MANNING BROADCASTING INC.
The purpose of this EEO Public File Report is to comply with Section 73.2080(c) (6) of the FCC’s 2002 EEO rule. This report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the following stations:
WAFY-FM, WWEG-FM and WARK-AM
If your organization distributes information about employment opportunities to job seekers or refers job seekers to employers, and would like to receive job vacancy notices for Manning Broadcasting Inc., please provide Manning Broadcasting Inc. with the name, mailing address, email address, if applicable, telephone number, fax number and contact person and identify the category of categories of vacancies for which you would like information specified above to the following person at Manning Broadcasting Inc.:
Human Resources Manning Broadcasting Inc.
5742 Industry Lane Frederick, MD (301) 620-7700
The information in this report covers the time period beginning June 1, 2017 to and including May 31, 2018. The FCC’s 2002 EEO Rule requires that this report contain the following information:
- A list of all full-time vacancies filled by the Stations comprising the Station Employment Unit during the applicable
- For each such vacancy, the recruitment source(s) utilized to fill the
- The recruitment source that referred the hiree for each full-time vacancies during the applicable period and the total number of interviewees referred by each recruitment source utilized in connection with such vacancies; and
- A list and brief description of the initiatives undertaken pursuant to Section 2080(c)(s) of the FCC rules.
It is the policy of Manning Broadcasting Inc., WAFY, WWEG and WARK to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions. As required by Section 73.2080 of the Commission’s Rules, the stations have participated in several different recruitment activities to ensure broad outreach. A list and brief description of the initiatives undertaken is described in Section 3.
WAFY-FM, WWEG-FM and WARK-AM
EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018
- VACANCY LIST
|Job Title||Recruitment Sources (“RS”) Used to Fill Vacancy||RS Referring Hiree|
|Senior Account Executive||3,4,5,11,14,16||11|
|Senior Account Executive||3,4,5,11,14,16||16|
|WAFY Afternoon Drive Host||3,5,7,10,17,18||3|
- MASTER RECRUITMENT SOURCE LIST (“MRSL”)
|RS Number||RS Information||Source Entitled to Vacancy Notification? (Yes/No)||No. of Interviewees Referred by RS over 12 month-period|
|1.||Maryland Job Service/Frederick County 5340 A Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703
|2.||Radio recruitment ad
5742 Industry Lane, Frederick, MD 21704
880 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown,
|5.||key103radio.com and 1069theeagle.com||No||0|
|6.||Hagerstown Herald Mail
PO Box 439, 100 Summit Ave
|Hagerstown MD 21741
Attn: Joel Denver
28955 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 210
Malibu, CA 90265
|8.||Internship Program 5742 Industry Lane Frederick, MD
|9.||Current Part Time Employee||No||0|
|10.||Vallie-Richards Consulting, Inc.
P.O. Box 299 Greensboro, GA 30642
|11.||Manning Media Website
|12.||University of Maryland, College Park Career Center
Attn: Cyndy Kaufman Director of Communications 3100 Hornbake Library College Park, MD 20742 301-314-7225
1981B Villaridge Drive, Reston VA 20191
|14.||Manning Media Facebook Page||No||0|
|15.||Frederick News Post
351 Ballenger Center Dr. Frederick, MD 21703
|LinkedIn Corporation 2029 Stierlin Ct
Mountain View, CA 94043
|Berkowitz Broadcast Consulting Inc.
3910 Maple Hill St. West, West Bloomfield, MI 48323
|RADIO ONLINE LLP
3500 Tripp Avenue
Amarillo TX 79121-1637
|TOTAL INTERVIEWEES OVER REPORTING PERIOD||9
- RECRUITMENT INITIATIVES
|Type of Recruitment Initiative
|Brief Description of Activity|
|1.||Establishment of training programs designed to enable station personnel to acquire skills that could qualify them for higher level positions.
Establishment of a mentoring program for station personnel.
|Manning Broadcasting Inc. provides training to current employees involved in the traffic, programming and promotions department which enables them to gain specific skills needed for promotion.
A “Street Team” Promotion employee was given training for an air shift. She now has a regular weekend shift on Key 103.
Another “Street Team” employee has been trained and mentored and is now Assistant Promotions Director.
Afternoon Drive personality on WWEG was mentored and trained to take on the role of Assistant Program Director of WARK-AM.
Morning Drive Co-Host on WAFY-FM was trained and mentored and has become Music Director of WAFY-FM.
Mid-Day Personality on WWEG was trained and mentored to become Music Director of WWEG HD2.
WWEG-FM Morning Show Co-Host was trained and mentored to become Music Director of WWEG-FM.
|2.||Internship program designed to assist students in acquiring skills needed for employment in radio broadcasting industry.||Manning Broadcasting Inc. has one intern from Liberty University receive academic credit while learning about station operations and the radio industry in general. Interns receive experience and instruction in the following areas:
· Promotional duties of radio personnel.
· Marketing proposals & promotions.
· Integrating with sales.
· Record labels and music scheduling.
· Creating radio listenership, including discussions about cume, time spent listening & other metrics.
· Event Management.
· Production & Copywriting.
· Programming Concepts.
· On-Air and creating their own air checks.
|3.||Participation in other activities designed by the station reasonably calculated to further the goal of disseminating information as to opportunities in broadcasting.||On March 29, 2018, Brian Corson who does Afternoon Drive on 106.9 The Eagle participated in a Career Fair at Urbana Middle School. He spoke about their positions both on and off the air, the various career opportunities in the broadcasting industry and how one can get into the industry.
In November of 2017, Barbara Smith, Promotions Director, spoke to students in the Frederick High School Linking Youth to New Experiences (LYNX) students about careers in the radio industry.
In October of 2017, Production Director, Greg Daniels, attended the FCPS Career & Technology Center Open House from the radio and television studios at the Center between 6pm and 8pm. Greg was on hand to discuss careers in radio with attendees.
On April 17, 2018, WAFY-FM Morning Show Hosts, Tommy and Jenna Lee, participated in a Career Fair at Governor Thomas Johnson Middle School. They spoke about their positions both on and off the air and the various career opportunities in the broadcasting industry.
|4.||Participation in other activities designed by the station reasonably calculated to further the goal of disseminating information as to opportunities in broadcasting.||In November of 2017, Greg Daniels, Production Director at Manning Broadcasting Inc., helped judge a “Skills Radio Contest” through the Frederick County Public Schools Career and Technology Center. Greg provided valuable feedback to the teacher and students regarding content, audio levels and production value of their submissions based on the criteria supplied.|
|5.||Hosted a virtual job fair with organizations in the business and professional community.||On May 23, 2018, Manning Broadcasting Inc. created a virtual job fair with links from all of our station sites to a Manning Media Career page. Manning Broadcasting provided live on air promotion, email blasts and social media exposure to help promote the job fair and also used it to advertise for an Account Executive.|
|6.||Provided training to management level personnel as to methods of ensuring equal opportunity and preventing discrimination.||In May of 2018, Fred Manning, President and COO, met with Chris Elliott, Brand Manager and Larry Viehmeyer, Director of Sales and reviewed important and relevant sections of the The FCC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Rules and Policies – A Guide for Broadcasters as it related to their recruitment of station personnel as well as important outreach initiatives. The Guide was provided by our FCC attorney, Pillsbury.|