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EEOC 2005 Report

MIDWESTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY

WTCM RADIO, INC., WCCW RADIO, INC.

WCZW RADIO, INC. AND WBCM RADIO, INC.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC FILE REPORT

JUNE 1, 2005

This is the report 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. It is to be included in our public file on or before the anniversary of our renewal of license application, which is June 1 of each year. Our “employment unit” now consists of WTCM (AM), WTCM-FM, WCCW (AM), WCCW-FM, Traverse City and WJZQ(FM), Cadillac, WBCM (FM) Boyne City and WCZW (FM) Charlevoix (All in Michigan).

PERIOD COVERED: June 1, 2004 through May 31, 2005.

I. LIST OF FULL-TIME JOB VACANCIES FILLED BY OUR EMPLOYMENT UNIT DURING THE PERIOD (BY JOB TITLE):

  1. WCCW A/F Sales
  2. WTCM A/F Receptionist
  3. WCCW A/F Sales
  4. WTCM FM Mid day disk jockey

II. RECRUITMENT SOURCE FOR FILLING EACH OF THE FOREGOING JOB CATEGORIES:

Name:  
Address:  
Contact Person:  
Telephone Number:  

III. RECRUITMENT SOURCE WHICH REFERRED EACH OF THE HIREES FOR THE VACANCIES LISTED ABOVE:

  1. On air ad (WTCM)
  2. Referral (WTCM)
  3. Internet Website (WCCW)

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 UTILLIZED IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH VACANCIES:

  1. 3 interviews
  2. 4 interviews
  3. 5 interviews
  4. 3 interviews

V. DESCRIPTION OF INITIATIVES LISTED IN 47 CFR §73.2080(c)(2) TAKEN BY OUR EMPLOYMENT UNIT:

>> Job Fair(s) – On September 24, 2004, Mary Jo White HR Department Supervisor for Midwestern Broadcasting Company Stations attended a Job Fair at the Waterfront Conference Center in Traverse City. The Fair was open to the public and conducted by area stations in conjunction with the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

>> Community Events to educate the public – May 6, 2005, John Dew, EEO Coordinator for Midwestern Broadcasting Company and Jack O’Malley, Operations Director for WTCM AM and FM conducted a one hour seminar for 31 members of the local business community. The seminar was on radio broadcasting and was held at Northwest Michigan University Center 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 provided with descriptions of the various jobs within broadcasting. Information was also provided regarding the values and benefits of the medium as well as instruction on how to effectively use media to communicate.

>> 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.

>> Midwestern Broadcasting Summer Internship – A summer internship program has been established in cooperation with the MAB Foundation. A student from Michigan State University (Justin Rose) was selected for the first Internship appointment. The student will work in a variety of station areas over the course of 8 weeks and will receive a $1000 scholarship grant as part of the program.

>> Training of Management level personnel – February 2005 – John Dew, EEO Coordinator for Midwestern Broadcasting, and Jack O’Malley, Operations Manager of WTCM A/F attended the Great lakes Broadcasting Conference and conducted a meeting with The MAB staff regarding the internship program and a refresher meeting regarding EEO policies and procedures. Additionally, all department heads have been issued an annual calendar of FCC reporting deadlines as well as a refresher manual on EEO guidelines that included information, instructions and reporting systems and forms.

>> Review of EEO Files and Records – In September 2003 An alternative inspection was conducted through the Michigan Association of Broadcaster’s Inspection program. Included in the program was an inspection of the public files and of the EEO program information and records. Department Heads were given additional suggestions, advice and guidance.

Job Posting Mailing list is partially listed below (full list is available online at www.bcs-ok.com

Broadcast & Cinematic Arts Central Michigan University 340 Moore Hall Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 Alpena Community College Att: Frank McCourt 666 Johnson Street Alpena, MI 49707 Davenport College Placement & Career 415 E. Fulton Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Central Michigan University Career Services 101Faust Hall Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 Northwood Institute Career Assistance 3225 Cook Road Midland, MI 48640 Oakland Community College Att: Alicia Jackson 739 Washington Royal Oak, MI 48067
Lake Michigan College WXSB FM 2755 E. Napier Avenue Benton Harbor, MI 49022 Kalamazoo Community College Placement Office 6767 West O Avenue Kalamazoo, MI 49009 University of Detroit – Mercy Career Development 4001 W. McNichols Road Detroit, MI 48221
Muskegon Community College Att: Job Placement enter 221 S. Quarterline Rd Muskegon, MI 49442 NW Michigan College 1701 E. Front Street Traverse City, MI 49686 Spring Arbor College WSAE-WKTG 106 E. Main Street Spring Arbor, MI 49283
University of Michigan Career Services 3200 Student Activities Bldg. Ann Arbor, MI 48109    

E-Mail list for job openings….(complete list online at www.bcs-ok.com)

Organization Name
Albion College Alma College ALTER American Women In Radio & Television – Grand Rapids Anderson University Andrews University Aquinas College Asian American Journalists Assoc. Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired Audio Engineering Society Audio Engineering Society – Detroit Ball State University Bay Mills Community College Black Broadcasters Alliance Broadcast Education Association Calvin College Capital Region Community Foundation Central Michigan University College for Creative Studies Community for Southeastern Michigan Community Foundation for Muskegon County Community Integrated Recreation Cristo Rey Employment & Training Davenport University Delta College Eastern Michigan University Ferris State Grand Rapids Community College Grand Valley State Grand View College Greater Lansing Urban League Hillsdale College Hope College Illinois State University Indiana State University Indiana University Jackson Community College Jewish Family & Children’s Services Junior Achievement of Northeast Michigan Junior Achievement of the Michigan Edge Kalamazoo College Kellogg Community College Kettering University Lake Land College Lake Superior Community Partnership Lansing Community College E-Mail List continued >Lawrence Technological University Macomb Community College Madonna University Marygrove College Media Communications Association – Mid-Michigan Michigan Association of Educational Broadcasters Michigan Association of United Ways Michigan Department of Career Development Michigan State University Mott Community College National Broadcasting Society – Central Michigan Northern Michigan University Oakland Community College Oakland University Olivet College Saginaw Valley State University Saint Mary’s College of Ave Maria University San Jose State University Schoolcraft College Siena Heights College Southern Illinois University at Carbondale-Radio/Television Southwestern College Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts St. Clair Community College University Of Michigan Wayne State University Western Michigan University Also: MAB Job Bank Michigan Works Job Bank BEDA National Job Bank Western Michigan Job Bank Radio Station websiteAllAboutCountry.com

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