EEO Report


EEO REPORT AUGUST 1, 2014 THRU JULY 31, 2015

NEWSWEB RADIO COMPANY

 

WNDZ-AM 750         Portage, Indiana

WCPT-AM 820         Willow Springs, Illinois

WAIT-AM 850          Crystal Lake, Illinois

WSBC-AM 1240       Chicago, Illinois

WCFJ-AM 1470        Chicago Heights, Illinois

WCPT-FM 92.5        DeKalb, Illinois

WCPY-FM 92.7        Arlington Heights, Illinois

WCPQ-FM 99.9        Park Forest, Illinois

 

EEO STATEMENT POLICY

The following EEO Public File Report is filed in compliance 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 compromised of the 8 radio stations mentioned above.  Newsweb Radio Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Contact People:

 

Rita Kopf                                Mark Pinski                             Jorge Murillo

Business Manager                   General Manager                     Operation’s Manager

Newsweb Radio Group          WSBC-WCFJ-WAIT-WNDZ             WSBC-WCFJ-WAIT-WNDZ

5475 N. Milwaukee Ave.        5625 N. Milwaukee Ave.        5625 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Chicago, IL  60630                 Chicago, IL  60646                 Chicago, IL  60646

(773) 792-0400-Office            (773) 792-1121-Office            (773) 792-1121-Office

(773) 792-0082-Fax                (773) 792-2904-Fax                (773) 792-2904-Fax

rkopf@newswebradio.net      mpinski@newswebradio.net   jmurillo@newswebradio.net

 

  • -List of all Full-Time Vacancies/(iii) -Source of Hire

(See attached list for Referral Source Number)

Job Title                           Date of Hire               Source of Hire – Referral Sources

 

  1. Board-Operator 11/18/14                      Internal Promotion      1-30, 46
  2. Accounting Clerk 03/30/15                      Career Builder             1-30, 56

 

Total Number of Interviewees Per Job

A.      8

  1. 3

 

TOTAL INTERVIEWED:                11

 

     (ii)       – EEO Recruitment Sources.  *See attached list.  None of these organizations requested this information.  In certain instances, ads were placed in the following publications, online websites, or broadcast stations:

 

  • (46) All Access website
  • (56) Career Builder website

 

* On the EEO Outreach List, numbers 1-32, 50, 55, and 59 represent EEO Outreach Organizations.  Numbers 33-49, 51-54, 56-58, and 60 represent ad publications, or on-air notices.

 

(iv)       -Total Number of Interviewees referred by each source, for period      August 2014-July 2015.  This employment unit interviewed 11 people for full-time vacancies.  These interviewees were referred by the following sources:

 

  • Referral 1
  • Word of Mouth Internal 2
  • (46) All Access website                         3
  • (50) ICB Job Fair                                    2
  • (56) Career Builder Website                    3

TOTAL INTERVIEWED:                11     

 

(v)        -List of Initiatives from August 1, 2014-July 31, 2016 (2-year period)

 

  1. August 6, 2014           (1)

The Illinois Center for Broadcasting in Lombard (IL) hosted a Career Job Fair event for graduates and present students. About 200 people attended. Mark Pinski, GM of WSBC-WCFJ-WNDZ-WAIT, and Kerry Morris, Assistant Promotions Director at WCPT AM and FM, attended the event on behalf of Newsweb Radio Company. Mark and Kerry spoke to current and former students about the broadcasting industry, answered questions regarding employment opportunities, and collected resumes for potential jobs in production, promotions, and sales.

 

  1. Aug./Sept., 2014 (9)

Throughout the months of August/September 2014, Operation’s Manager of Access Radio Chicago, Jorge Murillo, representing all eight Newsweb radio stations, spent several hours with all of the board-operators of the radio group mentoring and training employees on an individual basis.  Mr. Murillo organized a verbal mentoring and training program geared towards specialized training in the areas of technical operation and management.  Jorge focused his training on transmitter remote control operations, production with Adobe Audition, EAS machines, Media Touch software, OpLog software, programming logs, EAS logs, computer systems, public files, communicating, and troubleshooting.  The purpose of these training sessions between our board-operators and our Operations Manager is to improve our employees overall knowledge and skill, while also better preparing them for management positions in the future.

 

  1. October 10, 2014 (1)

At Loyola University Chicago’s downtown campus at 25 East Pearson, the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association held a Career Fair. GM Mark Pinski and Ops. Mgr. Jorge Murillo attended the event at the Corboy Law Center. The IBA’s Career Fair was attended by more than 200 students from various schools such as ISU, SIU, DePaul, and of course Loyola. Students handed out their resumes and asked questions about job opportunities and internships, as well as made general inquiries about the radio industry as a whole.

 

  1. February 5, 2015       (10)

Mark Pinski, General Manager of Access Radio Chicago, and representing Newsweb Radio Company spoke to a class of about 25 people at the Illinois Center for Broadcasting in Lombard.  Mark discussed employment and career opportunities in broadcasting, how to put together a radio and TV demo tape, make a résumé, write a cover letter, and how to go about applying for jobs.  Mark also talked about the broadcasting industry as a whole, salaries in radio and TV, and the various jobs at radio and TV stations, including on-air, production, sales, and management.

 

  1. May/June 2015          (8)

Operation’s Manager of Access Radio Chicago, Jorge Murillo, representing all eight Newsweb radio stations, established an online training course on Building Websites and learning the HTML coding language for our full-time board-operators.  The training course came from www.codeacademy.com. Mike Czark, Josh Fox, and Mike Mercado learned “ HTML Basics I, II, and III”.  They were introduced to the basics of HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language), the language used to create websites.  The course taught them about advanced HTML structure and they began customizing web pages.  They also used “tables”, “divs”, and “spans” to “flesh” out the web pages and make them capable of a wide range of content and style.  The training program also taught them about CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), the “skin over the bones” of HTML where they learned to style web pages.  They also learned how to group CSS selectors into classes and identify a single selector by ID.  Finally, they learned how to control precisely where and how the HTML elements appear on the page.

 

Initiative Totals:

 

2 Job Fairs (1)                        = 0 initiatives 

1 Training Program (8)        = 1 initiative

1 Mentoring Program (9)     = 1 initiative

1 Educational Events (10)     = 0 initiatives

 

Total Initiatives:        2



EEO OUTREACH LIST

1. Rainbow/Push Coalition  – Margie McKinnon-Price – 930 E. 50th. Street, Chicago, IL  60615-2702 – Ph: (773) 373-3366 – Fax: (773) 256-2772
2. Spanish Coalition for Jobs – Elba Arande – 2011 W. Pershing Rd., Chicago, IL  60609 – Ph: (773) 247-1778 – Fax: (773) 247-4975
3. Korean American Community – So Young Kim – 4300 N. California, Chicago, IL  60618 – Ph: (773) 583-5501 – (773) 247-4975
4. Chinese American Services – Ben Lau – 310 W. 24th. Place, Chicago, IL  60616 – Ph: (312) 791-0418 – Fax: (312) 791-05095.
5. Chicago State University – Olive Waugh – 9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL  60628-4598  – Ph: (773) 995-2000 – Fax: (773) 995-2329

6. Asian Human Services – Damira Jakupovic – 4753 N. Broadway, #700, Chicago, IL  60640 – Ph: (773) 728-2235 – Fax: (773) 728-4751
7. Robert Morris College – Teresa Johnson – 401 S. State Street, Chicago, IL  60605 – Ph: (312) 935-4077 – Fax: (312) 935-4182
8. Northern Illinois University – Career Services – Dekalb, IL  60115 – Ph: (815) 753-1641 – E-mail: careerservices@niu.edu
9. Elmhurst College – Annette Coduto – 190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, IL  60126 – Ph: (630) 617-3190 – Fax: (630) 617-3393
10. Daley College – Monica Crofton – 7500 S. Pulaski Road, Chicago, IL  60605 – Ph: (773) 838-7597 – Fax: (773) 838-7524 – E-mail: mcrofton1@ccc.edu
11. Wilbur Wright College – Willa Lang – 4300 N. Narragansett Ave., Chicago, IL  60634 – Ph: (773) 481-8527 – Fax: (773) 481-8531
12. Back of the Yards Neighborhood – Eleanor McCaffrey Jobs Specialist – 1751 W. 47th. Street, 2nd. Floor, Chicago, IL  60605 – Ph: (773) 523-4416 – Fax: (773) 254-3525
13. Malcom X College – Robert Kelly – 900 W. Van Buren, Chicago, IL  60653 –  Ph: (312) 850-7181 – Fax: (312) 850-7039
14. University of IL, Urbana-Champaign – Jessica Leach–Director – 810 S. Wright St., Urbana, IL  61801 – Ph: (217) 244-4329 – Fax: (217) 244-9392 – E-mail: jrleach@illinois.edu
15. St. Xavier University – Maureen Kelly – 3700 W. 103rd. Street, Chicago, IL  60655 – Ph: (773) 298-3131 – Fax: (773) 298-3136
16. Chicago Urban League – Derrick Southern – 220 S. State Street, 11th. Floor, Chicago, IL  60616 – Ph: (773) 602-3000 – Fax: (773) 371-0339
17. Olive Harvey College – Sharen Prayor – 3055 E. 92nd. Street, Chicago, IL  60617 – Ph: (773) 291-6318 – Fax: (773) 291-6412
18. Elgin Community College – Human Resources – 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL  60123 – Ph: (847) 214-7400 – Fax: (847) 214-7403

19 Casa Central – Griselda Aquira – 1343 N. California, 3rd. Floor, Chicago, IL  60622 – Ph: (773) 645-2300 – Fax: (773) 645-5442

20. Harold Washington College – Kim Bowens – 30 E. Lake Street, Chicago, IL  60601 – Ph: (312) 553-5666 – Fax: (312) 553-3130 – E-mail: kbowens3@ccc.edu

21. Concordia University Chicago – Dan Walther – 400 Augusta Street, River Forest, IL  60305 – Ph: (708) 209-3032 – Fax – (708) 209-3079

22. Latino for Progress Institute – Julia Garibay – 2570 S. Blue Island, Chicago, IL  60608 – Ph: (773) 890-0055 – Fax: (773) 890-1537

23. Northwestern Business College – Nancy Loglisci – 4829 N. Lipps Avenue – Ph: (773) 481-3730 – Fax: (773) 777-2861

24. University of Illinois at Chicago – Student Employment – 1200 W. Harrison Suite 3050, Chicago, IL  60607 – Ph: (312) 966-3130 – Fax: (312) 413-7944

25. Roosevelt University – Career Services – 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL  60605 – Ph: (312) 341-3500 – Fax: (312) 341-3655

26. Columbia College – Dave Gordon – 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL  60605 – Ph: (312) 663-1600 – E-mail: dgordon@colum.edu

27. Chinese Mutual Aid Association – Romy Arrieta – 1016 W. Argyle Street, Chicago, IL  60640 – Ph: (773) 784-2900 – Fax: (773) 784-2984

28. Bethel New Life, Inc. – Gwendolyn High – 4950 W. Thomas, Chicago, IL  60651 – Ph: (773) 473-7870 – Fax: (773) 473-7871

29. Governors State University – Barbara Peppers – One University Parkway, University Park, IL  60126 – Ph: (708) 534-5000 – Fax: (708) 534-1642

30. Kennedy-King College – Career Services – 6301 S. Halsted Street., Chicago, IL  60621 – Ph: (773) 602-5000 – E-mail: workforce@ccc.edu

31. Kankakee Community College – Tina Talmadge, Career Planning Coordinator – 100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL  60901 – Ph: (815) 802-8584 – Fax: (815) 935-9616

32. Olivet Nazarene University – Mary Anderson, Career Services Director – One University Avenue, Bourbonnais, IL  60914 – Ph: (815) 939-5243 – Fax: (815) 939-5094

33. Radio Ink Magazine – Chuck Renwick V.P. National Sales – 224 Datura St., Suite 1015, West Palm Beach, FL  33401 – Ph: (704) 895-5483 – E-mail: chuck@radioink.com

34. Society of Broadcast Engineers – Scott Jones – Ph: (317) 846-9000 – Fax: (317) 846-9120 – E-mail:  kjones@sbe.org

35. Radio World Magazine – Simone Fewell – Ph: (703) 998-7600 – Fax: (703) 998-2966 – E-mail: sfewell@imaspub.com

36. Radio Magazine – Jennifer Schafer – 9800 Metcalf Avenue, 9800 Metcalf Avenue – Ph: (800) 896-9939 – Fax: (913) 967-1735 – E-Mail: jshafer@primediabusiness.com

37. Inside Radio – Gene McKay – 81 Main Street, #2, Littleton, NH  03561 – Ph: (877) 268-3755 – Fax: (877) 270-3998 – E-mail: ads@insideradio.com

38. Traffic Guild of America – Ira Apple – 27270 Nicolas Road, #C0112, Temecula, CA  92591 – Ph: (949) 429-7063 – Fax: (509) 471-5765 – E-mail: tdga@earthlink.net

39. La Raza – Russell Hlady – 6001 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL  60660 – Ph: (773) 273-2002 – Fax: (773) 273-2006

40. Chicago Daily Defender – Pamela Eldridge – 1400 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL  60615 – Ph: (312) 225-2400 – Fax: (312) 225-5659

41. Radio Advertising Bureau – Mike Mahone – 1320 S. Greenway Drive, Suite 500, Irving, TX  75038-2510 – Ph: (972) 753-6744 – Fax: (972) 753-6727

42. WGLO-FM – Jeanette Walz – 120 Eaton Street, Peoria, IL  61603 – Ph: (309) 676-5000 – Fax: (309) 676-2600

43. Yahoo Hot Jobs – www.yahoo.com – (Online site)

44. Craig’s List – www.craigslist.org – P.O. Box 225159, San Francisco, CA  94122

45. FMQB – Mark Laspina – 1930 East Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, NJ  08003 – Ph: (856) 424-9114 – Fax: (856) 424-6943

46. All Access – Joel Denver – 18955 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste. 210, Malibu, CA  90265 – Ph: (310) 457-6616 – Fax: (310) 457-8058 – E-mail: jdenver@allaccess.com

47. Media Recruiter – www.mediarecruiter.com

48. WCPT-AM/FM Websitewww.chicagoprogressivetalk.com – Matt Comings – 5475 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL  60630 – Ph: (773) 792-0400 – Fax: (773) 792-0082

49. WCPT-FM, WCPY-FM, WCPQ-FM, WCPT-AM – Mark Earnest-Sales Manager – 5475 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL  60630 – Ph: (773) 792-0400 – Fax: (773) 792-0082 – E-mail: mearnest@newswebradio.net

50. IL Center for Broadcasting – Patrick Johnson – 55 W. 22nd Street., Ste. 240, Lombard, IL  60148 – Ph: (630) 916-1700 – Fax: (630) 916-1764

51. Big 10 Job Fair University of Chicago – Corynne Pero – 1212 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL  60637 – E-mail: corynne@uchicago.edu

52. Radio-Info – www.radio-info.com

53. Chicago Reader – Classified Department – 11 E. Illinois Street, Chicago, IL  60611 – Ph: (312) 828-0350 – Fax: (312) 828-0682

54. WSBC-AM – Mark Pinski – GM – 5625 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL  60646 – Ph: (773) 792-1121 – Fax: (773) 792-2904 – E-mail: mpinski@newswebradio.net

55. IL Broadcaster’s Association – www.ilba.org – Dennis Lyle – 200 Missouri Avenue, Carterville, IL  62918 – Ph: (618) 985-5555 – Fax: (618) 985-6070

56. Career Builder – www.careerbuilder.com – Heather Byrd – Ph: (602) 325-6378

57. RAB Newsletter – David Reeder – 1320 Greenway Drive, #500, Irving, TX  75038 – Ph: (800) 232-3131 – Fax: (972) 753-672

58. Monster Jobs – www.monster.com

59. Loyola University – Ronelle Norris – 820 N. Michigan Avenue, Lewis Tower Room, Chicago, IL  60611 – Ph: (312) 915-7300 – E-mail: careercenter@luc.edu

60. Chicago Radio and Media – www.chicagoradioandmedia.com