Since 1968, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has been the steward of the federal government's investment in public broadcasting. CPB provides essential operational support for the nearly 1,400 locally-owned and operated public television and radio stations, which reach virtually every household in the country. Siouxland Public Media is a recipient of CPB grant funding, an annual grant that is approximately 1/4 of our operational budget.
In compliance with CPB's transparency requirements we are pleased to provide the following disclosures and information.
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Siouxland Public Media Statement of Diversity
Siouxland Public Media serves a region that, because of its agricultural and manufacturing based economy, is a center for immigration. From Sioux City's founding to the present, the larger waves of those arriving here have most frequently left countries with widespread economic hardship and political instability. Making Siouxland home has entailed hard work. The culture that has arisen from this is one of ever-evolving diversity that places work at the center of identity and hope.
We will reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and the audiences we attract:
Through our governing and community advisory boards
Through our hiring practices, workplace culture and executive leadership; and by:
The acquisition and creation of content on air, online and in print
The practice of original journalism and content creation in story selection, sourcing and production
Creating points of connection in person and online
Participating in the life of the community and elevating philanthropy by leveraging our public media assets
Facilitating sustainability and success through corporate partnerships and sponsorship
Inviting and nurturing individual support from those who choose our media services
Making business decisions with companies, foundations and organizations aligned with shared values as described above when all other factors are equal
Using the resources available to us through our local and national affiliations to build on our efforts over time
Siouxland Public Media recognizes that diversity makes for a stronger and fairer news gathering organization, one that better understands the many experiences and values of the people that, together, make our home. We strive to employ management, reporters, staff, interns, and officers that represent our community's diversity, and we aim to create programming that provides all people in Siouxland with valuable information and meaningful music.
Though we are a relatively small station, our Community Advisory Board offers further opportunity to find diverse representation for Siouxland Public Media. Additionally, the board is enjoined to advise the station's programmers so that the decisions made regarding coverage and music are done with the counsel of the community.
Western Iowa Tech Community College, the license holder of Siouxland Public Media, is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, gender, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, antional or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, or any protected class prohibited by law. WITCC is committed to diversity and inclusion.
Siouxland Public Media's 2019 Station Activity Survey (SAS):