WLEN RADIO EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT FOR THE PERIOD 5/22/14-5/21/15

 Current Job Openings....deadline until filled:

WLEN is searching for a part time Promotions Director and Advertising Sales Consultant.  Candidates must have the ability to multi-task.  Event planning, marketing experience and excellent writing skills are a plus.  Do you love inter-acting with people?  This job might be for you.  This is a flexible position but it includes some evenings and weekends.  Please send your resume to juliek@wlen.com.  No phone calls please.  Lenawee Broadcasting is an equal opportunity employer and a fun place to work. 

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

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

EEO

Date of opening-October 2014

Description of opening-Part time programming position

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

EEO

Date of opening-March 2015

Description of opening-Part time programming position

EEO

Date of opening-March 2015

Description of opening-Full time programming position

Recruitment includes:

Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts

Adrian College

Michigan Association of Broadcasters website Job Bank

University of Toledo

Spring Arbor University

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

WLEN website

Number of recruits from all sources:

11 applicants from all sources

Interviewed: 6 applicants offered interviews, 1 declined

3 Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts

1 from WLEN website

1 former intern

Hired former intern

EEO

Date of opening-May 2015

Description of opening:  Full time programming position

Recruitment includes:

WLEN website

Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts

Spring Arbor University

Adrian College

Michigan Association of Broadcasters website Job Bank

Indeed dot com

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

Number of recruits from all sources:

16 applicants from all sources

Interviewed:

8 applicants offered interviews – 2 declined (one from MAB Job Bank and one from Spring Arbor University)

3 from Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts

1 former Employee

1 from MAB Job Bank website

1 from Adrian College

Hired:  Specs Howard Graduate

 #3.  Description of supplemental outreach initiatives:

  1. 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 21 scholarships totaling $22,000.00.  In 2014 the scholarship was presented to a young woman in Australia studying broadcast communications.     

  2. 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 $13,000.00 has been awarded through this program. 

  3.  Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation Internship Program.  WLEN Radio has participated in the program since it’s inception and has hosted 12 interns thru this program, including one in the summer of 2014.  Three interns have been hired by the station; two as a full time employees 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.   

  4.  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 DeCapo, Administration, Dale Gaertner, Program Director, Julie Galazka, Production Director and Steve Barkway, Sports Director, For the summer of 2014, 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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