FCC and Corporation for Public Broadcasting Compliance Policies

KEXP-FM is licensed to Friends of KEXP. In compliance with terms of funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), this page details policies related to meeting the eligibility requirements.

 

CPB Public File

CPB open records are in a public file at KEXP. 472 1st Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109 and are available to view on request. During the Stay Home, Stay Safe order in Washington State contact feedback@kexp.org for information.  

Diversity Statement & Demographic Data

KEXP prepared the following statement to comply with Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s requirements for an organizational diversity statement, and is not necessarily inclusive of all diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts undertaken by KEXP.

KEXP is committed to becoming an anti-racist organization; we believe we must embrace the practice of identifying racist behavior and dismantling systemic racism as it manifests in different institutions – particularly the ones that you belong to. We are a white-led organization with a majority-white staff and a majority-white audience.  We are part of a music industry that has been and continues to be exploitative of people of color, especially Black musicians.  We are also part of a media industry that has marginalized voices of Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (“BIPOC”), and a nonprofit sector that has centered and valued the contributions and expertise of white people above those of BIPOC.  KEXP has not been exempt from these patterns of injustice, and in fact we have benefited from our position of privilege.  Our work towards becoming an anti-racist organization is central to our ability to serve our mission within our entire community, rather than continuing to concentrate that service within our historic audiences.

Our pursuit of equity and diversity is one component of our journey towards becoming an anti-racist organization.  The individual tactics we have undertaken in this pursuit include:

  • Racial equity trainings for staff conducted since 2017, led by in-house staff and professional consultants. 
  • Recruiting efforts that emphasize diverse candidates. This includes review of job postings and descriptions for biased language, leading with relevant experience rather than education level, and relaxing pre-requisite experience, with training for candidates with merit. We strive to interview as diverse a candidate pool as possible within the qualifications and experience each job requires. 
  • Pay equity efforts for both race and gender parity.
  • Regularly conducted BIPOC and white caucus meetings, led by external consultants, along with racial equity change team meetings and gender equity meetings. 
  • Education and internship programs focused on engaging and serving under-invited communities.
  • Public affairs programming on stories around gender, race, ethnicity, economic status, and national origin.

Currently, KEXP’s staff is 81% white and 19% BIPOC.  It is 57% male and 43% female and gender non-conforming.  KEXP’s Board of Directors is 60% white and 40% BIPOC.  It is 55% male and 45% female and gender non-conforming.

Over the past two years, the KEXP Executive Team has increased BIPOC representation from 0% to 13% and increased female and gender non-conforming representation from 25% to 33%.  Our on-air BIPOC representation increased from 13.1% to 28.57%, (measured in on air hours) over the last two years, however our female and gender non-conforming representation decreased from 27.98% to 25%. The Board of Directors has increased BIPOC representation from 12.5% to 31% over the last two years and increased female and gender non-conforming representation from 37.5% to 44%. 

In 2021, KEXP’s Executive Team, with external racial equity consultants, will create a comprehensive and strategic plan to advance our work toward becoming an anti-racist organization.

KEXP’s chief executive team includes:

  • Tom Mara, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, tom@kexp.org
  • Ethan Raup, Chief Operating Officer, ethan@kexp.org
  • Chris Kellogg, Chief Programming Officer, chris@kexp.org
  • Betsy Troutman, Chief Advancement Officer, betsy@kexp.org

Open Meetings Requirements as set forth in Section 396(k)(4) of the Communications Act.

KEXP-FM is licensed to Friends of KEXP.  The Board of Directors of Friends of KEXP and its committees meet several times per year.  Information about KEXP’s Board of Directors, including members and meeting information can be found via the link below.

link to board of directors page

Financial Reporting Requirements as set forth in Section 396(k)(5) of the Communications Act.

KEXP posts the Annual Financial Statement submitted to CPB and the most recent audited financial report.

link to KEXP CPB CSG 2019 AFR.

link to audited financial report.

link to IRS Form 990.

Advisory Board Requirement as set forth in Section 396 (k)(8) of the Communications Act.

KEXP-FM is licensed to Friends of KEXP.  The Community Advisory Board of Friends of KEXP meets several times per year.  Information about the Community Advisory Board, including members and meeting information can be found via the link below

link to advisory board page

KEXP Local Content and Service Report to the Community

KEXP provides an annual Local Content and Services Report to inform the community about activities intended to address community needs, outlining key services provided and the local value and impact of those services.

link to 2020 Local Content and Services Report 

EEO Requirements as set forth in Section 396 9k)(11) of the Communications Act.

KEXP complies with the hiring and reporting practices as required by FCC regulations. Yearly EEO reports are posted here and in our public FCC file online.  The Station Activity Survey employment report is available for viewing in our Public File at the main office:  472 1st Avenue North, Seattle WA 98109.

link to  2020-2021 FCC EEO Public File Report.

Donor Lists as set forth in Section 396 (k)(12) of the Communications Act.

KEXP does not sell, rent, lease, loan, trade, give, donate, transfer or exchange its donor names or other personally identifiable information to, with or from any candidate for federal, state or local office, political committees, or political parties for any purpose whatsoever, except as otherwise required by law or judicial process.

KEXP will periodically remind contributors/donors of its privacy policy.

link to privacy policy

FCC Public File

Our FCC Public File is available on the FCC website https://publicfiles.fcc.gov/fm-profile/kexp-fm

FCC EEO Requirement as set forth in rule 73.2080

KEXP complies with the hiring and reporting practices as required by FCC regulations. Yearly EEO reports are posted here and in our public FCC file online.

link to 2020-2021 FCC EEO Public File report

 

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