EEO August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019

Equal Employment Opportunity Program
Annual Report
Neuhoff Media-Decatur LLC
WSOY-AM / WSOY-FM / WDZQ / WCZQ / WDZ
Decatur, Illinois
August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2018

Full-Time Vacancies

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

#1 Account Executive

#2 Program Director

#3 News Reporter

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 Account Executive 11/27/17 3 – #12

2- #1

#1, #10, #11, #12, #1/ Referral
#2 Program Director 4/23/18 4- #14

1-Internal

#14 #1/Referral
#3 News Reporter 5/21/18 1-#9

1-#11

 

 #8, #9 #9/Referral

 

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 Joel Fletcher

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

Participation in at least four events or programs sponsored by educational institutions relating to career opportunities in broadcasting.

Career Outreach – Richland Community College

Neuhoff Media-Decatur presented a classroom presentation to the media students at Richland Community on September 19th 2017.  VP Brian Byers spoke on the changes in the broadcast space, the evolution of digital platforms and the future opportunities for students with an interest in media. In addition to the college program, Byers spoke at Richland to a group of high school students from the senate district of Chapin Rose.  This was a council of students who represented the district’s schools, Brian represented the state of the industry and company opportunities in this program.

Career Outreach – Millikin University

 Neuhoff Media-Decatur provided an interactive presentation to the communications students of Millikin University on February 20th, 2018.  VP Brian Byers spoke to the students on current, past and future aspects of the broadcast industry.  Brian focused his remarks on the evolution of digital, podcast, on-demand and locally produced content.

Purdue University-Media Ethic Class

Senior Management spoke to Purdue Media Ethic Class on 10/23/2017. All three members of the team gave student a snap shot of a day in the life of a media manager, media sales manager and on-air talent.   Current and future opportunities within the Neuhoff companies was presented to the students. Class consisted of 15 upper level Purdue students

Illinois Broadcasters Association – Media University

Neuhoff Media Vice President, Danielle Outlaw participated at the IBA Media University at Illinois State University on October 6th, 2017.  Speaking at the Bone Student Center on the topic of – “Careers in Media Sales”, Outlaw’s presentation centered on the industry in general, Neuhoff opportunities specifically.

Career Development – SWAG

It “Starts With AG”, is a program developed by VP Development, Brian Byers.  An ag education program in the Decatur Pubic Schools, SWAG will be teaching students about the many aspects of careers in agriculture including communications.  During the initial program launch in spring of 2018, over 250 students have signed up for a program that is gaining national attention.

Establishment of an internship program designed to assist members of the community to acquire skills needed for broadcast employment.

Internship Program

Our internship program is available to high school or college students with a specific interest in broadcasting.  The 2017-18 program featured 3 participants including students from, Illinois State, Millikin and Butler Universities. The students participated in on-air roles, active in promotional support and working directly with the website in video and audio production.  

 

Participation in at least four job fairs by station personnel who have substantial responsibility in making hiring decisions.

Illinois Broadcasters Association – Media University

Neuhoff Media Vice President, Danielle Outlaw participated at the IBA  Media University at Illinois State University on October 6th, 2017.  Speaking at the Bone Student Center on the topic of – “Careers in Media Sales”, Outlaw’s presentation centered on the industry in general, Neuhoff opportunities specifically.

Indiana Broadcasters Association – Career Fair

Neuhoff Lafayette General Sales Manager, Matt Moore, attended the Indiana Broadcasters Association Spring Career Fair in Carmel, Indiana on March 24, 2018.  Mr. Moore spoke with potential job candidates in sales, on-air and news positions.

Eastern Illinois University – Career Fair

Neuhoff Media Vice President, Michele Mitchell, attended the Eastern Illinois University Career Fair on March 22nd, 2018.  Michele represented all Neuhoff markets in speaking with students about positions in sales, on-air, digital, sports and news.  Students were provided information about the company and future opportunities within the company.

Listing of each upper-level category opening in a job bank or newsletter   of media trade groups whose membership includes substantial participation of women and minorities.

Illinois Broadcasters Association 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.

Participation in other activities designed by the station employment unit reasonably calculated to further the goal of disseminating information as to employment opportunities in broadcasting to job candidates who might otherwise be unaware of such opportunities.

Neuhoff Summer Media Camp

This annual program featured 15 students attending camp the week of June 18th, 2018 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 23rd year, the Summer Media Camp is responsible for a number of current or past staff members.

National Association of Broadcasters – Outreach

Neuhoff Media COO, Michael Hulvey, presented at the NAB national     broadcasters convention on April 10th, 2018.  Hulvey’s presentation on industry recruitment was attended by students including those from University of Indianapolis.  The remarks included information about careers in broadcasting, future opportunities in the industry and company.  The presentation was made on three occasions during the conference.