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WRNR-AM

Martinsburg, WV

 

                                  EEO Public File Report

 

                                                                        June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014

 

                                                                               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:  

AM 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 2013, 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:

Two students from Shepherd University have applied and been accepted as interns to begin in the fall of 2014.  A student from Marshall University, Huntington, WV, and Gabrielle Warwick began a summer internship on May 12, 2014 and is expected to complete 140 hours with TalkRadio WRNR.  She will participate in a wide variety of on and off air activities.   WRNR Operating Manger Matt Miller also worked with DECA classes from Hedgesville High School, Hedgesville, WV, in April, 2014, on various aspects of broadcasting with an emphasis on marketing strategies and commercial production.  DECA is an organization that prepares emerging business leaders in high schools and colleges. Miller also taught a fall 2013 Introduction to Sports Broadcasting class at Shepherd University for the 6th year and participated in similar classes with Shepherd professors Ed Fincham and Stacey Kendig this spring.

 

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, 2013 and co-sponsored a Career Fair with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg on April 10, 2014 and received six applications from interested persons.  General Manager Rick Wachtel also attended an EEO seminar on March 8, 2014 sponsored by the West Virginia Broadcasters Association. 

 

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.

 

A former intern from Marshall University, Huntington, WV, Jessica Starkey, was hired as a part time news person during the summer of 2013 before returning to classes. 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 and we anticipate she will continue with WRNR through the summer of 2014. 

 

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.