing and promotion. This is an opportunity to work with an established sales route and trade area. If you’re looking for sales career change, or, to get a sales career started, those Experienced and Non-experienced in sales are encouraged to apply. Apply by sending application letter and resume. R & J Broadcasting, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Position advertised on KRJB Radio 106.5FM, KRJM Radio 101.5 FM, KKCQ Radio 96.7 FM, KKCQ AM Radio 1480 AM, posted on Station website RJbroadcasting.com and www.Indeed.com. Posting was also shared with colleges and newspapers listed below. Four applicants applied for the position. Job offer was made to one female and one male applicant. Offer was accepted, and position filled by male applicant on August 10th, 2017 and by Female applicant on October 17th, 2017.

 

06/19/2017

Various Future Full Time and/or Part Time Positions

R & J Broadcasting Inc. is now accepting applications for future full-time employees. Possible future employment positions include: on-air announcers, news, sports play by play, and sales. Interested individuals should apply by sending resume and application letter. Qualifications include: Ability to think critically and creatively and work both within a team environment and individually. Ability to communicate clearly in English; both verbally and in writing. Able to use computer, telephone, and other office equipment/technology. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Prior Radio or Sales experience is preferred, but not required.

Position advertised on KRJB Radio 106.5FM, KRJM Radio 101.5 FM, KKCQ Radio 96.7 FM, KKCQ AM Radio 1480 AM, posted on Station website RJbroadcasting.com and www.Indeed.com. Posting was also shared with colleges and newspapers listed below. 20 Applicants applied for opening (16 male, 4 female). Six applicants were interviewed. Job offer was made to one female and one male applicant. Offer was accepted, and position filled by both applicants on July 15th, 2017.

R & J Broadcasting, Inc. has a working relationship with these area agencies should there be openings:

Minnesota Broadcasters Association
Linda Lasere    800-245-5838
3033 Excelsior Blvd. Suite  310
Minneapolis, MN 55416

NCTC
1101 Highway One East
Radio Broadcast-Communications
Academic Advisors
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
218-681-0783

Bemidji State University
Mass Communications Dept.
1500 Birchmont Dr. NE
Bemidji , MN 56601
218-755-2915

Sanford-Brown College Mendota Heights

1345 Mendota Heights Road

Mendota Heights, MN 55120

Sanford-Brown College Brooklyn Center

5951 Earle Brown Drive

Brooklyn Center, MN 55430

Minnesota Work Force Center
1730 University Avenue
Crookston, MN 56716
218-281-6020

MSUM-Moorhead
1104 7th Avenue South
Moorhead, MN  56560
Mass Communications Dept. 
218-477-2983

Norman County Index
307 West Main Street
Ada, MN 56510
218-784-2541

Mahnomen Pioneer
207 NW Main Street
Mahnomen, MN 56557
218-935-5296

Thirteen Towns of Fosston
118 Johnson Avenue North
Fosston,MN 56542
218-435-1313

www.indeed.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R & J Broadcasting, Inc. also received two applications for Internships during this reporting period. One male Intern from University of North Dakota, and one female Intern from Iowa State University. Both internships lasted from May 15th, 2017 until August 11th, 2017.

Intern duties include: Answering phones, being a control board operator for local sports broadcasts and other remote programs, computer and data entry for pro sports broadcasts and other broadcast hours, some on air announcing duties and working with stations program logs and weather reporting.

Students get to experience what it’s like to work at our local broadcast stations and have the opportunity to learn about other broadcasting career positions such as sales and announcing.

 

For employment opportunities resumes may also be sent to:

R & J Broadcasting Inc.
Attn:  Jim Birkemeyer 
312 West Main Street
Ada, MN 56510