EEOE Statement

August 2018

EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
FOR STATIONS WLDS(AM)/WEAI(FM)
JACKSONVILLE/LYNNVILLE, ILLINOIS

This EEO Public File Report is filed in Stations WLDS(AM)/WEAI(FM)’s public inspection file pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(f) of the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) rules.

During the period beginning on August 1, 2017 and ending on July 31, 2018, WLDS-AM/WEAI-FM filled one full time news position and a full time receptionist position.

The station interviewed a total of three people for the two vacancies.

The following are the recruitment sources used during the period covered in this report and the cumulative number of interviewees referred by each:

Illinois Broadcasters Association 2

MacMurray College 0

Illinois College 0

Lincoln Land Community College 0

Lewis and Clark Community College 0

The Broadcast Center 2

University of Illinois in Springfield 0

WLDS-WEAI 1

www.wlds.com 0

The Source Newspaper 1

Attachment A gives information about recruiting, interviewing, and officially filling the announcer and news positions.

Attachment B contains a brief description of the Outreach Prong 3 menu options undertaken pursuant to the FCC’s EEO rules during the time period covered by this report.

ATTACHMENT A TO EEO
PUBLIC FILE REPORT
FOR STATIONS WLDS-AM/WEAI-FM

FULL TIME VACANCY EEO INFORMATION

Job Title of Vacancy: Assistant New Director

Recruitment Source That Referred the Hiree:
The Broadcast Center

Date Filled:03/31/18

Total Number of Persons Interviewed for the Vacancy:Four

Recruitment Sources Used To Fill the Vacancy

Name of Recruitment Source Address Contact Person Telephone Number Total Number of Interviewees Referred by the Source Did the Source Request Notification?

Illinois Broadcasters Association
200 Missouri Ave
Carterville, Il
62918 Debbi Gray 618-985-5555 2 Yes

MacMurray College 447 East College Jacksonville, Il 62650 Anne Godman 217-479-7000 0 No

Illinois College 1101 West College Jacksonville, Il 62650 Susie Drake 217-245-3171 0 No

Lewis and Clark Community College 5800 Godfrey Road
Godfrey, Illinois
62035 Terry Lane 618-468-3701 0 No

Lincoln Land Community College 5250 Shepherd Road
Springfield, Il 62794 Mary Beth Ray 217-786-2472 0 Yes

The Source 620 E State
Jacksonville, Il 62650 Marcy Patterson 217-243-3857 0 Yes

WLDS-WEAI 2161 Old State Road
Jacksonville, Il
62650 Kate Shanahan 217-243-2800 0 No

The Broadcast Center 2360 Hampton Avenue, St Louis 63139 Don Gosalewski 314-647-8181 2 No

Job Title-Receptionist Recruitment Source that referred the hiree:
The Source

Date Filled the position:10/1/17
Number of people interviewed for the position:
Two

Name of Recruitment Source Address Contact Person Telephone Number Total Number of Interviewees Referred by the Source Did the Source Request Notification?

The Source 620 E State
Jacksonville, Il 62650 Marcy Patterson 217-243-3857 1 Yes

WLDS-WEAI 2161 Old State Road
Jacksonville, Il
62650 Gary Scott 217-245-7171 1 No

ATTACHMENT B TO EEO
PUBLIC FILE REPORT
FOR STATIONS WLDS-AM/WEAI-FM

During the time period of August 1, 2017 and ending on July 31, 2018, Stations WLDS-AM and WEAI-FM undertook the following Outreach Prong 3 menu option pursuant to the FCC’s EEO rules:

1-Attended the Jacksonville Colleges and Community Career Fair at MacMurray College February 21, 2018. Spoke with 22 students and community people about the career possibilities in radio about the opportunities that radio offers, and handed out seven applications. Was attended by General Manager Gary Scott, Sales Manager Mark Whalen, and sales executives Dakota Turpin and Mary Hankins. Thank you letter from organizers is attached to the public file.

2-Attended at Illinois College March 8, 2018 the Two Rivers Vocational Service Area . Spoke with16 high school students. Was attended by general manager Gary Scott, sales manager Mark Whalen and account executives Mary Hankins and Dakota Turpin. Thanked for participating in the Annual Two Rivers Education System Career Fair (see attached letter in public file.)

If your organization would like to be contacted regarding future vacancies, please contact Gary Scott at:

Radio Stations WLDS(AM)/WEAI(FM)
2161 East Old State Road
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Telephone: (217) 245-7171
Email: gscott@wlds.com