EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
This EEO Public File Report is prepared for the reporting period commencing October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 (the “Reporting Period”) covering the station employment unit (“SEU”) which includes radio stations: (1) KXEN-AM, St. Louis, MO, licensed to BDJ Radio Enterprises, LLC, and (2) WGNU-AM, St. Louis, MO, licensed to 920 AM, LLC.
No vacancies for full-time positions occurred during the Reporting Period. However, under unique circumstances, the SEU increased the full-time staff by one when, on December 15, 2017, it hired an individual who had been employed as an on-air personality with a competitor station in the market. The individual was hired without a recruitment process because the position for which the individual was hired is unique to that individual; neither the position nor the hiring was contemplated until the SEU learned that the individual was available. This individual is the on-air host of a daily program on one of the stations in the SEU and also engages in sales, promotions and public relations for the station.
During the Reporting Period, the SEU reviewed its list of recruitment sources that receive notices of full-time openings at the radio stations and updated it to ensure that contact information for all sources is accurate.
The SEU engaged in the following outreach initiatives during the Reporting Period:
- sent approximately 40 letters to recruitment sources requesting that if they become aware of potential candidates for positions with the SEU, they notify the SEU, even though at the time that the letters were sent (April 27, 2018), the SEU was not then looking to hire.
- conducted a Summer internship program, between May, 2018 and July, 2018, with a student participant from Florissant Community College, located in the St. Louis area. During the internship program with the SEU, the intern, who had experience with the college’s radio station, was instructed in various aspects of operating a commercial radio station including board operation and production techniques.
- is currently conducting an internship program, begun in August, 2018 and continuing until December, 2018, with a student participant from Meramec Community College, located in the St. Louis area. During the internship program with the SEU, the intern is instructed in various aspects of operating a commercial radio station including board operation and production techniques.
- provided EEO training to management by sending Manager of the SEU to a U.S. EEOC conducted training seminar on September 13, 2018.