2017 EEO Report

Equal Employment Opportunity Public File Report
Troy Public Radio – WTSU(FM), WRWA(FM), WTJB(FM)

December 1, 2016 – November 30, 2017

This EEO Public File Report is filed in the public inspection files for stations WTSU(FM), WRWA(FM), and WTJB(FM) part of Troy Public Radio network;  pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the Federal Communications Commission's ("FCC") rules.

  1. Total Full-Time Vacancies
    During the period ending on November 30, 2017, the station had one full-time job vacancy. The job vacancy was posted on June 27,2017.

Job Title

Location Job Description
Host & Digital Media Producer Troy

The Host/Digital Media Producer position is primarily responsible for anchoring the local broadcast of weekday afternoon programming including NPR’s All Things Considered, and APM’s Marketplace from the network’s Troy studio location. Other responsibilities of this position include assisting the station in expanding and growing the Next Generation Student Producer program; mentoring students in on-air delivery, audio production, news gathering/reporting, and podcasting; and serving as the producer of two audio and online programs: “The Talk of Troy” and a half-hour newsmagazine “Making Waves.”

2. Total Full-Time Vacancies

Job Title

Location Job Description
Host & Digital Media Producer Troy

3 Interviews

 

3. Recruitment Sources
On July 27,2017 the station posted one full-time position vacancy. Application review and interviews began in September 2017 and was concluded in October of 2017. Below are the locations where all three positions have been listed.

EXHIBIT A

FULL-TIME VACANCY EEO INFORMATION

Recruitment Source/Type

Number of Referrals
Troy University Job Site 5
Montgomery Advertiser - Newspaper 0
Troy Messenger - Newspaper

0

Corporation for Public Broadcasting –
Careers in Public Media

3

Current.org - Jobs

0

Higher Educations Jobs

1

Alabama Broadcasters Association 0
Troy Public Radio - website 0
Troy Public Radio – on-air – WTSU-FM;
WRWA-FM; & WTJB-FM
0
Public Radio Development Officers
Association
0
Employee Referral 0
Indeed.com 4
Social Media/Facebook 2
Google Search 1

EXHIBIT B

MENU OPTION ACTIVITIES

Stations WTSU(FM), WRWA(FM), and WTJB(FM) have engaged in the following outreach activities during the period covered by this Report:

Activity Classification Type of Activity Brief Description
EEO Staff Training All staff are encouraged to enroll in workshops and training programs administered by the licensee Troy University. These workshops include diversity training and manager training. Workshops include online elements.
EEO Mentoring Operations Manager and Executive Producer Kyle Gassiott is a frequent guest speaker for journalism classes in the Hall School of Journalism at Troy University.
EEO Mentoring/Interns

Operations Manager and Executive Producer Kyle Gassiott and Host and Digital Media Producer Fred Fletcher-Fierro are responsible for the station’s Next Generation Producers (Internship) program in which they mentor students in: news gathering, audio production, marketing/development, professional decorum, and job application skills. In the period of time referenced by this report the team has worked with six student producers.
Graduates from the program have gone on to professional positions with NPR news, EW Scripps News Service, WLRH, and Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

EEO Outreach

Troy Public Radio worked with the Phenix City School System to promote Storycorps’s Great Thanksgiving Listen 2017. This is a regional initiative of the national project which specifically encourages high school students to interview their elders over the Thanksgiving weekend. The goal is to document an entire generation of memories that will be archived at the Library of Congress using the Storycorps smartphone app. TPR partnered with PCSD and superintendent Randy Wilkes to support students efforts to interview their loved ones and complete their assignments three weeks before Thanksgiving. TPR then aired two separate interviews with PCSD representatives (During “All Things Considered” and “In Focus with Carolyn Hutcheson” and featured the interviews collected on “The Talk of Troy.” TPR also cut program promos with PCSD personnel and on-air hosts which ran every hour for the week. As a result of combined efforts over 100 PCSD recorded interviews and uploaded them to the Storycorps website.

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