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EEO

Equal Employment Opportunity

 

I. General Policy  

WTBO WKGO Corporation, LLC. has a policy to afford equal employment opportunity in to all qualified individuals without the regard to race, color, religion, national origin or sex, in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination.

It will also be our policy to promote the realization of equal employment opportunity through a positive, continuing program of specific practices designed to insure the full realization of equal employment opportunity without the regard to race, color, religion, national origin or sex.

To make this policy effective, and to insure conformance with the Rules and Regulations of the Federal Communications Commission, we have adopted an Equal Employment Opportunity Program.

II. Responsibility for Implementation

Richard Cornwell, General Manager will be responsible for implementing WTBO/WKGO Corporations EEO program. It will also be the responsibility of all persons making employment decisions with respect to the recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination of employees to insure that our policy and program is adhered to and that no person is discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.

III. Policy Dissemination

To ensure that all members of the staff are cognizant of our equal employment opportunity policy and their individual responsibilities in carrying out this policy, the following efforts will be made:

The station’s employment application forms will contain a notice informing prospective employees that discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex is prohibited and that they may notify the appropriate local, State or, Federal agency if they believe they have been the victims of discrimination.

Appropriate notices will be posted informing applicants and employees that the stations are equal opportunity employers and of their right to notify an appropriate local, State or, Federal agency if they believe they have been the victims of discrimination.

In any advertising for job openings the stations will include a notice informing prospective employees that discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex is prohibited, and that WTBO/WKGO Corporation, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity Employers.

Narrative

 

EXHIBIT 3‑ EEO‑ NARRATIVE STATEMENT‑WTBO‑WKGO CORPORATION

 

WTBO-WKGO Corporation LLC works to educate and recruit persons for present and future opportunities for employment in accord with the EEO guidelines established by the FCC. This process continues whether we have any job openings or not at our facilities.

 

WTBO‑WKGO Corporation LLC has been working to achieve broad and inclusive outreach during the period prior to filing for license renewal applications for WTBO, WKGO, WFRB, and WFRB‑ FM. The period described in this report is from

June 1, 2010 to June 1, 2011

 
June 1, 2010- June 1, 2011
 

During June 2010, WTBO-WKGO Corporation worked with the Allegany County Board of Education to set up annual dates for station personnel to visit individual school classrooms to discuss what that person does as part of their career in broadcasting.

Jim Van, our News Director, visited Braddock Middle School on Friday, June 4, 2010, from 8:30-11:30 am. Jim met with approximately 150 students in 8 class rooms and discussed what it is like to be an announcer and News Director. Principal Donny Carter coordinated this visit. Students asked questions and one of our station’s websites was displayed on an overhead projector to demonstrate aspects of the station’s operation.

 

During September 2010, WTBO-WKGO Corporation worked with both the Allegany County and Garrett County Boards of Education to visit classrooms with on air personalities “Hannah and the Trucker”. The purpose of the visits were two-fold: to talk about being morning show personalities on the radio with students in elementary and middle schools and describe what that job is like; and to demonstrate recording techniques used in broadcasting by recording students doing the Pledge of Allegiance. More than 10 schools were visited during the month.

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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On November 9 and 10, 2010, Tim Martin, Asst G.M., Carson Yoder, Program Director of WFRB FM, and Rhonda Keefer, Music Director of WTBO/WKGO participated in a Career Fair for all middle school students in Allegany County, MD. It is called Allegany County “Focus on the Future”.   The event was held at the Allegany County Fairgrounds Multi-Purpose Building, located just off Rt. 220 South of Cumberland, MD. Each of the several hundred students in attendance visited our WTBO-WKGO Corp LLC booth (complete with posters and graphics on careers in broadcasting). Students met with our staff members in a smaller group and were given the opportunity to hear a presentation from our station participants, led by Asst. GM Tim Martin, on various aspects of a career in broadcasting. Tim Martin along with Carson Yoder and Rhonda Keefer had dialogue with the students about our specific stations and answered their questions about our stations and broadcasting in general. Additionally WTBO-WKGO Corp. LLC showed visual displays, digital audio demonstrations, and video. This year marked several consecutive years of our participation in this event, having been there since the inception in its present format. This two-day activity encompassed over eighteen hours of work by our three staff management persons. The event is a cooperative event between the Allegany County Public Schools and all participating vendors to reach out and inform the broad base of students from all ethnic backgrounds in the Allegany County, MD area about career opportunities.

 
 

On December 9, 2010, General Manager, Richard Cornwell worked with Shari Harman,

Director of Employee Development Services for Positive Transitions, LLC, 31 Baltimore Street, Suite 107 Cumberland, MD. During this day of working with Shari and five of her clients, the topic of careers in broadcasting was discussed on an individual and then

 a group basis with each of those persons. Mr. Cornwell also assisted Positive Transitions that day by conducting mock interviews with each person as if they were

actually on a job interview. A letter of thanks for the work done and our participation in the exercise is on file at WTBO- WKGO Corp. LLC.

 
 

During February 2011, WTBO-WKGO Corporation LLC conducted nondiscrimination training with the Sales and Billing Departments to review our policy that all advertising contracts prohibit discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity. All contracts, confirmations, and time orders include this wording, and we discussed how that wording impacts our clients and our Sales and Billing Department.

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
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Station General Manager and General Sales Manager, Richard Cornwell has an ongoing mentoring program to help interested Sales Representatives grow in their

career in broadcast sales with the purpose of encouraging those persons who may have interest in advancing their career in sales to the point of possibly becoming a Sales Manager. For example, Mr. Cornwell mentored an employee during the past year by reviewing agency selling and client list management and other skill needed to advance beyond making local sales calls.

 

On March 16, 2011, at 10 am, the Meyersdale, PA High School Journalism class toured WFRB. Some students are looking to get into mass communications or broadcasting after graduation. The tour was conducted by WFRB Program Director, Carson Yoder. He started the tour in the FM on-air studio and finished in the transmitter room. He let them record, edit and perform the getting the audio “ready for air” routine. By demonstrating this process the students had a better idea of what tasks were used by radio announcers and production personnel. Questions and answers were discussed before the students  returned to school.

 

In April, 2011, WFRB Program director, Carson Yoder hosted a tour from a local Boy Scout Troup at the studios of WFRB. The tour began in the fm on-air air studio and finished in the transmitter room. Mr. Yoder explained how the equipment worked and then led the scouts to the production room and helped them record a spot, showed them editing and how the finished product gets to the air. He then answered questions.    

 

 

                                                                                                     

On May 26, 2011, WTBO-WKGO Corporation hosted a Career and Job Fair

at Country Club Mall located in LaVale, MD. In order to encourage the widest demographic participation possible, Country Club Mall sent invitations to

dozens of area businesses, educational institutions, The Maryland Job Service,

and other organizations inviting them to participate. To publicize the event a total of 624 30-second announcements aired over the combination of our four stations: WTBOam, WKGOfm, WFRBam, and WFRBfm. In addition, two of our stations, WKGOfm and WFRBfm broadcast live updates for the Career and Job Fair from Noon-6 pm that day to promote the event and encourage attendance. Tim Martin, Asst. GM and Richard Cornwell, General Manager, were on hand to meet with all persons who attended the event.   A total of over 418 persons visited the Career and Job Fair with many of them visiting our broadcast booth to talk with Richard Cornwell, General Manager and/or Tim Martin, Asst. G.M. Several left resumes for WTBO-WKGO Corp. LLC to keep on file in case an opening in broadcasting would come available. These resumes are on file. Posters depicting possible careers in broadcasting were present at our broadcast booth.

 

June 1, 2011

Annual EEO Public File Report for WTBO- WKGO Corporation

 
 

a.) During this period from June 1, 2010 to June 1, 2011, WTBO‑WKGO Corporation

LLC (i.e., Stations WTBO, WKGO, WFRB, and WFRB-FM) did not have any full time job vacancies to be filled in any job title. The company did not hire any part time employees. 

 

b.) Therefore, WTBO-WKGO Corporation did not use any recruitment sources to fill non-existent vacancies.

 

c.) Because of a.) and b.) no recruitment source sought or was entitled to notifications of any vacancy.

 

d.) Because of a.), b.), and c.) there can be no identification of any recruitment source for any referrals.

 

e.) Because there were not full time vacancies between June 2, 2010 to June 1, 2011

there were therefore no interviewees for any full time positions.

 

f.) For a list and brief description of the required non-vacancy specific recruitment measures selected from the FCC’s menu that were undertaken, please refer to Exhibit 3 Narrative Statement immediately following on the next page.

 
 

 

                                              EMPLOYMENT CONTACTS LIST

 
 
NAACP

PO Box 2165

Rockville, MD 20847‑2165

301‑657‑2062
www.naacp‑mc.org/
 

Allegany County One Stop Center (Cumberland)

138 Baltimore Street

McMullen Building

Cumberland, MD 21502

301-777-1221
www.dllr.state.md.us/county/alle

email cumberland@dllr.state.md.us

 

West Virginia University

Career Services Center

PO Box 6008 Morgantown, WV 26506‑6008

304‑293‑221

No E‑mail address

 

Frostburg State University

Career Services Center

Frostburg, MD 21532

301‑687‑4403
www.collegecentral.com/frostburg
 

Allegany College

Job Placement Office

12401 Willowbrook Rd, SE

Cumberland, MD 21502

301‑784‑5243
www.allegany.edu
 

Potomac State College

No Job Placement Services available yet

1‑800‑262‑7332
www.psc.wvu.edu
 

Garrett College

Job Placement Office

687 Mosser Road

McHenry, MD 21541

301‑387‑3132
www.gcc.cc.md.us
 
NOW

Cumberland, MD 21502

301‑759‑2629 (Fax Only)

General E‑Mail: www.now.org/chapters/md.html

 

Women’s Help Center

809 Napoleon Street

Johnstown, PA 15901

Attn: Kathy Ritter

1-814-534-5361

no email

 

PA Career Link

200 Lincoln Street

Johnstown, PA 15901

Attn: Abby Mulhollen

1-814-533-2493

no email

 

University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown

450 School House Rd.

Johnstown, PA 15904

Attn: Human Resources (no specific contact person)

sabo/@pitt.edu
1-814-269-7000
 

The Herald Mail

100 Summit Avenue

Hagerstown, MD 21749

Attn: Heather Guessford

1-301-733-5131
heatherg@herald-mail.com
 

The Record Herald

30 Walnut Street

Waynesboro, PA 17268

Attn: Denny Shockey

1-717-762-2151

no email address

 

County United Way

P.O. Box 307

Cumberland, MD 21502

Attn: Mary Beth Pirolozzi, Executive Director

 

The Western Maryland Consortium (Cumberland)

138 Baltimore Street

Suite 102

Cumberland, MD 21502

301-777-1221
www.westernmarylandconsortium.org
 

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