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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, 2015 Annual EEO Public File Report for WWST Corporation
a.) During this period from June 2, 2014 to June 1, 2015, WWST Corporation LLC ( i.e. WQKT, WKVX ) had no full-time vacancies to be filled.
b.) Therefore, WWST Corporation, LLC ( WQKT-WKVX ) did not utilize any recruitment sources to fill the non-existant vacancies.
c.) Because of a.) and b.), no recruitment source was sought or was entitled to notification of any vacancy.
d.) Because of a.), b.) and c.), there can be no identification of any recruitment source for any referrals.
e.) Because they were no full-time vacancies between June 2, 2014 and June 1, 2015, there were no interviewees.
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, 2014 to June 1, 2015.
July 9th, 2014
WQKT-WKVX was host to a tour of local Boy Scouts. Approximately 10 Scouts toured the radio station and were given a history of the station and allowed to sit in and witness local programming.
September 6-11th, 2014
WQKT/WKVX set up a booth at the Wayne County Fair for the duration of the fair’s six-day run. 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 the six days, WQKT/WKVX received 39 applications (38 for on air & 1 for a sales associate position. There were no current openings, but applications were kept on file.
October 17th, 2014
Ron Hamilton & Mike Breckenridge hosted a job shadow from Norwayne High School. The young man shadowed Ron and Mike for a total of five hours. Ron allowed the student to record a mock newscast and several commercials, while Mike let him sit in on our “News at Noon” program.
November 9th, 2014
Ron Hamilton represented WQKT/WKVX Radio at a job fair hosted by the University of Akron Wayne College. Ron had a booth set up with applications available. Approximately 250 people attended the event with a total of 19 people filling out applications. There were no current openings, but applications were kept on file.
February 16th, 2015
Mike Breckenridge met with two students from the College of Wooster interested in pursuing careers in radio. Mike gave the students a tour of the station and explained his day-to-day duties as Sports Director. Both students also filled out applications for part-time work, which were kept on file. There were no current openings.
February 23th, 2015
Chris Welch served as host for a group of Cub Scouts who toured the station and learned the basics of radio. The group of twelve was given a tour of the station and learned about the history of WQKT/WKVX.
March 21st, 2015
Sales Associate Seth Imhoff hosted a job shadow from Northwestern High School. The student went with Seth to several meetings with clients and also spent time with Ron Hamilton and Mike Breckenridge, where he learned about the programming side of the station.
April 8th, 2015
Ron Hamilton hosted a job shadow from Wooster High School. The student spent a total of five hours with Ron. In addition to sitting in on local programming and a public-service interview, the student also recorded several newscasts and commercials.
April 22nd, 2015
Chris Welch spoke at Chippewa High School’s annual Career Day. Chris spoke to three classes, explaining his role at the radio station. Chris also took part in a Q&A session with each class and talked about the job opportunities available in radio for High School and College graduates.
May 20th, 2015
Mike Breckenridge represented WQKT/WKVX Radio at a county-wide job fair at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Mike had a booth set up with applications available and was on-hand to answer any questions. A total of 12 people filled out applications, which were kept on-file. There were no current openings.
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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