Employment Opportunities EEO Public File Report Form 2013  

Section 1: Vacancy Information

Covering Period  June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2013
Stations Comprising Station Employment Unit: WFXD,  WKQS,  WRUP,  WQXO

Full Time Positions Filled by Job Title

Recruitment Source of Hired:

Total Number of Interviewees from All Sources for Position


Media/Marketing Executive

C, V, F 



Broadcaster/Multimedia Reporter



Section 2: Recruitment Source Information

Covering Period  June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2013
Stations Comprising Station Employment Unit: WFXD,  WKQS,  WRUP,  WQXO. 

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

Total Number of Interviewees This Source Has Provided During This Period

Full-time Positions for Which This Source Was Utilized


Michigan Works
1498 O'Dovero Dr. #B
Marquette, MI 49855
906-228-3075 Ext 403
Laura McLaurin... lmclauri@jobforce.org




Northern Michigan University Career Services
1401 Presque Isle
Marquette, MI 49855
906-227-2800, ext 2803

Mellisa Sprouse, mspreouse@nmu.edu careers@nmu.edu




Great Lakes Radio, Inc.
Job Broadcasts On-Air
3060 U.S. 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855




Michigan Association of Broadcasters
819 North Washington Ave
Lansing, MI 48906
email: mab@michmab.com




Great Lakes Radio, Inc. - Websites
3060 U.S. 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855
906- 228-6800




Diversity Student Services
1401 Presque Isle
Marquette, MI 49855
906- 227-1554
Rena Gregorich



Great Lakes Radio, Inc. - Public Wall Posting
3060 U.S. 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855
906- 228-6800
Todd Noordyk



Women's Center
1310 S. Front St.,Marquette, MI 49855
906-225-1346 ext 113 www.wcmqt.org
Phyllis Loonsfoot - Jane 


Gogebic Community College
E-4946 Jackson Rd.
Ironwood, MI 49938
800-682-5910 ext 217
Career Counseling, Mark Wendt



Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr.
Houghton, Mi 49931
(906) 487-1885 
Rita Smith, career@mtu.edu



Bay De Noc Community College
2001 N. Lincoln Rd.
Escanaba, MI 49829
attention - Work Force Development
fax 906-786-6925



Lake Superior State University
650 West Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Nikki Storey – nstoretvagts@lssu.edu



Bay Community College
2801 N. U.S. 2 – Box 130
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
attention - Student Services
Laura Moloney



NMU Job Fair
Northern Michigan University Career Services
1401 Presque Isle
Marquette, MI 49855
906-227-1000, Jim Gadinski

careers@nmu.edu, www.nmu.edu




Finlandia University
601 Quincy
Hancock, MI 49930



* Indicates sources that have requested notification of job openings


Section 3: Supplemental (Non-Vacancy Specific) Recruitment Activities Undertaken by Employment Unit

Covering Period  June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2013
Stations Comprising Station Employment Unit: WFXD,  WKQS,  WRUP,  WQXO. 

We continued to encourage those with job openings and those that would like to be notified of job openings at our stations to submit them to our General Business Manager.
Network and Station Employment Policy statements were re-enforced to all current employees and introduced to all new employees to indicate the following position of Great Lakes Radio, Inc.:
Great Lakes Radio, Inc. and all its associated stations in the Station Employment Unit is dedicated to affording equal opportunity to all qualified persons and that no person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, nation origin, or sex.  There are specific new outreach activities and record keeping required showing compliance, and every person at Great Lakes Radio, Inc. is affected.   Everyone from the janitor to the cake decorator, when classified under the rule as an employee, must be part of the process that insures employment opportunities are disseminated in the widest possible manner, though multiple mediums, throughout our community.
Every effort has been taken by management, including many man-hours of time expended, to ensure full compliance with both the letter and spirit of the Equal Employment Opportunity Rules.   As with last Summer, Spring, and Fall, we also intend to participate in Job Fairs at the local University, continue to expand our employment contact list, and to improve our coordination with local community organizations to ensure successful future wide dissemination of specific job opportunities at Great Lakes Radio, Inc. and  to encourage the widest possible numbers of people to explore employment opportunities in the broadcast industry in general.  The following is a good example in that spirit, and is broadcast regularly on our schedule to all stations in our Employment Unit:
Great Lakes Radio Stations WFXD 103.3, WKQS 101.9, WRUP 98.3, are looking for organizations that regularly distribute information about employment opportunities to job applicants or have job applicants to refer.  If your organization would like to receive notification of job vacancies at our stations, please notify:
 Employment C/O Great Lakes Radio, Inc.  3060 U.S. 41 West Marquette, MI 49855.  Email our stations at employment@broadcasteverywhere.com or phone 906-228-6800.  Great Lakes Radio Stations WFXD 103.3, WKQS 101.9, WRUP 98.3, are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage minorities and females to apply.

Outreach Summary:

Job Fairs:
Great Lakes Radio personnel (Heather and Rita) attended the 45th Annual Northern Michigan University Job Fair February 13th in Marquette, Michigan. At the Job Fair, we posted our available positions for Sales Executive & Marketing Executive, as well as on-air DJ's, media interns and sports broadcasters. Other skills emphasized were graphic design, website design, news writing, community promotions, social networking and blogging. The Great Lakes Radio representatives talked about  intern positions at the time, encouraging real life experience to students in Commercial Broadcast Radio.

Great Lakes Radio also participated (Heather), with a table at the 2013 Upper Great Lakes Collegiate Job Fair on March 20th.  Sales Executive positions and media and on-air internships were highlighted.  A great effort was made to encourage those majors and visitors that may not have otherwise considered working at a locally licensed station to look more closely at Great Lakes Radio, Inc. for career options, including majors in marketing, communications, computer science, writing and others.

In both our job fairs, all applicable laws were explained to GLR staff in charge (with ability to hire) and support staff.  There was a particular attention to encourage a wider group to consider employment in radio industry, not just Great Lakes Radio, Inc. station.

For example, an especially large notice was made for the following:

Great Lakes Radio, Inc fully complies with:

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12201); the  Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e); the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (29 U.S.C. 206); the Age Discrimination Act of 1967 (29 U.S.C 621-34); Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C 2000d); Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 (20 U.S.C 1681); and Title V of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 790-94).
Community Tours:

Among the tours given in current period designed to encourage kids and students to get involved or explore or encourage future care in radio: the Christian Homeschoolers of Upper Michigan toured the station on November 9th and learned about all aspects of commerical radio production as did the Boy Scout troupe of Marquette on Friday, April 26th.

Training and Internships:

Great Lakes Radio Inc. Employment Unit had 2 college interns (Mary and Ryan) and setup one high-school Internship (Shauna), all who were/are encouraged to apply for post-internship employment for open positions upon completion of their internships.  Three of four interns from last year were hired for full or part-time positions. Each internship included both classroom (lecture) training and hands-on training in multiple aspects of the radio industry.  All Interns RECEIVED ACADEMIC credit for their time here.

Great Lakes Radio, Inc. also implemented a full course of training to all personnel. Forty-eight lessons cover almost 10 months of training, with following reading of full documentation encouraged at a special private website.  The goal was to allow advancement of personnel to greater positions in the company by providing necessary skills, applicable in and outside of the radio industry.  This opened opportunities for some to gain positions for which they might not otherwise have been qualified.  Among the topics covered were audio theory, audio concepts, modern media in radio, RDS broadcasts, script writing, copywrite law, copy improvement, press releases, electronic documents and filing, public engagement through new media, basic writing skills from sentence structure to diction, Radio Sales Marketing and new media, community writing and broadcasting, community sports writing, visual arts for radio, and many other technology overviews.  Additional departmental training was offered to smaller groups, including music programming and policies, traffic training, and so on.  One-on-One training in departments - both interns and employees increased significantly in the last reporting year.  Associated pay raises and advancement opportunities were opened as training began to have impact, including pay bonus opportunities for those especially excelling after training

On-going Outreach Efforts:

Great Lakes Radio continually intends to increase our outreach sources for the future,  including the possibility of additional interns from Broadcasting, Marketing and non-traditional majors from the local Northern Michigan University. We also consider the invitation to our community to give their input on our programming an outreach which may lead to individuals from non-traditional resources or venues. As we continue gathering more effective sources of outreach into our local community, we intend to introduce individuals to Broadcast Radio as an option by their contact with us in these outreach efforts.