Equal Employment Opportunity

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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
Kelly Gearhart, 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, 2019 Annual EEO Public File Report for WWST Corporation

  1. During this period from June 2, 2018 to June 1, 2019, WWST Corporation LLC ( i.e. WQKT, WKVX ) had one full time position to be filled.
  2. Therefore, WWST Corporation, LLC ( WQKT-WKVX ) utilized the following sources to reach candidates for the open position: Posting the opening in the Daily Record.
  3. One applicant from the advertisement posted was interviewed and the hire was made on March 8, 2019.
  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, 2018 to June 1, 2019.

June 1, 2018 – June 1, 2019
During this time, WQKT/WKVX went on location for 44 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 1st – Sears HomeTown Store

June 1st – Wayne County Music & Rib Fest

June 2nd – Wayne County Music & Rib Fest

June 9th – Wayne Co. Fire and Rescue Training Center

June 23rd – Instruments of Freedom

June 28th – Ashland Balloonfest

July 14th – McDonalds

July 27th – P Graham Dunn

August 4th – Dragway 42

August 6th – Holmes County Fair

August 7th – Holmes County Fair

August 8th – Holmes County Fair

August 9th – Holmes County Fair

August 16th – Gerber Lumber & Hardware

August 18th – Orrville Lions Club Rib & Music Fest

August 24th – Gionino’s Pizza

August 25th – Dragway 42

August 27th – College Hills Honda

September 8th – Wayne County Fair

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 28th – WoosterFest

October 6th – Dragway 42

October 29th – Millersburg Electric

November 8th – ‘Tis the Season

November 23rd – P. Graham Dunn

November 27th – Pomerene Hospital

January 17th – Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show

January 18th – Northeast Ohio Sportsman Show

January 29th – Buchwalter Greenhouse

January 26th – Buchwalter Greenhouse

February 28th – Holmes County Spring Home & Garden Show

March 1st – Holmes County Spring Home & Garden Show

April 13th – Moore’s Lawn & Garden

April 26th – Wayne County Home & Garden Show

May 4th – Fit ‘n’ Fun Pools & Spas

May 10th – Lodi Lumber

May 11th – Roth’s Auto Repair

May 18th – High Point Furniture

May 20th – College Hills Honda

May 31st – Wayne County Music & Ribfest

 

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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