WLEN Radio, one of the nations most award winning radio stations has an immediate opening in our programming department.  The position is for Production Director and includes duties related to all commercial production.  The position will also include an air shift.  The candidates must possess the following skills:  experience with Adobe Audition, keen attention to detail, professional demeanor and creativity.  Social and web experience a plus.  This is not a 9 to 5 position.  Please submit resume with sample voice work to juliek@wlen.com no later than May 8th, 2015.  WLEN is an equal opportunity employer. 



#1.  List of all jobs filled:  One full time programming, two part time programming and two part time sales positions filled. 


#2.  List of recruitment sources used to fill each vacancy: As listed below.



Date of opening-June 2013

Description of opening-Full time programming position


Recruitment includes:


Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts

Central Michigan University

Adrian College

Siena Heights University

Michigan Association of Broadcasters website Job Bank

Word of mouth through WLEN Employees and former employees-including intern program and employee referrals

MAB staff

Spring Arbor University


Number of recruits from all sources:

11 applicants from all sources


Interviewed: 9 applicants interviewed

3 Michigan Association of Broadcasters website

1 Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts

1 unsolicited application for general employment

1 Spring Arbor University

1 Employee referral

1 Adrian College

1 Central Michigan University



Applicant from Michigan Association of Broadcasters website



Date of opening-July 2013

Description of opening-Part time programming position


No recruitment was done as this was a part time position. 



Date of opening-September 2013

Description of opening-Full Time Sales position.  This position was intended to be a full time position so a full outreach was done, however, it ended up being a part time position.  


Recruitment includes:

WLEN Radio, including Hispanic Show


WLEN Facebook

Daily Telegram (local daily newspaper)


WLEN employee referrals, former employees and interns


23 applicants from all sources in by the deadline

8 selected for interviews, of that 8, 5 responded



1 part time transient employee

2 from WLEN Radio

1 from Monster.com

1 from WLEN Facebook


Hired part time transient employee….remained a part time employee



Date of opening-March 2014

Description of opening-Part time programming position


No recruitment was done as this was a part time position. 



Date of opening-April 2014

Description of opening-Part time sales position


No recruitment was done as this was a part time position. 



#3.  Description of supplemental outreach initiatives:


A.   Annual Scholarship for Broadcasting – President of Lenawee Broadcasting, Julie Koehn and Secretary Joyce Koehn developed the John W. Koehn Memorial Scholarship in 1992.  This scholarship gives a one time amount of $1,000.00 to a recipient each year.  It can be used for any post high school education, including community college, university or trade school.  It was developed in cooperation with the International Broadcasters Idea Bank, and is funded by Lenawee Broadcasting Company.  Those that are eligible include any employee or child of an employee of an Idea Bank member station.  The recipient must be studying in a broadcast related field.  The scholarship is judged annually by a group of 6 broadcasters from the United States and Canada. To date we have awarded 20 scholarships totaling $21,000.00.  In 2013 there was a tie, so we awarded 2 scholarships.  The recipients included a young woman studying Ag broadcasting from Columbus Junction, Iowa and a young man studying sports broadcasting from Springfield, Illinois.   

B.   ATHENA Aide-WLEN Radio President and General Manager Julie Koehn developed this program through ATHENA Lenawee to start a non- traditional scholarship program.  This program funds continuing assistance and education to women who find themselves in a position to need training or assistance that they cannot afford for themselves, it is meant to fund elimination of road blocks to self sufficiency and continuing education..  These women may be at risk or not.   To date over $11,000.00 has been awarded through this program. 

C.    Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation Internship Program.  WLEN Radio has participated in the program since it’s inception and has hosted 11 interns thru this program, including one in the summer of 2013.  Two interns have been hired by the station; one as a full time employee and one as a part time employee.  This program is funded by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation and participating stations.  2003 was the first year for the program, and WLEN Radio was one of 6 sites in Michigan.

D.    Annually – Internship Program – WLEN Radio has had an on going internship program for more than 27 years, and it exists year round.  We have interns from local high schools, the Lenawee Intermediate school district, Adrian College and Siena Height University.  These programs are both in programming and in marketing, promotions and sales.  We take interns year round as the interests arise.  Our interns have gone on to careers in sales, morning show personalities in middle markets, and careers in politics.  Station personnel involved in our internship program include, Julie Koehn, President, Leslie Lambka, Administration, Dale Gaertner, Program Director, Julie Galazka, Production Director and Steve Barkway, Sports Director, For the summer of 2013, we hosted a college intern in our promotions department. In addition, we hosted several middle school and high school students in a job shadowing program.  


4.   Total number of interviewees during the period, and total number of interviewees referred by each recruitment source:  As listed above.