Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement

Golden Valley Community Broadcasters is a community radio station dedicated to diversity and inclusivity in broadcasting. GVCB (KZFR) believes acceptance and understanding are vital parts of the diverse communities we represent. KZFR programs and actions reflect such diversity. For KZFR, the concept of diversity begins with fundamental notions of acceptance, tolerance, and respect. 

KZFR is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion throughout the organization, including its employees, its Board of Directors, and the many volunteers that enact its programming and community outreach initiatives. KZFR defines diversity as varied individual and collective perspectives, often resulting from differences in, but not limited to, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical abilities, and socioeconomic status. 

The KZFR board and staff seek involvement in its programming and outreach activities by diverse populations, most of whom are community volunteers. Board and staff seek to expand leadership opportunities, leading to a diverse organization that promotes our community’s cultural assets. We seek to continue to develop and foster new audiences with targeted programming (for example, programming in Hmong and Spanish languages). Additionally, we actively seek to engage younger persons through our youth programming and involvement of young programmers. KZFR’s commitment to diversity includes annual meetings of a Community Advisory Board (CAB) designed to solicit advice and feedback from our diverse listening audience. The CAB helps to identify needs in the community, and generate ideas for ways to provide programming that is relevant to our region and its neighboring communities. KZFR seeks candidates for its CAB that represent the geographically and demographically diverse composition of the many communities we serve. 

KZFR is committed to ensuring that its staff and Board of Directors reflect the diversity found in the communities it serves. Central to KZFR’s mission, vision, and values is maintaining a governing and workplace environment which recognizes and celebrates the power of diversity. KZFR strives to create and foster a supportive environment in which all individuals can be successful and reach their full potential within the organization. 

At least once per year, KZFR board members and staff participate in professional diversity and inclusivity training. Additionally, KZFR will regularly review, with its staff and Board of Directors, the practices and policies that are designed to fulfill the organization’s commitment to diversity and its diversity goals. We seek to promote a vibrant and ever-expanding culture of acceptance, tolerance, and respect for all members of the organization and the community we serve.