EEO 2017

Equal Employment Opportunity Program

Annual Report

Neuhoff Media-Decatur LLC

WSOY-AM / WSOY-FM / WDZQ / WCZQ / WDZ

Decatur, Illinois

August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017

Full-Time Vacancies

The following full-time positions were filled during the reporting period:

#1 Program Director

#2 News Announcer

#3 Account Executive

 

Interview Sources

Total Number of Persons Interviewed:

Sources of Interviews Conducted:

Pos. Job Title Date Filled Applicants Interviewed

-Sources-

Recruitment Sources Used Referral Source of Employee
#1 Program Director 11/7/2016 8 – #14

2- #11

#8, #11, #12, #14, All Access
#2 News Announcer 5/30/2017 2- #8

1-#9

1 – #11

#1, #3, #7, #8, #9, #11, #12, #13, #14 Company Transfer
#3 Account Executive 7/1/2017 5-#1

3-#10

2 -#12

#1, #7, #8, #10 #11, #12, On Air

 

Recruitment Sources for Employment Notices

 

1

 

On Air Announcements:

WSOY A/F, WDZQ, WCZQ, WDZ

 

250 North Water Street, Ste 100

Decatur, Illinois 62523

 

Mike Hulvey

217.423.9744

 

2

 

The Herald & Review

601 East Williams Street, Decatur Illinois  62523 Gary Sawyer

217-429-5151

 

3

Millikin University 1184 West Main Street, Decatur, Illinois 62522 Dr. Randy Brooks

217.424.6205

 

4

Illinois Department of Employment 401 Longview Place

Decatur, Illinois 61920

217.875.8750
 

5

Broadcast Employment Services

 

PO Box 4116

Oceanside CA 92052

760.754.8177
 

6

Decatur Tribune

 

Millikin Court – Suite 424

PO Box 1490

Decatur Illinois  62525-1490

Katherine

217.422.7320

 

7

Richland Community College

 

 

One College Park

Decatur, Illinois 62521

Deborah McGee

217.875.7200

 

8

Illinois Broadcasters Association

Job Bank

300 North Pershing, Suite B

Energy, IL  62933

Debra Gray

618.942.2139

 

9

Illinois News Broadcasters Association 1 University Circle

Macomb, IL 61455

Bob Roberts

309.298.1873

 

10

CentralIllinoisHelpWanted.com Regional Help Wanted.com Inc

1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 506

Poughkeepsie NY 12601

Dale Mulder

845.471.5200

 

11

NeuhoffMedia.com

 

Neuhoff Communications

250 North Water Street, Ste 100

Decatur, Illinois 62523

Michele Mitchell 217.423.9744
 

12

Neuhoff Media – Social Media Accounts Neuhoff Media-Decatur

250 North Water Street

Decatur, Illinois 62523

Kathy Byerly

217.423.9744

13 Neuhoff Media – Decatur Internal Posting 217.423.9744
14 All Access.com All Access Music Group

28955 Pacific Coast Hwy

Suite 210

Malibu, CA 90265

On Air Position

310.457.6616

15 Country Aircheck Country Aircheck

914 18th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37212

Lon Helton

615.320.1450

 

 

Supplemental Outreach Initiatives

  1. Career Outreach – Richland Community College

Neuhoff Media-Decatur hosted a Career Outreach program for students from Richland Community College. Students met with members of our staff who provided information about all facets of the broadcast and digital operations. Students were also informed about part-time and full-time positions within our company. 10 students participated under the direction of Dr. Sherrod on April 13, 2017.

  1. Job Fair – National Radio Show

Neuhoff Media-Decatur participated in the Radio Show Career Day at the RAB/NAB Convention held in Nashville on September 21, 2016. Members of our senior team conducted a series of on-site interviews with candidates from throughout the country while our VP/Sales made a formal presentation on employment opportunities in broadcasting. Candidates were presented with information about career opportunities in all facets of our company from sales, on-air, digital and engineering.

  1.       Internship Program

Our internship program is available to high school or college students with a specific interest in broadcasting.  The 2016-17 program featured 3 participants including students from the University of Illinois, Millikin University, and Richland Community College. The students participated in on-air roles, active in promotional support and working directly with the website in video and audio production.    

  1.      Neuhoff Summer Media Camp

This annual program featured 20 students attending camp the week of June 19th, 2017 at the Danville Area Community College.  The program focused on young people interested in careers in the media field in general, but with an emphasis on radio, television broadcasting and writing. Members of the Neuhoff staff conduct hands on training in announcing, interviewing, reporting and public relations. In its 21th year, the Summer Media Camp is responsible for a number of current or past staff members.

  1.  International Broadcasters SESAC Scholarship

Neuhoff Media-Decatur participated along with the International Broadcasters         Idea Bank in soliciting applications for a $10,000 scholarship for students in the broadcasting field of study.  On-Air announcements ran from January to March 2017.  Applications were made available to listeners. The scholarship winner came from Central Illinois.

  1. Decatur Luther Schools –Summer Career Tour

Neuhoff Media-Decatur staff participated in our annual series of instructional             tour to students of Decatur Christian School. On Tuesday, April 4th a student group visited the radio station.  They learned about careers currently available in the broadcast industry and future opportunities related to technology and innovation.

  1. NABEF Media Sales Institute

The VP-Sales represented Neuhoff Media at the Media Sales Institute at Illinois State University on April 4th, 2017.  The group included approximately 100 students who heard about careers in broadcasting and opportunities within our company.  We participated on a panel as well as conducted individual meetings with audience members.

 

  1. Student Management Leadership Retreat

On Thursday, August 4th, 2106 Neuhoff Media provided the keynote speaker for the annual Student Management Leadership Retreat at the University of Indianapolis.  The retreat was attended by over 20 students who are currently enrolled in Radio, TV or Digital focused curriculum at UIndy.  Instruction was provided on career pathways in our company, insights into employment strategies and necessary skill sets for successful applicants at Neuhoff Media.

  1. Illinois Broadcasters Job Board

Neuhoff Media- Decatur routinely lists each upper-level opening in a job bank or newsletter of a media trade group with a broad-based membership, including participation of women and minorities, such as the Illinois Broadcasters Association.