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Martinsburg, WV

EEO Public File Report

June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015

Summary of Hires


Total # Full-Time Jobs Open:  0

Total # Full-Time Jobs Filled:  0

Total # Persons Interviewed for Full Time Jobs:  0


Recruitment Initiatives:

Station WRNR-AM established its internship program more than 25 years ago and it has continued to the present.  Over the years, the internship program has brought to our station many talented students of broadcasting including minority and female students most of whom attended nearby schools including Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, WV), and West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV) and reside in West Virginia.  In the summer of 2014, we advised Shepherd University, West Virginia University and Shenandoah University (Winchester, VA) that we could again have at least one internship available from their Schools of Broadcasting.  In response, we received several inquiries about fall, summer and spring work-study programs from students at Shepherd University and West Virginia University.

Supplemental Outreach Initiatives:

One student from Shepherd University applied and was accepted as intern to begin in the fall of 2015.  We also have a second student from Shepherd University doing a summer intern program with us this year.  Three students from Shepherd University participated in internship studies during the 2014-2015 school year.


Operations Manager Matt Miller participated in a one-day Health, Physical Education and Recreations Studies (HPERS) workshop at Shepherd University this March dealing with opportunities in sports management and sports broadcasting and participated in mock interviews at Hedgesville High School this spring.  These interviews are designed to prepare graduating students to interview well as they prepare to enter the workplace.  Miller also taught a fall 2014 Introduction to Sports Broadcasting class at Shepherd University for the 7th year and participated in similar classes with Shepherd professors Ed Fincham and Stacey Kendig this spring.  Program Director Rob Mario was a guest speaker in several broadcasting classes at Shepherd University in recent months.


Employee training programs are ongoing year-round hosted by Operations Manager Matt Miller and WRNR Engineers Francis Little and Rodney Rockwell, dealing with programming, technical matters and on-air presence.  Our sales staff meets monthly to review new industry data, trends in sales techniques, and printed sales information is distributed weekly.


Station personnel with substantial responsibility for hiring decisions participated in a Business Expo sponsored by the Martinsburg/Berkeley County Chamber of  Commerce in November, 2014 and co-sponsored a Career Fair with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg on April 16, 2015 and received seven applications from interested persons.  News Director Al McGilvray also attended an EEO seminar on March 7, 2015 sponsored by the West Virginia Broadcasters Association in Charleston, West Virginia.


Even though we had no full-time openings during this year’s reporting period, we occasionally aired announcements and placed ads on our website and the West Virginia Broadcasters Association website seeking resumes from potential applicants for full and part-time jobs announcing and sales jobs to keep on file in the event of vacancies and we received a few vacancies as a result.


No requests for job opening notifications have been received from outside organizations.


Emily Mann, a Journalism Major from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, applied for an internship in December, 2013, and was hired as a part-time news person at that time.  Emily has continued with WRNR as a part time news person since that time.


No full-time employees have been hired during this period simply because no openings were available.   We maintain a file of applications should an opening arise.