|MIDWESTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY|
|WTCM RADIO, INC., WCCW RADIO, INC. AND WKJF RADIO, INC.|
|EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC FILE REPORT|
|JUNE 1, 2003|
This report is required by Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the Rules of the Federal Communications Commission for broadcast station employment units with five or more full-time employees. The anniversary of renewal of license application is June 1 of each year. The “employment unit” consists of WTCM (AM), WTCM-FM, WCCW (AM), WCCW-FM, Traverse City, and WKJF (AM) and WJZQ (FM), Cadillac, Michigan.
PERIOD COVERED: March 10, 2003 (effective date of the FCC’s new EEO rules mandating this report) through May 31, 2003.
I. LIST OF FULL-TIME JOB VACANCIES FILLED BY OUR EMPLOYMENT UNIT DURING THE PERIOD (BY JOB TITLE): None
II. RECRUITMENT SOURCE FOR FILLING EACH OF THE FOREGOING JOB CATEGORIES: Name: Address: N.A. Contact Person: Telephone Number:
III. RECRUITMENT SOURCE WHICH REFERRED EACH OF THE HIREES FOR THE VACANCIES LISTED ABOVE: N.A.
IV. DATA REFLECTING THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PERSONS INTERVIEWED FOR FULL-TIME VACANCIES DURING THE PERIOD COVERED BY THIS REPORT, AND THE TOTAL NUMBER OF INTERVIEWEES REFERRED BY EACH RECRUITMENT SOURCE UTILIZED IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH VACANCIES: N.A.
V. DESCRIPTION OF INITIATIVES LISTED IN 47 CFR 73.2080(c)(2) TAKEN BY OUR EMPLOYMENT UNIT: Job Fair(s) – On March 29, 2003, John Dew, EEO Coordinator for Midwestern Broadcasting Company Stations attended a Job Fair at the Bovee Center on the campus of Central Michigan University. The Fair was open to the public. On April 17, 2003 David Barr, Director of Promotions for Midwestern Broadcasting Company stations helped the Michigan Association of broadcasters conduct a broadcasting job fair and career day at the Traverse City Heritage Center. The event was in conjunction with an exhibit focused on the history of broadcasting in Michigan.
Community Events to educate the public – May 8, 2003, Ron Jolly, morning talk show host for WTCM and Brian Hale, Production Director for WCCW, brought 34 members of the local business community to the studios in Traverse City, in conjunction with the Grand Traverse Area Chamber of Commerce in “Leadership Grand Traverse Media Day”. The individuals, identified as future community leaders, were given tours of the station offices, departments, and studios and provided with descriptions of the various jobs within. Information was also provided regarding the education and training required for the various broadcasting jobs and information was also given regarding how to apply for jobs within the industry.
Participation in scholarship programs – Ross Biederman, President of Midwestern Broadcasting Company is a member of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Association of Broadcaster’s (MAB) Foundation. The MAB Foundation is a 501c3 Foundation organization which conducts numerous educational activities, including providing scholarships. Mr. Biederman was also a major financial contributor to the formation of the Foundation.
Training of Management level personnel – May 7, 2003 – John Dew, EEO Coordinator for Midwestern Broadcasting, attended a half-day seminar regarding the new FCC rules and initiatives. The seminar was under the sponsorship of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and conducted by David Oxenford of Shaw Pittman LLP. Information, instructions and reporting systems and forms have been distributed to other department heads. A Power Point presentation is being prepared for presentation to all department heads in June 2003.