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EEOC 2007 Report

MIDWESTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY

WTCM RADIO, INC., WCCW RADIO, INC. WCZW RADIO, INC. AND WBCM RADIO, INC. AND WKJF RADIO, INC.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC FILE REPORT

JUNE 1, 2007

 

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” 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, 2006 through May 31, 2007

 

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 Sales

3. WCCW A/F Sales

 

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

 

A list of sources to which notices were sent is attached

Midwestern Broadcasting Company publicizes full time

openings through Broadcast Compliance Services

 

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

1.      Internet inquiry

2.      Michigan Job Works (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.      3 interviews

3.      3 interviews

 

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

 

Ø      Job Fair(s) – John Dew, EEO Coordinator for Midwestern Broadcasting attended the annual Career Fair at CMU on March 31, 2007, on behalf of WTCM AM & FM; WCCW AM & FM; WJZQ FM; WATZ AM & FM WBCM FM and WCZW FM – the stations of Midwestern Broadcasting Company. The Fair was attended by approximately 83 students and had 22 professional broadcast and production companies hosting tables and information areas.

 

On Wednesday, October 18, 2006, John Dew attended a Career Fair at Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts in Southfield, Michigan. The event was well attended and a large number of students stopped to inquire regarding broadcasting as a career.

 

Ø      Educational Events relating to career opportunities in broadcasting

WATZ manager Mike Centala attended and represented Midwestern Broadcasting Company at a job fair at Alpena Community College on March 15, 2007. A total of approximately 200 attended. Centala did a presentation on careers in radio and on broadcasting in general. Mr. Centala conducted two separate sessions to accommodate interested attendees.

 

Ø      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.

 

Ø      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.

 

 

 

Ø      Training of Management level personnel – October 25, 2006 – All department heads were issued refresher instructions on handling of any openings and of new hires. Also included was a manual on EEO guidelines that included information, instructions and reporting systems and forms.

 

Ø      Review of EEO Files and Records – On September 2006, 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 Development

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 49022-1881

 

  Kalamazoo Valley 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

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

         

 

 

 

 

In addition, the WTCM and WCCW Sales openings were advertised in local area newspapers (Traverse City, Petoskey and Gaylord).

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
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
Michigan State University
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 Ava 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
Wayne State University
Western Michigan University

 

Also:

MAB Job Bank

Michigan Works Job Bank

BEDA National Job Bank

Western Michigan Job Bank

Radio Station website

AllAboutCountry.com

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