EEO Public File Report
(April 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013)
This EEO Public File Report is filed in WCTL-FM’s public inspection file pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) rules.
With the hiring of the Station’s fifth full-time employee on August 29, 2005, the Station became subject to the FCC’s EEO tracking and documentation requirements. As a religious radio broadcaster, the Station requires all employees to have religious belief or affiliation as a qualification for employment. The Station does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin or gender from among those that share our traditional Christian beliefs. There were no additional full-time hires during the reporting period.
The following section describes Outreach Initiatives the Station engaged in during the annual reporting period:
Participation in events sponsored by organizations representing groups present in the community interested in broadcast employment issues, including conventions, career days, workshops, and similar activities.
April 1, 2012
The General Manager was guest speaker at Kingsley United Methodist Church in Erie, PA, sharing about the history and mission of WCTL-FM radio. Questions regarding Christian broadcasting and the GM’s broadcast background were fielded at the conclusion of the presentation.
April 12, 2012
The Promotions Director participated as a panelist on High School Journalism Day at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. The subject was “Improving Your On-Air Voice,” and addressed various aspects associated with the broadcast field. The event was presented by the Communication and Media Studies department at the university and co-sponsored by WCTL-FM.
The General Manager taught classes in “Public Relations Program Design,” “Radio/TV Announcing” and “Feature Writing” at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. All courses included information and discussions regarding employment opportunities in various forms of media, with an emphasis on radio/TV broadcasting.
The General Manager taught a course in “Broadcast Advertising, Sales and Marketing” at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. The course included information and discussions pertinent to employment opportunities in the broadcast field.
March 20, 2013
The Promotions Director participated in Penn State Behrend’s Spring Career and Internship Fair. The event introduced interested students to internship possibilities at the radio station. Interviews with applicants will be taking place in April 2013.
Establishment of an internship program designed to assist members of the community to acquire skills needed for broadcast employment.
We have an active ongoing internship program that affords interested students the opportunity to work in programming, promotions, production, and other areas. The internships generally last several months.
In addition, we always accommodate job shadowing requests and invite interested students to visit and shadow our personnel and learn about the broadcasting industry through observation and questioning.
A student studying Communication at Virginia Tech University worked as an intern in the promotions and information technology departments, assisting with special events and working on a variety of projects.
Establishment of training programs designed to enable station personnel to acquire skills that could qualify them for higher level positions.
We have an ongoing effort to teach and train our air, sales and administrative staff members:
Sales meetings are held regularly to educate and instruct account representatives to be more effective and profitable. The meeting days and times vary to accommodate the schedules of the salespersons and their clients. Present are the General Manager, the Sales Manager and an Account Executive.
Staff meetings are held weekly to educate and instruct the on-air staff to be more effective and intentional about continually improving their presentations and production skills. Upcoming activities and promotional events are also addressed. The meetings are held every Monday at 10:00 a.m. Present are the General Manager, Operations Manager/Program Director, Production Director, IT Specialist/Chaplain, Sales Manager, Account Executive, Promotions Director/Events Coordinator, and Accountant/Traffic Director. Board members and other part-time staff are occasionally present at the meetings as well.
April 9 – 10, 2012
The General Manager, Promotions Director, Account Executive and two announcers attended the Global Leadership Summit, sponsored by the Willow Creek Association (WCA) at Grace Church in McKean, PA. The event is designed to develop and enhance leadership skills to increase the effectiveness of churches and ministry-oriented organizations. Speakers included leaders such as: Bill Hybels, founder and senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church; Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State; Jim Collins, national acclaimed business thinker and author; Mark Kielburger, co-founder of Free the Children and co-CEO of Me to We; Sheryl Wudunn, best-selling author, Pulitzer Prize winner and business executive; Craig Groeschel, founder and senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv; Patrick Lencioni, founder and president of The Table Group and best-selling author; William Ury, founder and senior fellow of Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation; Pranitha Timothy, director of Aftercare, International Justice Mission; Mario Vega, senior pastor of Mision Cristiana Elim in El Salvador; and Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of Harlem Children’s Zone.
September 5 – 8, 2012
The Operations Manager/Program Director attended Momentum 2012, the premier annual educational conference for Christian music broadcasters. Held in Orlando, Florida, the event included premier speakers such as: Eric Rhoads, publisher of Radio Ink as keynote speaker; Mark Ramsey, media strategist and president of Mark Ramsey Media; Valerie Geller, communications coach and president of Geller Media, Roy Williams, “The Wizard of Ads;” Jim Daly, president of Focus on the Family; and Alex Kendrick from “Courageous.”
October 10, 2012
The General Manager attended the 12th Annual Northwest Pennsylvania Nonprofit Day at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie. The event was designed to emphasize the importance of strong leadership during turbulent times, particularly pertaining to the nonprofit sector. Speakers included: Phillips Morris, CEO of Proctors performing arts center; Ted Hart, CEO of GreenNonprofits; Lori Jacobwith, communication and fundraising strategist and trainer; Gregory Crowley, president and CEO of CORO Pittsburgh; and Bob Phipps from the Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership; along with members of the Northwest Pennsylvania chapter of the Association of Fundraising professionals who provided workshops on fund development.
Sponsorship of events in the community designed to inform and educate members of the public as to employment opportunities in broadcasting.
Throughout the year we offer station tours to groups and individuals, designed to inform and educate members of the public as to employment opportunities and basic operations related to broadcasting. In every tour we speak with attendees (individuals, groups, students) and explain employment, internship and the operations at the radio station. We also field questions covering a broad range of topics.
April 9, 2012
The Production Director gave a tour to two adults and eight Cub Scouts, explaining various aspects of broadcasting, suggesting educational courses for career preparation, and responding to questions.
February 28, 2013
The Promotions Director gave a tour to eight children and three adults from the Life Skills Support classroom at James W. Parker Middle School in Edinboro, PA. This included an extended tour of the facility, hands-on application for those interested in participating in a brief recording in the production studio and interviews with various staff members.