Friday, June 12, 2009

Account Executive Wanted

KCII Radio in Washington, Iowa is looking for our next sales superstar. You may or may not have radio experience and you may or may not have sales experience... we will train the right person. We may be small market, but we are not small business. We have other locations and a history of successful, profitable radio stations.

You would be taking over a growing territory (so you would not be starting from the bottom). You would be a joining a fun and exiting team helping local businesses grow their revenues through marketing. We have proven sales systems and need the right person with great energy to implement and work these systems for their clients.

Company health insurance available (we pay 1/2), commissions and bonuses available in the 1st year, base pay guarantee, paid vacation, retirement plan available, and we are an equal opportunity employer.

If you're in a dead end job or are sick of sitting in an office... this is your opportunity to get out of the office and meet some great business owners and show them ways to grow their business. Management opportunities may be available in the future for the properly motivated candidate.

Send your resume and cover letter to

Interviews will begin immediately. Your future career awaits at KCII Radio!

"Pandemic" to have little impact in Iowa

The World Health Organization has declared the first flu pandemic in more than 40 years. However, the Iowa Department of Public Health says the number of H1N1 cases in Iowa remains at a "sporadic" level. Statistics from the Center for Disease Control show 92 confirmed or probable cases of the virus in the Hawkeye state, which is well below the national per state average of 264. Washington County Public Health Director Edie Nebel says there have been no reported cases in Washington County, and Iowa's policy towards H1N1 remains the same. 
quick stats on H1N1:
Probable/Confirmed in IA - 92
Total probable/confirmed nationwide -13,216
Average cases per state-264
State with highest number of cases Wisconsin 2217
State with lowest number of cases Alaska 1

CJ Councilor says flood relief money should be used for prevention

U.S Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack returned to Iowa this week. Iowas former governor toured Columbus Junction to assess flood recovery efforts and to promote the recent 24 million dollar recovery aid funds. Harold Prior with the Columbus Junction City Council says his top priority for these funds would be to raise the citys levee by four or five feet. He says it would be better to put the money towards preventative measures, so it would not have to be used for recovery for the next flood.

Marek: no special session necessary

A Southeast Iowa state lawmaker says holding a special legislative session to trim the budget isn't necessary. Riverside Democratic Representative Larry Marek says even though revenues have been down, the state still has reserve money that can carry them through to the next fiscal year. This week a panel of lawmakers voted to cut the legislative branch's budget by 10-percent, or four-million-dollars. They also approved pay freezes and travel restrictions. Republicans back the plan but have said it doesn't go far enough. They want to see a special session to "get a handle on the budget."

Meet the new YMCA director

The new director at Washington's YMCA is almost through is first week, and he says one of the biggest things he's noticed so far is the weather. Greg Woller came from Rhinelander in northern Wisconsin, where he worked for ten years at a YMCA. Woller says one of his first goals is to survey the Washington facility and programs, and see if there is anything that can be improved. He says one of the interesting things about the Washington -Y- is it's history. He says it's intriguing to know that several generations of a family might have used the same building. 

Savor Washington

Washington residents can sample food from around the world, without leaving the square this weekend. Main Street's Amy Vetter says tomorrow's Spring Forward, and Savor Washington event will feature cuisine from five downtown restaurants. Vetter say they elected to have the event tomorrow, because it will be a busy time on the square with Relay for Life and the Corn Country Cruise night also going on.

RFL tomorrow

The Washington Relay for Life is tomorrow, and one of the organizers says they're expecting a good turnout. Sherry Renoux says they have more than 30 teams signed up for the event, which is close to average. However, she says many of the teams have more than the usual 15 members. Renoux expects a record number of walkers. The event starts tomorrow (6/13) at noon in downtown Washington. 

Riverside Hover Rally

The future home of Captain Kirk will take another step towards the future June 19-21 as Riverside will host hovercraft races. The Hoverclub of America will be bringing their "Hoverally" to Riverside Casino and their vehicles will be demonstrated on the waters of the Iowa and English Rivers. Hoverclub of America's designers and pilots have been featured on the Discovery Channel and the Learning Channel and they will be on hand to demonstrate the hovercrafts to the public.