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FCC EEO Public File Report



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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