Annual EEO Public File Report December 2013

 

                The purpose of this EEO Public File Report is to comply with the FCC’s EEO rules. This report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the following stations: WVMT Burlington and WXXX South Burlington, and is required to be placed in the public inspection files of these stations and posted on their websites.

                The information in this report covers the period beginning 12/1/2012 – 12/01/2013.

                The FCC EEO Rule requires that this report contain the following information:

1)   A list of full time vacancies filled by the stations during the year and the job title: WXXX Night Announcer, June 2013. WXXX Mid-Day Announcer Sept 2013.

2)   The recruitment sources used to fill the vacancies:

 

A)Outreach Organizations:

Abenaki Self Help Assoc.    Gustavo Team   PO Box 275, Swanton, VT  05488
African/American Student Union    Blundall House, UVM, Redstone Campus, Burlington, VT 05401
Alliance for Progress of Hispanic Americans    83 Hanover Street,  Manchester, NH  03101
Boston University   Career Service    19 Deerfield Street, Boston, MA  03328
Broadcasting & Cable    Kristin Parker   PO Box 7247-7026, Philadelphia, PA  19170
Burlington Women’s Council    City Hall, Burlington, VT  05401
Castleton State College   Job Placement Office   Seminary Street, Castleton, VT  05735
Champlain College    Patricia Boera Career Planning    163 So. Willard Street, Burlington, VT  05401 860-2720
College of St. Joseph    Director Career Planning   71 Clement Road, Rutland, VT  05701-3899
Community College of Vermont   S south Main Street, Waterbury, VT  05676
Dartmouth College    Career & Employment Office  6208 College Center, Hanover, NH  03755
Howard University    School of Communications   525 Bryant Street, NW, Washington, DC  20059
Jobs in VT    Cathy Landry   www.jobsinvt.com  P: 877-374-1088-X13
Johnson State College    Career Services   337 College Hill, Johnson, VT  05656
Latin American Center    541 Maple Street, Manchester, NH  03104
Lyndon State College    Career Services   Lyndonville, VT  05851
NAACP    PO Box 534, Manchester, NH  03105
NH Commission on Status of Women    Rm. 334, State House Annex, Concord, NH  03301
Northeastern University    Office of Career Service   Rm. 108, Stearns Hall, 360 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA, 02115
Northeast Broadcasting School    Pledge of Alleg. Bldg. 142 Berkley Street, Boston, MA  02116
Older Women’s League    Roberta Strauss  8 Deborah Drive, So. Burlington, VT. 05403

Plattsburgh State University Carolyn Delcore Career Development 101 Broad St. Plattsburgh, NY 12901 518-564-2071
St. Michael’s College    Career Develop Office Ingrid Peterson  Winooski Park, Colchester, VT  05439 654-2540
University of NH    David Holmes  Huddleston Hall, UNH, Durham, NH  03824
University of VT    Career Dev, Bldg 8   Living & Learning Center Pamela Gardener, UVM, Burlington, VT  05405  656-3450
VABIR    Kathy Shevlin   108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT  05401 651-1830
VT Job Service    59 Pearl Street, Burlington, VT 05401
Department of Employment & Training    PO Box 310  Burlington, VT  05402 652-0301
VT Technical College    Dean of Admissions   Randolph, VT  05641
Women in Communications    360 River Road, Tewksbury, MA  01876
Women’s Business Center    83 Hanover Street, Manchester, NH  03101

VAB Website Job Listings  Jim Condon  PO Box 4489  Burlington, VT 658-1230

 

B) Internal Postings – 1 – Employee Kitchen area

 

C) Advertising :

 

All Access

 

3)   The recruitment source that referred the hiree for each full time vacancy:

All Access

 

4)   Data reflecting total number of persons interviewed for full time vacancies:

2

 

     5) The total number of interviewees referred by each recruitment source:

 

Champlain College -1

All Access   - 2

 

5) A list and brief description of the initiatives undertaken pursuant to Section 73.2080 (2) of the FCC rules “Supplemental Outreach Activities”

 

Initiative 1) Continued ongoing internship program with area colleges and high schools to assist members of the community acquire the skills and experience needed for broadcasting employment.

 

Introduction:

Sison Broadcasting's internship program gives students/individuals the opportunity to go beyond their classroom learning and get professional, hands-on experience. We teach interns what it's really like to work in radio, and prepare them for what to expect as they look for employment in the broadcasting industry.

Sison Broadcasting offers two distinct internship programs. The WXXX program is based on promotions and public relations. The WVMT program focuses on news-gathering and producing for talk radio. Interns are not limited to these two concentrations. We encourage all interns to seek-out someone from each department to learn what their job duties include.  It's not uncommon for an intern to start an internship in one department and then change to another to better meet their future plans.

Recruiting:

Sison Broadcasting maintains relationships with the Career Planning Departments of all of the area colleges (Including Champlain College, St. Michael's College, The University of Vermont and Plattsburgh State). We do not   actively recruited interns, but word of mouth from previous interns has provided a steady stream of excellent candidates to choose from.

Selection:

Sison Broadcasting accepts internship requests from both students and non-students.   Applications for internships are reviewed on a first come-first served basis.  Most applicants are asked to come in for an interview. During the interview we evaluate the applicant to find out if they will benefit from our program.  Potential interns should have a basic knowledge about the Broadcast Industry and have an idea about what they want to learn during their internship, and where they want to be once they complete it. Most interns have at least one semester of classes remaining after they complete their internship. Several of them have changed their class schedule based their experiences during their internship.

Referring/Retaining:

Throughout the entire internship we provide feedback. Interns spend several hours each week by the side of their supervisor. They support the staff and experience the constantly changing situations a radio station faces daily. We work very closely with our interns and supervise all of their activities. Most interns require a written evaluation from their site supervisor to be provided to a school advisor at the completion of their internship. If the internship is not-for-credit we still provide feedback to the intern so they can gauge their abilities as they enter the job market. Several of our interns have started their professional careers as part-time employees of Sison Broadcasting.

Description:

Following is a brief outline of the duties interns are expected to accomplish.

WXXX 95.5-FM:

•      Assist on-air personalities at live broadcasts. Help set-up equipment, interact
with advertising clients and listeners.

•      Work with the production department to create advertisements and learn proper
vocal techniques. Record commercials and promotional announcements for on
air broadcast.

•      Assist Promotions Director to brainstorm contests, write speculative proposals for
contest sponsorships and press releases for news media promoting station
events.

•      Help maintain the radio station website. Assisting with the creation of graphics
and content.

•      Organize prize inventory and distribution. Speak to contest winners to verify
information and send out prizes. Select prizes for weekly promotional giveaways
at events. Speak with record company representatives to obtain giveaway
product.

WVMT620-AM:

•      Assist morning show host to co-produce daily 6AM to 10AM radio show.

•      Research potential guests for on-air interviews. Searching the internet, reading
through radio trade publications and press releases to find guests appropriate to
news topics.

•      Enterprisereporting. Finding local newsmakers or stories to profile on the
morning show.

•      Assist sports department to provide live updates from University Of Vermont
athletic events.

•      Morning news host. (Duties involve compiling news stories, gathering business
and weather reports to be incorporated into hourly news broadcasts.

•      Learning how to use radio broadcast equipment.

 

Initiative 2)

Several times each year , Owner Paul S Goldman is a speaker and  a volunteer at Colchester High School, Porters Point Elementary School , Rice Memorial High School and Malletts Bay School. In his regular appearances there, he speaks about the radio industry and answers questions about radio opportunities from the students and staff.

 

Initiative 3)

Operations Manager participated in training about EEO compliance from VAB via webinar in August 2013.

 

Initiative 4)

WXXX website specifically solicits for and gives details of the Sison Internship Program.

 

Initiative 5)

Annually, this year on November 20th,  the Norwich University Communications Department brings a bus load of students to tour Sison Broadcasting and interview employees in each department about their careers and how they obtained employment in broadcasting.

 

 

EEO Recruitment

2013

 

 

Potential EEO Recruitment Sources & Promotion of Sison Broadcasting

Stations WVMT-AM and WXXX-FM an equal opportunity employer, is dedicated to providing

broad outreach regarding job vacancies at the station. We seek the help of local Community Organizations

in referring qualified applicants to our station. Community organizations that wish to receive our vacancy

information should contact EEO Officer at Stations WVMT-AM and WXXX-FM thru their websites, or PO Box 620 Colchester, VT 05446

 In addition, all listeners are encouraged to visit VAB.org for an online listing of job openings.

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