EEO Public File Report
June 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016
Summary of Hires
Total # Full-Time Jobs Open: 1
Total # Full-Time Jobs Filled: 1
Total # Persons Interviewed for Full Time Jobs: 4
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 2015, 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, Chris Hawkins, applied and was accepted and did field study in the fall of 2015 and returned as an intern in the spring of 2016. Also, Shepherd University students Phil Rhoden did his internship and Myles Humphrey did his field study during this period.
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 2015 Introduction to Sports Broadcasting class at Shepherd University for the 8th year. 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, 2015 and co-sponsored a Career Fair with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg on April 28, 2016 and received seven applications from interested persons. Operations Manager and Sports Director Matt Miller also attended an EEO seminar in March, 2016 sponsored by the West Virginia Broadcasters Association in Charleston, West Virginia in Morgantown, WV.
The full-time opening that occurred was for the position of News Director. WRNR ran classified ads in the local Martinsburg Journal and on our website and aired announcements seeking applicants for this position. 4 persons were interviewed including John McVey who was hired for the position. We occasionally air 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.