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EEOC 2014 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, 2014

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, 2013 through May 31, 2014

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

1. WTCM Morning show co-host
2. WTCM News announcer
3. WTCM afternoon show host
4. WCCW sales representative

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:

Specs Howard School
In-House posting

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. 4 interviews
4. 1 interview

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

  • Job Fair(s) –

Annual Career & Employment Fair at CMU
October 8, 2013, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Midwestern Broadcasting had a booth display and was a booth sponsor at this very large and very well attended event. It was held on the campus of Central Michigan University. Mary Jo White, Human Resources/Payroll Manger for Midwestern Broadcasting, greeted and conversed with nearly 25 students interested in future employment and also potential internships. All participants she spoke with live in Southern Michigan and were not likely to consider Northern Michigan for an internship but would consider relocating for a full-time position at which time she told them we would maintain resumes on file in the event that a position might open up.

 

MAB Annual Career Fair at Lansing Community College
November 25, 2013
Chris Warren, Controller, representing all of our Midwestern Broadcasting Company radio stations, participated in a “speed dating” format, whereby interested broadcasting students would visit with him for 5 minutes to ask questions, and then would move on the next employer.

 

Speaking Engagements

April 16th , 2014
Christal Wilcox Talk show host, spoke about broadcasting careers to a group of 30 high school students from Benzie Central High School. She also broke the students into small groups to practice reading the news as if they were broadcasting on air.

Speaking Engagements

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Jordan Anderson, Assistant production manager for Midwestern Broadcasting, spoke at Central Michigan University to their Broadcast & Cinematic Arts course regarding how he was a student himself to obtaining the position he has with Midwestern Broadcasting Company. In addition, he spoke about some of the fundamentals of professional copywriting. He also brought in some of his recoded work to play and discuss what the creative process was for developing each campaign.

  • 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 regularly been conducted at one or more of the Midwestern Broadcasting Company stations. Students are placed in area of interest and in most cases earn education credits for their experience. A number of them have gone on to be hired by various media outlets. One is currently a full time employee at WTCM A/F.
  • Educational Tours of the radio stations – Midwestern Broadcasting conducts regular educational group tours of the radio station facilities and studios. Groups range in age from elementary school through adults.
  • Training of Management level personnel – May 25, 2012 – 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.

MAB and Broadcast Compliance Services 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
  • AllAboutCountry.com
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