EEO August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021

Equal Employment Opportunity Program
Annual Report

Neuhoff Media-Decatur LLC
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


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




On Air Announcements:



250 North Water Street, Ste 100

Decatur, Illinois 62523


Kathy Byerly





The Herald & Review

601 East Williams Street, Decatur Illinois  62523 Gary Sawyer




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




Illinois Department of Employment 401 Longview Place

Decatur, Illinois 61920



Broadcast Employment Services


PO Box 4116

Oceanside CA 92052



Decatur Tribune


Millikin Court – Suite 424

PO Box 1490

Decatur Illinois  62525-1490





Richland Community College



One College Park

Decatur, Illinois 62521

Deborah McGee




Illinois Broadcasters Association

Job Bank

300 North Pershing, Suite B

Energy, IL  62933

Debra Gray




Illinois News Broadcasters Association 1 University Circle

Macomb, IL 61455

Bob Roberts



10 Regional Help Inc

1 Civic Center Plaza, Suite 506

Poughkeepsie NY 12601

Dale Mulder





Neuhoff Communications

250 North Water Street, Ste 100

Decatur, Illinois 62523

Michele Mitchell 217.423.9744


Neuhoff Media – Social Media Accounts Neuhoff Media-Decatur

250 North Water Street

Decatur, Illinois 62523

Kathy Byerly


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

28955 Pacific Coast Hwy

Suite 210

Malibu, CA 90265

On Air Position


15 Country Aircheck Country Aircheck

914 18th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37212


Lon Helton



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.

Joseph Victor Wenke

Joseph Victor Wenke

Joseph Victor Wenke (Joey) Rising before the sun to feed and care for his animals, Joseph (Joey) Wenke, is the example of what a dedicated 4-H’er is all about raising and showing livestock. A junior at Monticello High School, Joey is on the 2019 State 1A Cross Country Championship Team, FFA Officer and is a 4-H Teen Teacher. Joey dedicates himself in every aspect of his high school career using leadership skills he learned through 4-H, and to educate youth about agriculture in and out of the classroom. He is a founding member of the Cisco Clovers 4-H Club, and has been involved in 4-H for eleven years

Heinkel’s Countdown to Opening Day

Heinkel’s Countdown to Opening Day

Listen for the sound of Heinkel’s on the grill and call in to win!

We're counting down to Opening Day

Baseball season is right around the corner! But you can get your grill on NOW with Heinkel’s and Byers & Co as we countdown to Cardinals Opening Day!

Every weekday morning until April 1st you can call in to win Heinkel’s goodies for the grill from Byers & Co and WSOY! 

Monday: Package of Heinkel Hickory Smoked Polish

Tuesday: Package of Heinkel Hickory Smoked Andouille

Wednesday: Package of Heinkel Wieners

Thursday: Package of Heinkel Hickory Smoked Bacon

Friday: Package of Heinkel Jalapeno and Cheese Wieners

PLUS, Every winner will be placed in a drawing to win a pair of tickets to the Cardinals Home Opener on April 2nd against the Baltimore Orioles . It’s the countdown to Opening Day! With Heinkel’s and Byers & Co!

Taylor Crouch

Taylor Crouch

Taylor Crouch has been an active member in the rebuilding of the Maroa Livestock 4-H club for the last three years. She has served as an officer helping to grow the membership, and create fun opportunities for the members of Maroa Livestock. She has been awarded with both the Emerald and Diamond honors at the state level. Her own 4-H successes include the Supreme Breeding Ewe at the Illinois State Fair Junior show 2 of her first 3 years in 4-H and has won showmanship one year at state. She has presented at State Fair her swine projects and her public speaking projects which she has dedicated a lot of time to. Taylor loves 4-H and participates in as much as possible. Taylor will continue to work on the 4-H Motto to “Make the Best Better” and help others grow the same.

Ethan Aughenbaugh

Ethan Aughenbaugh

This is Ethan Aughenbaugh and he is a senior at Clinton High School. He has been a 4-H member for over 10 years! He was nominated and selected as the 4-H kid of the month for his hard work, dedication, excellence in all he does socially, civically, and academically. He’s received many awards in 4-H and even won the reserve award at the State Fair for his woodworking project. Ethan is a great example of what the 4-H kid of the month should aspire to be!

Ethan spent some time in the 95Q studio with Brittney talking about why he loves 4-H. Here some of it below…

Linda Slagell

Linda Slagell is a retired teacher, coach and administrator.  She began her professional coaching career with Decatur Public Schools.  As a “three sport” coach, she successfully coached High school volleyball, basketball and track and field.  During a brief tenure at Effingham High School, her coaching assignment also included the development of their first time softball program.  Coaching was supplemental to her high school Social Studies teaching.  Coach Slagell became the Head Women’s Volleyball Coach at Millikin University securing 300+ wins in her 13 seasons before moving to administration at the University.  She retired from Millikin after 27 years of service.

Coach Slagell was a “pre Title IX” student.  In other words, she never had the opportunity to participate in competitive athletics in high school or college.  Her exposure to sports was primarily as a spectator with occasional participation in a 4-H softball game, a pick-up game of basketball in the haymow with her brothers and their friends or at a church picnic volleyball game.

Coach Slagell graduated from Illinois State University in 1973 with a degree in Sociology.  She earned her Master of Arts degree in 1980.  She had a general career path in mind with goals and timelines, none of which included coaching.  And yet, her professional career evolved around teaching and coaching.  Providing physical and intellectual challenges, leadership opportunities and a focus on excelling and commitment to excellence, Coach Slagell followed a passion she barely knew she had.

Dr. Laura Zimmerman

Dr. Laura Zimmerman is Assistant Professor of Biology at Millikin University. Dr. Zimmerman’s research uses turtles to examine the effects of the environment, age, and other factors on their immune responses. She received a M.S. and Ph.D. in biology from Illinois State University. Dr. Zimmerman is also an alum of Millikin University, having received her degree with a major in biology and minor in chemistry. While at Millikin, she was a member of the 2005 national championship women’s basketball team. Dr. Zimmerman is also a member of the Macon County Board and the Macon County Board of Health. In 2019, Dr. Zimmerman became chair of the Macon County Democratic Central Committee, becoming the first woman of any political party to serve in that role in Macon County. She lives in Decatur with her husband John and dog Max and serves as an assistant basketball coach at St. Teresa High School.

Amy Frazier

Amy Frazier, is the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources at Hickory Point Bank & Trust where her role is to source the best and most diverse talent, shape the bank’s culture to innovate and adjust rapidly to change and as a company leader propel the organization forward.  In 2019, Amy has developed an internal university for colleagues education and career development.

Ms. Frazier joined Hickory Point Bank in March 2012 and has over 10 years of human resource experience. In 2017, she was recognized as the top 20 under 40 by the Herald and Review. She is the 2015 recipient of the United Way of Decatur & Mid Illinois Volunteer of the Year.

Ms. Frazier is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University and holds HR certifications from the Society of Human Resources and HR Certification Institute. Please welcome Amy Frazier.

Julie Beyers

Julie Beyers is a 1990 graduate of Millikin University, graduating magna cum laude, and a 1993 graduate of the Southern Illinois University School of Law, where she was a member of the Law Review.  She is a managing member at the firm of Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar, LLC, which has offices in both Decatur and Chicago.  In addition to being a manager of the firm, Ms. Beyers oversees the firm’s litigation department, as well as its Chicago office.  Heavner, Beyers & Mihlar is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Development Center – Chicago Certificate Committee, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).  The firm was also recently chosen for membership in the prestigious National Association of Women & Minority Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF).

Ms. Beyers currently serves as chair of Women in Legal Leadership (WILL) a subgroup of the American Legal and Financial Network (ALFN).  She is a board member and vice president of the Illinois Creditor’s Bar Association (ILCBA), and further serves as co-chair of the education committee for that organization.  She is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association.

Ms. Beyers has been a frequent speaker on mortgage foreclosures and related topics at IICLE conferences and was selected for membership and served on the Cook County Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation and Housing Counseling Subcommittee, as well as the Cook County Commercial Foreclosure Advisory Subcommittee.