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, 2018 – July 31, 2019

Full-Time Vacancies

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

#1 Assistant Program Director

#2 Photo/Video

#3 Account Executive

#4 Receptionist

Interview Sources

Sources of Interviews Conducted:

Pos. Job Title Date Filled Applicants Interviewed

-Sources-

Recruitment Sources Used Referral Source of Employee
#1 Assistant Program Director 2/25/2019 1 – #13

2- #11

#8, #11, #12, #13, #14 Inter company
#2 Photo-Video provider 1/9/2019 2- #1

1 – #13

#1, #3, #7, #11, #12, #13 On Air – employee referral
#3 Account Executive 1/2/2019 5-#1

3-#10

2 -#12

#1, #7, #8, #10 #11, #12, #13 On Air – client referral
#4 Receptionist 5/6/2019 2 – #1

2 – #11

1 – #13

#1, #11, #12, #13 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. Richland Community College Career Fair

High School Career Fair- January 7-9, 2019 – Decatur participated in a Career Fair program for students from area schools at 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

  1.     Neuhoff Summer Media Camp

This annual program featured 20 students attending camp the week of June 24th, 2019 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.

  • 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 Thursday, 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. Western Illinois University Manufacturing – Career Day

The VP-Business Development represented Neuhoff Media at the Western Illinois University Manufacturing Career Day at Western Illinois University on September 14th, 2018. Neuhoff participated on a panel as well as conducted individual meetings with audience members.

  1. Millikin University – First Midwest Music Expo

Neuhoff Media was represented at the Midwest Music Expo on May 3-4, 2019. This two-day conference set on the campus of Millikin University offered opportunity to exchange ideas in the music industry, learn the insights of podcasting, and branding. Neuhoff staff was represented on panels talking about the broadcasting industry.

  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.

  1. Fast Forward Development Program

The Neuhoff Fast Forward program allows a staff member in each market to participate in this development program.  The Fast Forward participants learn from in-house experts plus outside speakers on subjects that lead to their professional development.  The goal is to build our next generation of leaders in all facets of our business from the inside first.

  1. Neuhoff Mentoring Program

A Neuhoff mentoring program has been established with senior team members and those identified through the Fast Forward Program.  Each member meets monthly with their senior level mentor.  The mentee receive direction on key career goals and personal development.

  1. Neuhoff Media Internship Program

We regularly provide internship opportunities to the community for the development of skill necessary for employment in the broadcast industry.  These internships focus on content, performance, support and development aspects.  Our internships have been utilized by high school, college and post educational members of the public. A total of four students from Illinois State University, Millikin University and Clinton High School served in this capacity during the reporting period.

  1. Senior Leadership Team EEO Training Program

Annually the Neuhoff Leadership Team is provided with training on EEO best practices. We’ve provided outside experts to train specifically on matters relating to discrimination, sexual harassment and other matter related to employee development.  We have retained the services a professional trainer to assist in these matters.