Empire Broadcasting System, Inc.
WRNR FM Employee Unit
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:
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 WRNR FM, please provide Empire Broadcasting System, Inc. with the name, mailing address, email address, if applicable, telephone number, fax number and contact person and identify the category or categories of vacancies for which you would like information specified above to the following person at Empire Broadcasting System, Inc.:
WRNR-FM/Empire Broadcasting System, Inc.
112 Main Street, Third Floor
Annapolis, MD 21401
The information in this report covers the time period beginning June 1, 2010 to and including May 31, 2011. The FCC’s 2002 EEO Rule requires that this report contain the following information:
1. A List of all full-time vacancies filled by the Stations comprising the Station Employment Unit during the application period.
2. For each such vacancy, the recruitment source(s) utilized to fill the vacancy.
3. 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
4. A list and brief description of the initiatives undertaken pursuant to section 73.2080(c) (s) of the FCC rules
It is the policy of Empire Broadcasting System, Inc., d/b/a WRNR to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law, in 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.
III. SUPPLEMENTAL RECRUITMENT INITIATIVES:
1) Establishment of an intern program designed to assist members of the community to acquire skills needed for broadcast employment. Empire Broadcasting System, Inc. conducts an intern program year round which specifically targets local students. This year, 3 interns worked at the studios, assisting on air talent and marketing staff. The interns actively participate in the development of marketing strategies in addition to the full on inclusion and training of on air commercial production, music selection systems, and managing station appearances and remote broadcasts.
Participation in job banks, internet programs, and other programs designed to promote outreach generally.
Empire Broadcasting System, Inc. participates in web outreach initiatives in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Queen Anne’s Counties that impact a broad range of females and minorities, and offers information about employment positions available. Web sources listed above
Empire Broadcasting, from time to time, participates in local and regional job fairs in an effort to provide broad outreach and educate potential candidates about job vacancies within our company. One such event was the EmploymentGuide.com HIRECommitment Job Fair at the Baltimore Convention Center on Tuesday, July 27, 2010. WRNR Managers Michael Hughes and Dawn Costigan were on site meeting with potential candidates and conducting on-site interviews for open positions.
Establishment of training programs designed to enable station personnel to acquire skills that could qualify them for higher level positions. Empire Broadcasting System, Inc. provides training to current employees involved in the traffic, sales, programming and marketing departments which enable them to gain specific skills needed for promotion.