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GENERAL POLICY
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.

POLICY DISSEMINATION
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, 2018 Annual EEO Public File Report for WWST Corporation

  1. During this period from June 2, 2017 to June 1, 2018, WWST Corporation LLC (WQKT/WKVX ) had two full-time vacancies to be filled. One announcer position and one sales position.
  2. 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
  3. From our sources, we gathered resumes and applications from qualified candidates. A total of three applicants for the announcer position were interviewed.  One from the advertisement posted on our website and two were on-staff part-time employees.  The hire was one of the part-time staffers who was elevated to the full time position.  The hire was made on April 30th, 2018.
  4. For a list and brief description of the required non-vacancy recruitment measures, please refer to our EEO narrative and recruitment source list.

EMPLOYMENT LIST

WAYNE COLLEGE
Job Placement Office
Attn: Donna Walker
1901 Smucker Road
Orrville, OH 44667
330-683-2010
www.wayne.uakron.edu

THE CANTON REPOSITORY
500 Market Avenue South
Canton, OH 44702
www.cantonrep.com

UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
Job Placement Office
302 Buchtel Avenue
Akron, OH 44325
330-972-7111
www.uakron.edu

THE BEACON JOURNAL
Attn: John Yee
444 East Exchange Street
Akron, OH 44309
www.ohio.com

THE DAILY RECORD
Attn: Aaron Dorksen
212 East Liberty Street
Wooster, OH 44691
330-264-5122
www.the-daily-record.com

NATIONAL BROADCAST and MULTIMEDIA SCHOOL
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
330-345-8564

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, 2017 to June 1, 2018.

June 2, 2017 – June 1, 2018
During this time, WQKT/WKVX went on location for 51 remote broadcasts at various businesses and community events.  At all remotes, a sign was displayed letting people know that applications were available for anyone interested in filling one out.  The sign also directed people to our website, where they could fill out an application and submit it online.

June 2nd – Wayne County Music & Rib Fest

June 3rd – Wayne County Music & Rib Fest

June 14th – Orlo Auto Parts

June 17th – Sears

June 17th – Rural King Ohio

June 19th – Wayne County Speedway

June 24th – Trillium Creek

June 29th – Ashland Balloon Fest

July 28th – P. Graham Dunn

August 7th – Holmes County Fair

August 8th – Holmes County Fair

August 9th – Holmes County Fair

August 10th – Holmes County Fair

August 12th – Melrose Village

August 19th – Orrville lions Club Rib & Music Fest

August 25th – Gioninos Pizza

August 26th – White’s Ford

August 30th – College Hills Honda

September 9th – Wayne County Fair

September 10th – Wayne County Fair

September 11th – Wayne County Fair

September 12th – Wayne County Fair

September 13th – Wayne County Fair

September 14th – Wayne County Fair

September 21st – Bellstores

September 22nd – Home Improvement & Furniture Expo

September 29th – WoosterFest

October 5th – Bellstores

October 21st – Trillium Creek

October 28th – Rural King Ohio

November 2nd – Pomerene Hospital

November 4th – Rural King

November 9th – Tis the Season

November 18th – RES Auction Services

November 24th – P. Graham Dunn

November 24th – White’s Ford

December 9th – Rural King Ohio

January 18th – Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show

January 19th – Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show

January 20th – Buchwalter Greenhouse

January 27th – Buchwalter Greenhouse

March 1st – Holmes County Spring Home & Garden Show

March 2nd – Holmes County Spring Home & Garden Show

March 20th – WG Dairy Supply

April 21st – Moore’s Lawn & Garden

April 26th – OSU OARDC Scarlet, Grey & Green Fair

April 27th – Wayne County Home & Garden Show

May 5th – Fit n’ Fun Pools & Spas

May 12th – National Carpet Mill Outlet

May 21st – College Hills Honda

May 26th – White’s Ford

February 23rd, 2018
Ron Hamilton spoke at Chippewa High School’s annual career day.  Ron spoke to two separate classes about the job opportunities available in radio and his career at WQKT/WKVX.  At the conclusion of each session, Ron took part in a question and answer session with the students, teachers and school board members

 

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.

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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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