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EEO

Cache Valley Media Group

 

 

 

KVNU, KVFX, KLZX, KBLQ, KLGN, KKEX, KGNT

 

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 stations: KVNU-Logan, UT; KVFX-Logan, UT; KLZX-Weston, ID; KBLQ-Logan, UT; KLGN-Logan, UT; KKEX-Preston, ID; KGNT-Smithfield, UT and is required to be placed in the public inspection files of these stations, and posted on their websites, if they have websites.

 

            The information contained in this Report covers the time period beginning June 1, 2013 to and including May 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 Stations comprising the Station Employment Unit during the Applicable Period;

 

2.         For each such vacancy, the recruitment source(s) utilized to fill the vacancy (including, if applicable, organizations entitled to notification pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(1)(ii) of the new EEO Rule, (which should be separately identified), identified by name, address, contact person and telephone number;

 

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

 

4.         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

 

5.         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 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.

Cache Valley Media Group

 

 

 

Appendix 1

 

Annual EEO Public File Report Form

 

Covering the period from June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014

 

Stations Comprising Station Employment Unit: KVNU, KVFX, KLZX, KBLQ, KLGN, KKEX, KGNT

 

 

Section 1: Vacancy Information

 

Full-time Positions Filled by Job Title

Recruitment Source of Hiree

Total Number of Interviewees from All Sources for This Position

#1 – Account Executive

LDS Employment Services

22

#2 – Morning DJ

AllAccess.com

39

Total Number of Persons Interviewed During Applicable Period:                                            61

                               

 

Cache Valley Media Group

 

 

 

Appendix 2

 

Annual EEO Public File Report Form

 

Covering the Period from June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014

 

Stations Comprising Station Employment Unit: KVNU, KVFX, KLZX, KBLQ, KLGN, KKEX, KGNT

 

Section 2: Recruitment Source Information

 

 

Recruitment Source (Name, Address, Telephone Number, Contact Person)

Total # of Interviewees This Source Has Provided During This Period (if any)

Full-Time Positions for Which This Source Was Utilized

A

Herald Journal

Classified Desk

75 W. 300 N.

Logan, UT 84321

                3

      1 (#1)

B

Cache Valley Media Group – Radio ads

14

1 (#1)

C

Referral

3

3 (#1, #2)

D

U.S. Department of Workforce Services

0

1 (#1)

E

Internal posting

2

2 (#1, #2)

F

CacheValleyDaily.com Classifieds

Eric Frandsen

810 W. 200 N.

Logan, UT 84321

0

1 (#1)

G

www.twitter.com/cvdaily

0

1 (#1)

H

www.facebook.com/CacheValleyDaily

0

1 (#1)

I

www.utradioguide.com

3

1 (#2)

J

LDS Employment Services

1

1 (#1)

K

AllAccess.com

35

1 (#2)

* No recruitment sources have requested to be notified of future full time job openings at the stations.

 

Cache Valley Media Group

 

 

 

Appendix 3

 

Annual EEO Public File Report Form

 

Covering the Period from June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014

 

Stations Comprising Station Employment Unit: KVNU, KVFX, KLZX, KBLQ, KLGN, KKEX, KGNT

 

Section 3: Supplemental (Non-Vacancy Specific) Recruitment Activities Undertaken by KVNU, KVFX, KLZX, KBLQ, KLGN, KKEX, and KGNT.

 

 

Teaching:

Will Wheelwright, program director for KVNU 610 AM/102.1 FM, holds a part time teaching position in the Journalism department at Utah State University. Wheelwright continues to teach a three credit course titled Broadcast Audio. The class meets twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) for 90 minutes. The course is an introduction to radio production and covers topics like the business of commercial radio, how to use studio equipment, and producing news and commercials.

 

As part of the course, students tour the Cache Valley Media Group studios to see daily operations. Students also have opportunities to shadow a DJ while doing an on-air shift. As part of his teaching position, Wheelwright is an adviser for Aggie Radio, an Internet and KUSU-HD3 station. Wheelwright consulted with faculty and the station manager about hiring staff and setting up their new studio.

 

Training:

* All members of the Cache Valley Media Group Sales Staff engage in periodic training sessions to review techniques and industry trends. New sales representatives are able to advance from a base salary to a commission income after 90 days, upon completion of training session “Series 2000: A Sales Training and New Business Development Series for Radio,” “RAB Online Training Academy,” and/or according to the General Sales Manager’s discretion. 

 

* Sales Staff participate in Sales Training conducted by Matt Burgoyne twice monthly.

 

* Management level personnel and two Account Executives attended the National Association of Broadcasters Convention April 7-9, 2014. Upon returning from the convention, relatable information was passed on to other sales and programming personnel.

 

* Sales and management level personnel have participated in webinars hosted by the Radio Advertising Bureau to review marketing and sales techniques, as well as managing sales teams.

 

* Sales and management level personnel not only manned a booth at the Cache Business Summit on March 20, 2014, but several others attended training sessions that covered management, social media, and sales.

 

* The Cache Valley Media Group promoted, sponsored and donated to the USU Partners in Business Leadership Conference on March 25, 2014. Management level and sales staff attended this conference at Utah State University.

 

* The Cache Valley Media Group promoted, sponsored and donated to the USU Partners in Business Information Technology Conference on February 25, 2014. While there, Cache Valley Media Group engineers were able to attend break-out sessions about current trends in the IT industry and best practices of other organizations.

 

* Cache Valley Media Group employees regularly attend Cache Chamber of Commerce Leadership Luncheons that are held every month.

 

Job Fair:

The Cache Valley Media Group helped organize, publicize and execute the Utah Broadcasters Association Job Fair on March 19, 2014. Cache Valley Media Group Vice President and Operations Manager both attended the job fair and spoke to people interested in careers and internships in broadcasting. Over 25 resumes were collected and numerous phone call and email follow ups took place regarding possible job openings, including a morning DJ co-host.

 

Business-to-business:

The Cache Valley Media Group helped sponsor multiple business-to-business events over the course of the last 12 months, including the Cache Business Summit (sponsored by the Utah Small Business Development Center) and several USU Partners in Business conferences. The Cache Valley Media Group also helped sponsor the “What’s Goin’ Down Up North” Northern Utah Economic Summit on September 26, 2013.

 

Legal Training:

Management level staff participated in digital law training conducted by Wilkinson-Barker-Knauer on May 8, 2014. The training, titled “Broadcasters Online – A Guide to the Legal Cyber-Jungle”, reviewed some of the legal challenges associated with creating and using online content. The training also covered hiring and employment practices as it relates to media companies' websites.

 

Tours:

Staff members periodically conduct tours of the Cache Valley Media Group facility for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, church and employment groups to inform them of the education and training that may be required to obtain employment or advance a career in the broadcasting industry. CVMG partnered with the Mount Logan Middle School Discovery program. Approximately 70 sixth graders toured CVMG facilities between March 12-20, 2014, received hands-on training to produce radio commercials, and met with multiple staff members to discuss job duties and how they got a career in broadcasting.

 

Internships:

Five interns participated with the Cache Valley Media Group through the year. Intern responsibilities included, but were not limited to: assisting in news gathering, producing talk shows, assisting on-air DJs, audio transcription, sports photography, videography, and sports reporting.

 

The Cache Valley Media Group also participated in a School to Careers internship program with Sky View High School. The Sky View intern was responsible for shadowing those involved in producing live events, on-air programs, and high school sports. He worked closely with DJs and play-by-play announcers to properly execute on-air programs. This intern excelled at his work and is currently working part-time. He is also receiving training to one day become an on-air announcer himself.

 

Jobs Report:

KVNU hosts a bi-weekly jobs report from the Utah Department of Workforce Services. This free report has been going on since at least the 1960s. A representative from the local Workforce Services office calls the station every Tuesday and Thursday morning to report on new job openings or job fairs in the area.  KVNU was recognized for this longstanding relationship by the Department in 2007.

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