Las Vegas Public Radio Inc.
"E Pluribus Unum"... "Out of Many, One"


KIOF 97.9 FM brings a diverse workforce to the local broadcast community in Las Vegas, Nevada

Diversity Statement

KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. knows that a diverse workforce, management team, governing body, and Community Advisory Board contribute greatly to our knowledge and understanding of the Las Vegas, Nevada's diverse communities, and to our ability to deliver content and services that will help us attract, grow and engage audiences and help them to achieve their full potential. We endeavor to recruit from a broad pool of candidates enabling us to hire and promote qualified candidates with a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, personal experiences and characteristics, and talents that reasonably reflect the diverse needs and interests of the communities served by KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc.

Because we are an independent broadcast media radio service, the perception could be that we are all the same. Nothing could be further from the truth. The editorial material to be aired on our media services is prepared independently from other media outlets. We may express a "difference of opinion" or "very different editorial philosophies" regarding our news reporting from other competing news staff. This allows us to be a separate voice in the community. Thus, because of our different editorial philosophies, we may operate under a JOA (Joint Operating Agreement), which is a U.S. Justice Department approved method of maintaining competitive distinct voices in radio markets.

KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. will continue to explore new opportunities for achieving and promoting this diversity and to monitor and evaluate our success. The means KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. adopts will always meet the standards of federal and state law, KIOF 97.9 FM / Las Vegas Public Radio Inc.'s Equal Opportunity Policy, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Diversity Eligibility Criteria.

Las Vegas Public Radio Inc. is a Nevada non-profit corporation (Nevada Taxpayer ID: 1016003951-001) and operates under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3). Donors can deduct contributions they make to Las Vegas Public Radio under IRC Section 170.