2021 Annual EEO Public File Report

CoastAlaska, Inc.

Report for KSTK‐FM, Wrangell, Alaska

Reporting Period:  October 1, 2020‐September 30, 2021

Number of Full‐time Employees: 13

Small Market Exemption:  Yes, outside any metropolitan area

Alaska Public Broadcasting, Inc (APBI) was a service bureau supporting Alaska stations on a fee for service basis. When APBI legally dissolved as a non-profit organization on June 30, 2021, the APBI Board of Directors gave their reserves, work responsibilities and all assets to CoastAlaska with the understanding that three APBI employees with unique skills working in rural radio would transfer to CoastAlaska.  Two of these employees had worked for APBI for 18 and 22 years and the third had been working for APBI for 8 years.  Accordingly, CoastAlaska treated these employees as “exigent hires” under the FCC’s EEO policies.

Date of HireJob Title
7/1/21Chief Engineer
7/1/21Technical Manager
7/1/21Administrative Manager


The employment unit engaged in the following outreach initiatives in accordance with various elements of FCC Rule 73.2080(c)(2):

Established an internship program designed to assist members of the community to acquire skills needed for broadcast employment. KSTK offers internships for local high school students.  The station has two interns for both school semesters.  Currently one intern is producing an Alaska Native Language module for broadcast featuring traditional Tlingit stories using spoken English and Tlingit in the story telling. Each module includes an educational component on pronunciation and meaning of specific Tlingit words featured in each story.  Skills learned include writing and editing, recording and producing audio for broadcast.  Another intern is learning live broadcast hosting and production room work.  This internship involves recording and producing station staples such as Station ID’s, PSA’s and community announcements. The skills learned include proper voicing, mixing audio, and importing audio into the automation system.  The live broadcast portion of the internship includes learning to execute a live broadcast including legal station ID’s, appropriate music selection, correct use of on-air studio equipment, live voice broadcasting and broadcast segue timing.

Established training programs designed to enable station personnel to acquire skills that would qualify them for higher-level positions. All staff receive annual mandatory Harassment and Bias Prevention Training.  All staff actively participate in ongoing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion education and workplace improvement.  Some staff participate in annual CPB training and participate in annual professional development opportunities including regional and statewide conferences for Development and News staff.  Some staff attend the comprehensive Alaska Broadcasters Associating meeting that offers sessions on all aspects of broadcasting.