2022 Annual EEO Public File Report

Reporting Period: December 1, 2021 – November 30, 2022


Licensee: Prairie Winds Broadcasting, Inc. dba Big Stone Radio

FRN: 0023102916



KMSD-AM, Milbank SD, FIN: 63599


KDIO –AM, Ortonville, MN, FIN: 67770


KPHR-FM, KPHRHD2, Ortonville MN, FIN: 67753


KBWS-FM, Sisseton, SD, FIN: 36355


KJKQ-FM Sisseton SD, FIN: 183354


Number of full time employees: 12


Small Market Exemption: yes


Listing of Jobs filled from December 1, 2021 - November 30, 2022


We had no postings and no new hires in the reporting period.






1. January and February 2022 We promoted on air and in the job fairs and offered up to 100 hours of paid internships to area students and anyone interested in exploring a career in broadcasting. The internships were available to high school students and anyone currently employed in other industries. Job shadowing was made available to any student interested in a career in broadcasting.



2. March and April 2022 Minnesota Broadcasters Scholarship was promoted on-air (:15 second spots). Information included how area Juniors and Seniors living in Minnesota can apply for the Scholarship.


The spot :15 Minnesota High School Seniors! Are you interested in a career in broadcasting? You can be the future of broadcasting in Minnesota. Apply for educational scholarship funds thru April 30th at Minnesota Broadcasters dot com slash M B A dash scholarship!


This year’s recipients were from Albany Senior HS, Northfield HS, and Lakeville South HS.


3. March 10th 2022 Noon-3pm


A member of the management/hiring team attended the High School Career Fair in Waverly High School. It was attended by several High Schools in the area; Waverly/South Shore, Willow Lake, Great Plains Lutheran, Henry High School, and Florence.


Stations representative talked about the different employment positions in broadcasting: On Air announcers, Sales executive, news/journalism, bookkeeping/traffic, engineering, promotions, sports play by play.


Also informed them that we offer job shadowing and internship opportunities.


4. April 22-25 2022

Staff Training and Networking

Members of the staff including ownership, General Manager, and Sales Manager attend the NAB/RAB in Las Vegas. We attended meetings, small group sessions and attended workshops to continue their education and pursue job/career advancement. We learned a variety of information including regulatory issues, management strategies, and how to be better broadcasters.


5. August 22, 2022

Lake Area Technical College Orientation 11a-1p. We had a booth at the fair and discussed opportunities for internships and jobs in the broadcast industry. Journalist, programming, production, engineering or sales positions were discussed with potential members of the industry.



We didn't have any openings and didn’t hire anyone in this period, but when weare looking for employees this is the list of the sources we use:


1. KPHR, KJKQ, KDIO, KMSD, KPHRHD2, KBWS Jeff Kurtz Milbank 605-432-5516


2. Big Stone Radio Website Jeff Kurtz Milbank SD 57262 605-432-5516


3. Sportscasters Talent Agency of America Jon Chelesnik Talent Agency California 949-648-7822


4. South Dakota Broadcasters Association Marla Willard 106 West Capitol Ave, Pierre SD 57501 605-224-1034


5. Minnesota Broadcasters Association Tim Hyde 408 Saint Peter Street, Suite 423, St Paul Mn 55102 612-926-8123


6. Lake Area Technical College Tom Mulholland Business Dept 1201 Arrow Ave Watertown SD 57201 605-882-5284



7. Organizations on Minnesota Broadcasters Mailing List that received written notice of availability of full-time positions:


8. Minnesota Broadcasters Association 408 Saint Peter Street Suite 423 St. Paul, Mn 55102 612-926-8123 Tim Hyde

The following is the list used by Minnestoa Broadcasters for all job postings:


College/EEO/Private Schools

Ability Building Center Access

Access Ability Adult Client Training Service

Alexandria Technical College

Alto Consulting and Training

American Council of the Blind of MN

American Indian OIC

School of Business and Office Technology

Amputee Resource Foundation of America

Anoka Ramsey Community College-Cambridge

Anoka Ramsey Community College-Coon Rapids

Anoka Technical College Argosy University-Twin Cities

Augsburg College

Auto Technical, Inc.

Bemidji State University

Benilde-St. Margaret’s School

Bethany Lutheran College

Building for Women

Carlton College

Carver County Workforce Center

Cedar Valley Service Inc. Alpha Program

Cedar Valley Services, Inc

Central Lakes College-Brainerd

Central Lakes College-Staples

Central MN Jobs &Training Services

Century College

Choice Unlimited

Clay County Supportive Training Service

College of St. Benedict St. Catherine University

College of St. Scholastica

Concordia College, Moorhead Concordia University,

St. Paul Crown College

Dakota County Technical College Dunwoody

College of Technology

East Polk County DAC

East Range Developmental Achievement Center (DAC)

Equality-Pathways to Potential Federation of Somali Community

Fond du Lac Opportunities Industrialization Center

Fond du Lac Tribal &Community College

Globe University

Goodwill Industries Vocational Enterprises

Goodwill/Easter Seals

Grant County D.A.C., Inc.

Gustavus Adolphus College

Hamline University

Hennepin Technical College-Eden Prairie

Hibbing Community College

Hired Houston County Networks

Institute of Production and Recording

Intercultural Mutual Assistance Association

Inver Hills Community College

Itasca Community College

Itasca Developmental Achievement Center, Inc

Jeane Thorne inc

Jobs Now Coalition

Jobs Plus, Inc.

Kandi Works DAC, Inc

Lake Superior College

Lao Assistance Center of MN

Lao Family Community of MN

Learning Strategies Corporation

Life-Work Planning Center L J &A

Macalester College

Mahnomen County DAC

Mankato Rehabilitation Center, Inc. (MRCI)

Marantha Community College

Martin Luther College MDI Commercial Services

Merrick Partners, Inc

Mesabi Range Community &Technical College--Eveleth

Mesabi Range Community &Technical College--Virginia

Metro Work Center, Inc.

Metropolitan State University

Minneapolis American Indian Center

Minneapolis Business College

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis Community &Technical College

Minnesota Public Radio

Minnesota Resource Center

Minnesota State College- Southeast Technical-Red Wing

Minnesota State University,

Moorhead Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Detroit Lakes

Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Fergus Falls

Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Moorhead

Minnesota State Community and Technical College-Wadena

Minnesota West Community &Technical College-Canby

Minnesota West Community &Technical College-Granite Falls

Minnesota West Community &Technical College-Jackson

Minnesota West Community &Technical College-Pipestone

Minnesota West Community &Technical College-Worthington MN Diversified Industries

MN Vocational Association

MW Persons and Associates Inc

National Federation of the Blind of MN

Newgate Education and Research Center, Inc

Normandale Community College-Bloomington

North American Training Institute

North Central University

North Hennepin Community College

Northland Community &Technical College-Thief river Falls

Northland Community &Technical College – East Grand Forks

Northwest Indian OIC, Inc.

Northwestern College

Oak Hills Christian College

Oakland Area Learning Center

Occupational Development Center, Inc.

Opportunity Partners

Opportunity Services Inc.

Pine Habilitation and Supported Employment (PHASE)

Pine Technical College

Prosource Educational Services, Inc

Rainy River Community College

Ramsey Action Programs, Inc.

Rasmussen College- Mankato Campus

Ridgewater College-Willmar

Rise Habilitation Services

Rochester Community &Technical College

Rock County Developmental Achievement Center

Rural MN CEP S. Central MN Electrical Industry Joint Apprenticeship &Training Trust Fund

SOAR Career Solutions

South Central Technical College-Faribault

South Central Technical College-North Mankato

Southwest MN Private Industry Council, Inc. - Marshall

Southwest MN Private Industry Council, Inc.-Montevideo

Southwest MN State University - Career Services

St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud Technical College-St Cloud

St. Mary’s University of Minnesota

St. Olaf College

St. Paul College

Summit Academy OIC

Summit Academy Opportunities

Todd County Developmental Achievement Center

Transition of the Twin Cities TSE, Inc

Twin City Area Labor Management Council University of Minnesota University of St. Thomas University of Wisconsin – River Falls

Upper Midwest American Indian Center

Vermillion Community College

Vietnamese Minnesotans Association

Vision Loss Resources


Walden University

West Nicollet &Brown Counties DAC

Winona County Development Achievement Center

Winona ORC Industries, Inc

Winona State University

Women in the Trades

Women in Transition

Women’s Resource Center of Steele County

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