As a licensee of the Federal Communications Commission, Redwood Empire Stereocasters affords equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.
This Annual EEO Report is filed on behalf of KZST (FM), KJZY (FM) and KTRY (FM) (the “Stations”) in compliance with the FCC’s EEO reporting requirements. KZST, KJZY and KTRY, owned by Redwood Empire Stereocasters, share at least one employee. Thus, FCC rules deem the Stations a “single employment unit” and requires the filing of a joint report. This report includes information from August 1, 2009, through July 31, 2010, and will be placed in the Stations’ public files and on the Stations’ respective websites.
KZST, KJZY and KTRY are equal opportunity employers that are committed to meeting the Stations’ EEO obligations. All full-time job vacancies are posted with several sources, including national and local minority organizations, schools, newspapers, and help-wanted and industry websites. The Stations’ list of recruitment sources has been updated to include email addresses and will be used to notify potential applicants for full-time positions. The Stations will continue to actively seek out new sources. The Stations encourage organizations that distribute employment information or refer prospective candidates to contact us so that they may be placed on our mailing list to receive notification of future vacancies. The Stations will broadcast announcements four times a year in rotating dayparts inviting interested organizations to be added to our mailing list. Notices on the Stations’ websites extend a similar invitation. Print ads in local publications containing this notice will be placed annually.
The Stations participate in long-term recruitment measures both individually and together. Job/Career Fairs are attended by Stations General Manager, Sales Manager (Regional or Local) and/or Business Manager and if another specific opening exists, the appropriate department head attends.
The Stations participate in Career Days at local schools.
The Stations participate in a scholarship program for local students to facilitate their study of broadcasting.
Sales/Marketing Consultant Open
The Stations continue to refine procedures and increase recruitment sources.
The Stations will regularly assess and improve recruitment methods and sources by analyzing their effectiveness and making changes as appropriate.
The Stations furnish all job listings to the following organizations that distribute information about employment opportunities to job seekers:
Website 2-prong, comprehensive list of California sources
College of Marin
Address: 3035 Cleveland Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Contact: Lucille Inman, Career Services Assistant
San Francisco State University/BECA Department Office
Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
Contact: Angela Dornbusch, Assistant Office Manager
Santa Rosa Junior College, Student Employment
Address: 1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Contact: Shirley Turnbull, Student Employment Specialist
Sonoma State University Career Center
Address: 1801 E. Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Contact: Anne Greenblatt
Cloverdale Regional Library
Address: 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, CA 95425
Contact: Debbie Hand, Branch Manager
Guerneville Regional Library
Address: 14107 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446
Contact: Mairi Barksy, Branch Manager
Healdsburg Public Library
Address: 139 Piper Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448
Contact: Catherine Martin, Branch Manager
Coach 2 Career, Catholic Charities
Address: 465 “A” Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Contact: Bonifacio Torres, Coordinator
*Sonoma County Job Link – Sonoma County Human Services Department
Address: 2245 Challenger Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Contact: Resource Room and/or Alix Shor (565-5602)
YWCA of Sonoma County
Address: 2255 Challenger Way, Santa Rosa, CA 95407
Contact: Career Counselor
Contact: Adam Goodman
The Stations furnish job listings to the following website job posting sources that distribute information about employment opportunities to job seekers:
California Employment Development Department
National Association of Broadcasters Clearinghouse
Craigslist.com – purchased ads when requested
Sonoma County Help Wanted.com
(linked via our website)
Below is a list of Job Fairs/Career Days attended during the period:
Career and Internship Expo at Sonoma State University, School of Business & Economics, October 21, 2009. Sponsored by SSU School of Business and Economics and Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce. Patrick Stelzner, Director of Sales. Employers and internship sponsors can interact directly with highly competitive students for both employment and internships.
Career Exploration Day at Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma Campus. November 4, 2009. Linda Gummerson, VP/Business Manager. This program offers opportunity for one-on-one discussions with students about their career goals and offers a collaborative forum to share insights about broadcasting with tomorrow’s workforce and the instructors who are now training them.
Northern California Broadcasters Association Job Fair – May 10, 2010. Attended and staffed by George Kalianis, Regional Sales Manager. Job Fair reaches entire Bay Area to ensure a diversity of applicants for all positions at station.
Below is a list of Seminars/Job/Career Fairs co-sponsored:
5th Annual “Latinos in the Workplace” seminar. March 11, 2010. Seminar for business owners on what employers and supervisors need to know about the Hispanic work culture if they have Latino employees.
SRJC (Santa Rosa Junior College) Career Expo & Job Fair 2010. April 27, 2010. Targeted to those seeking resources and contacts for finding work or exploring new careers. Corporate sponsor.
Ongoing intern program in Promotions Department.
June 2009-August 2009. Erika Ramsey, Sonoma County resident and student a Sonoma State University, interested in broadcast career. She worked on stations promotions, website, fun and games research.
Station Tours designed to provoke interest in careers in broadcasting:
12/3/09: Zeina Bekdache, Sonoma State University Student. Tour and interview for her Communication Class.
12/10/09: Rincon Valley Charter School 8th Grade Class. Tour discussed students need for high school and higher education for jobs in broadcasting and other careers.
12/28/09: Cub Scouts. They are always curious about what goes on in a radio station. We discuss various positions and what may be needed in future to pursue jobs in broadcasting.
1/15/10: Liberty School – Kindergarten Class. Hope to create a very early interest in radio at a very early age.
3/3/10: Tiger Cub Scout Den. This was a “go see it” activity the Cub Scouts must complete. May spark interest someday.
3/26/10: Cub Scouts, Santa Rosa. They are always curious about the radio stations. We introduce them to various positions and what may be needed in future to pursue jobs in broadcasting.
3/31/10: Tiger Cubs, Sebastopol. This young group expressed curiosity about radio. If we can spark interest in broadcasting at this early age, we hope to have future employees.
Date of Opening: 3/12/10
Job Title: Marketing Consultant
Stations: KTRY – Country 106.3
Applicants, number of: 22
Dates of Interviews: 4/1/10, 4/12/10, 5/14/10, 6/22/10
Candidates Interviewed, number of: 5
Candidate Hired: yes
Hire Date: 7/26/10
Referral Sources for Interviewees: Radio Jobs Now, Craigs List, Radio Ad
San Francisco State University
Santa Rosa Jr College, Student Employment
Sonoma State Career Services
Sonoma County Job Link
YWCA of Sonoma County
Caljobs.ca.gov (Employment Development job Site)
KTRY(KTRY) website posting
Radio ad on Country 106.3 – KTRY(KTRY)
Unsolicited – walk-in or fax-in
Referrals & drop-ins
There are currently no full-time positions open.