FCC EEO Public File Report

WPSD-TV

Annual EEO Public File Report

 

            The
purpose of this EEO Public File Report (“Report”) is to comply with
Section 73.2080 [c] [6] of the FCC's 2002 EEO Rule.  This report has been
prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the
following station:  WPSD-TV, Paducah, Kentucky, and is required to be
placed in the public inspection files of this station, and posted on the
station's website.

 

 

            The
information contained in this Report covers the time period beginning April 1,
2013 to and including March 31, 2014 (the “Applicable Period”).

 

            The FCC's
2002 EEO Rule requires that this Report contain the following information:

 

  1. A list of all full-time
    vacancies filled by the station which comprises the Station Employment
    Unit during the Applicable Period;

 

  1. For each such vacancy, the
    recruitment sources utilized to fill the vacancy identified by name,
    address, contact person, and telephone number;

 

  1. The recruitment source that
    referred the hiree for each full-time vacancy during the Applicable
    Period;

 

  1. Data reflecting the total
    number of persons interviewed for full-time vacancies during the
    Applicable Period and the total number of interviewees referred by each
    recruitment source utilized in connection with such vacancies; and

 

  1. A list and brief description
    of the initiatives undertaken pursuant to Section 73.2080 [c] [2] of the
    FCC rules.

 

Appendices 1, 2, and 3 which follow have been designed, in the aggregate, to
provide the required information.  Please note that the numbers listed on
Appendix 2 under the column entitled “Full-time Positions for Which This
Source Was Utilized” refer to the number of the full-time job positions
listed on Appendix 1.

 

For the purposes of this Report, a vacancy was deemed “filled” not
when the offer was extended but when the hiree accepted the job offer.  A
person was deemed “interviewed” whether he or she was interviewed in
person, over the telephone or by e-mail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix 1 to

 

WPSD-TV's Annual EEO Public File
Report Form

 

Covering the Period from April 1,
2012 to March 31, 2013

 

Station Comprising Station
Employment Unit:  WPSD-TV

 

Section 1:  Vacancy Information

 

Full-time Positions       
         
   Recruitment
Source                       
      Total Number of

Filled by Job
Title                              
of Hiree                             Interviewees
from

                                                                                   
                 
All Sources for

                                                                                               
      This Position

 

(1)   &  Reporter/Multimedia

(2)      Journalist
                                TVJobs.com
(2)    
                        4
                                                         

 

(3)      Account Executive
                  Employee
Referral                       
 2      
                  

 

(4)      Internet Account Executive 
    Employee
Referral             
           1 

 

(5)      Creative Services Producer
    Internal Applicant  
                        4 

 

(6) 
     Director           
                       WPSD-TV
Website                     
  1

 

(7)       Multimedia Journalist  
           Employee
Referral                
        1

 

(8)       Account
Executive          
       PADUCAH
SUN                    
      14

 

           
(9)      
Director                       
            Internal
Applicant                    
        4                                                 
           

            (10)
    Multimedia Journalist  
            TVJobs.com 
             
                    1

 

 

 

       Total Number of Persons Interviewed
During Applicable Period:
               32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix 2 to

 

WPSD-TV's Annual EEO Public File
Report Form

 

Covering the Period From April 1,
2013 to March 31, 2014

 

Station Comprising Station
Employment Unit:  WPSD-TV

 

Section 2:  Recruitment Source Information

 

Recruitment
Source                          
Total Number
of               
Full-Time

(Name,
Address,                                
Interviewees This             
Positions for

Telephone
Number,                           
Source Has Provided        Which This

Contact
Person)                                
During This
Period            Source
Was

                                                           
(if
any)                              
Utilized

                                                                                               
       (position number

 
                                                                                             
       from Appendix 1)

 

The Paducah
Sun                  
           
                 
   8            
     
 8           

P. O. Box 2300                                                           
                 

Paducah, Kentucky 42002-2300

(270)
575-8600                                                 

 

Paducah
Career Development
Center                  
  1 
                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Kentucky
Cabinet for Workforce
Development         
                   
8,9,10,11

416 South Sixth Street                                                           
       
                 Paducah, Kentucky 42003                                                           

(270) 575-7000

David Sorrells, Manager

 

West Kentucky
Community                                      
0       
           3, 9

   and Technical
College        

4800 Alben Barkley Drive

Paducah, Kentucky 42001

(270) 554-9200

Amy Elmore, Placement Officer

 

 

*NAACP Paducah Chapter

Rosa Scott, President       
                                        0                  
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

505 South Eighth
Street                                                                 
9,10,11

Paducah, Kentucky 42003                                                                       
                                                              

(270)
443-5430                                                                                              

*Indicates source that has requested notification of job openings

 

 

Murray State University
                                              1                  
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Wm. Jeremy
McKeel                                                                        
9,10,11

P. O. Box 7                                                                                        

Murray, Kentucky 42071-0007                        
                                  

(270)
762-3011                       

 

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale                  
0                 
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8        
         Phyllis
Johnson                                                    
                           9,10,11 

Department of Radio and Television                                              

Communications Building                                                                  
   Carbondale,
Illinois 62901

(618) 536-7555

 

Southeast Missouri State
University                      
     1                   1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Dr.  James
Dufek            
                                                                 9,10,11, 

Grauel
Hall                                         
                                                                Cape Girardeau, Missouri
63701                                                        

(573) 651-2241

 

Austin Peay State University                                       
0               
 1,2,5,6,7,8

Dr. Mike
Gotcher             
                                                                9,10,11,   

P. O. Box 4446                                                                                   
 

Clarksville, Tennessee 37044          
                                                   

(931) 221-7378

 

Western Kentucky University                                      
0                 
 1,2,5,6,7,8    

Steve
White                                                                         
             9,10,11   

342 Mass Media and Technology Hall                        
                         

One Big Red Way

Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101

(270) 745-5891

 

The University
of Tennessee at
Martin                        
0                 
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Glenda Cagle / Rodney Freed   
                                           
            9,10,11                 
Department of
Communications                                                           

544 University Street

Martin, Tennessee 38238

(731) 881-7564

 

Medialne           
                                                           0                  
1,2,7,10,11

Mark Shilstone,
Manager                                                                  

P. O. Box 51909                                                                                
    

Pacific Grove, California 93950              
                                               

(800)
237-8073                                                                                  
           

 

TV
Jobs.com                                                               
 3                  
1,2,7,10,11

Broadcast Employment
Services                                         
             

Mark
Holloway                                                                        
     

P. O. Box 4116                                                                      
                 

Oceanside, California 92052                                                             
           

(800) 374-0119

 

WPSD-TV (internal
postings)                                       
3
                 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

Dwayne L. Stice
                                                                                9,10,11
                100
Television Lane                 
                                                                                                                   

Paducah, Kentucky 42003                                                                 
                   (270)
415-1900                                                      
                                

 

WPSD-TV Internet Site
                                                9                  
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,

Amanda
Roberts                                       
                                        8,9,10,11

100 Television Lane                                                                       
       

Paducah, Kentucky 42003                                                                   

(270)
415-1900                                                                                     

 

Shawnee Community College                            
         0                  
3,4,9

Leslie Cornelious-Weldon

8364 Shawnee College Road

Ullin, Illinois
62922

 

Employee/Friend
Referrals                                         
 4

 

Agency
Referrals                                                       
   2      

(several agencies refer clients after seeing positions posted

  in various outlets)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix 3 to

 

WPSD-TV's Annual EEO Public File
Report Form

 

Covering the Period from April 1,
2013 to March 31, 2014

 

Station Comprising Station
Employment Unit:  WPSD-TV

 

Section 3:  Supplemental (Non-Vacancy Specific) Recruitment Activities
Undertaken by WPSD-TV:

 

WPSD-TV has participated in numerous and diverse outreach events during the
past year:

 

An intern program is open to college students who have reached junior
status.  During the applicable period two interns worked under the
supervision of the station's news director to receive practical experience in
the operation of a television news department.  The following institutions
were represented in the intern program:  Western
Kentucky University
and the University
of Tennessee at
Martin.   One intern worked under the supervision of the station
chief engineer in electronic maintenance.   This intern represented Daymar College.

 

Numerous school classes, scout groups, and civic organizations from
throughout the WPSD-TV coverage area have toured the facility during the past
year and are given the opportunity to interact with personnel and are
instructed about training necessary for various careers in broadcasting.
  The diversity of careers in the broadcasting operations is stressed
during these tours.  The tours are primary conducted by Dwayne Stice,
WPSD-TV's Human Resources and Programming Assistant.

 

Station personnel have ongoing contact with students enrolled in
broadcasting classes at several regional academic institutions.  Mr.
William Evans, Vice-President of News and Operations has participated in the
Mass Media advisory board at Arkansas State University,
Murray State
University, and the University of Tennessee
at Martin.      

 

WPSD-TV lists position openings with the Job Bank that is maintained by the Paducah, Kentucky,
chapter of the NAACP.

 

In March, 2013 and March, 2014, the station was represented at career day at
West Kentucky Community and Technical
College by Dwayne Stice
of Human Resources and Programming.  In addition, Mr. Stice represented
the station at the Career Day at Daymar
College in Paducah
in September, 2012, March, 2013,  and March, 2014 and at Shawnee Community College
in April, 2012 and April, 2013.     

 

WPSD-TV actively participates in the Kentucky Broadcaster's Association
(KBA) Scholarship program.  This fund provides assistance to students
majoring in communications at higher education institutions throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  WPSD-TV regularly runs
spots through KBA public education partnership program to provide revenue for
the scholarship fund.   David Jernigan, WPSD-TV's Vice-President of
Sales and Programming served as a director of the KBA through December 31,
2007.

 

A tuition assistance program exists to allow employees to pursue academic
courses/degrees that will enhance their educational backgrounds and employment
skills.

 

News Anchor Todd Faulkner serves as a member of the Board of Directors of
both Paducah's
Oscar Cross Boys and Girls Club and the National Academy of Television Arts and
Sciences Mid America chapter.    

 

 

 

 

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