On March 10, 2003, the Federal Communications Commission instituted new EEO reporting and recordkeeping rules designed to track a station's recruitment and hiring practices. The rules required a posting of certain tabulations of those efforts on the station's website and in the Public File, which is maintained at the station's business location.
Following is the required posting of hiring and recruitment procedures undertaken by KHUM, KWPT, KSLG-FM and KXGO since the institution of the Commission's new rules.
These same documents can be viewed in the station's Public File, which is housed at 1400 Main Street in Ferndale, California. The file is available for viewing during normal business hours. The next required posting is August 1, 2014.
Lost Coast Communications, licensee of the stations KHUM, KXGO, KSLG-FM, and through its subsidiary KWPT, Inc., the licensee of KWPT, is an equal opportunity employer, working to provide broad outreach regarding job vacancies and to encourage a diverse workplace.
No organization has requested to be notified for job vacancy.
The following full-time positions were filled during this period.
- Traffic Director (October 2013). Recruitment Sources: Craigslist, Lost Coast Outpost, Ferndale Enterprise
- Outside Sales (October 2013). Recruitment Sources: Craigslist, Lost Coast Outpost, Ferndale Enterprise
- Office Manager/Business Manager (December 2013). Recruitment Source: Sequoia Personnel
- Lost Coast Outpost Reporter (December 2013). Recruitment Sources: Craigslist, Lost Coast Outpost
- On-Air Personality (December 2013). Recruitment Sources: Craigslist, Lost Coast Outpost, HSU
The reporter position for the Lost Coast Outpost is for our online newspaper and has no duties or responsibilities to our broadcasting operations. This employee was hired from a competitor without widespread dissemination based on knowledge of his performance as a unique and exceptional talent.
(February through April 2014)
- On-Air Personality: Recruitment Sources: Craigslist, Lost Coast Outpost, HSU, Humboldt Job Fair (April 2014)
Sales: Recruitment Sources: Craigslist, Lost Coast Outpost, HSU, Humboldt Job Fair (April 2014)
Recruiting Sources Addresses
Lost Coast Outpost
1400 Main Street, Suite 104
Ferndale, CA 95536
Sequoia Personnel Services
2930 E Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Humboldt State University
1 Harpst Street
Arcata, CA 95521
PO Box 1066
Ferndale, CA 95536
Humboldt Job Fair
The Turf Club at Redwood Acres
3750 Harris Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Lost Coast Communications has more than ten employees and operates in a small market. As such, we are required to complete four recruitment initiatives within a two-year time period.
For the past two years, the licensee has engaged in the following initiatives:
Recruitment/Internship Program. Two of our LCCI management team members are involved at Humboldt State University and College of the Redwoods in teaching and advising students with hands-on radio and journalism issues. This relationship allows LCCI to utilize prospective students for paid positions as well as volunteer and internship positions that offer real world experience. The close ties with the students at the University have brought a wide variety of young men and women of diversity into employment on a full- or part-time basis at LCCI.
Educational Tours. The stations regularly host local college, high school, elementary school and scout groups for educational tours on how the station operates.
KKDS-LP/Blue Ox Radio. KHUM, KSLG, KWPT and KXGO actively support KKDS-LP, a low-powered educational station known as Blue Ox Radio, which gives high school students the opportunity to learn about radio. The stations have provided free advertising for KKDS fund-raisers and provided technical and financial advice to KKDS.
Influence on Education. Two of our senior employees teach several college level classes in radio and journalism at Humboldt State University each semester. One is the senior advisor to the student-run station, KRFH, an AM carrier station.