Job Title: Sales Representative (full time) 4/1/16 position open
Faribault County Register Lori 125 Main, Blue Earth, Mn. 526-7324
KBEW Radio Kevin 705 Leland Pkwy. Blue Earth 526-2181
Minnesota Broadcasters Assn. Linda 3033 Excelsior Blvd. Mpls. 926-8123
www.kbew98country.com Kevin 705 Leland Pkwy. Blue Earth 526-2181
www.minnesotabroadcasters.com Linda 3033 Excelsior Blvd. Mpls. 926-8123
HIRED KEITH HOYE TO START 5/2/16
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS CONDUCTED:
On December 3, 4 and 5, 2015 KBEW-AM and FM conducted the annual You Can Make a Difference Campout, a food drive and toy drive for families in need. KBEW News Director Norm Hall and several campers spent the 3 days in tents in downtown Blue Earth, Minnesota collecting toys, monetary and food donations. At least two remotes aired each hour promoting the event and explaining the need for items and asking for donations. The event raised $15,000 in monetary donations, 3,965 items for the western Faribault County food shelf and a 16-foot trailer containing hundreds of toys to be distributed December 12, 2015 in Blue Earth.
On December 16, 2015, KBEW News Director Norm Hall spoke to approximately 50 students at United South Central High School in Wells, Minnesota during the school's career day hosted by the district's guidance department. Norm Hall spoke about the changes at KBEW Radio over the years, the programming and the several community service efforts KBEW is involved in. He also spoke about broadcasting careers and the type of education required in broadcasting. A question-answer period also was part of the presentation, which involved salary, hours worked, benefits of a broadcasting career, its advantages and disadvantages. The program's duration was approximately 45 minutes.
On March 29, 2016, KBEW hosted 12 sixth and seventh grade students from Blue Earth Area Schools. KBEW Office Manager Diane Holland gave the students a tour of the KBEW-AM AND KBEW-FM studios, explaining how the radio station serves the community and listening area with news, weather, sports, public affairs programming. Students were also told how commercial content, music and other programming reaches the air. A student question-answer time was also part of the session. It lasted approximately 45 minutes. Students also recorded Child Abuse Prevention month public service messages for April, 2016.
On June 16, 2016, KBEW-AM and KBEW-FM conducted the annual “Jam the Food Shelf Fundraiser” in Blue Earth, Minnesota. This campaign was designed to raise funds and food items for the western Faribault County Food Shelf. KBEW-AM and KBEW-FM aired 2 remote broadcasts per hour from 7AM-6PM, explaining to listeners the need and soliciting donations. A total of $5,021 and 823 food items were donated during the one-day event.
On October 25, 2016, KBEW hosted Mason Hehr, a high school student at Blue Earth Area High School, in a job shadowing session. KBEW announcer Travis Fenske explained announcers' duties, operating the broadcast console, how KBEW airs public information in the form of news, weather, sports and public affairs programming. Fenske explained how important it was to keep listeners informed on local, state, national and international news and issues. The session was approximately one hour in length.