Station Policies and Financial Documents

KOSU IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

EEO Public File Report Covering the period of February 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014:
Station KOSU-FM Stillwater, OK Oklahoma State University
Station KOSR-FM Stillwater, OK Oklahoma State University

During the period specified in this report, the following full-time vacancies were filled in the following manner:

Job Title:  Assistant Manager, Operations
Number of people interviewed: 3

Job Title:  Host/Reporter
Number of people interviewed:  3

Recruitment Source of Person Hired: Individual/co-worker.

Recruitment Source of Finalist:  Oklahoma State University Human Resources job Web site, 106 Whitehurst Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078 405-744-5373, or osu-hr@okstate.edu, KOSU HR contact: Jennifer Moody.

National recruitment sources used for job vacancies:
Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, newslink@listserve.mpr.org.  Contact:  Euan Kerr, 651-290-1491
Public Radio Program Directors,  www.prpd.org Contact:  Arthur Cohen, 315-824-8226.
Association of Public Radio Engineers, 8801 JM Keynes Drive Suite 91 Charlotte , NC 28262 www.apre.uf  Contact:  Daniel Mansergh, 415-553-2433.
Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education,  80 Route 4 East, Suite 203, Paramus, NJ 07652 www.hispanicoutlook.com  P: 800-549-8280
Insight Into Diversity, 11132 South Towne Square, Suite 203 St. Louis, MO 63123 http://www.insightintodiversity.com/
Chronicle of Higher Education,1255 Twenty-Third St, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20037, http://chronicle.com
Top USAJobs.com, www.topusajobs.com
TedJob.com QuinStreet, Inc., 950 Tower Lane, 6th Floor, Foster City, CA 94404. www.tedjob.com
Teachers-Teachers.com, http://www.teachers-teachers.com/
APLU/PhDs.org www.phds.org

Local recruitment sources used for job vacancies:
Oklahoma State University Human Resources job Web site, 106 Whitehurst Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078 405-744-5373, or osu-hr@okstate.edu, KOSU HR contact: Jennifer Moody.
Public Relations Society of America, OKC Chapter,  PO Box 18702, Oklahoma City, OK 73154.  Contact:
Sam Sims, 405-749-1105
The Oklahoman, 9000 North Broadway, Oklahoma City, OK 73114.  P: 405-475-3311.
The Tulsa World, 315 S. Boulder, Tulsa, OK 74103.  P: 918-581-8418.
Stillwater NewsPress, 211 W. Ninth Stillwater, OK 74074.  P: 405-372-5000.
Black Chronicle, 1457 NE 23rd Oklahoma City, OK 73111, www.blackchronicle.com, Contact: Russell Perry 405-424-4695
Oklahoma Joblink, Will Rogers Memorial Office Building, 2401 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 https://servicelink.oesc.state.ok.us/ada/ 405-624-1450
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Will Rogers Memorial Office Building, 2401 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 http://www.ok.gov/opm/State_Jobs/index.html

KOSU is in compliance with the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadcast Equal Employment Opportunity Rules EEO Public File Report (Feb 2003) and the Broadcast Equal Employment Opportunity Longer Term Initiatives, Reporting Filing Requirements (Feb 2003) which went into effect March 10, 2003.  When positions are available, notice of such position openings were widely disseminated. Parties interested in receiving notice of position opening were encouraged to request notice by contact us at:  KOSU, Attention Kelly Burley, Director, 303 Paul Miller Building, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078.

Included in this report are the EEO and “Prong 3” initiatives implemented during the year. “Prong 3” Initiatives:  Supplemental recruitment activities undertaken by KOSU-FM 91.7 Stillwater, Oklahoma.  Supplemental outreach initiatives and commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity:

Student Employment:  ongoing positions in production and administration. [Participation in other programs designed to promote outreach generally]
Student Internships:  ongoing positions in production. [Establishment of internship program]
Practicum Training:  ongoing trainings throughout the year.  Participants include Michael Cross, KOSU Reporter and Rachel Hubbard, KOSU General Manager. [Establishment of training programs to acquire broadcast employment skills]
Guest Lectures:  Periodic presentations and lectures to raise awareness of station and employment opportunities with university classes.  Participants include Kelly Burley, KOSU Director, Rachel Hubbard, KOSU GM, KOSU Reporter and Quinton Chandler, KOSU Student Reporter. [Participation in events with educational institutions relating to career opportunities in broadcasting]
Social Media:  information about internships, student employment and volunteer opportunities posted on Twitter, Facebook and on the KOSU Web site.  [Participation in other programs designed to promote outreach generally.]

EEO Public File Report Feb 1 2014.

KOSU IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

EEO Public File Report Covering the period of February 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013:
Station KOSU-FM Stillwater, OK Oklahoma State University
Station KOSR-FM Stillwater, OK Oklahoma State University

During the period specified in this report, the following full-time vacancies were filled in the following manner:

Job Title:  Manager, Engineering/ IT
Number of people interviewed: 2

Recruitment Source of Person Hired: Individual/co-worker.

Recruitment Source of Finalist:  Oklahoma State University Human Resources job Web site, 106 Whitehurst Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078 405-744-5373, or osu-hr@okstate.edu, KOSU HR contact: Jennifer Moody.

National recruitment sources used for job vacancies:
Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, newslink@listserve.mpr.org.  Contact:  Euan Kerr, 651-290-1491
Public Radio Program Directors,  www.prpd.org Contact:  Arthur Cohen, 315-824-8226.
Association of Public Radio Engineers, 8801 JM Keynes Drive Suite 91 Charlotte , NC 28262 www.apre.uf  Contact:  Daniel Mansergh, 415-553-2433.
Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education,  80 Route 4 East, Suite 203, Paramus, NJ 07652 www.hispanicoutlook.com  P: 800-549-8280
Insight Into Diversity, 11132 South Towne Square, Suite 203 St. Louis, MO 63123 http://www.insightintodiversity.com/
Chronicle of Higher Education,1255 Twenty-Third St, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20037, http://chronicle.com
Top USAJobs.com, www.topusajobs.com
TedJob.com QuinStreet, Inc., 950 Tower Lane, 6th Floor, Foster City, CA 94404. www.tedjob.com
Teachers-Teachers.com, http://www.teachers-teachers.com/
APLU/PhDs.org www.phds.org

Local recruitment sources used for job vacancies:
Oklahoma State University Human Resources job Web site, 106 Whitehurst Hall, Stillwater, OK 74078 405-744-5373, or osu-hr@okstate.edu, KOSU HR contact: Jennifer Moody.
Public Relations Society of America, OKC Chapter,  PO Box 18702, Oklahoma City, OK 73154.  Contact:
Sam Sims, 405-749-1105
The Oklahoman, 9000 North Broadway, Oklahoma City, OK 73114.  P: 405-475-3311.
The Tulsa World, 315 S. Boulder, Tulsa, OK 74103.  P: 918-581-8418.
Stillwater NewsPress, 211 W. Ninth Stillwater, OK 74074.  P: 405-372-5000.
Black Chronicle, 1457 NE 23rd Oklahoma City, OK 73111, www.blackchronicle.com, Contact: Russell Perry 405-424-4695
Oklahoma Joblink, Will Rogers Memorial Office Building, 2401 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 https://servicelink.oesc.state.ok.us/ada/ 405-624-1450
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Will Rogers Memorial Office Building, 2401 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 http://www.ok.gov/opm/State_Jobs/index.html

KOSU is in compliance with the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadcast Equal Employment Opportunity Rules EEO Public File Report (Feb 2003) and the Broadcast Equal Employment Opportunity Longer Term Initiatives, Reporting Filing Requirements (Feb 2003) which went into effect March 10, 2003.  When positions are available, notice of such position openings were widely disseminated. Parties interested in receiving notice of position opening were encouraged to request notice by contact us at:  KOSU, Attention Kelly Burley, Director, 303 Paul Miller Building, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078.

Included in this report are the EEO and “Prong 3” initiatives implemented during the year. “Prong 3” Initiatives:  Supplemental recruitment activities undertaken by KOSU-FM 91.7 Stillwater, Oklahoma.  Supplemental outreach initiatives and commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity:

Student Employment:  ongoing positions in production and administration. [Participation in other programs designed to promote outreach generally]
Student Internships:  ongoing positions in production. [Establishment of internship program]
Practicum Training:  ongoing trainings throughout the year.  Participants include Ben Allen, KOSU Reporter and Rachel Hubbard, KOSU General Manager. [Establishment of training programs to acquire broadcast employment skills]
Guest Lectures:  Periodic presentations and lectures to raise awareness of station and employment opportunities with university classes.  Participants include Kelly Burley, KOSU Director, Rachel Hubbard, KOSU GM, Ben Allen, KOSU Reporter and Quinton Chandler, KOSU Student Reporter. [Participation in events with educational institutions relating to career opportunities in broadcasting]
Social Media:  information about internships, student employment and volunteer opportunities posted on Twitter, Facebook and on the KOSU Web site.  [Participation in other programs designed to promote outreach generally.]

EEO Public File Report Feb 1 2013.

KOSU IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

EEO Public File report covering the period of February 1, 2011 to January 31, 2012:
Station KOSU-FM Stillwater, OK Oklahoma State University
Station KOSR-FM Stillwater, OK Oklahoma State University

During the period specified in this report, the following full-time vacancies were filled in the following manner:

Job Title:  Reporter
Number of people interviewed:  Five

Recruitment source of person hired: CPB Jobline:  Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 401 Ninth Street NW, Washington DC, 2004-2129 www.cpbjobline.org

Recruitment sources of finalists:
1 finalist – Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 401 Ninth Street NW, Washington DC 2004-2129 www.cpb.org/jobline

2 finalists – Individual/co-worker
1 finalist – Other Web site:  Newslink Digest , Minnesota Public Radio, 480 Cedar Street Saint Paul, MN USA 55101 newslink@mpr.org
1 finalist – recruitment source not listed

Other national recruitment sources used for job vacancies:
Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, newslink@listserve.mpr.org.  Contact:  Euan Kerr. P: 651-290-1491.
Public Radio Program Directors,  www.prpd.org Contact:  Arthur Cohen. P: 315-824-8226.
Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education,  80 Route 4 East, Suite 203, Paramus, NJ 07652 www.hispanicoutlook.com  P: 800-549-8280.
Insight into Diversity, 11132 South Towne Square, Suite 203 St. Louis, MO 63123. http://www.insightintodiversity.com/ .  P: 314-200-9955.
Chronicle of Higher Education,1255 Twenty-Third St, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20037, http://chronicle.com.
Top USAJobs.com,www.topusajobs.com.  P: 202-466-1000
TedJob.com QuinStreet, Inc., 950 Tower Lane, 6th Floor, Foster City, CA 94404. www.tedjob.com.
Teachers-Teachers.com, http://www.teachers-teachers.com/.
APLU/PhDs.org www.phds.org.

Other local recruitment sources used for job vacancies:
Public Relations Society of America, OKC Chapter,  PO Box 18702, Oklahoma City, OK 73154.  Contact:
Sam Sims, P: 405-749-1105.

The Oklahoman, 9000 North Broadway, Oklahoma City, OK 73114.  P: 405-475-3311.
The Tulsa World, 315 S. Boulder, Tulsa, OK 74103.  P: 918-581-8418.
Stillwater NewsPress, 211 W. Ninth Stillwater, OK 74074.  P: 405-372-5000.
Black Chronicle, 1457 NE 23rd Oklahoma City, OK 73111, www.blackchronicle.com, Contact: Russell Perry.  P:405-424-4695.
Oklahoma Joblink, Will Rogers Memorial Office Building, 2401 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 https://servicelink.oesc.state.ok.us/ada/ .  P:405-624-1450.
Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Will Rogers Memorial Office Building, 2401 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 http://www.ok.gov/opm/State_Jobs/index.html. P: 405-557-7100.

KOSU is in compliance with the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadcast Equal Employment Opportunity Rules EEO Public File Report (Feb 2003) and the Broadcast Equal Employment Opportunity Longer Term Initiatives, Reporting Filing Requirements (Feb 2003) which went into effect March 10, 2003.  When positions are available, notice of such position openings were widely disseminated. Parties interested in receiving notice of position opening were encouraged to request notice by contact us at:  KOSU, Attention Kelly Burley, Director, 303 Paul Miller Building, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74078.

Included in this report are the EEO and “Prong 3” initiatives implemented during the year. “Prong 3” Initiatives:  Supplemental recruitment activities undertaken by KOSU-FM 91.7 Stillwater, Oklahoma.  Supplemental outreach initiatives and commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity:

Oklahoma State University Student and Volunteer Career Fair:  August 2, 2011.  Staff Participants:  Rachel Hubbard, Ben Allen, Jenny Mae Harms.  [Sponsored Job fairs]
Student Employment:  ongoing positions in production and administration. [Participation in other programs designed to promote outreach generally]
Student Internships:  ongoing positions in production.  [Establishment of internship program]
Practicum Training:  ongoing trainings throughout the year.  Participants include Ben Allen, KOSU Reporter and Rachel Hubbard, KOSU General Manager.  [Establishment of training programs to acquire broadcast employment skills]
Guest Lectures:  Periodic presentations and lectures to raise awareness of station and employment opportunities with university classes.  Participants include Kelly Burley, KOSU Director, Rachel Hubbard, KOSU GM, Ben Allen, KOSU Reporter and Quinton Chandler, KOSU Student Reporter.  [Participation in events with educational institutions relating to career opportunities in broadcasting]
Social Media:  information about internships, student employment and volunteer opportunities posted on Twitter, Facebook and on the KOSU Web site.  [Participation in other programs designed to promote outreach generally]

EEO Public File Report Feb 1 2012.

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KOSU Executive Management
Kelly Burley, Director and Head of CPB Grantee, 800-228-4678 or kelly@kosu.org
Rachel Hubbard, Associate Director, 855-808-5678 or rachel@kosu.org

Staff Information
http://kosu.org/about/

Governing Board
KOSU is owned by Oklahoma State University and governed by the Oklahoma A&M Regents.  http://regents.okstate.edu/

Open Meetings of the Board
http://regents.okstate.edu/schedule.html

Most Recent Audited Financial Statement
http://kosu.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/KOSU-FY-2013-Audit.pdf
Requests for copies of KOSU’s annual financial reports can be mailed to KOSU, 303 Paul Miller Building, Stillwater, OK 74078.

Annual Financial Reports
http://kosu.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/FY13-AFR.pdf
Made annually to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Compensation of KOSU Executive Management
Kelly Burley, Director                                                        $103,812

Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment
http://kosu.org/about/public-file/

Donor Privacy

KOSU does not sell, trade, or give its mailing and phone lists to any organization that is not directly associated with the station and its activities. KOSU does not allow its lists or databases to be used in any fashion that is not directly related to its activities and controlled by its procedures.  KOSU never participates in any business arrangement that might compromise the security of its database information, nor does it intend to do so in the future.

Annual Report on Content and Services

KOSU continues to work to reduce the percentage of the station’s overall budget that comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  However, the Community Service Grant still to serve as an important cornerstone of KOSU’s foundation.  Without the CSG, the station would be unable to provide its current level of services to the community.  These grant dollars help support original local and national programming and production, as well as community engagement activities.  Without this basic level of support, KOSU and other small stations would be forced to cut local and national news and cultural programs, community engagement initiatives and staff.  The very basic level of funding KOSU receives from the CPB allows it to pursue a mission of purpose over profit.

KOSU strengthened its public service mission in 2013 through content and community. KOSU provided extensive ongoing coverage of the EF-5 tornadoes that struck Moore, El Reno and Oklahoma City on May 20 and 31st.  Twenty-four people died in the May 20th tornado, including seven children in Plaza Towers Elementary school.  Twenty-one people, including three storm chasers, died in the May 31st storm.  Many of the people who died in that storm were killed in massive flooding after the tornado.  Besides its ongoing covering, KOSU also produced stories impacting rural and minority audiences, including the agricultural impact of lost crops and livestock and the challenges of warning non-English speaking residents about approaching storms.  KOSU also sought for and received a waiver from the FCC to encourage Oklahomans to support the tornado relief efforts of the Oklahoma chapter of the American Red Cross.  The station co-sponsored a community concert benefiting tornado victims at the Bricktown events center and held a live music marathon.

KOSU is the lone broadcast organization in Oklahoma with a full-time state Capitol bureau.  The station followed the legislature’s work to finalize the state budget, as well as ongoing coverage of workers compensation reform and education testing.  KOSU aired stories about energy, natural resources and economic development through the State Impact content collaboration with Oklahoma’s other public media organizations.  SIO reporting included a story about new research suggesting the state’s largest-ever recorded earthquake was linked to disposal wells used by the oil and gas industry.  Other issues covered included water conservation and wind energy.

KOSU also hosted On Tap community forums to discuss water rights issues, workers compensation reform, education reform and urban growth.  During these community events, KOSU sought to recruit listeners as participants of the Public Insight Network, a network of citizen sources that add depth and context to local news coverage beyond talking heads.  Through this service, KOSU has tapped sources for stories involving workers compensation, a series about small businesses and the Department of Human Services.   KOSU’s monthly interview program, The Living Room, featured conversations about education, homelessness and hunger, tornadoes and recovery, religious tolerance in Oklahoma, and the drought.  Through the weekly commentary JenX, blogger Jennifer James examined issues of race, equality and humanity.  The station also produced a regular commentary This Week in Oklahoma Politics, which provided context to each week’s local political news.

During the past year, KOSU continued to pursue the objectives of its strategic plan.  In September 2013, KOSU opened new studios in the historic Film Row district of downtown Oklahoma City.  From this new facility, KOSU will be able do more to create community through content and content through the community.  The new facility includes a public performance studio for the station to engage listeners in face-to-face conversations and musical experiences.  KOSU in Oklahoma City is located in the heart of a rapidly growing arts and cultural district known as Film Row, allowing the station to more efficiently partner with like-minded organizations in the creation of experiences that help define what it means to live and work in Oklahoma. Already, KOSU and Individual Artists of Oklahoma have partnered for Art on the Record, a community art project.  The station also actively programs and promotes the district’s monthly art walk, Film Row Premiere.  Already the station hosted an open house and an outdoor music concert and additional community activities are slated for 2014.

Public Media Code of Integrity

Public broadcasters have adopted shared principles to strengthen the trust and integrity that communities expect of valued public service institutions.

Public media organizations contribute to a strong civil society and active community life, provide access to knowledge and culture, extend education, and offer varied viewpoints and sensibilities.

The freedom of public media professionals to make editorial decisions without undue influence is essential. It is rooted in America’s commitment to free speech and a free press. It is reflected in the unique and critical media roles that federal, state, and local leaders have encouraged and respected across the years. It is affirmed by the courts.

Trust is equally fundamental. Public media organizations create and reinforce trust through rigorous, voluntary standards for the integrity of programming and services, fundraising, community interactions, and organizational governance.

These standards of integrity apply to all the content public media organizations produce and present, regardless of subject matter, including news, science, history, information, music, arts, and culture. These standards apply across all public media channels and platforms – broadcasting, online, social media, print, media devices, and in-person events.

Public media, individually and collectively:

Contribute to communities’ civic, educational, and cultural life by presenting a range of ideas and cultures and offering a robust forum for discussion and debate.

Commit to accuracy and integrity in the pursuit of facts about events, issues, and important matters that affect communities and people’s lives.

Pursue fairness and responsiveness in content and services, with particular attention to reflecting diversity of demography, culture, and beliefs.

Aim for transparency in news gathering, reporting, and other content creation and share the reasons for important editorial and programming choices.

Protect the editorial process from the fact and appearance of undue influence, exercising care in seeking and accepting funds and setting careful boundaries between contributors and content creators.

Encourage understanding of fundraising operations and practices, acknowledge program sponsors, and disclose content-related terms of sponsor support.

Maintain respectful and accountable relationships with individual and organizational contributors.

Seek editorial partnerships and collaborations to enhance capacity, perspective, timeliness, and relevance and apply public media standards to these arrangements.

Expect employees to uphold public media’s integrity in their personal as well as their professional lives, understanding that employee actions, even when “off the clock,” affect trust, integrity, credibility, and impartiality.

Promote the common good, the public interest, and these commitments to integrity and trustworthiness in organizational governance, leadership, and management.

The Public Media Code of Integrity was developed by the Affinity Group Coalition and the Station Resource Group, collectively representing public television and radio stations and service organizations from across the country, with support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  September 2013