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Diversity Policy

KVPR/KPRX Diversity Policy

Our Diversity Vision:
Valley Public Radio (VPR) is committed to the value of diversity in the workplace and in our content. We believe that public radio plays a unique role in helping to foster cross-cultural understanding, and that people from diverse backgrounds enrich and inform our collective knowledge, experiences and actions. VPR works to recruit from a large pool of prospective job applicants, and takes part in community outreach events across our region to help further our vision of a diversity. We maintain and build partnerships with community groups to help expand this vision and station outreach. We aim to hire and promote qualified individuals who bring with them their own unique cultural, ethnic and personal experiences. We create content and platforms reflecting the needs, issues and interests of the diverse communities that make up the San Joaquin Valley. 

Our Diversity Goals:

  • Increase the diversity of station’s workforce
  • Increase the diversity of the station’s audience

Elements of Diversity Important to VPR’s Public Media Work
VPR embraces diversity in all forms and protected classes prescribed by federal, state and local law, including race, sex, (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), age, color, nationality, ancestry, religion, handicap, marital status, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, AIDS/HIV, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault, or stalking or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

Valley Public Radio will report annually on its current activities and progress with regards to diversity in a report posted on the station’s website. The station also will file annual Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) reports with the Federal Communications Commission, and will implement outreach and recruitment activities identified in that document.

Equal Employment Policy
In its recruitment, hiring and promotion of staff, VPR is firmly committed to a policy and practice of promoting equal employment opportunity, in accordance with state and federal law, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), disability, age, citizenship status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation and identity, AIDS/HIV, medical condition, political activities or affiliations, military or veteran status, status as a victim of domestic violence, assault, or stalking, or other classes that may be defined by federal law, state law, or local ordinance.  VPR prohibits discrimination or harassment based on these classifications and conducts a continuing program to exclude all unlawful form of prejudice and discrimination in our personnel policies, practices, and working conditions.  

To make this policy effective and to ensure compliance with the Rules and Regulations of the Federal Communications Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, VPR has developed an Equal Employment Opportunity Program, which can be found at

Updated September 11, 2018