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EEO Policy

February 1, 2015




            The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy that would be followed at

radio stations KVOE(AM & FM) and KFFX(FM), Emporia, Kansas would be

that of the FCC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Program.

            To more completely indicate what Emporia’s Radio Stations, Inc.’s EOE

Policy would be, it would include the following:

  1. General Policy

It would be our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin or sex in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination.

            It would also be our policy to promote the realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal employment opportunity with out regard to race, color, religion, national origin or sex.

            To make this policy effective, and to ensure conformance with the Rules and Regulations of the Federal Communications Commission, our Equal Employment Opportunity Program would include the following elements:

  1. Responsible for Implementation

Lee Schroeder, the General Manager of the radio stations KVOE(AM & FM) and KFFX (FM), will be responsible for the administration and implementation of our Equal Employment Opportunity Program. It would also be the responsibility of all persons making employment decisions with respect to recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination of employees to ensure that our policy and program is adhered to and that no person is discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.

  1. Policy Dissemination

To assure that all members of the staff are aware of our equal employment opportunity policy and their individual responsibilities in carrying out this policy the following communication efforts will be made:

The station’s employment application form will contain a notice informing prospective employees that discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex is prohibited and that they may notify the appropriate local, state or federal agency if they believe they have been the victim of discrimination.

Appropriate notices will be posted informing applicants and employees that the station is an Equal Opportunity Employer and of their right to notify an appropriate local, state or federal agency if they believe they have been the victim of discrimination.

We would seek the cooperation in relation to minorities and women, and to foster their full consideration in filling job vacancies, we would utilize the following recruitment procedures:

We will attempt to maintain systematic communication, both orally and in writing, with minority and women organizations to encourage the referral of qualified minority and female applicants. This will include local chapters for a) National Organization of Women, and b) NAACP.

In addition to organizations, which specialize in minority and women candidates, we would also deal with employment services, including state employment agencies, which refer job candidates without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin or sex. Examples of such agencies are: a) Kansas State Employment Service, and b) Local Offices of National Placement Services.

When we recruit prospective employees from educational institutions such recruitment efforts would include area schools and colleges with significant minority and female enrollments. These include: a) Emporia State University, b) Kansas State University, c) University of Kansas, and d) Flint Hills Technical College.

When utilizing media for recruitment purposes, help-wanted advertisements would always include a notice that we are an Equal Opportunity Employer and contain no indications, either explicit or implied, or a preference for one sex over another.

When we place employment advertisements in printed media, some of such advertisements would be placed in media which have significant circulation or are of particular interest of minorities and women. These include: a) Broadcasting Magazine, b) NAB Publications, and c) Emporia Gazette.

We would also encourage present employees, particularly minority and female employees, to refer minority and female candidates for existing and future job openings.

  1. Training

Station resources and/or needs are such that we do not choose to institute specific programs for upgrading the skills of employees. However, we would provide certain instances of on-the-job training to upgrade the skills of employees as follows: sales training, new materials and tools for sales people. We would also, where possible, provide intern training for students with a broadcast interest.

Annual EEO Assessment for the period February 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015

Assessing our EEO Program for the past period, we have continued to insure that all personnel involved in hiring and recruiting are aware of the FCC EEO requirements.

  1. We consistently broadcast announcements inviting groups, organizations, and agencies that refer and place employees, to contact us if they wish to be notified when openings occur. These organizations are added torecruitment sources list, which is quite complete.
  1. We will be reviewing the ERS Inc. EEO Policy Statement and make sure that

all individuals with the ability to hire, understands and complies with all

     aspects of the policy.

  1. We continue to attend “Job Fairs” and “Career Day “ events for the

     opportunity to discuss the broadcast business and hand out applications to

     those that may have an interest in broadcasting.

  1. We continue our involvement in the Kansas Association of Broadcasters

     Scholarship Program monetarily, promoting the availability of the scholarship,

     and making applications available to interested individuals.

5. We have paid internships available in cooperation with the Kansas Association

                 of Broadcasters.

  1. Management has attended EEO Seminars to reinforce the understanding of the EEO requirements.

While we have had no full time openings, we feel confident with our attention to, and fulfillment of the EEO requirements, but will continue to explore any opportunities that avail themselves to make compliance more effective.

EEO Officer

Ron Thomas

General Manager


2015 - Annual EEO Public File Report

The purpose of this EEO Public File Report ( Annual EEO Report ) is to comply with Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the FCC s Equal Employment Rules. This Annual EEO Report summarizes the relevant hiring and EEO outreach conducted by the following stations, which collectively form a single Station Employment Unit for purposes of the EEO Rules:


                                    Call Sign                   Community                 FIN

KVOE AM                  Emporia, KS             69777

KVOE FM                   Emporia, KS                         37128

KFFX-FM                    Emporia, KS              69778

The information contained in this Annual EEO Report covers the time period from February 1, 2014 to, and including, January 31, 2015

This Annual EEO Report contains the following information:

1.         A list of all full-time vacancies filled by the Station(s) during the Applicable Period.

2.        For each such vacancy, the recruitment source(s) utilized to fill the vacancy, including

any such sources that have asked to receive information from the station(s) about any

new job openings, which are separately identified;

3.         The recruitment source that referred the Hiree for each full-time vacancy filled during the Applicable Period.

4.         Data reflecting the total number of persons interviewed for all full-time vacancies during

he Applicable Period and the total number of interviewees referred by each recruitment

source utilized in connection with such vacancies; and

5.         A list and brief description of the community outreach activities, not directly related to the

opening of job positions, undertaken by the station(s) during the Applicable Period.

The following sections provide the required information, and summarize the station(s) EEO

efforts during the Applicable Period. This Annual Report was placed in each station s public

inspection file on February 1, 2015 and posted on the stations website, in accordance with the

FCC s EEO Rules.

Appendices 1, 2, and 3, which follow have been designed, in the aggregate, to provide the required information. Please note that the numbers listed on Appendix 2 under the column entitled “Source that refereed Hiree” refer to the number of the full-time job positions listed on Appendix 1.

For purposes of the Report, a vacancy was deemed “filled” not when the offer was extended, but when the hiree accepted the job offer. A person was deemed “interviewed” whether he or she was interviewed in person over the telephone or by e-mail.

Appendix 1 to

Annual EEO Public File Report Form

Covering Period from February 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015


Stations Comprising Station Employment Unit: KVOE AM/FM, KFFX-FM

Section 1: Vacancy Information

Full-time Positions Filled by Job Title

Recruitment Source

of Hiree

Total Number of

Interviewees from all

Sources for this Position.




Total number of persons interviewed during applicable period:





Appendix 2 to


Annual EEO Public File Report


Covering Period from

February 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015

Stations comprising Station Employment Unit: KVOE AM/FM, KFFX FM

Section 2: ZERO (0) full-time Vacancies for the covered period

Recruitment Source

# of Interviewees

Source that

Referred Hiree

Flint Hills Technical College*

Dir. of Enrollment-Management & Placement

Job Placement Office

3301 W. 18th

Emporia, KS 66801




Emporia State University*

Director of Career Services

1200 Commercial

Emporia, KS 66801




Emporia WorkForce Center*

Bill McCord

512 Market

Emporia, KS 66801




Older Kansans Employment Program*

Sally Holliman

512 Market

Emporia, KS 66801




Radio Broadcast School*

Joe C. Deschler

700 3rd Street N., Suilte LL7

La Crosse, WI 54601



Emporia Gazette

Classified Ads

517 Merchant

Emporia, KS 66801




Kansas Association of Broadcaster

Job Bank Web Site




Section 2: ZERO (0) full-time Vacancies for the covered period (cont.)

Recruitment Source

# of Interviewees

Source that

Referred Hiree

Kansas Department of Human Resources*

Kansas Job Link

401 SW Topeka Blvd.

Topeka, KS 66603



Ketch-Employment Services Division*

Kathy Vorse

1701 Wheeler

Emporia, KS 66801




Mary Lou McClain

817 Cottonwood

Emporia, KS 66801



Mexican-American Club*

PO Box 278

Emporia, KS 66801



The Bulletin*

Emporia State University

107 Memorial Union

Emporia, KS 66801



Emporia’s Radio Stations, Inc.

PO Box 968

Emporia, KS 66801


















Total Interviewees.



*Indicates sources that have requested notification of job openings.

Appendix 3 to

Annual EEO Public File Report Form

Covering Period from

February 1, 2014 to January 31, 2015

Section 3: Supplemental (Non-Vacancy Specific) Recruitment Activities Undertaken by KVOE AM/FM, KFFX-FM

  1. Program Director, Scott Hayes, attended the Flint Hills Technical College Career/Transfer Fair on October 29th, 2014. (on file)
  1. Sports Director, Greg Rahe, attended the Madison High School hosted Career Fair on April 30, 2014. (on file)
  1. Sales Manager, Tim Miller, attended STREAM day at Emporia High School on October 30th, 2014. (on file)
  1. Program Director, Scott Hayes, attended the Emporia State University Part-Time Job Fair on Thursday, August 21, 2014. (on file)
  1. Engineer and "Oldies in the Afternoon" Host, Charlie Allen, gave Cub Scout Pack 45 a tour of the station. The tour included 12 to 15 young cub scouts and 10 adults. The 30 minute tour was given on December 12th, 2014. (on file).
  1. Actively recruited local organizations to distribute any vacancy information we     may have available. This was done through thirty-second announcements rotating on all three radio stations. (Schedules and Copy in file)



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Boys - Kraig Schenker

Girls - Ron Slaymaker

Boys - Dennis Fort

Girls - Chris Kirkpatrick


Emporia High



Boys - Beau Welch

Girls - Carolyn Lee

Boys - Michael Massey

Girls - Brad Johnston





Boys - Matt Wolff

Girls - Duane Colwell

Boys - Patrick Gardner

Girls - Ryan Thomas





Boys - Mike Hevel

Girls - Tim Sipe

Boys - Lance Tally

Girls - Cody Ziegler



Northern Heights


Boys - Chris Schmidt

Girls - Jesse Nelson

Boys - Colten Barrett

Girls - Lanny Massey

Emporia State University Womens Basketball

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11/3/14 Kansas State L 54-50
11/6/14 Evangel W 73-47
11/14/14 Texas Womens University W 76-61
11/15/14 Midwestern State W 62-51
11/22/14 Southwestern College  W 91-40
11/25/14 Henderson State  W 93-53
11/29/14 Southwestern Oklahoma State  W 63-56
12/3/14 Northwest Missouri State  W 80-44
12/6/14 Newman  W 85-49
12/13/14 at Southwest Baptist  W 74-63
12/17/14 at Southern Arkansas  W 85-42
12/20/14 at Missouri Southern  W 75-53
1/3/15 Lincoln  W 99-57
1/5/15 Lindenwood  W 97-52
1/8/15 at Missouri Western  W 57-56
1/10/15 at Central Missouri  L 62-61
1/14/15 at Pittsburg State  W 65-61 OT
1/21/15 at Northeastern State  W 69-36
1/24/15 at Central Oklahoma  W 63-53
1/28/15 Fort Hays State  L 65-55
2/1/15 Nebraska Kearney  W 80-49
2/4/15 Washburn  W 62-55
2/7/15 at Fort Hays State  L 72-62
2/12/15 Northeastern State  L 58-56 OT
2/14/15 Central Oklahoma  W 80-67
2/19/15 at Nebraska Kearney  W 73-57
2/21/15 at Washburn  W 73-54
2/25/15 Pittsburg State  W 62-58
 3/6/15  vs Missouri Western - MIAA  W 77-60
 3/7/15 vs Pittsburg State - MIAA  W 67-53
 3/8/15 vs Fort Hays State - MIAA  W 49-46
 3/13/15 vs Arkansas Tech - NCAA Central Regional  W 68-51
 3/14/15 vs Pittsburg State -NCAA Central Regional - SF  W 65-54 OT
 3/16/15 vs Fort Hays State - NCAA Central Regional - Finals  W 66-61
 3/24/15 vs West Texas A&M - Elite 8  2:30P
3/25/15 * ELITE 8 Semi-final tbd
3/27/15 * National Championship game  7:00p
  * = If win and advance  

Coverage of all games on Mix 104.9 and kvoe.com, kvoetv2.

Emporia High School Basketball





12/5/14 Girls and Boys at Lawrence

G: W 59-48

B: L 64-43

12/9/14 Girls and Boys vs Garden Plain

 G: L 45-30

B: W 52-28

12/12/14 Girls vs Hesston at Garden Plain

 L 36-30

12/12/14 Boys vs Hesston at Garden Plain
 W 57-50
12/13/14 Girls vs Rose Hill at Garden Plain
 W 59-20
12/13/14 Boys vs Rose Hill at Garden Plain  W 52-27
12/19/14 Girls and Boys at Topeka High

G- W- 65-28

B - W 58-53

1/6/15 Girls and Boys at Topeka West

 G-W 60-22

B-W 65-49

1/9/15 Girls and Boys vs Highland Park

G-W 51-26

B-L 58-53

1/13/15 Girls and Boys vs Seaman

 G-L 50-38

B-L 53-49

1/16/15 Girls and Boys vs Topeka West

 G- W 60-29

B-W 62-57

1/22/15  Boys vs Joplin at Ralph Miller Classic
W 62-52

Boys vs Olathe North at Ralph Miller Classic

W 41-36

Girls at Manhattan 

 L 53-44

Boys vs Shawnee Heights at Ralph Miller Classic

 L - 62-54

Boys at Manhattan

 L 59-48
1/29-31/15 Glaciers Edge Tournament
  Lady Spartans vs Washburn Rural L 42-33 OT
  Lady Spartans vs Olathe North W 50-17
  Lady Spartans vs Derby W 46-45 OT
2/6/15 Girls and Boys at Shawnee Heights

G L 50-48

B L 65-46

2/10/15 Girls and Boys vs Washburn Rural

 G L 29-25

B W 55-48

2/13/15 Girls and Boys vs Topeka High

G W 69-68

B L 54-51

2/17/15 Girls and Boys at Topeka Hayden

G W 51-49

B L 65-58

2/20/15 Girls and Boys vs Junction City

 G-W 59-33

B-L 53-50

2/24/15 Girls and Boys at Seaman

 G L 60-48

B L 67-46

2/27/15 Girls and Boys at Highland Park

 G W 45-36

B  W 51-49

3/4/15 Girls vs Valley Center

W 42-34

3/5/15 Boys at Salina South

W 55-47

3/6/15 Girls at Salina Central

W 52-41 2OT

3/7/15 Boys at Maize South L 62-42
3/11/15 Girls  vs St. Thomas Aquinas - State L 56-34

Coverage of all games on KVOE AM 1400

Kansas Basketball





11/3/14 Washburn W, 85-53
11/11/14 Emporia State W, 109-56
11/14/14 UC Santa Barbara W 69-59
11/18/14 Kentucky L 72-40
11/24/14 Rider (Orlando Classic) W 87-60
11/27/14 Rhode Island (Orlando Classic) W 76-60
11/28/14 Tennessee  (Orlando Classic) W 82-67
11/30/14 Michigan State (Orlando Classic
W 61-56
12/5/14 Florida W 71-65
12/10/14 at Georgetown W 75-70
12/13/14 Utah W 63-60
12/20/14 Lafayette W 96-69
12/22/14 at Temple L 77-52
12/30/14 Kent State W 78-62
1/4/15 UNLV W 76-61
1/7/15 at Baylor W 56-55
1/10/15 Texas Tech W 86-54
1/13/15 Oklahoma State W 67-57
1/17/15 at Iowa State L 86-81
1/19/15 Oklahoma W 85-78
1/24/15 at Texas W 75-62
1/28/15 at TCU W 64-61
1/31/15 Kansas State W 68-57
2/2/15 Iowa State W 89-76
2/7/15 at Oklahoma State L 67-62
2/10/15 at Texas Tech W 73-51
2/14/15 Baylor W 74-64
2/16/15 at West Virginia L 62-61
2/21/15 TCU W 81-72
2/23/14 at Kansas State L 70-63
2/28/15 Texas W 69-64
3/3/15 West Virginia W 76-69 OT
3/7/15 at Oklahoma  L75-73
3/12/15 vs TCU  W 64-59
3/13/15 vs Baylor W 62-52
3/14/15 vs Iowa State L 70-66
 3/20/15 vs New Mexico State - NCAA 11:15A

All games broadcast on KVOE AM 1400.

Emporia State University Men Basketball

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11/11/14 at Kansas L 109-56
11/14/14 vs Concordia St. Paul (Las Vegas) W 61-52
11/15/14 vs St. Cloud State (Las Vegas) L 87-77
11/18/14 at Newman L 86-80
11/25/14 at Northwestern Oklahoma State W 66-61
11/28/14 vs Eastern New Mexico (West Texas A&M) W 74-63
11/29/14 vs West Texas A&M W 68-63
12/3/14 Northwest Missouri State L - 63-57
12/6/14 Rockhurst W 92-63
12/13/14 at Southwest Baptist L 71-51
12/16/14 McPherson College W 87-71
12/20/14 at Missouri Southern L 84-69
12/31/14 Sterling College W 85-54
1/3/15 Lincoln W 75-54
1/5/15 Lindenwood L 67-49
1/8/15 at Missouri Western L 54-50
1/10/15 at Central Missouri W 84-78 OT
1/14/15 at Pittsburg State L 59-58
1/21/15 at Northeastern State L 67-57
1/24/15 at Central Oklahoma L 68-50
1/28/15 Fort Hays State L 66-44
2/1/15 Nebraska Kearney W 74-72
2/4/15 Washburn W 62-59
2/7/15 at Fort Hays State L 73-66
2/12/15 Northeastern State L 73-63
2/14/15 Central Oklahoma L 74-69
2/19/15 at Nebraska Kearney L 69-63
2/21/15 at Washburn L-79-54
2/25/15 Pittsburg State W 74-67
3/2-8?15 MIAA Tournament  
3/15-18/15 NCAA Regional  

Coverage of all games on Mix 104.9

Area High School Basketball





12/5/14 Peabody at Chase County

 G: Chase Co 59 Peabody 17

B: Peabody 70 Chase Co 64

12/16/14 Olpe at Hartford

 G: Olpe 63 Hartford 37

 B: Olpe 45 Hartford 28

12/19/14 Madison at Lebo

 G: Madison 41-37

B: Lebo 53-28

1/6/15 Olpe at Madison

 G: Olpe 56-30

B: Olpe 63-31

1/9/15 Madison at Hartford

G: Madison 56-21

B: Hartford 52-20

1/13/15 Chase County at Northern Heights

G: Northern Heights 50-43

B: Northern Heights 69-52

1/16/15 Olpe at Lebo

 G: Olpe 55-26

B: Olpe 54-41

1/22-24/15 Flint Hills league shootout  
2/6/15 Madison at Northern Heights  
2/13/15 Waverly at Chase County

 G 53-52 Waverly

B 70-53  Waverly

2/17/15 Northern Heights at Olpe

G - Olpe 54-37

B- Olpe 63-44

2/20/15 Madison at Lyndon

 G Madison 66-64

B Lyndon 60-32

2/24/15 Olpe at Chase County

 G Chase County 40-36

B Olpe 77-48

3/11/15 Olpe boys vs Colgan - State

 W 42-31

3/12/15 Chase County Girls vs Moundridge -ST


Game times vary: Girls 6pm  Boys 7:45pm on Country 101.7 FM











Kansas State Basketball





11/9/14 Washburn W 68-56
11/14/14 Southern Utah W 98-68
11/17/15 UMKC W 83-73
11/21/15 at Long Beach State L 69-60
11/24/14 Purdue (Maui) W 88-79
11/25/14 VS Arizona  L 72-68
11/26/14 VS Pittsburgh L 70-47
12/2/14 Nebraska Omaha W 84-66
12/6/14 At Tennessee L 65-64
12/9/14 Bradley W 50-47
12/14/14 Savannah State W 73-53
12/20/14 Texas A&M (Sprint Center) W 71-64
12/28/14 Texas Southern L 58-56
12/31/14 Georgia L 50-46
1/3/15 at Oklahoma State L 61-47
1/7/15 TCU W 58-53
1/10/15 at Oklahoma W 66-63 OT
1/14/15 Texas Tech W 58-51
1/17/15 Baylor W 63-61
1/20/15 at Iowa State L 77-71
1/24/15 Oklahoma State W 63-53
1/27/15 West Virginia L 65-59
1/31/15 at Kansas L 68-57
2/4/15 at Texas Tech L 64-47
2/7/15 Texas L 61-57
2/11/15 at West Virginia L 76-72
2/14/15 Oklahoma W 59-56
2/18/15 at TCU L 69-55
2/21/15 at Baylor L 69-42
2/23/15 Kansas W 70-63
2/28/15 Iowas State W 70-69
3/7/15 at Texas 3:00P
3/11/15 vs TCU - Big-12 Tournament
L 67-65

Games in BOLD are home games