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EEOC 2010-2011 Report

MIDWESTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY

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

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC FILE REPORT

JUNE 1, 2011

 

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, 2010 through May 31, 2011

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

  1. WTCM A/F Morning Show Producer
  2. WTCM A/F News Anchor
  3. WCCW A/F Sales Manager
  4. WCCW A/F Sales
  5. WCCW A/F Sales
  6. 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

  1. III.               RECRUITMENT SOURCE WHICH REFERRED EACH OF THE HIREES FOR THE VACANCIES LISTED ABOVE:
  1. 1.       Online Posting
  2. 2.       From a friend/Word of Mouth
  3. 3.       Client Referral
  4. 4.       TC Record Eagle Ad
  5. 5.       Called the station inquiring on any openings
  6. 6.       Referral
  1. 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. 4 interviews
  2. 3 interviews
  3. 2 interviews
  4. 6 interviews
  5. 3 interviews
  6. 16 interviews
  1. V.                  DESCRIPTION OF INITIATIVES LISTED IN 47 CFR §73.2080(c)(2) TAKEN BY OUR EMPLOYMENT UNIT:

 

  • Job Fair(s) 

                              5th Annual Career & Employment Fair atNMCHagertyConferenceCenter

March 9, 2011, 

Midwestern Broadcasting had a booth display at this very large and very well attended event. Mary Jo White, the HR manager for the company attended and conducted the display and the discussions

 

EEO Career Café Attendance  Friday, October 28, 2010

John Dew, EEO Coordinator for Midwestern Broadcasting attended the Broadcasting Career Builder Conference on the West Campus of Lansing Community College in Lansing, Michigan. Midwestern Broadcasting was one of the sponsoring entities of this annual conference for people interested in Broadcasting as a career.

Over 200 attended the conference with many of them stopping at the Midwestern Table for information and career advice.

 

On Monday March 21st 2011, Mike Centala General Manager of WATZ/WRGZ attended a career fair at Alpena Community College.  Mike presented three sessions on careers in broadcasting, education that is 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 three hundred attended this 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 was established in cooperation with the MAB Foundation. A student from Traverse City West High School was selected for the Internship appointment during June and July 2008. The student works in a variety of station areas over the course of 8 weeks and receives a $1200 scholarship grant as part of the program. This program had to be suspended during the summer of 2009 due to pressures of the economy. The program was reinstated for summer of 2010.  A student has been accepted for an Internship during the summer of 2010.

 

  • Training of Management level personnel – September 15, 2010 – John Dew, EEO Coordinator for Midwestern Broadcasting Company issued a complete review of EEO Policies and FCC Regulations to all Department Heads and HR Personnel.

 

  • Review of EEO Files and Records – In the fall of 2010, an FCC Review was made. It included inspection of the public files and of the EEO program information and records, and a written report to the Commission. The company had no problems or issues.

 

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

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

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