WDEV, WDEV-FM, WLVB(FM), WCVT(FM), WVAA

EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT

12/1/2004 – 11/30/2005

(Note: 12-month period determined by FCC license renewal filing date and not on calendar basis)

I.  VACANCY LIST

See Master Recruitment Source List (MRSL) for recruitment source data

Job Title

Recruitment Sources (RS) Used to Fill Vacancy

RS Referring Hiree

     
     

No vacancies were filled during the reporting period.

   
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

II.  MASTER RECRUITMENT SOURCE LIST (MRSL)

RS
Number

RS Information

Source Entitled
to Vacancy
Notification?
(Yes/No)

No. of Interviewees Referred by RS

over
12-month period

1

Barre Montpelier Times-Argus & Sunday Rutland Herald

540 North Main Street, Barre, VT 05461

N

 

2

Business & Professional Women’s Club

Peggy Moon

544 East Road-Berlin, Barre, VT  05641-5396

N

 

3

Central Vermont Economic Development Corp.

P.O. Box 1439, Montpelier, VT  05601-1439

N

 

4

Norwich University

158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT  05663

N

 

5

The Burlington Free Press

Business Monday Classifieds

College Street, Burlington, VT 05401

N

 

6

The World Newspaper

403 US Route 302, Berlin, VT 05601

N

 

7

University of Vermont Career Center

Living & Learning Building

633 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05405

N

 

8

Vermont Association of Broadcasters

c/o Al Noyes, Executive Director

15 W. Patterson Ave.

Barre, VT 05641

N

 

9

Vermont Department of Employment & Training

(Central Vermont Region)

47 North Main Street, Barre, VT 05641

N

 

10

Vermont Department of Employment & Training (Lamoille Valley Region)

Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT 05661

N

 

11

(Vermont Department of Employment & Training Champlain Valley Region)

P.O. Box 310, Burlington, VT 05402-0310

N

 

12

Vermont College of Union Institute

36 College Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

N

 

13

Vermont Technical College

Career Services Department

Randolph Center, VT  05061-0500

N

 

14

Vocational Rehab of Vermont

Barre-Montpelier Regional Office

McFarland State Office Building

5 Perry Street, Suite 100

Barre, VT 05641

N

 

15

Family Center of Washington County

32 College Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

N

 

16

Pride, Inc.

Kim Daniels

15 Gable Place, Barre City, VT  05641

N

 

TOTAL INTERVIEWEES OVER 12-MONTH PERIOD      

 

III.  RECRUITMENT INITIATIVES

 

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT INITIATIVE
(MENU SELECTION)

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ACTIVITY

1

Staff Training Programs

June-July 2005 – the stations, at the request of the Vermont Mountaineers Baseball team – a non-profit college team sanctioned by the NECBL (New England Collegiate Baseball League) – designed a training program to develop a team announcer for the  “internet only” streaming of the League’s ball-games. Much as the players are unpaid college students gaining experience on the playing field, the league wanted to create a program to develop new “play-by-play” talent. The “announcer” and the ball-players are recruited from all over the U-S and live with local families in our broadcast area of Montpelier, VT. Our plan was to develop a sportscaster that could produce his own audio, create his own air-checks, develop a broadcast format and engineer his game audio at the ballpark – all with no direct station supervision. Our General Manager worked with the announcer trainee, providing him his first introduction to broadcast audio gear. He helped to develop a game format suitable for radio and streaming. We shared major-league format ideas with him as we are a Red Sox affiliate. The Vermont Mountaineers did extremely well and so did our intern team announcer. We were so impressed with his work that we started broadcasting his games on our AM station to parallel his “streaming” broadcasts. This became an intensive six week program. Station owner Ken Squier, a twice-Emmy nominated CBS sportscaster, conducted numerous “aircheck” sessions to offer professional critiques of the young announcer’s efforts. We were recently informed that the announcer trainee has been offered a professional sports announcing position in the Midwest. The Mountaineers have requested our assistance again for the 2006 season to help develop another new “play-by-play” talent.

2

Community event designed to inform and educate the public about employment opportunities in broadcasting.

June 25, 2005 – second-generation station owner Ken Squier and RVG VP Eric Michaels were media sponsors of the VT History Expo held at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds. The station pre-promoted this event and developed a display of broadcast gear – including some of the original 1930’s-vintage microphones, remote gear from the 1940’s and even a beacon light from WDEV history. The summer event attracts Vermonters and many visitors to the state. The focus was how engineering has changed over the years. Students and families were invited to “handle” the equipment and compare it to the very latest digital remote mixer being used for the on-location broadcast. We talked to students from nearby VT Technical College, a ham radio operator and even interviewed several visitors about their careers in radio and television. After the three-hour broadcast, station owners remained at the exhibit for several hours answering questions about radio programming and engineering. It is estimated that over 100 people stopped at our exhibit to read the signs we created to identify radio components (such as phasor coils). Broadcast segments detailed WDEV involvement in Vermont affairs, including co-founder Lloyd Squier’s “live” harness racing broadcasts from the Fair in the 1930-1940’s. Vermont author and historian Howard Coffin discussed the importance of localism and the sense of the “electronic community” created by radio.