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2012 EEO Program Report

Period Covered: June 1st, 2011 – May 31st, 2012

AKRON, OHIO STATION GROUP:

WAKR/Akron, WONE-FM/Akron, WQMX/Medina

 

 

I.                   GENERAL POLICY

It is the policy of The Rubber City Radio Group to provide employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin or sex in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination.

It is also our policy to promote the realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, continuing program of specific practices designed to ensure the full realization of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or sex.

To make this policy effective, and to ensure conformance with the requirements of the FCC, we have adopted an Equal Employment Opportunity Program which includes the following elements:

 

 

II.                RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION

Our EEO Officer, for the Akron Employment Unit, who is responsible for the administration and implementation of our Equal Employment Opportunity Program, is Henry Zelman.  Henry reviews the practices of all persons making employment decisions with respect to the recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination of employees to ensure that our policy and program are adhered to and that no person is discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.


 

III.             POLICY DISSEMINATION

To assure that all members of the staff are cognizant of our equal employment opportunity policy and their individual responsibilities in carrying out this policy, the following communication efforts are made:

·         The station's employment application form contains a notice informing prospective employees that discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex is prohibited and that they may notify the appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been the victims of discrimination.

·         Appropriate notices are posted informing applicants and employees that the station is an Equal Opportunity Employer and of their right to notify an appropriate local, state or Federal agency if they believe they have been the victims of discrimination.

·         We include a copy of our EEO Policy and Program in personnel manuals, employee handbooks and orientation materials.

·         We remind our management staff of our EEO Policy at staff meetings and discuss our EEO Program at these meetings.  At all hiring opportunities, involved individuals are specifically reminded of their EEO responsibilities.

·         We inform our contacts in the local community of our EEO Policy and our commitment to it.  Close community contacts include our Local Chapters of the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and United Way plus other community groups including Kiwanis, Victim's Assistance and more.


 

IV.             RECRUITMENT

            To ensure non-discrimination and foster their full consideration of all qualified candidates whenever full-time job vacancies occur, we utilize the following recruitment procedures:

o   We contact a variety of business and professional organizations whose membership includes substantial minority and women organizations on a systematic basis, both orally and in writing, to encourage the referral of qualified minority and women applicants whenever job vacancies occur.  The organizations we, contact are:

§  Akron Community Service Center & Urban League

§  East Akron Community house

§  Akron Chapter of the NAACP

§  Urban League of Greater Cleveland

§  Massillon Urban League

§  Greater Stark Urban League

 

o   In addition to the organizations noted above, which specialize in minority and women candidates, we deal only with employment services, including state employment agencies, which refer job candidates without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin or sex.  These employment referral services are:

§  Ohio Center for Broadcasting

§  Employment Resource Center

§  Summit Co. Executive's Office on Equal Employment Oppor.

§  Ohio Assn. of Broadcasters

o   When we recruit prospective employees from educational institutions, such recruitment efforts include schools and colleges with minority and women enrollments.  Educational institutions we contact for recruitment purposes are:

§  Cleveland State University

§  University of Akron

§  Kent State University

§  The Ohio University

§  Mount Union College

 

o   We encourage current employees to refer qualified minority and women candidates for existing and future job openings.

o   We participate in job fairs by station personnel who have substantial responsibility in hiring.  During the period, we have participated in the following job fairs:

§  Akron Urban League's Northeast Ohio Diversity Career Fair, September 14th, 2011.  Attended by Ms. Joyce Lagios, Vice-President, Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

§  Ohio Center for Broadcasting Job Fair, November 16th, 2011.  Attended by Joyce Lagios, Director of Marketing and Public Relations; and Mark Biviano, Sr. Vice-President, Director of Sales.

o   We participate in events sponsored by organizations representing community groups interested in broadcast employment issues, including conventions, career days, and workshops.  They include.

§  The Ohio Association of Broadcasters

§  The Cleveland Advertising Association

o   TRAINING/INTERNSHIPS

§  We provide on-the-job training to upgrade the skills of our employees.

§  We provide internships or other assistance to individuals, schools, or colleges in programs designed to enable qualified minorities and women to learn about various facets of the business and to compete in the broadcast employment market on an equitable basis.  Most of our interns come from the following sources:

·         The University of Akron

·         Kent State University

·         The Ohio Center for Broadcasting

§  We participate on the Board of The Ohio Broadcasters Foundation, which awards scholarships, annually, to college bound seniors who will be studying communications and media.  Specifically, our General Manager, Thomas Mandel, President/CEO serves on the Board of the Ohio Broadcaster’s Foundation and the selection committee for the scholarship program.  More information about the program can be found at the following website address: http://oab.org/for-the-public/ohio-broadcasters-foundation-scholarships/index.php .

V.                SELF-ASSESSMENT

To ensure that our EEO Program is effective in providing equal employment opportunity, we utilize the following procedures every two years.

o   We evaluate the productivity of each of our recruitment sources and eliminate those which have been unsuccessful in widely disseminating our vacancies to all qualified applicants.  We also supplement our sources with new organizations and other recruitment sources, as needed.

o   We periodically review the composition of our station’s workforce for self-assessment purposes.  Where under representation of minorities or women exists, we re-examine the station's personnel policies and practices to assure that they do not inadvertently screen out any group.

o   We review our job hires to see whether all qualified applicants are considered for every job opening.

o   We review our hiring, promotion and seniority practices and results for consistency with our EEO Program.

o   We review the salaries and benefits of our employees to discover any inequities relating to minorities and women.


EXHIBIT A

RCRG EEO Plan

WAKR - WONE - WQMX

Recruitment Sources

 

When positions become available at Rubber City Radio Group stations, they are advertised by notification to the following mailing list.  Some are paid classified advertising sources.  Most are community job-board type agencies who let their constituents know about our openings.

 

                  

Source:

Type:

Address:

Phone:

Akron Beacon Journal

     Classified Desk

 

Newspaper

44 E. Exchange St.

Akron, OH   44328

330-996-3600

Cleveland Plain Dealer

     Classified Desk

 

Newspaper

1801 Superior Ave, East

Cleve., OH   44114

216-999-5555

Kent State University

 

 

School

261 MSC

PO Box 5190

Kent, OH   44242 

330-672-2360

University of Akron

   Center for Career Mgt.

School

The University of Akron

Center for Career Management

302 Buchtel Mall

 Akron, OH 44325-4306

uaccm@uakron.edu

330-972-7747

Ohio Center for Broadcasting

  Gary James

  gary@beonair.com

   www.funjobsonair.com

School

9000 Sweet Valley Dr.

Valleyview, OH  44125

216-447-9117

Akron Community Service Ctr.

   & Urban League

   Mr. Frederick Wright

Civic Org.

440 Vernon Odom Blvd.

Akron, oh 44307

234-542-4497

East Akron Community House

   Ms. Dorothy Smith

 

Civic Org.

550 S. Arlington St.

Akron, OH  44306

330-773-6838

Akron Chapter of NAACP

   Ms. Ophelia Averit

 

Civic Org.

1419 Copley Rd.

Akron, OH  44320

330-865-6801

Cleveland State University

     Career Services Center

 

School

1983 E. 24th St.

Cleve., OH  44115

216-687-2238

The Cleveland Call & Post

   Trina

Newspaper

11800 Shaker Blvd.

Cleveland, OH  44120

 

216-791-7600

216-588-6723 (fax)

 Mr. James C. Hamilton

 Ohio Job and Family Services

 

Agency

 1040 East Tallmadge Avenue

  Akron, OH 44310

 

 Ohio University

 Ms. Rosemary Mayronne

 

School

Career Services

Division of Student Affairs

Baker University Center 533

One Park Place

Athens, OH 45701 Mayronne1@ohio.edu

740-593-2909

Summit County Executive's Off.

   on Equal Employment Oppor.

   Mr. Don Mittiga

Agency

175 So. Main St.

Akron, OH   44308

330-643-6656

Urban League of Greater Cle.

   Mr. Jonathon Holyfield, Pres.

 

Civic

  Agency

2930 Prospect Ave., SE

Cleveland, OH  44115

216-622-0999

Massillon Urban League

    Mr. Gregory Pringle

Civic

  Agency           

325 3rd St., SE

Massillon, OH 44646-6703

330-833-2804

Greater Stark County Urban   League

    Mr. Vince Watts, Pres.

Civic

  Agency

1400 Sherrick Rd., SE

Canton, OH 44707-3533

330-456-3479

The Ohio Association

   of Broadcasters

   Ms. Christine Merritt

Trade

   Agency

88 East Broad St., Suite 1180

Columbus, Ohio 43215

614-228-4052

www.oab.org

Mount Union College

  Ms. Rebecca Doak

  Dir. of Career Development

School

1972 Clark Avenue

Alliance, OH  44601

www.collegecentral.com/MountUnion

 

Rubber City Radio Group

   Online Career Fair

Job

  Board

www.wakr,net

www.wone.net

www.wqmx.com

 

Cleveland Advertising Assn.

   Online Employment Board

Job Board

www.clevead.com/jobs

 

Career Builder.com

Online Classifieds

www.careerbuilder.com

 

Monster.com

Online Classifieds

www.monster.com

 

allaccesscom

Online Classifieds

www.allaccess.com

 

 

Rubber City Radio Group

Akron Equal Opportunity Program

May 18, 2012


EXHIBIT B

 

FULL TIME EMPLOYMENT ACTIVITIES

 

6/1/11 - 5/31/12

 

The following is a list of new full-time positions filled during the period.  All positions were posted to the referral sources outlined in Exhibit A.  Sources listed here are those which produced qualified candidates for interviews.

 

 

 

1. Sales Executive    WAKR-AM  WONE-FM 

      Recruitment Sources used to fill this position include:

                 

·  Akron Beacon Journal

·  Cleveland Plain Dealer

                  ·  Monster.com

                  ·  CareerBuilder.com

                  ·  Personal referrals

 

 

2. Sales Assistant    WAKR-AM  WONE-FM 

 

      Recruitment Sources used to fill this position include:

 

                  ·  Akron Beacon Journal

                  ·  Cleveland Plain Dealer

                  ·   Monster.com

                  ·  Careerbuilder.com

                  ·  www.wakr,net

                  ·  Personal referrals

                 

 

3. Promotions Assistant WAKR-AM, WONE-FM, 

 

      Recruitment Sources used to fill this position include:

 

                  ·  Akron Beacon Journal

                  ·  Ohio Center for Broadcasting

                  ·  www.wone.net                     

     

 


 

4. Radio news Anchor  WAKR-AM 

 

      Unusual situation in which a former employee was rehired.

                   

 

 

 

·  The Total Number of Persons interviewed for all full time vacancies

    during the period was :42

 

 

·   Referrals for our full time positions came from the following

     sources (# referrals)

 

                  ·  Ohio Center for Broadcasting (3)

                  ·  Akron Beacon Journal  (8)

                  ·  Cleveland Plain Dealer  (3)

                  ·   CareerBuilder.com(6)

                  ·   Monster.com (13)

                  ·   www.wone.net (1)

                  ·   www.wakr.net (1)

                  ·   Word of Mouth (5)

                  ·   Rehire (1)