EEO Public File

PURPOSE OF THIS REPORT


Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc. (the licensee of WCQS, WFQS and WYQS) has a formal non-discrimination policy, manifested by the following Article in its bylaws: "The Corporation shall not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national affiliation, disability or sexual preference".

All recruiting efforts for vacant positions include special attempts to attract diverse pools of qualified candidates, including the distribution of job vacancy notices to numerous organizations that serve women and minorities.

The FCC requires that this Annual EEO Public File Report is placed here on our website and in our station public file. It contains information regarding full-time positions hired during the previous year. We list our recruitment sources and a description of our supplemental outreach initiatives implemented during the reporting period. We also encourage any organization wishing to receive future notices about WCQS job vacancies to contact the Executive Director at jevans@wcqs.org and you will be placed on our distribution list for future Position Vacancy Announcements.

2012 ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
Western North Carolina Public Radio, Inc.

Period covered by this report (“Period”): August 1, 2011 through July 31, 2012.  Call signs of stations comprising the reporting Station Employment Unit: WCQS (FM), Asheville, NC, WFQS (FM), Franklin, NC and WYQS (FM), Mars Hill, NC. During the reporting period there were 12 full-time persons employed by the station.

I. Full-time vacancies during period

2 - Underwriting / Corporate Support Representatives

               1- Membership Associate

II.  Each recruitment or referral source (“Source”) used to seek candidates for each vacancy.

Underwriting/Corporate Support Representatives Search 2012

EEO Data

Places posted and where interviewees heard about the position

Asheville Citizen-Times / Careerbuilder.com

Sam Nugent
Sales Consultant
Citizen Times | Careerbuilder.com
(866) 782-6914 | Toll-free
slnugent@gannett.com

WCQS–on-line and on-air announcements
         http://www.wcqs.org/                
         Barbara Sayer, bsayer@wcqs.org, 828-210-4800
         73 Broadway St. Asheville, NC 28801

Total number of persons interviewed for all full-time vacancies during period:·

1st round – 7 people were interviewed by phone by Director of Underwriting·
2nd round – 5 people were interviewed by phone by Executive Director, Program Director, Membership Director and Director of Underwriting
3rd round – 3 final candidates were interviewed and offered the position by the Underwriting Manager. 1 candidate declined the position.

Underwriting/Corporate Support Representative hired on 02/06/12 and 02/26/12

 
Membership Associate Search 2011

EEO Data

Places posted and where interviewees heard about the position

Asheville Citizen-Times

Greenville News & Asheville Citizen-Times 
         http://www.citizen-times.com/  
         Tyler Moore, tmoore@gannett.com, 888-692-2570   

Career Builder

http://wwwcareerbuilder.com
         Tyler Moore, tmoore@gannett.com, 888-692-2570

WCQS–on-line and on-air announcements
         http://www.wcqs.org/                
         Michelle Keenan, mkeenan@wcqs.org, 828-210-4800
         73 Broadway St. Asheville, NC 28801

Total number of persons interviewed for all full-time vacancies during period:

·         5 people were interviewed in person by Executive Director and Membership Director, first choice candidate was interviewed twice. 

Candidate #1 – Word of Mouth / consultant
Candidate #2 – On-Air Reinforcement
Candidate #3 – On-Air Reinforcement
Candidate #4 – Asheville Citizen-Times / Career Builder
Candidate #5 – Asheville Citizen-Times / Career Builder

Membership Associate hired on Oct. 4, 2011


III.  Total number of interviewees for all full-time vacancies during period per source:

12

No source requested that they be notified of full-time job openings.

IV. Outreach Activities during period

Maintained an internship program at the station.

Interns are individuals who are willing to commit to a significant amount of time over a defined period to volunteer their services to the stations in exchange for on the job training and experience in radio.         

-          2 Interns over the course of the period

Maintained a Volunteer program at the station.

Volunteers are individuals who donate their time and services to the stations in exchange for on the job training and experience, or to help the stations fulfill their mission.  Volunteer commitments are both on going and occasional.  Volunteers are not paid.

-          52 volunteers donating more than 1,000 hours of service during the period


Offered training opportunities to employees to enable them to increase their skills, improve their job performance and/or prepare them for higher-level positions.

Employees are encouraged to participate in professional development activities designed to teach new skills that make it possible for them to their job better, grow in their position and/or acquire skills that prepare them for higher level positions within the organization.  Employees participated in conferences, seminars and webinars under this program.

  • Program Director, Public Radio Program Directors Conference, September 2011
  • Executive Director, Business Mgr/CPA, CPB training, December 2011
  • Program Director, North Carolina Public Radio Association Annual Meeting/Conference, January 2011 
  • Membership Director – training with DEI consultant Melanie Coulson –ongoing
  • Director of Underwriting– training with nonprofit consultant Marlene Schneider – Oct-Dec 2011 
  • Program Director – 2 webinars given by the Public Radio Program Directors Association 
  • Underwriting Director, Underwriting Associate – 2 webinars given by the Development Exchange, Inc. 
  • Membership Director – (6) webinars given by the Development Exchange, Inc. 
  • Membership Associate – (2) webinars given by the Development Exchange, Inc. 
  • Membership Director – (2) webinars given by NPR Digital Services 
  • Membership Director – (1) webinar given by M-Give Foundation 
  • Executive Director, Membership Director, Membership Associate, Underwriting Director – (1) Benchmark Consultation by Development Exchange, Inc.
  • Executive Director – CPB/Development Exchange, Inc. Leadership for Philanthropy Program – Jan 2012 – current.

Offered training to management level personnel as to methods of ensuring equal employment opportunities and preventing discrimination.



Employees are required to participate in professional training sessions to ensure the organization adheres to equal employment opportunity practices and preventing discrimination in the hiring practices and in the workplace.

  • Executive Director – OCBO and the Media Bureau webinar on EEO best practices.  January 2012.

  • Entire full time staff – Non Harassment Training, May 2012

  • Executive Director, Membership Director, Program Director, Underwriting Director, Chief Engineer – Non Harassment Training for Managers – May 2012

  • Executive Director, Membership Director, Program Director, Underwriting Director, Chief Engineer  - Conducting Workplace Investigations for Managers – June 2012

Miscellaneous

Made tours available for student and community groups to learn about radio and career opportunities in the field.