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EEOC 2008 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, 2008

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, 2007 through May 31, 2008.

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
  4. WCCW F Air Personality
  5. WJZQ F Air Personality
  6. WCCW 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. Internet inquiry
  3. Newspaper Ad
  4. Internet Websites
  5. Bulletin Board post – Was working part time
  6. On air announcements

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:

  1. 3 interviews
  2. 3 interviews
  3. 3 interviews
  4. 3 interviews
  5. 2 interviews
  6. 3 interviews

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

>> Job Fair(s) – John Dew, EEO Coordinator for Midwestern Broadcasting attended the annual Career Fair at CMU on March 29, 2008, on behalf of WTCM AM & FM; WCCW AM & FM; WJZQ FM; WATZ AM & FM; WBCM FM; WRGZ FM and WCZW FM – the stations of Midwestern Broadcasting Company. The fair was attended by approximately 80 students and had more than 20 professional broadcast and production companies hosting tables and information areas.

On Saturday, October 27, 2007, John Dew attended a BCBC Career Fair at Lansing Community College in Lansing, MI. The event was well attended and a large number of students stopped to inquire regarding broadcasting as a career.

>> Educational Events relating to career opportunities in broadcasting – On Saturday, February 9th 2008, Mike Centala General Manager of Midwestern Broadcasting’s Eastern Division – WATZ/WRGZ, attended a career fair at Alpena Community College. Mike presented three sessions on careers in broadcasting, education that was needed and the general outlook in the field of broadcasting. Attendees were high school age along with adults looking for a new career. Close to two hundred attended the event.

>> 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 Central Michigan University (Jordan Anderson) was selected for the Internship appointment. The student will work in a variety of station areas over the course of 8 weeks and receives a $1200 scholarship grant as part of the program.

>> Training of Management level personnel – May 22, 2008 – 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.

>> 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 Developme
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
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 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
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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