WQKT & WKVX (WWST Corporation) has a policy to afford equal employment to all qualified individuals without the regard to race, color, religion, national origin or sex, in all personnel actions — including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination. It will also be our policy to promote the realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, continuing program of specific practices designed to insure the full realization of equal employment opportunity without the regard to race, color, religion, natural origin or sex. To make this policy effective, and to insure conformance with the Rules and Regulations of the Federal Communications Commission, we have adopted an Equal Employment Opportunity Program which includes the following elements:
RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION
Craig Walton, General Manager, will be responsible for implementing the WQKT & WKVX EEO program. It will also be the responsibility of all persons making employment decisions with respect to the recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination of employees to insure that our policy and program is adhered to and that no person is discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, natural origin or sex.
To ensure that all members of the staff are cognizant of our equal employment opportunity policy and the individual responsibilities in carrying out this policy, the following efforts will be made:
Employment Application Forms will contain a notice informing prospective employees that discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex is prohibited.
Job Applicants may notify the appropriate local, state or federal agency if they believe they have been a victim of discrimination.
Appropriate notices will be posted informing applicants and employees that both stations are Equal Opportunity Employers.
When advertising for job openings, the notice will include a section informing prospective employees that discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origln or sex is prohibited and that WWST Corporation, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
June 1, 2012 Annual EEO Public File Report for WWST Corporation
a.) During this period from June 2, 2011 to June 1, 2012, WWST Corporation LLC ( i.e. WQKT, WKVX ) had two full-time vacancies to be filled. One announcer position and one office personnel slot.
b.) Therefore, WWST Corporation, LLC ( WQKT-WKVX ) utilized the following sources to reach candidates for the open position: Sending notices to our EEO recruitment list; posting the opening on both stations’ web site, plus the airing of an ad on both WQKT and WKVX.
c.) From our sources, we gathered resumes and applications from qualified candidates. A total of five applicants for the announcer position were interviewed. Two from the advertised posting in the Daily Record, one from a referral from the Ohio Center for Broadcasting, one from a referral from an existing employee and one on-staff part-time employee. The hire was the part-time staffer who was elevated to the full time position. The hire was made on October 17th, 2011.
A total of five candidates for the officer personnel slot were interviewed after a review of applications and resumes. Two candidates were from in-station referrals, two came from the advertised posting in the Daily Record and one came from an on-air advertisement on WQKT. The office personnel position was filled on April 24, 2012 with a candidate who responded to the on-air station advertisement.
d.) For a list and brief description of the required non-vacancy recruitment measures, please refer to our EEO narrative and recruitment source list.
Job Placement Office
Attn: Donna Walker
1901 Smucker Road
Orrville, OH 44667
THE CANTON REPOSITORY
500 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44702
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
Job Placement Office
302 Buchtel Avenue
Akron, OH 44325
THE BEACON JOURNAL
Attn: John Yee
444 East Exchange Street
Akron, OH 44309
THE DAILY RECORD
Attn: Aaron Dorksen
212 East Liberty Street
Wooster, OH 44691
OHIO CENTER FOR BROADCASTING
ATTN: Gary James
9885 Rockside Road #160
Valley View, Ohio 44125
WOOSTER-ORRVILLE BRANCH of N.A.A.C.P.
Attn: Emmanuel Stone
P. O. Box 641 Wooster,OH 44691
NON-VACANCY SPECIFIC RECRUITMENT EFFORTS
EEO – NON-VACANCY SPECIFIC RECRUITMENT EFFORTS – WWST CORPORATION
WWST Corporation LLC ( WQKT, WKVX) worked to achieve broad and inclusive outreach during the period from June 2, 2011 to June 1, 2012.
Mike Breckenridge spoke to a group of teachers at Wayne County Schools Career Center about radio opportunities for their students in preparation for the upcoming class structure. Mike listed radio job opportunities and talked about a broad range of topics as backround for informational purposes.
September, 10 – 15th, 2011
WQKT/WKVX set up a booth at the 162nd annual Wayne County Fair for the duration of the fair’s six-day run. All of WQKT/WKVX’s employees helped man the booth and interact with the public. Applications were also available for anyone interested in applying for a job. During the course of six days, WQKT/WKVX received 47 applications ( 41 for on air & six for sales associate positions. WQKT/WKVX had no current openings, but applications were kept on file.
September 20, 2011
Craig Walton served as a represenative of WQKT-WKVX on a panel at a local marketing network meeting at the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce. The attendees represented area organizations from Wayne County. Discussion included how radio serves the need of non-profit groups with a Q and A session held at the end of the event.
November 14, 2011
WQKT-WKVX was host to a tour of local Boy Scouts. Approximately 25 Scouts toured the radio station and were given a history of the station and allowed to sit in and witness local programming.
December 10, 2011
Mike Breckenridge met with two students from the Ohio State University Agricultural Research and Development Center. The discussion was on possible public service programs that could benefit the O.A.R.D.C. and its efforts. Their discussion involved a tour of the station and quick demonstration of the equipment and capabiltities.
February 11, 2012
Ron Hamilton met with a student from OSU’s Agricultural Technical Institute who was doing research for a college project. Discussion included the history of WQKT – WKVX and its impact on sales, production and copywriting abilties. The station’s efforts to attract employees and adverstising both were discussed. The session also included a tour of the facilities.
March 7, 2012
Mike Breckenridge was involved in a local Job Fair at Wayne College in Orrville. A booth was set up to allow prosepective parties to get information about the radio station and deliver answers about employment questions. Approximately 400 people attended the event with three people submitting applications. We did not have any openings at that time.
April 16, 2012
Chris Welch served as host for a group of Cub Scouts who toured the station and learned the basics of radio from the ground up. The group of 20 was given a tour and learned about the history of the station and the radio business in general.
May 11, 2012
Mike Breckenridge welcomed 30 students from Triway High School interested in the media. He showed the group his day to day workload while giving a tour of the station. The students were able to learn the daily operations and able to see operations live while being given a basic understanding of radio.
Form 396 Narrative Statement
WWST Corporation LLC
Stations WQKT and WKVX
WWST Corporation LLC works closely with local educational institutions to achieve broad community outreach in its EEO program. During the past two years, station managers and other employees have spoken to local school guidance counselors about radio opportunities, met with high school classes to discuss radio careers, and participated in high school career days. Station personnel have also spoken to teachers at the local schools career center about radio opportunities for their students to help the teachers prepare for classes.
Local students have been invited to the station to learn about broadcasting thorough “shadowing” station personnel and through group meetings with station personnel. Students and members of local community groups have learned about broadcast jobs thru tours offered by the station.
Station personnel have also attended and participated in local job fairs to inform potential applicants about broadcasting careers.
While hiring opportunities at the stations have been extremely limited, the stations continue to engage in community outreach to provide education and careers in broadcasting.
Non-Discriminatory Advertising Sales Agreements Certification: WQKT/WKVX Radio hereby certifies that our advertising sales agreements do not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity.
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