The NAACP has filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission accusing 22 radio stations in Utah, Arizona and Nevada of having poor minority hiring practices.
The organization contends the stations "have had little more than token employment of African-Americans and other minorities during their current license period," according to a prepared statement released Tuesday.The petition was filed by branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Idaho, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.
"They (the stations) do not appear to be operating under meaningful equal employment opportunity programs, nor have they proposed meaningful EEO programs," the statement said.
The Utah stations named in the petition include KISN, KRSP, KLZX and KDYL-AM, and KSFI-FM.
The stations have 30 days to respond.