MIDWESTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY
WTCM RADIO, INC., WCCW RADIO, INC.
AND WKJF RADIO, INC.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY PUBLIC FILE REPORT
MAY 28, 2004
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, (All in Michigan) (WKJF(AM), Cadillac, Michigan was sold to an unrelated third party, Good News Media, Inc., in the first quarter of 2004).
PERIOD COVERED: June 1, 2003 through May 28, 2004.
I. LIST OF FULL-TIME JOB VACANCIES FILLED BY OUR EMPLOYMENT UNIT DURING THE PERIOD (BY JOB TITLE):
- WTCM A/F Sales
- WTCM A/F Sales
- WCCW A/F Sales
- WTCM FM PM Drive Announcer
II. RECRUITMENT SOURCE FOR FILLING EACH OF THE FOREGOING JOB CATEGORIES:
III. RECRUITMENT SOURCE WHICH REFERRED EACH OF THE HIREES FOR THE VACANCIES LISTED ABOVE:
- On air ad (WTCM)
- On Air ad (WTCM)
- On air ad (WCCW)
- Specs Howard School of Broadcasting
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:
- 6 interviews
- 5 interviews
- 9 interviews
V. DESCRIPTION OF INITIATIVES LISTED IN 47 CFR §73.2080(c)(2) TAKEN BY OUR EMPLOYMENT UNIT:
>> Job Fair(s) – On March 27, 2004, John Dew, EEO Coordinator for Midwestern Broadcasting Company Stations attended a Job Fair at the Bovee Center on the campus of Central Michigan University. The Fair was open to the public.
>> Community Events to educate the public – May 6, 2004, 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 34 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.
>> Training of Management level personnel – January 2004 – John Dew, EEO Coordinator for Midwestern Broadcasting, prepared and distributed to all department heads 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
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Kalamazoo Valley 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
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