EEO Public File Report

8/1/12 – 7/31/13



The following stations are included in the same station employment unit and are included in this EEO Public File Report:


WNVN LP, Roanoke Rapids, NC

WPTM-FM, Roanoke Rapids NC

WCBT-AM, Roanoke Rapids, NC

WSMY-AM, Weldon, NC

WYTT-FM, Emporia, VA

WDLZ-FM, Murfreesboro, NC

WWDR-AM, Murfreesboro, NC

WTRG-FM, Gaston, NC

WWDW-FM, Alberta, VA



Annual EEO Public File Report Form

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(s): stations listed above and is required to be placed in the public inspection files of these stations, and posted on their websites, if they have websites.


WNVN LP, Roanoke Rapids, NC, WPTM-FM, Roanoke Rapids NC, WCBT-AM, Roanoke Rapids, NC, WSMY-AM, Weldon, NC, WYTT-FM, Emporia, VA, WDLZ-FM, Murfreesboro, NC, WWDR-AM, Murfreesboro, NC, WTRG-FM, Gaston, NC, WWDW-FM, Alberta, VA


The following stations in the group have websites:  WPTM, WWDW, WYTT, and WTRG.


The information contained in this Report covers the time period beginning

8/1/2012to and including 7/31/2013  (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(s) 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.

Appendix 1 to

Annual EEO Public File Report Form (EXHIBIT 2)

Covering the Period from 8/1/2012 to 7/31/2013

Station(s) Comprising Station Employment Unit: all stations listed above


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























Total Number of Persons Interviewed During Applicable Period: None This Reporting Period


Appendix 2 to

Annual EEO Public File Report Form

Covering the Period from 8/1/12 to 7/31/13

Station(s) Comprising Station Employment Unit: all stations above

Section 2: Recruitment Source Information



Recruitment Source

(Name, Address, Telephone Number, Contact Person)

Total Number of Interviewees This Source Has Provided During This Period (If Any)

Full-time Positions for Which This Source Was Utilized






































Appendix 3 to

Annual EEO Public File Report Form

Covering the Period from 8/1/12to 7/31/13

Station(s) Comprising Station Employment Unit: all stations listed above

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

First Media Radio, LLC - Roanoke Rapids, which consists of the above stations, has continued implementation of initiatives designed to comply with outreach recruiting. Al Haskins, General Manager, is the management team member responsible for coordinating these efforts. A radio announcement airs several times daily on each station asking for recruitment sources wishing to receive notice of station(s) job openings.


General Manager attended First Media Managers meeting June 13 and 14, 2013 in Bethesda, Marylandthat provided training to management level personnel led by CEO Alex Kolobielski on methods of ensuring equal employment, preventing discrimination, and other employment related topics.    


The station has continued its internship program with area colleges implemented in 2006. The station has encouraged minorities and females to participate in this program from the following organizations:  Roanoke Valley Workforce Development Program, Norfolk State University, Virginia State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Chowan University, Halifax Community College, Shaw University, Winston Salem State University, East Carolina University, and local high schools.  During the period 8/1/12 to 7/31/13 the stations hosted two interns from Halifax Community College.  The interns assisted with copywriting, production, and programming.  The interns also shadowed staff members in sales and accounting.  The interns reported to Operations Manager CJ Riddick and WWDW Manager Greg Thrift

January 10, 2013, College Freshman, Anne Holden served as an intern Co-Host of the Morning Show.  She conducted interviews, learned about show preparation and about various aspects of employment in Broadcasting.

January 30, 2013, Hosted Cub Scout Pack 7474 in our studio for their meeting. We discussed Radio, available jobs in Broadcasting, how a radio station works and allowed them to record “commercials”.

February 14, 2013, Had 14 year old Meredith Clary on air as a morning show intern.  We discussed opportunities in Broadcasting as well as how a morning show is run.

March 1, 2013 Hosted High School Sophomore, Vee Palmer who sat in on the Morning Show.  She got a “behind the scenes” look at how a morning show is done along with information about jobs in Broadcasting.

March 4, 2013 Hannah Schumacher a home schooled high school junior served as guest co-host of the morning show.  We discussed broadcasting careers and the involvement of Radio in the community.

April 15, 2013 Had High School Students , Luke Glasscock and Taylor Moore from Bluestone High School in to appear on the Morning Show.  We discussed Radio Broadcasting as well as job opportunities that might be available.

May 3, 2013, High School Juniors, Taylor Eatmon and Steven Carroll from Norlina Christian School Journalism Class in as morning show co-hosts. 


In an effort to encourage minorities to explore careers in broadcasting, stations’ Operations Manager visits historically black colleges and universities in the region.  During this reporting period, the Operations Manager spoke to the communications studies students at Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia

October 19, 2012.


Station account executives, managers, and other staff members also participated in Career Day activities at various schools within coverage area to promote careers in broadcasting: 

March 6, 2013 participated in the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce Job Shadowing Program. Two students from area schools from the Halifax County School System and Roanoke Rapids School System spent a day at the radio stations exploring careers in the business office, production, and on-air. 


April 20, 2013 Stations Co-Hosted the 21st Century Program at Park View Middle School in South Hill, VA.  The program introduces students to various careers including broadcasting.  The program also helps students with resume writing, job application, and interviewing.  WWDW Manager Greg Thrift participated.


September 4, 2012 through May 14, 2013

Participated in Male Mentoring Program at Halifax Community College, Weldon, NC exposing young minority males to broadcast careers. Students were exposed to various business related careers in broadcasting (sales, accounting, etc.)  Station Operations Manager CJ Riddick participated in this program. 


March 27th 2013, May 11, 2013, May 17, 2013 WWDW Manager Greg Thrift, Operations Manager CJ Riddick, and On Air Announcers participated in Career Day activities in the Greensville, Roanoke Rapids and Mecklenburg County School Systems. Stations identified students who interested in participating in First Media Radio’s training program.  These students are first offered an opportunity to job shadow, and then progress into possible part-time or full-time employment as positions become available.


WWDW Manager Greg Thrift spoke to students at a Job Fair June 20, 2013 at Park View Middle School in South Hill, Virginia. Students and the general public were made aware of careers in broadcasting as part of this program co-sponsored by First Media Radio.    


The station group continues to be involved in Chowan University’s Business & Marketing Education program in Murfreesboro, North Carolina.  WDLZ Manager Earl Telliga spoke with business and marketing majors on January 16, 2013 and April 2, 2013 regarding broadcast career opportunities.


First Media Radio co-sponsored the April 25, 2013 Job Fair at Halifax Community College, Weldon, NC in partnership with the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce and Halifax Community College.   This regional job fair encompasses all stations in our group. General Manager Al Haskins, Operations Manager CJ Riddick, and sales staff attended this event. 


The General Manager and program directors meet quarterly to review job openings, applications/resumes that are received, and review EEO procedures.



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