2216 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Annual EEO Public Report
For the Period June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017
This EEO Public File Report is to comply with the FCC's EEO rule which is required to be placed in the public inspection files of the station and posted on its website.
The information contained in this report covers the time period beginning June 1, 2016 and ending on May 31, 2017.
The FCC's EEO Rule requires that this Report contain the following information:
- A list of all full time vacancies filled by the Station during the applicable period.
- For each vacancy, the recruitment source(s) utilized to fill the vacancy.
- The recruitment source that referred the applicant for each full time vacancy during the applicable period.
- 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 these vacancies.
- A list and brief description of the initiatives undertaken pursuant to Section 73.2080 (c) (2) of the FCC Rules.
Membership Director – 7/18/2016
1. Recruitment Sources: 1,8,9,10,13,15,21,34-42
2. Referral Recruitment Source: 39
3. # of people interviewed: 7
On the Record, Producer – 4/17/2017
1. Recruitment Sources: 1,2,8,13,14,15,21,24,34-42
2. Referral Recruitment Source: 39
3. # of people interviewed: 1
News, City Reporter – 4/24/2017
1. Recruitment Sources: 8,9,15,21,34-42
2. Referral Recruitment Source: 8
3. # of people interviewed: 3
Outreach Initiatives taken during this period:
- Internal Continuing Education:
- June 2016, News Director attended the annual Public Radio News Director Conference.
- September 2016, General Manager and Business Manager participated in a webinar “CSG Communications Act Compliance”, hosted by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The CPB’s Employment Statistical Report was covered and was explained how the report assists in the transparency with which a station can commit to diversity.
- April 2017, General Manager attended a number of educational programs at the National Association of Broadcaster’s annual conference.
- June, October, November 2016 & February 2017, Development Director participated in webinars covering effective Fundraising emails, Improving Relationships with Grantors, etc.
- November 2016, Morning Edition host participated in a two-day conference on Morning Edition to improve local broadcasting clocks and delivery.
- Throughout 2016 and 2017, WYPR hosted a number of ascertainment meetings at the station. These meeting are designed to invite the public in to address various topics that affect Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and the State of Maryland.
- In 2016, WYPR added a new committee to its Board structure. The Board Outreach Committee was formed to seek out and meet with other Non-Profits in our area to learn more in how they impact Baltimore and other parts of our community.
- Throughout 2016 and 2017, WYPR hosted a number of Young Professional Events in hopes of connecting with a younger audience of listeners and members to the station. Stations tours were given and discussions on the various employment opportunities broadcasting can provide were covered.
Note: Anthony Brandon became WYPR’s President and General Manager upon retiring after 35 years as president of American General Media, a commercial broadcasting company. Brandon has been the licensee of more than fifty radio broadcast stations in his career. He mentors and teaches staff members and interns on many levels with instruction on all facets of broadcasting including sales, announcing, journalism, and public relations.
- Job Posting: Advertised in local and national publications including CURRENT, which is the industry's trade publication, WYPR web site, Craigslist, Indeed.com, CPB Job Line, WYPR on-air announcements, National Association of Black Journalists, Maryland Workforce Exchange, DCRTV.com, attending the MCC career fair, and many others (see WYPR’s Recruitment Resources below).
- 2016 marked the 8th year WYPR partnered with Cristo Rey Jesuit High School which provided an opportunity for students to acquire broadcasting skills and knowledge. Students interned in one or more of the following departments: Programming, News, Membership, Maryland Morning, Midday, and the General Manager’s Office. WYPR has had and continually offers internship programs in our Programming, News, and Development departments. Open to the public, high school students, and college students, our programs offer opportunities to intern over a period of time and acquire broadcasting skills, knowledge, and experience. We teach, challenge, and prepare our interns for broadcast careers. Our internships have been a recruitment tool as we have hired former interns. During the report period, 9 interns have worked with various departments at WYPR.
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