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Annual EEOC Public File Report
Hometown Broadcasting, Inc. and Hometown Broadcasting of Austin, Inc.
Covering the Period December 1, 2012 to November 30, 2013

Stations Comprising Station Employment Unit
KQPR(FM), Albert Lea, Minnesota
KQAQ(AM), Austin, Minnesota

EEO Contact:
Mailing Address: 109 East Clark Street                                          Telephone Number: 507-373-9600
Albert Lea, MN 56007                                                                       Contact Person: Anna Rahn
Email Address: kqpr@power96rocker.com

Vacancy Information
The following are job vacancies filled between December 1, 2012 and November 30, 2013 identified by job title
and indicating the recruitment source that referred the successful candidate.

Full-Time Positions                                                           Total #                  Recruitment                         Recruitment                          
Filled by Job Title                             DOE                       Interviewed          Source of Hire                    Sources Utilized
1 FT Sales                              9/3/13              1                      #9                                #9       

Recruitment Sources:

Type                                        Contact                    Address                                   Method of Contact                   #Interviews                                                                                                                                                                                                                              from Source
1. Vacancy Announcements
on KQPR-FM & KQAQ-AM    Anna Rahn               109 East Clark St                     507-373-9600                         1                                             
Albert Lea, MN 56007

2. Albert Lea Tribune                              Crystal Miller           808 W. Front St                       507-373-1411                        
Albert Lea, MN 56007

3. Austin Daily Herald             Jana Gray                 310 2nd St NE                          507-433-8851                        
Austin MN 55912

4. Freeborn Co Shopper           Julia Thompson       110 S Pearl St                          507-373-1310
Albert Lea MN 56007

5. Mower Co Shopper                              Julia Thompson       3405 W Oakland Ave                              507-437-7731
Austin, MN 55912

6. MN Broadcasters Assoc      Megan Eischen        3033 Excelsior Blvd., Ste 301 612-926-8123                        
Minneapolis, MN 55416

7. MN Workforce Center         Steve Bauer              1649 W Main Skyline Plaza     507-379-3409                        
Web Postings:                                                           Albert Lea, MN 56007
http:// minnesotaworks.net                      

8. Personal Referral/                                N/A                          N/A                                          N/A                                                                         
Unsolicited Applicant/
Resume on File-Past Recruitment

9. Express Employment          Bill Lubke                                1410 West Main                                                     
Professionals                                                    Albert Lea, MN 56007             507-373-2826        

10. Chamber Job Bank             Randy Kehr             Northbridge Mall                     alfccoc@albertlea.org                                                              
Bridge Street
Albert lea, MN 56007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUPPLEMENTAL RECRUITMENT OUTREACH INITIATIVES – Dec 1 2012 – Nov 30 2013 

Jan ’13 - Tour of the Station. Conducted a Station tour for a group of local Cub Scout Pack Members and Leader discussing broadcast in general and day-to-day responsibilities, also introduced Program Director/On-Air Announcer for discussion on what an announcer does, and cut a liner as a group. Station Personnel: Ron Hunter  

March ’13  - Had a Booth at the Austin Home & Vacation Show at the Packer Arena with station information and blank applications on hand. Station Employees rotated manning the booth throughout the 3 day event and spoke with attendees about broadcast career opportunities for their particular position. 

4/29/13 – Tour of Stations & Career Mentorship. Graduating Students from Lake Mills HS participated in our Senior Nights event that accompanied by a School Official. They were present for 2-1/2 hours. Event started at 5:30pm w/complimentary dinner from local restaurant, followed by tour of the stations with a station appointed chaperone, and as a group they select all of the songs to air that evening and drafted some on-air prep. Then they’re physically On-the Air Broadcasting for 2 hrs with an experienced Announcer - introducing songs, recognizing sponsors, and producing Graduation Safety Messages that air after the event, and weather announcements.
Station Personnel: Ron Hunter, Jerry Viktora

4/30/13 – Tour of Stations & Career Mentorship. Graduating Students from Alden Conger HS participated in our Senior Nights event.
Station Personnel: Jay Paul, Sindi Fulton

5/1/13 – Tour of Stations & Career Mentorship. Graduating Students from USC (United South Central-Wells) HS
Northwood Kensett HS participated in our Senior Nights event.
Station Personnel: Steph Helleksen, Don Throlson

5/2/13 – Tour of Stations & Career Mentorship. Graduating Students from Northwood Kensett HS participated in our Senior Nights event.
Station Personnel: Steph Helleksen, Anna Rahn

5/6/13 - Tour of Stations & Career Mentorship. Graduating Students from Blooming Prairie HS participated in our Senior Nights event.  Station Personnel: Ron Hunter, Kathy Stuart

5/7/13 - Tour of Stations & Career Mentorship.  Graduating Students from NRHEG (New Richland, Hartland, Ellendale, Geneva) HS’s participated in our Senior Nights event.
Station Personnel: Steph Helleksen, Jerry Viktora

5/8/13 - Tour of Stations & Career Mentorship.  Graduating Students from Glenville Emmons HS participated in our Senior Nights event.
Station Personnel: Jay Paul, Anna Rahn

5/9/13 –  Tour of Stations & Career Mentorship. Graduating Students from Austin Pacelli HS participated in our Senior Nights event.
Station Personnel: Steph Helleksen, Tammy Swensen

5/10/13 –  Tour of Stations & Career Mentorship. Graduating Students from Albert Lea HS participated in our Senior Nights event.
Station Personnel: Ron Hunter, April Habana

5/13/13–  Tour of Stations & Career Mentorship. Graduating Students from Austin Public HS participated in our Senior Nights event.
Station Personnel: Jay Paul, Alexander Bloedel

Nov 2013: Traffic Employees received training on new Electronic Invoicing Procedures with Connie Coombie at Smart Tech: Tammy Swenson & April Habana

Nov 2013: 17 yr old HS student Elijah O’Brein of Hayfield School job shadowed Sales Associate Alexander Bloedel for 5 hrs learning Prospecting and Sales Calls.

Nov 2013:  Gustavus College Student Kadie Habana job shadowed PC Technician Stephen Helleksen and assisted in Radio Project for 16 hrs titling and researching appropriate categorization for approximately 500 new songs to be added to the KQAQ Playlist.