EEO August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021

Equal Employment Opportunity Program
Annual Report

Neuhoff Media-Decatur LLC
WSOY-AM / WSOY-FM / WDZQ / WCZQ / WDZ
Decatur, Illinois

August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2020

 

Full-Time Vacancies

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

#1 Assistant News Director/Video Production

 

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 Assistant News Director 7/17/2020 1 – #11

 

#1, #11, #12, #13, Corporate Website

 

Recruitment Sources for Employment Notices

 

1

 

On Air Announcements:

WSOY A/F, WDZQ, WCZQ, WDZ

 

250 North Water Street, Ste 100

Decatur, Illinois 62523

 

Kathy Byerly

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 8-10, 2020 – 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. Internship Program

Our internship program is available to high school or college students with a specific interest in broadcasting.  The 2019-2020 program featured 1 participant including students from Millikin University. The student participated in marketing roles, active in promotional support and working directly with the website in video and audio production.

  1. Richland Community College – Business Class

The VP – General Manager presented to the business Class on September 25th, 2019. General discussion with the class on career paths, local media, and community efforts

  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 Thursday, February 6th, 2020 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. University of Indianapolis – Broadcast Student Interview Program

On April 27th, 2020, Neuhoff Media COO Mike Hulvey conducted one-on-one interviews with broadcast students at the University of Indianapolis.  The students were informed of the opportunities that were available within the industry in general, at all the Neuhoff facilities specifically related to their field of study.  These students included news, sports, video, music and writing related interests. There were ten students participating in the program.

  1. University Student Mentoring Program – Radio Show Job Fair

On September 26th, 2019, Neuhoff Media COO Mike Hulvey gathered a group of 15 college and university students for an extended mentoring session.  The program was designed to provide the students real examples of how they might fast start their careers.  The exchange included opportunities for the students to connect with broadcasters in their area, Mike provided specific information about those contacts.  He reviewed opportunities for future employment within Neuhoff while encouraging the students in ways they might use their remaining time in school to ready for actual jobs available in the workforce.

  1. Radio Show National Broadcast Student Forum

On September 24th, 2019, Neuhoff Media COO Mike Hulvey spoke to a group of over 100 college and university students at the National Radio Show in Dallas Texas.  The students were told of opportunities in the field of broadcasting, Mike highlighted specific jobs within Neuhoff Media and fielded questions from the group.  This program is connected to the RAB/NAB Student Scholar Program which provides educational opportunities to students around the country.

  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. Bright Girls Bright Futures Event

On November 16th, 2019, VP-General Manager Kathy Byerly spoke to a group of Jr. High and High School young women. General discussion with the class on career paths, local media, and community efforts.