Licensee: McKenzie River Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Period Covered: October 1, 2012 Through September 30, 2013
Stations in Employment Unit:
KKNU (FM), Springfield-Eugene Oregon (FIN 40887)
KMGE (FM), Eugene, Oregon (FIN 40885)
KEUG (FM), Veneta, Oregon (FIN 60358)
NO FULL TIME POSITIONS WERE FILLED OR OPEN DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD
Management with substantial responsibility in making hiring decisions participated in the following job fair during the period covered by this report:
Lane Community College Career Fair (April 17, 2013)
Attending was Dave Wiles (KEUG/KMGE/KKNU Sales Manager)
This internship took place from December 19, 2012 through January 3, 2013. The intern was a high school student. This internship was structured to provide the intern with relevant information in all areas of MRB’s broadcasting operations, including sales, programming, commercial production, and general management. MRB personnel who participated in this internship were John Tilson, President and General Manager, Bruce Soderholm, Production Manager, Bill Barrett, Tim Fox & Tracy Berry, KKNU Morning Show personalities, Danielle Uhlhorn, Account Executive, Steve Brown, KKNU Midday Personality, Jeff Baird Program Director, KEUG and KMGE, Liz Kelly and Mary Reilly, KMGE Morning Show personalities, Melissa Harrison, Traffic Manager, Jody Shaner, Copywriter, and Erin Weigandt, Promotions Director.
MRB management participated actively in the award of four Eugene Area Radio Stations (“EARS”) Scholarships announced in June, 2013. This scholarship program is designed to assist students interested in pursuing a career in broadcasting. These scholarships totaling $10,000 were awarded to two college bound high school students and two students already in college.
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MRB’s involvement included leadership roles by MRB President and General Manager
John Tilson and MRB Sales Manager Dave Wiles in successfully advocating, planning for, and implementing all of these scholarships. Mr. Tilson was the EARS Treasurer during the entire 2012/2013 EEO reporting year and was a member of the three person scholarship committee which reviewed 27 applications. Mr. Wiles is EARS President. The Unit stations also contributed air-time, which resulted in cash contributions for these EARS scholarships. As part of the Non-Commercial Sustaining Announcements (‘NCSA”) Program, EARS sells announcements at steep discounts to non-profit organizations. The Unit stations, along with other EARS members, run spot schedules for the non-profit advertisers.
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