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EEO Report

EEO Public File Report


The purpose of this Annual EEO Public File Report for Broadcast Stations (this “Report”) is to comply with Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the Commission’s EEO Rules.


This report has been prepared on behalf of the station employment unit (the “Station Employment Unit”) which is comprised of the following broadcast stations: KOMC AM, KOMC FM and KRZK (the “Reporting Station”) is intended to be placed in the public inspection files, and on the website, of any of the Reporting Station by the applicable Commission deadline.


The information contained in this Report covers the time period from October 1, 2012 to, and including, September 30, 2013 (the “Reporting Period”). The Commission’s EEO Rules require that this Report contain the following additional information:


A list of all full-time vacancies filled by the Reporting Station during the Reporting Period, identified by job title;


For each such vacancy, the recruitment source(s) utilized to fill the vacancy (including, if applicable, organizations entitled to notification pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(1)(ii) of the Commission’s EEO rules, which should be separately identified), identified by name, address, contact person and telephone number;


Data reflecting the total number of persons interviewed during the preceding year;


The recruitment source that referred the potential employee for each full-time vacancy during the Reporting Period;


Data reflecting the total number of persons interviewed for full-time vacancies during the Reporting Period and the total number of interviewees referred by each recruitment source utilized in connection with such vacancies;


A list and brief description of the initiatives undertaken pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(2) of the Commission’s EEO Rules during the Reporting period.



KOMC AM                Facility ID #68415

KOMC FM                 Facility ID #34328

KRZK FM                  Facility ID #68416


FCC 396 – Narrative Statement


Hometown Radio is dedicated to providing broad outreach regarding job vacancies at our radio stations.  Community organizations that wish to receive a listing of our vacancy information should contact Toni Whitted at 334-6003.  Anyone interested should visit for an online listing of job openings at all Hometown radio stations.


KRZK, KOMC Am and KOMC FM are equal opportunity employers.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Full time employees as of October 1, 2013


            General Manager – Scottie Earls

            Station Manager – Steve Willoughby


            #1 Sales Position – Jenny Martinka

            #2 Sales Position – Jack Walker

            #3 Sales Position – Frank Preston

            #4 Sales Position – Barry Scott

            #5 Sales Position – Steve Prevallet


            News Director – Harold Smith

            News Reporter #1 – Mike Greeley


            Operations Manager – Steve Kelly

            Program Director – Greg Pyron

            Sports Director – Scott McCaulley

            Production Director – Matt Duncan

            Announcer #1 – Janet Ellis

            Announcer #2 – Josh Grisham


            Office Manager – Toni Whitted

Traffic Director – Kristen Clemmens


Vacancies Filled October 1, 2012 – October 1, 2013

            2-Account Executive Positions (#4 and #5)

            Positions opened February 11, 2013

Sales position #4 filled February 25, 2013 by Barry Scott

            Number of interviews – 4

            Recruitment Source – Website


            Sales position #5 filled July 16, 2013 filled by Steve Prevallet

            Number of interviews – 4

            Recruitment source – Radio ad


            Operations Manager

            Position opened October 9, 2012

            Position filled November 5, 2013 by Steve Kelly

            Number of interviews – 2

            Recruitment source – All Access


            News Director

Position opened September 17, 2012

Position filled December 17, 2012 by Harold Smith

Number of interviews – 5

Recruitment source – Website


News Reporter

Position opened November 12, 2012

            Position filled November 27, 2012 by Mike Greeley

            Number of interviews – 2

            Recruitment source – Radio ad


            Announcer #2

            Position opened October 29, 2012

            Position filled November 12, 2012 by Josh Grisham

            Number of interviews – 1

            Recruitment source – Employee referral



Total number of interviews conducted October 2012 through September 2013 – 15




Number of Interviews Per Recruitment Source

Radio ads – 7

Website ads - 3

Employee Referral - 3 - 0 - 0

Branson Sr. Center - 0

College of the Ozarks - 0

Ozarks Technical College - 0

SW Baptist University - 0

Missouri State University - 0

Central Baptist College - 0

Baptist Bible College - 0

NW Missouri State University – 0

All Access Radio - 2


Supplemental Recruitment Initiatives

Scholarship Programs

Branson High School Sportscaster Scholarship -

Each year two students from Branson High School, one male and one female, are awarded a monetary scholarship from Hometown Radio.  The students selected are high school seniors who have college plans with sports majors and are chosen by their peers and coaches.


College of the Ozarks Media Scholarship –

Each year one student from College of the Ozarks is awarded a monetary scholarship from Hometown Radio.  The selection is made by the school to a student majoring in the field of broadcast.



Internship Program

Recruitment effort performed through area high schools and colleges by offering Internship Program information in all Career Days attended.  Interns learn all aspects of broadcasting; studio knowledge, sales and marketing, business and community projects.    

2012-2013 interns included one student intern from College of the Ozarks who was majoring in Mass Communications and Business Administration, one student intern from the Conservatory Recording Arts and Sciences in Gilbert, AZ who was majoring in Audio Engineering and one student intern from Cowley Community College in Arkansas City, Kansas majoring in Mass Communications.


Job Shadow

A student from Blue Eye High School, interested in a career in broadcasting, job shadowed our radio stations February 20, 2013 through the school’s A+ Program.


Career Days and Job Fairs

College of the Ozarks Fall Career Day held October 25, 2012 

Station representatives manned booth, distributed station information and employment applications and presented information on station’s internship program.


North Arkansas College 2013 College of Business and Technology Job Fair held March 13, 2013.  Station representative manned booth, distributed station information and employment applications and presented information on station’s internship program. 


Media Participation in Education

2012-2013 School year (September 2012 through May 2013) Teacher of the Month awarded to teachers in area schools.  Janet Ellis and various station representatives and sponsors presented awards and class party.  Various aspects of broadcasting were discussed with a question and answer session for the students.  Sound bytes of teacher and class recorded and aired.  Pictures, sound bytes and brief synopsis posted on website each month.


October 20, 2012 – Kristen Clemmens and Eric Marshall conducted a tour of the radio station for the Tiger Cubs, Branson Pack.


November 28, 2012 – The Branson Cedar Ridge Elementary second grade, four total classes, toured the radio stations’ business, sales and broadcast departments.  Each tour conducted described in detail the operation and function of each department.  Students were encouraged to consider careers in broadcasting.


October 2012 February 2, 2013 - Kristen Clemmens and Josh Grisham conducted a tour of the radio station for Pack 290 Webelows with four scouts and four adults.


March 2, 2013 – Kristen Clemmens and Josh Grisham conducted a tour of the radio station for Tigers Pack 290 from Branson.  There were four scouts, three adults and one child.


March 2, 2013 – Scott McCaulley conducted a tour of the radio station for Troupe 546, the Tiger Scouts from Forsyth.  There were two scouts and two adults.


March 30, 2013 – Kristen Clemmens and Josh Grisham conducted a tour of the radio station for Tiger Cub Pack 226.  There were five Tiger Cubs and five adults.


May 8, 2013 – Janet Ellis visited the Branson Cedar Ridge Elementary East Fourth Grade class to interview each student on what career path they would take for their future.  She also discussed the possibility of careers in broadcasting. September 17, 2013 – Kristen Clemmens and Greg Pyron conducted a tour of the radio station for the Radio Production I Class from College of the Ozarks.

September 17, 2013 – Kristen Clemmens, Greg Pyron and Josh Grisham conducted a tour of the radio station for eight students from College of the Ozarks Production Radio I class.  


Management Level Employment Training

Employment training for upper level management conducted by company CEO held at weekly manager’s meeting.

Seminars hosted by Missouri Broadcasters Association annual convention attended by upper management.

Subscription to “Manager’s Legal Bulletin” for station and office managers.


Recruitment Sources

Branson Senior Center, Sylvia Moore, 201 Compton Ridge, Branson, MO  65616, 417-335-4801

Missouri Career Center, (Missouri Division of Employment Security).

College of the Ozarks, Career Center, PO Box 17, Point Lookout, MO  65726, 800-222-0525.

Ozarks Technical College, 1001 E. Chestnut Exp., Springfield, MO  65802, 417-447-8888.

Missouri State University, 

901 S. National Ave., Springfield, MO  65897, 417-836-5000.

All Access,