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WGGB Annual EEO Public File Report 2009

 

Annual EEO Public File Report Form

WGGB, Springfield, MA

Annual EEO Public File Report

 

            The purpose of the EEO Public File Report (396) 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: WGGB, Springfield, MA and is required to be placed in the public inspection files of these stations, and posted on their web sites, if they have web sites.

 

The information contained in this Report covers the time period beginning

November 22, 2008 to and including November 30, 2009 (the “Applicable Period”).  Please note that this file was prepared and filed on April 1, 2010.

 

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 Applicable Period;

 

  1. For each such vacancy, the recruitment source(s) utilized to fill the vacancy (including, if applicable, organizations entitled to notification pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(1)(ii) of the new EEO Rule, which should be separately identified by name, address, contact person and telephone number;

 

  1. The recruitment source that referred the hiree for each full-time vacancy during the Applicable Period;

 

  1. Data reflecting the total number of persons interviewed for 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

 

  1. A list and brief description of the initiatives undertaken pursuant to Sections 73.2080(c)(2) of the FCC rules.

 

Appendices 1, 2, and 3, which follow, have been designed, in the aggregate, to provide the required information. Please note that the numbers listed on Appendix 2 under the column entitle “Full-time Positions for Which This Source Was Utilized” refer to the number of the full-time job positions listed on Appendix 1.

 

For the purposes of this Report, a vacancy was deemed “filled” not when the offer was extended but when the hiree accepted the job offer and started in the position.  A person was deemed “interviewed” when he or she was interviewed in person.

 


Appendix 1 to

Annual EEO Public File Report Form

Covering the Period from November 22, 2008 to November 30, 2009

Station(s) Comprising Station Employment Unit: WGGB – SPRINGFIELD, MA

 

Full-time Positions Filled By Job Title

Date Filled

Recruitment Source of Hiree Total Number of Interviewees from All Sources for This Position

1

Account Executive 1

12/22/2008

WGGB website

1

2

Account Executive 2

12/22/2008

Internal Reference

1

3

Account Executive 3

1/5/2009

WGGB website

1

4

Account Executive 4

9/16/2009

Mass Live Website

21

5

Sales Manager

5/18/2009

Internal Reference

1

6

Chief Engineer

5/1/2009

Internal Reference

11

7

News Producer

8/17/2009

Previous Resume Submission

1

 

 

Total Number of Persons Interviewed During Applicable Period:  37

 

 


 

 

 

Appendix 2 to

 Annual EEO Public File Report Form

Covering the Period from 11/22/08 to 11/30/09

 

Station(s) Comprising Station Employment Unit: WGGB

            Section 2: Recruitment Source Information

 

Recruitment Source Total Number of Full-time Positions for
(Name, Address, Telephone Number, Interviewees This Source Has Provided During This Period (If Any) Which This Source Was Utilized
Contact Person)

1

WGGB website

2

Account Executive 1
www.wggb.com Account Executive 2
1300 Liberty Street Account Executive 3
Springfield, MA 01104 Sales Manager
ssmith@wggb.com Chief Engineer / Director of Engineering

2

The Republican (Local

0

Account Executive 1
Newspaper) Account Executive 2
Classified Dept. Account Executive 3
1860 Main Street Account Executive 4
Springfield, MA 01103
1-800-445-0448

3

Masslive website

1

Account Executive 4
www.masslive.com/jobs/

4

TVNewsday

0

Account Executive 1
www.tnewsday.com Account Executive 2
Sheri Bolkom Account Executive 3
908-654-1093 Sales Manager
lbolkcom@tvnewsday.com

6

Previous Resume Submission

1

News Producer
News room director

7

Internal Reference

3

Chief Engineer / Director of Engineering
Gormally Broadcasting, LLC Account Executive 2
1300 Liberty Street Sales Manager
Springfield, MA 01104

8

TV Jobs.com

3

Chief Engineer / Director of Engineering
www.tvjobs.com
admin@tvjobs.com
Mark Holloway

9

The Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE)

7

Chief Engineer / Director of Engineering
www/sbe.org
kjones@sbe.org
Posting 2724
Confirm 143370

10

WGGB Television Advertisement

0

Account Executive 1
Gormally Broadcasting, LLC Account Executive 2
1300 Liberty Street Account Executive 3
Springfield, MA 01104

 

 Agencies requested we continue sending our job openings to them.

 

Appendix 3 to

Annual EEO Public File Report Form

Covering the Period from 11-22-08 to 11-30-09

 

Station(s) Comprising Station Employment Unit WGGB

Section 3: Supplemental (Non-Vacancy Specific) Recruitment Activities Undertaken by WGGB, SPRINGFIELD, MA

 

Type of Activity Under New EEO Rule:

 

Job Fair

 

Date: April 14, 2009

Eric Fisher, WGGB Meteorologist, held a “luncheon & speaking” about broadcasting to members of the Springfield Rotary Club.

 

 

Educational Events

Outreach through Foundations, Colleges & High Schools

 

Date: December 12, 2008

Eric Fisher & Kathy Tobin attend an Air Force holiday concert and played the part of Emcee.  The event was hosted by the Spirit of Springfield.

 

Date: February 3, 2009

Eric Fisher, WGGB’s Meteorologist, talked to students about weather related career opportunities at Central High School in Springfield, MA.

 

Date: February 19, 2009

Eric Fisher hosted and moderated a forum on environmental careers for students looking to join the work force at Western New England College in Sprinfield, MA.

 

Date: March 11, 2009

Eric Fisher attended American International College’s scholastic forum in Springfield Massachusetts and held three workshops about the role of meteorologists in the media for students interested in broadcasting.

 

Date: April 27, 2009

Eric Fisher attended “Western Mass Fire Wardens” and educated local firefighters about area weather and how it can affect their efforts to fight fires.

 

Date: June 17, 2009

Eric Fisher discussed how people can “go green” in their daily lives in an open session at the Holyoke Council on Aging.

 

Date: August 12, 2009

Eric Fisher lead a YMCA group tour visit of the station and speak about the broadcasting and news industry.

 

Date: November 19, 2009

Eric Fisher hosted a dinner and led a discussion on how forecasting and reporting the weather has changed over time for the Chester Historical Society.

 

Outreach Through Elementary Schools:

 

Date: December 5, 2008

Eric Fisher , WGGB Meteorologist played the part of the conductor of the Polar Express and read the story to children at Barnes & Noble, located in Holyoke, MA.

 

Date: January 15, 2009

Eric Fisher, WGGB Meteorologist, attended Our Lady of Hope and spoke with 4th – 6th graders about the weather.

 

Date: February 25, 2009

Eric Fisher, WGGB Meteorologist, talked to kindergarten student about the weather at Selser School in Chicopee, MA.

 

Date: March 10, 2009

Eric Fisher, WGGB Meteorologist, talked to kindergarten student about the weather at Freedman Elementary School in Chicopee, MA.

 

Date: March 10, 2009

Eric Fisher, WGGB Meteorologist, talked to kindergarten student about the weather at Freedman Elementary School.

 

Date: March 18, 2009

Eric Fisher, WGGB Meteorologist, talked to 1st grade student about the weather and science at Swift River Elementary School.

 

 

Date: March 18, 2009

Eric Fisher, WGGB Meteorologist, spoke to 4th grade students about weather help prepare them for MCAS tests at Selser School in Chicopee, MA.

 

 

Date: April 7, 2009

Eric Fisher, WGGB Meteorologist, speaking to 2nd grade student about how the weather works at West Street School, Granby, MA.

 

Date: April 14, 2009

Eric Fisher, WGGB Meteorologist, talking to 4th grade students about weather help prepare them for MCAS tests at Southampton Road Elementary School.

 

Date: April 15, 2009

Eric Fisher, WGGB Meteorologist, talking to 4th grade students about weather at Barry School, Chicopee, MA.

 

Date: May 7, 2009

Eric Fisher, WGGB Meteorologist, taught students about the water cycle and how to read weather maps at White Street Elementary School.

 

Date: June 10, 2009

Eric Fisher, WGGB Meteorologist, talked to groups of students about careers in broadcasting and what meteorologists do at Birchland Park Elementary School, East Longmeadow, MA.

 

Date: October 9, 2009

Eric Fisher, WGGB Meteorologist, spoke to 5th graders about science, weather and broadcasting.

 

Date: October 28, 2009

Eric Fisher, WGGB Meteorologist, welcomed a group of home schooled students to the studio and spoke about the weather and broadcasting.

 

Date: November, 2009

Elizabeth Corridan, WGGB Community Affairs Director & Morning News Anchor, hosted East Longmeadow High School students for job shadow.

 

Internship Program

 

The station has an internship program as defined below:

 

Program Objectives:

 

1.  Develop links with technical schools, universities and colleges to promote the        station as a prospective employer.

  1. Create a symbiotic relationship between interns and station employees.
  2. Provide interns with opportunities for translating classroom theories into industry applications.  Interns will have the chance to develop practical skills that will improve their chances for success with the broadcast industry.

 

Eligibility Requirements:

 

  1. The applicant must be attending an accredited institution.  Graduate students also

are eligible.  Preferably, applicants should be communication majors, though

other majors may be considered.

  1. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. The applicant must be in good academic standing, as defined by his or her academic institution.
  3. The applicant must receive academic credit for the internship experience.  He or she must be registered for college credit at his or her institution during the quarter or semester in which the internship is performed.  Interns are not paid.
  4. In addition to meeting the institution’s eligibility requirements, the applicant must

meet the station’s eligibility requirements.

 

WGGB, Springfield, MA had a total of 41 interns during this period: 20 from University

of Massachusetts, 8 from Springfield College, 3 from Westfield State College,

2 from Syracuse University, 1 from Quinnipiac College, 1 from from Framingham State College, 1 from Fordham College, 1 from Hofstra University, 1 from Smith College, 1 from University of New Hampshire, 1 from Boston University, 1 from Emerson College, 1 from Greenfield Community College, and 1 from Newbury College.

 

Any person interested in internship opportunities should contact the station for more details.

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