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, 2018 to and including March 31, 2019 (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 4/1/2018 to 3/31/2019
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 4/1/2018 to 3/31/2019
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

APPENDIX 3 TO

ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT FORM
COVERING THE PERIOD FROM 4/01/2018 TO 3/31/2019
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:  Friday, October 26, 2018

  • New Covenant Christian School
  • 5 Juniors
  • 1 Adult

TOUR:  Monday, December 3, 2018

  • Cub Scout Pack #439, Kochenderfer’s U.M. Church, Lebanon
  • 4 Scouts
  • 1 Student
  • 4 Adults

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

WLBR/WQIC General Manager completed an online seminar named Equal Employment Opportunity provided by Corexcel and MindEdge on February 12, 2019.

On March 20, 2019, the General Manager reviewed what he learned at the February 12, 2019 seminar. Below are some key points:

  • Discrimination is not just illegal it is immoral
  • Discrimination hurts a business by eliminating some good potential hires
  • Family and Medical Leave Act. Employees eligible for 12 weeks of unpaid leave. Applies to companies with 500 or more employees.
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 also protects employees agains sexual harassment. There are two types of sexual harassment. 1. Quid Pro Quo – boss asks for sexual act in exchange for something. 2. Hostile work environment – making employees uncomfortable with direct or indirect acts.
  • Company can be guilty of discrimination not just by overt act but also if company does not exercise oversight to prevent discrimination. Ignorance is not a defense.

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

  • County Career and Technology Center. They meet 2 or 3 times a year. He advises what is going on in the real world of radio broadcasting.
  • WQIC hosted “shadows” for several Lebanon County public schools. A student coordinates with their school and spends time with the announcer learning more about what is included in pursuing a career in radio board casting. There were 3 of these “shadows”. From Lebanon Catholic High School, Cedar Crest High School, and Millersville University.

WQIC SHADOWS

  • The Early Morning Show hosted Shadows from Lebanon Catholic High School, Cedar Crest High School, and Millersville University. They occurred on June 19, 2018, and January 14, 2019. The shadow experiences a typical day during morning drive. They are exposed to our commercial production program and explained how our shows are put together. The Shadow is introduced to the other staff members who describe their job responsibilities and are also given a tour of the building.

4. Establishment of a Mentoring Program for Station Personnel.

  • As part of the Lebanon Broadcasting Company’s mentoring program the GM has been tutoring the Sales Manager. The GM has explained in detail the Prong 3 Outreach – Menu Options EEO. Also explained was how to fill out yearly audit from Workman Compensation Insurance Company. The Sales Manager was encouraged to visit other radio stations to get to know other GM’s. State College and Sunbury were visited. ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC yearly reports were also discussed. This will be a several year mentoring program.

5. Hosting of at least one Job Fair.

  • On August 21, 2018, Lebanon Broadcasting Company hosted a Job Fair at the Lebanon Expo Center from 10am-4pm. We had 29 companies attend and offer jobs from entry level to executive.  During the event, there were 164 people who attended the day as potential job applicants.