• Career opportunities

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    Organizations that regularly distribute information about employment opportunities to job seekers or provide employment referrals that wish to receive notices of our job vacancies may do so by sending a fax request to  Fax# 610-376-7557

     

    WEEU Broadcasting Company, Inc.

    WEEU Radio

    34 North Fourth Street

    Reading, PA 19601

    Employment Report for 2017 – 2018

    Job Referral Organizations
    WEEU is looking for organizations that regularly distribute information about employment opportunities to job applicants or which have job applicants to refer. If your organization would like to receive notification of job vacancies at our station, please notify: Mike Faust at 34 North Fourth Street, Reading, PA 19601 mfaust@weeu.com, (610) 376-7335, Extension 122. WEEU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Job Opportunities

    The station is not currently seeking to fill any full-time jobs.

    Resumes for file can always be mailed to:

    WEEU Radio

    c/o Mike Faust, Operations Manager

    34 North Fourth Street

    Reading, PA.   19601

    No phone calls please.

     

    WEEU RADIO: Equal Employment Opportunity Annual Report: 4/1/17 through 3/31/18

    The purpose of this EEO Public File Report (“Report”) is to comply with Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the FCC’s EEO rule. This report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the following station:

    WEEU (AM) Reading , Pennsylvania

    The information contained in this Report covers the time period beginning April 1, 2017 to and including March 31, 2018. The FCC’s EEO Rule requires that this report contain the following information:

    1.    A list of all full-time vacancies filled by the Station’s employment unit during the preceding year, identified by job title;

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

    3.     The recruitment source that referred the hires 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 undertake pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(2) of the FCC rules.

    WEEU Broadcasting Company, Inc. the licensee of WEEU (AM), has been and will continue to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. WEEU is committed to broad and inclusive outreach for hiring full-time employees, affording equal opportunity to all qualified persons and refraining from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender and religion. In addition, as required by Section 73.2080 of the Commission’s Rules, the station participates in several different recruitment activities to ensure broad outreach.

    Part One: FullTime Hires, Interviews, and Recruitment Sources

    Hires:

    There was one (1) full-time position filled during this reporting period.

    GABC Co-Host/Producer:

    During the 3rd Quarter of 2017, Dan Neubert replaced Kelly Donkin after she left in July 2017 to pursue another career.

    Interviews:

    The total number of interviewees for this position was eight.

    GABC Co-Host/Producer:

    There were eight applications received for GABC Co-Host/Producer and eight candidates were interviewed for the position. Dan applied for the job after filling-in and substituting for this shift for over a year.

    In July 2017 Dan Neubert was hired to co-host and produce GABC.  Dan was referred to us by Reading Eagle dot com’s classified section.  As noted above, Dan applied for the job after filling-in and substituting for this shift for over a year, and was ultimately hired as GABC Co-Host/Producer after outside recruitment was conducted.

    “The following is a list of recruitment resources which the station used to recruit for the vacancy.”

    Reading Eagle Online Website Classified Ads 4 referrals

    345 Penn Street

    Reading, PA 19603

    610-371-5000

    WEEU Radio Online Website 4 referrals

    WEEU Radio Online Website

    34 North Fourth Street

    Reading, PA 19601

    The station also utilizes the following additional recruitment sources for appropriate positions:

    Department of Labor & Industry

    Office of Affirmative Action

    Room 1415

    Labor & Industry Building

    7th & Forester Streets

    Harrisburg, PA   17120

    717-787-5279

    Hispanic Center
    501 Washington Street
    PO Box 8652
    Reading, PA 19603

    610-376-3748

    PA Career Link – Berks Co.
    501 Crescent Avenue
    Reading, PA 19605

    610-988-1310

    Reading Eagle Newspaper Classifieds

    345 Penn Street

    Reading, PA 19603

    610-371-5000

    Reading Eagle Online Website Classified Ads

    345 Penn Street

    Reading, PA 19603

    610-371-5000

    TheJobNetwork

    Extended online network package with classified posting

    WEEU Radio Online Website

    34 North Fourth Street

    Reading, PA 19601

    WEEU Radio

    34 North Fourth Street

    Albright College
    Career Development Center
    PO Box 15234
    Reading, PA 19612
    610-921-2381

    Alvernia University
    Director of Career Services
    400 St. Bernardine Street
    Reading, PA 19607
    1-888-ALVERNIA

    Berks County Ahedd Office
    1150 Berkshire Blvd.
    Suite #160
    Wyomissing, PA 19610
    610-375-7692

    Connecticut School of Broadcasting

    1400 Old Country Road, Suite 211

    Westbury, NY 11590

    516-280-6801

    Penn State Berks Campus
    Career Development Center
    PO Box 7009
    Reading, PA 19610
    610-396-6000

    Reading Area Community College
    10 S 2
    nd Street
    PO Box 1706
    Reading, PA 19603
    610-372-4721

    Kutztown University
    Attn: Career Development Center
    PO Box 730
    Kutztown, PA 19530
    610-683-4000

    No organizations as defined by 73.2080(c)(1)(ii) requested to be notified of vacancies.

    Part Two: Supplemental E.E.O Initiatives”

    SUPPLEMENTAL INITIATIVES

    WEEU participated in 24 different supplemental initiatives during the period, including student job-shadowing, mentoring, and various media and communications presentations in the community, plus awarded one cash scholarship to a student involved with radio broadcasting at the station. WEEU also worked with about 80 students on a regular basis, providing hands-on broadcast experience by means of our weekly WEEU Radio Voices talk-radio program.  (See below for further details on all topics and initiatives.

    1. 4/2/17 Bob McCool & Paul Roberts spoke at the Berks County Basketball Officials Association banquet 25 student athletes were in attendance.
    2. 4/22/17 Mike Foxx engineered Helping Hands Telethon – Hazelton, PA to help special needs individuals with a learning disability.
    3. April thru June 2017 Mike Keller served on the Pride of Schuylkill Valley Board.
    4. 5/31/17 Mike Keller emceed the Muhlenberg School District’s WOW (Word of the Week) Assembly 200 students.
    5. 6/30/17 Mike Keller spoke with 6th & 7th grader from Governor Mifflin 100 students.
    6. 9/25/17 Mike Keller spoke with high school students from Tulpehocken 50 students.
    7. 9/26/17 Mike Keller spoke with high school students from Reading 50 students.
    8. 9/26/17 Andrew Roulston participated in a mock interview for 80 high school students at Boyertown from the Berks Business Education Coalition.
    9. 9/28/17 Andrew Roulston participated in a mock interview for 75 high school students from Twin Valley from the Berks Business Education Coalition.
    10. 9/29/17 Andrew Roulston participated in a mock interview for 65 high school students from Fleetwood from the Berks Business Coalition.
    11. 10/13/17 Mike Foxx engineered a benefit for the Robert Wood Johnson Medical 500 people New Brunswick, NJ.
    12. 10/21/17 Mike Keller emceed the Pride of Schuylkill Valley Induction Ceremony.
    13. 10/26/17 Mike Foxx emceed an event for breast reconstruction awareness at the Allentown Brew Works 150 people.
    14. 11/16/17 Mike Keller spoke with elementary school students at Wyomissing 50 students.
    15. 12/16/17 Tyler Werner DJ’d a Christmas Party for the Reading Elk Special Needs students. Catholic Sokols in Millmont 100 people.
    16. 1/5/18 Mike Faust mentored a Kutztown University Communications Student.
    17. 2/2/18 Mike Faust had a shadow from the FBLA 10th grade student at Fleetwood High School.
    18. 2/12/18 Mike Foxx gave a station tour to five students from Opportunities School in Reading (special needs).
    19. 2/13/18 Mike Foxx gave a station tour to six students from Opportunities School in Reading (special needs).
    20. 2/15/18 Mike Foxx gave a station tour to four students from Opportunities School in Reading (special needs).
    21. 2/16/18 Mike Foxx gave a station tour to four students from Opportunities School in Reading (special needs).
    22. 2/24/18 Mike Foxx engineered American Cancer Society Telethon in Hazelton, Pa.
    23. 3/9/18 Mike Faust had a shadow with a Penn State University Communications Student.
    24. 3/16/18 Dana Hoffman gave a tour for 10 Kutztown University Journalism students & two teachers.

    INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

    WEEU Staff are available to work with college interns in the fall and winter semesters as well as in the spring semester and over their summer break.  The interns have an opportunity to learn skills in a variety of radio positions from news-writing to promotions, sales and production.  The intern is typically in his or her senior year of college.  WEEU will work with the intern to help them meet the requirements necessary to get credits for the internship for the college if it offers such a program.  The internship usually requires approximately 30 hours a week.  WEEU also offers ‘shadow’ opportunities to students who seek them for school projects or career programs.  These are typically one day experiences shadowing a professional at the radio station. 

    TRAINING PROGRAMS:

    During the time period of this report, (52 weeks), WEEU continued working with students from various regional high schools, providing them with a hands-on opportunity to participate in all aspects of the actual live talk-radio broadcast of a weekly show for and about teens. Known as “RADIO VOICES” this weekly, one-hour talk-radio show involves students with every aspect of the show including pre-production, selection of topics, board operation, panelist duties, interaction with listeners/callers, and follow through.  The opportunity provides a realistic training opportunity, allowing students to consider whether or not a career in this field might be something they want to pursue beyond high school.  (80 students)

    SCHOLARSHIPS:

    In March of 2018 WEEU offered and awarded a $250.00 cash scholarship to Jennifer Wagner, a senior at Oley Valley High School. Jennifer was a panelist on WEEU’s Radio Voices program.

    The scholarship is available to one of the students who regularly participated in WEEU ’s weekly ‘RADIO VOICES’ talk-radio program for teens during the previous year.  By their involvement with the radio show and a through a review process with the show’s one adult host who administers the program, as well as the one overall VOICES radio and print adult administrator, candidates had to demonstrate a desire to pursue a career in broadcasting or communications, and needed to have had a solid record of enthusiastic participation on WEEU’s Radio Voices Teen Panel Talk Show.

    LITERACY AND THE COMMUNITY:

    WEEU has developed a literacy program that interfaces with the curriculum and students at Muhlenberg Elementary School. The students learn a new word each week. The ‘Word of the Week’ is a Monday morning feature on the WEEU Morning Show w/ Mike Keller, WEEU’s morning drive radio show. A student records the word, its’ definition and use in a sentence. The segment airs at 8:20. The student body listens and then incorporates that word into their reading program. At the end of each quarter students write a story using all the words. A Student is awarded a prize for best use of the words. At the end of the year there is a school assembly celebrating the words, stories and students. This program airs from September through June. (40 weeks)

    WEEU Radio Narrative Statement:

    WEEU’s outreach initiatives demonstrate a firm commitment to interaction with the community in ways that include mentoring students, participating in job fairs, conducting broadcast learning seminars, offering internships and scholarships, and producing a weekly teen radio talk show for students from all school districts in the community.

    WEEU is very pleased with the results of our weekly teen talk radio program, RADIO VOICES, as this effort has given the students actual hands-on experience with all aspects of producing and participating in a weekly radio talk show.  As an added bonus, the show is popular with teen and adult callers, and as such, it gives the students an opportunity to think on their feet as they field calls that generally center on a topic of the week.  There is generally a panel of three to four teens on the show each week.  Most participants are juniors and seniors in high school. 

    WEEU is very active in the local community and likes to help promote events that serve historical purposes for preservation and human interest as well as helping out charitable organizations, crime stopper groups, and any organization that is helping to make Berks County and beyond a better place to work, live and raise a family. Five times a year, Mike Faust does a three-hour live broadcast with Crime Alert Berks County to help get the word out about how the local residents can do their part to help law enforcement do their job better. On 3/31/17, Mighty Mike Faust kicked off Crime Alert Berks County’s 3rd annual “Blue Ribbons of Respect” campaign at the Chick-fil-A Restaurant in Wyomissing. Listeners could come to the restaurant and get a blue ribbon that they could proudly display at their home or office to show they support their local law enforcement agencies. The first year we gave out 5,000 ribbons. This year we helped give out 20,000 ribbons.

    WEEU CARES is a series of live broadcasts that were done in concert with local advertisers to help promote good will in the community that covered topics like heart health, children’s charities, animal rescue, cancer prevention & treatment, the food bank, the blood bank, Giving Tuesday (all Berks County charities), suicide prevention, drug and alcohol abuse. We also covered Pearl Harbor day with local WWII veterans as our guests told their stories. We did several shows and a live broadcast to promote it.

    WEEU also broadcast the Reading Radsport pro bike race on Saturday, Sept.9th 2017. The seven-hour live broadcast brought people from all walks of life within the county and the city to watch and listen to coverage of this second annual bike race which included cyclists from all over the world.

    These types of efforts on the part of WEEU and its employees provide broad outreach and realistic opportunities to persons in the community who may be interested in a broadcasting career. 

    WEEU is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of WEEU to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.

    MF: 3/31/18