Annual EEO Public Report | April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

WLBR/WQIC

ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT

The purpose of this EEO Public File Report (“Report”) is to comply with Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the FCC’s 2002 EEO Rule.  This Report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the following station(s){WLBR/WQIC Lebanon, PA.}and is required to be placed in the public inspection files of these stations, and posted on their websites if they have websites.

The information contained in this Report covers the time period beginning April 1, 2017 to and including March 31, 2018 (the “Applicable Period”). The FCC’s 2002 EEO Rule requires that this Report contain the following information;

1.  A list of all full-time vacancies filled by the Station(s) comprising the Station Employment Unit during the Applicable Period:

2. For each such vacancy, the recruitment source(s) utilized to fill the vacancy (including, if applicable, organizations entitled to notification pursuant to Section 73.2080©(1) (ii) of the new EEO Rule, which should be separately identified), identified by name, address, contact person and telephone number.

3. The recruitment source that referred the hiree for each full-time vacancy during the Applicable Period.

4.Data reflecting the total number of persons interviewed for full time vacancies during the Applicable Period and the total number of interviewees referred by each recruitment source utilized in connection with such vacancies, and

5. A list and brief description of the initiatives undertaken pursuant  to Section 73.2080 © (2) of the FCC rules.

Appendices 1, 2, and 3 which follow have been designed, in the aggregate, to provide the required information.  Please note that the numbers listed on Appendix 2 under the column entitled “Full-time Positions for Which This Source Was Utilized” refer to the number of the full-time job positions listed on Appendix 1.

For purposes of this Report , a vacancy was deemed “filled” not when the offer was extended but when the hiree accepted the job offer.  A person was deemed “interviewed” whether he or she was interviewed in person or over the telephone.

Appendix 1 to
Annual EEO Public File Report Form
Covering the Period from 4/1/2017 to 3/31/2018
Station(s) Comprising Station Employment Unit:  WLBR/WQIC
Section 1: Vacancy Information

Full Time Positions
Filled by Job Title
Recruitment Source of Hiree Total Number of
Interviewees
from All Sources for This
Position
A NONE
 B
 C
 D
 E
 F
 G
 H

 

Appendix 2 to
Annual EEO Public File Report Form
Covering the Period from 4/1/2017 to 3/31/2018
Station(s) Comprising Station Employment Unit:  WLBR/WQIC
Section 2: Recruitment Source Information

Recruitment Source
(Name, Address, Telephone
Number, Contact Person)
Total Number of
Interviewees This Source
Has Provided During This
Period (If Any)
Full time Positions for
Which This Source Was
Utilized
A NONE
B
 C
 D
 E
 F
 G
 H

 

WLBR/WQIC RADIO
440 REBECCA STREET
LEBANON, PA. 17046
{717} 272-7651
ROBERT ETTER
PROBE
900 CUMBERLAND STRET
STEELTON, PA. 17113
{717} 939-2260
MERCHANDISER
LEBANON, PALMYRA AND HERSHEY
100 E CUMBERLAND ST.
RANDY MILLER
ST. JOHN’S AFRICAN
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
P.O. BOX 596
LEBANON, PA. 17042
{717} 272-5938
WLBR/WQIC BULLETIN BOARD
440 REBECCA STREET
LEBANON, PA 17046
{717} 272-7651
ROBERT ETTER
HISPANIC OUTREACH PROGRAM
C/O LEBANON CO. HOUSING
303 CHESTNUT STREET
LEBANON, PA. 17042
{717} 274-1401
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
OF LEBANON COUNTY
P.O. BOX 604
PALMYRA, PA 17078
BLACK CATHOLIC COMMUNITY CENTER
1439 MARKET STREET
HARRISBURG, PA. 17103
717-232-6285
WOMEN IN BUSINESS
C/O LEBANON VALLEY CHAMBER
OF COMMERCE
LEBANON, PA. 17042
LATINO HISPANIC
AMERICAN COMMUNITY CENTER
1319 DERRY STREET
HARRISBURG, PA. 17106
717-232-8300
THE WOMEN’S CLUB OF LEBANON
5TH & CUMBERLAND STREET
LEBANON, PA. 17042
PENN STATE-HARRISBURG
{717} 948-6505
BETHESDA MISSION
611 REILY STREET
HARRISBURG, PA. 17110
{717} 257-4442
ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE
{717} 361-1000
HACC
780-2300
DICKINSON COLLEGE
243-5121
LEBANON VALLEY COLLEGE
867-6977

APPENDIX 3 TO

ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT FORM
COVERING THE PERIOD FROM 4/01/2017 TO 3/31/2018
STATIONS COMPRISING STATION EMPLOYMENT UNIT: WLBR/WQIC
SECTION 3:  SUPPLEMENTAL (NON-VACANCY SPECIFIC)
RECRUITMENT ACTIVITIES UNDERTAKEN BY:  WLBR/WQIC

1. Sponsorship of at least 2 events in the community designed to inform and educate members of the public as to employment opportunities in broadcasting.

TOUR:  Tuesday, May 2nd

  • Pack #494 Cub Scouts (Fredericksburg U.M. Church)
  • 5 Scouts
  • 2 Parents plus leader

 

2. Provision of training to management level personnel as to methods of ensuring equal employment opportunity and preventing discrimination.

WLBR/WQIC General Manager attended a HR Law Seminar on November 1, 2017 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Harrisburg, PA.

On February 27, 2018, the General Manager re-read what he learned from the seminar.  Below are some highlights:

  • Never treat people differently because of race.
  • When hire be color blind.
  • Hire best person regardless if male or female.
  • Pregnancy.  Can’t be a factor.  Can’t ask.
  • Ask everyone same questions.
  • Keep good notes on interview.
  • Disability.  If they can do job, they have to be considered. Difference between disabled and disability.
  • Veteran Status.  Can give extra credit.

 

3. Participation in at least four events as programs sponsored by educational institutions relating to career opportunities in broadcasting.

  • An employee is the chairman of the occupational advisory committee at the Lebanon County Career and Technology Center.  They meet 2 or 3 times a year. He advises what is going on in the real world and                                      radio broadcasting.
  • WQIC Program Director visited Kutztown University on February 22, 2018 to address their radio club.  He discussed careers and opportunities in commercial radio with a group of 30 students.  He also discussed what they need to do to prepare to work as a professional broadcastor.
  • WLBR talk show host participated in a Career Day at Ebenezer ElementarySchool.  Discussions were with 3rd, 4th, and 5thgraders. She discussed how to prepare for a talk show including reading   newspapers, magazines and watching news programs.  She also took recording equipment and notebooks to show the students.  Discussed was the difference AM and FM radio signals and some of the different aspects of radio broadcasting.

 

4. Hosting of at least one Job Fair.

  • On August 24, 2017, Lebanon Broadcasting Company hosted a Job Fair at the Lebanon Expo Center from 10am-4pm. We had 46 companies attend and offer jobs from entry level to executive.  During the event, there were 352 people who attended the day as potential job applicants.

 

5. Establishment of a Mentoring Program for station personnel.

  • I have been mentoring a sales person since his start of employment March 2016.  I have been communicating a clear and defined path to a successful radio sales career.  He has accompanied me throughout several weeks of training which involved sales pitches to current and new clients which also includes our processes to write an order and arrange copy.  Paul is, also, able to bounce ideas and questions when he needs insight directly related to the radio industry. Paul and I have been able to talk about daily procedures of what clients to visit regularly or seasonally to help work more efficiently.  We currently use the newest email technology and software to engage our customers more
  • In my mentorship with this salesperson, I have tried the “cloning” model where I try to have him duplicate tasks and actions as I would complete them.  He uses his own words, however, I have given him the outline.  Our mentorship is mainly for career development as with hopes of becoming successful as a person and sales executive.

 

Over the last year, I have spent time mentoring one of our WQIC part-timers.  This process has  involved not only the obvious voice work instruction that goes along with radio announcing, but other elements as well.  This part-timer has been coached in how to handle himself in public as a representative of Lebanon Broadcasting, as well as in social situations. Good and neat personal grooming has been discussed. As a public face of this company, I felt this discussion was important as well.  The mentoring process will continue with this subject.