EEO Public File Report:
EEO Public file Report:
WGEL relevant information covering the period July 22, 2011 to July 21, 2012 only
Between the Period July 22, 2011 and July 21, 2012 WGEL filled one full time vacancy. The person promoted to full time in December 2011 was hired as a part time News and on Air person. When we hired that person as part time in August of 2011 we did recruit for that part time position, using referrals, newspaper ads, and EEO hiring procedures. Agencies and community organizations contacted for referrals included: Radio 1 Broadcast School, Veterans Assistance Commission, Bond County Department of Public Aid, Bond Madison County Employment, Kaskaskia College, Urban League of Madison County, Broadcast Center, NAACP, Greenville Business and Professional Association, The Greenville Lions Club, Greenville Women’s Club and Illinois Center for Broadcasting. We conducted three interviews, the applicant we hired was referred by a current employee, the other two applicants responded to the Newspaper ads.
WGEL is continuing to develop”source organizations” to refer potential applicants to the station.
Outreach activities: Illinois Statewide Veteran’s Job Fair held on November 10, 2011 at the Effingham National Guard Armory, 1206 W. Temple Effingham, Illinois from 9am to 12 noon. WGEL Manager John Kennedy attended and interviewed 5 applicants.
Job Fair: Broadcasters Job Fair at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois on Wednesday, April 4th 2012 from 10am to 12 noon. John Kennedy WGEL Manager attended and interviewed 8 applicants.
Idea Bank Scholarship: A 7,500 dollar scholarship offered by SESAC and publicized by International Idea Bank member Radio Stations including WGEL the Scholarship is awarded annually to a student majoring in broadcasting who is at least in his or her second or third year of College.
WGEL hosted an Internship program during the summer of 2012; this year’s internship was open to students 16 years of age or older. Flyers were sent to the guidance offices of area high schools and colleges. This year’s intern was Grant Suess who will be a senior at Greenville High school this fall. Skills taught: writing commercial copy, and public service announcements, making news rounds, learning radio on air delivery, Radio production and assisting with music programming and radio traffic as well as making sales calls with the WGEL sales staff plus on air and voice tracking were all part of the summer internship at WGEL.