Annual EEO Reports

2019 Annual EEO Public File Report

Licensee: McKenzie River Broadcasting Company, Inc (“MRB”)

Period Covered: October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019

Stations in Employment Unit:

KKNU (FM), Springfield-Eugene Oregon (FIN 40887)

KMGE (FM),  Eugene, Oregon                    (FIN 40885)

KEUG  (FM),  Veneta, Oregon                    (FIN 60358)

KEQB  (FM),  Coburg, Oregon                    (FIN 63205)

Total Number of interviewees: 7

Full Time Positions Filled  
  Job Title Recruitment Source of Hiree Total Number of Interviewees  
1. Sales Person MRB’s Own station KKNU FM On Air Announcement 5  
2. Receptionist Eugene Register Guard 7  
 

3.

Program Director All Access Website 7

 

 
   
Recruitment Sources*  
  Recruitment Sources* Total Number of Interviewees Full-time Positions for Which Source Utilized  
1. MRB Management

Outreach, Direct

4 (one hired) 2  
2. Outreach by Other MRB

Employees

3 2  
 

3.

MRB’s Own Stations  on air (KKNU FM, KMGE FM, and KEUG FM) (KEQB FM is a Spanish language formatted station) 2 (one hired) 2  
4. MRB’s  Stations Websites 945mixfm.com
kknu.fm
1055bobfm.com
0 2

 

 

 
    2 (one hired) 1
Recruitment Sources* Continued  
  Recruitment Sources* Total Number of Interviewees Full-time Positions for Which Source Utilized  
5. Eugene Register Guard 2 (one hired) 1  
6. Zip Recruiter 0 1

 

 
7. CRAIG’s  LIST 3 1  
8. Raquel Hecht
(Immigration Attorney)
0 1  
9. All Access 2 1  
10. Oregon Association of Broadcasters Website 1 1  
11. Eugene Area Radio Stations Website 0 0  
12. MRB Programming Consultant (Chris Elliott) 1 1  
13. Other (Referral by a Reference Person) 1 1  
Total   19 3  
         

* There were no “organizations entitled to notification”.

RECRUITMENT INITIATIVES:

 

Internship

 

The internship took place in August 2019

 

The internship was structured to supply the intern with relevant information in all areas of MRB’s broadcast operations including sales, programming, and commercial production. MRB personnel who participated were: Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, and Tracy Berry (KKNU Morning Show personalities), Melissa Harrison (Traffic), Liz Kelly and Mary Reilly (KMGE Morning Show personalities), Bruce Soderholm

(Production Manager), Steve Brown (Program Director KMGE FM and KEUG FM), Erin Weigandt (Promotions Director), Dave Wiles (Sales Manager), Julie Schneider (Account Executive), Lupe Cureno

(KEQB Midday Air Talent) Kelly Garboden, Accounts Receivable Manager, Joddie Anderson, Administrative Professional and John Tilson (President and General Manager).

Scholarships (Five)

MRB management participated actively in the award of six Eugene Area Stations (“EARS”) Scholarships awarded in August 2019. The scholarship program is designed to assist students interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting. These scholarships totaling $10,500 were awarded to five student volunteers in school radio stations in Oregon. Two of the students are recent high school graduates who will be college freshman in the Fall of 2019. The other three students are already college students.

MRB’s involvement included a leadership role by MRB President John Tilson in successfully advocating for, planning for, and implementing these scholarships. Mr. Tilson was the EARS Treasurer during the entire 2018/2019 EEO reporting year and was a member of the scholarship committee which reviewed applications. EARS sells announcements at steep discounts to non-profit organizations pursuant to its Non Commercial Sustaining Announcements (“NCSA”) Program. Cash received by EARS from this source enabled the financing of the Scholarship Program. Unit stations, KKNU FM, KMGE FM, and KEUG FM along with other EARS member stations, ran schedules in support of this program.

 

 

2018 Annual EEO Public File Report

Licensee: McKenzie River Broadcasting Company, Inc (“MRB”)

Period Covered: October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018

Stations in Employment Unit:

KKNU (FM), Springfield-Eugene Oregon (FIN 40887)

KMGE (FM),  Eugene, Oregon                    (FIN 40885)

KEUG  (FM),  Veneta, Oregon                    (FIN 60358)

KEQB  (FM),  Coburg, Oregon                    (FIN 63205)

Total Number of interviewees: 7

Full Time Positions Filled
Job Title Recruitment Source of Hiree Total Number of                                                               Interviewees
1. ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE MANAGER Referral from former employee 7

 

Recruitment Sources*
Recruitment Sources* Total Number of Interviewees Full-time Positions for Which Source Utilized
1. MRB Management

Outreach, Direct

1 1
2. MRB Management

Outreach to Seek Referrals

0 1
3. MRB Employee Applicant for Internal Promotion 1 1
4. CRAIG’s List

 

0 1
5. Eugene Register Guard 1 1

 

 

6.

MRB’s Own Stations  (KKNU FM, KMGE FM, and KEUG FM) (KEQB FM is a Spanish language formatted station) 1 1
7. MRB’s Own Stations Websites (KKNU FM, KMGE FM, and KEUG FM) 0 1
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Recruitment Sources* Recruitment Sources* Total Number of Interviewees Full-time Positions for Which Source Utilized
8. Former Employee Referral 1 (Hired) 1
9. Current Employee Referral 1 1
Total 7 1

* There were no “organizations entitled to notification”.

RECRUITMENT INITIATIVES:

Internship

The internship took place in May 2018.

The internship was structured to supply the intern with relevant information in all areas of MRB’s broadcast operations including sales, programming, and commercial production. MRB personnel who participated were: Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, and Tracy Berry (KKNU Morning Show personalities), Melissa Harrison (Traffic), Liz Kelly and Mary Reilly (KMGE Morning Show personalities), Bruce Soderholm (Production Manager), Steve Brown (Program Director KMGE FM and KEUG FM), Erin Weigandt (Promotions Director), Dave Wiles (Sales Manager), Jon Michaels (Afternoon Air Talent, KKNU), Julie Schneider (Account Executive), Sandie Tintle (Receptionist), Lupe Cureno (KEQB Midday Air Talent), Heather Johansen (Account Executive) and John Tilson (President).

Scholarships (Six)

MRB management participated actively in the award of six Eugene Area Stations (“EARS”) Scholarships awarded in August 2018. The scholarship program is designed to assist students interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting. These scholarships totaling $11,000 were awarded to six college students.

MRB’s involvement included a leadership role by MRB President John Tilson in successfully advocating for, planning for, and implementing these scholarships. Mr. Tilson was the EARS Treasurer during the entire 2016/2017 EEO reporting year and was a member of the five person scholarship committee which reviewed applications. EARS sells announcements at steep discounts to non-profit organizations pursuant to its Non Commercial Sustaining Announcements (“NCSA”) Program. Cash received by EARS

McKenzie River Broadcasting 2018 Annual EEO Public File Report

from this source enabled the financing of the Scholarship Program. Unit stations, KKNU FM, KMGE FM, and KEUG FM along with other EARS member stations, ran schedules in support of this program.

 

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