EEOE Statement

 

 

 

 

August 2017

 

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, 2016 and ending on July 31, 2017, WLDS-AM/WEAI-FM filled two full time news positions.

 

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                                                       3

 

MacMurray College                                                                            0

 

Illinois College                                                                                     0

 

Lincoln Land Community College                                                     0

 

Lewis and Clark Community College                                                1

 

Western Illinois University                                                                   0

 

University of Illinois in Springfield                                                       0

 

WLDS-WEAI                                                                                       0

 

www.wlds.com                                                                                   0

 

www.allaccess.com                                                                            0

 

The Source Newspaper                                                                      0

 

 

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: News Director                     Recruitment Source That   Referred the                                                                                             hiree: WLDS-WEAI

 

Date Filled:12/16/16                                                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 3 Yes
MacMurray College 447 East College Jacksonville, Il  62650 Anne Goodman 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 1 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

Matt Norville 217-243-2800 0 No
Western Illinois

University

116 Sherman Hall

Macomb, IL 61455

Career Services 309-298-1838 0 No
U of I in Springfield One University Plaza, Springfield, Il  62703 Josie Negro 866-785-2188 0 No

 

 

Job Title-Assistant News Director                              Recruitment Source that referred the hiree:

WLDS/WEAI

 

Date Filled the position:5/16/17                                   Number of people interviewed for the position:

One

 

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 0 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, 2016 and ending on July 31, 2017, Stations WLDS-AM and WEAI-FM undertook the following Outreach Prong 3 menu option pursuant to the FCC’s EEO rules:

 

1–Continued an internship program that was established during 2003, which is designed to assist members of the community to acquire skills needed for broadcast employment. During the time period of August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017, WLDS-WEAI employed and trained three interns to work part time at WLDS-WEAI.

 

2-Attended a career fair at Illinois College March 21, 2017 sponsored by the Two Rivers Vocational Service Area. Spoke with 16 high school students about the opportunities that radio offers, and handed out seven applications. Was attended by General Manager Gary Scott, and Sales Manager Mark Whalen. Thanked for participating in the Annual Two Rivers Education System Career Fair (see attached letter in public file.)

 

3-Attended the Jacksonville Colleges and Community Career Fair at Illinois College March 22nd. Spoke with 11 students and community people about the career possibilities in radio. Was attended by general manager Gary Scott, sales manager Mark Whalen and account executives Mary Hankins and Dakota Turpin. Thank you letter from organizers is attached to the 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