To view current job openings, visit the Omaha Public Schools Careers page, and look for jobs with "KIOS" in the title.
2015 ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
Period Covered by this Report ("Period"): February 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015
Call sign of station in Station Employment Unit: KIOS-FM
I. Full-time vacancies filled during period: 0
II. Each recruitment or referral source ("source") used to seek candidates for each vacancy: N/A
III. Total number of persons interviewed for all full-time vacancies filled during period: 0
IV. Total number of interviewees for all full-time vacancies filled during period per source: 0
V. Outreach activities during reporting period:
1. Student classes in radio and television production
KIOS-FM is part of the OPS Career Center. As part of the Career Center offerings, interested students were transported here each day from all of the Omaha high schools to study radio and television production. The radio students’ projects, including a semi-weekly hour-long jazz program – “Jazz from Studio One” and a monthly five-minute record review, were broadcast on KIOS-FM at various times during the school year. The television students are involved in studio and video productions including public service announcements, commercials, news reports, sporting events and interview segments. These classroom learning experiences exposed students to future broadcast employment possibilities.
2. Student broadcast production activities during 2014-15
In December 2014, KIOS conducted the final session of our annual “Radio Drama Workshops” with 5 third-grade classes from Fullerton Magnet Center, an Omaha Public Schools elementary school. This is a culmination of a project that started with sessions in the 2014-15 school year. The classes were brought here from Fullerton where each class records a short radio play written by a local author and theatre personality, Doug Marr. The classes are brought to KIOS two at a time. While one class records the radio play, the other is given a tour of the radio and television facilities. This is the final session.
Mr. Marr went to Fullerton several times to conduct sessions with the students in their classrooms to show what radio drama is and how it works, including how to speak into microphones, how to do sound effects, etc.. The groups averaged around 25 students per group, totaling approximately 125. We then made CDs of the recording sessions for each of the students participating in the workshop, as well as their teachers. These actual radio production activities exposed students to future broadcast employment possibilities.
3. Student musical offerings
KIOS records and airs music related events involving students from the Omaha Public Schools. These include the All City Music Festival, the OPS mini-singers show choir spring concert and the University of Nebraska-Omaha Great Plains Jazz Festival. These offerings edify the students, increase the prestige of KIOS-FM, and make KIOS-FM an attractive potential employer for all listeners.