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Townsquare Media of Albany Inc.

WGNA-FM, WQBK-FM, WQBJ, WQSH, WTMM

Equal Employment Opportunity Public File Report

February 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016

I. POSITIONS FILLED DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD

Job Title

Sources Used to Fill Position

(Numbers Correspond to the Recruitment Source List in Part II)

Source Referring Hiree

Sales 4 positions

5,6,12,13,14,17,19,20,21

Radio Advertising (2)

Word of Mouth (1)

Corporate site (1)

Promotion/Event Directors 2

12,13,18,19,21

Corporate site

All Access

On Air Personality

12,18,21

Corporate Site

Brand Manager

12,18,21

Corporate Site

 

WGNA-FM, WQBK-FM, WQBJ, WQSH, WTMM

Equal Employment Opportunity Public File Report

February 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016

II.   RECRUITMENT SOURCE LIST

No.

Recruitment Source

(Name, address, contact person, telephone number)

Entitled to Vacancy Notification  (Y/N)

No. Interviewees Referred During Reporting Period by Source

1

Ann Pope

NY African American Institute

SUNY Plaze

Albany, NY  12206

N

0

2

Nilda Giraldo

Placement Director

Hispanic Outreach Services

801 Stanley Street

Schenectady, NY 12307

N

0

3

Angie Young

Director

National Lesbian and Gay Journalists

aeyoung@nlgja.org

N

0

4

Human Rights Commission

County Judicial Building

612 State Street

Schenectady, NY 12307

N

0

5

Placement Director

Washington Irving Center

422 Mumford Street

Schenectady, NY 12307

N

0

6

Mary Molgard

College of St. Rose

432 Western Avenue

Albany, NY 12203

N

3

7

Doug Sauer

Council of Community Services

272 Broadway

Albany, NY 12204

N

0

8

Anthony Beeks

Arbor Hill Community Center

47 No. Lark Street

Albany, NY  12210

N

0

9

Lois Johnson

Director

WERC

8 Wolfert Avenue

Albany, NY 12204

N

0

10

AWRT

8405 Greensboro Drive, Suite 800

McLean, VA  22102

N

0

11

Black Broadcasters Alliance

3474 William Penn Highway

Pittsburgh, PA 15235

N

0

12

Townsquare Albany website

N

6

13

NYSBA

1805 Western Avenue

Albany, NY  12203

N

2

14

Union College

Becker Career Center

Union Street

Schenectady, NY 12308

N

0

15

Journalismjobs.com

N

0

16

Affirmative Action Office

Placement Director

City Hall

Schenectady, NY 12305

N

0

17

Mark Schmiedeshoff

Placement Director

HVCC Placement Office

80 Vandenburgh Avenue

Troy, NY 12180

N

2

18

WWW.ALLACCESS.COM

N

6

19

Townsquare Media Website

N

20

20

On-air Announcements: all stations

N

10

21

Word-of-mouth Referral

N

4

TOTAL INTERVIEWEES DURING 12-MONTH PERIOD

50

WGNA-FM, WQBK-FM, WQBJ, WQSH, WTMM

Equal Employment Opportunity Public File Report

February 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016

III.  OUTREACH INITIATIVES

No.

Type of Outreach Initiative

(e.g. internship, job fair, etc.)

Brief Description of Activity

1

Job Fair

On March 13,2015 Townsquare Albany participated in a job fair sponsored by Hudson Valley Community College.  The stations’ Program Director, Human Resources Director, and sales managers solicited resumes and talked with students about careers opportunities in the broadcast industry.

 

2

NYSBA Internships

Throughout 2015 we sponsored 2 interns through the NYSBA from SUNY Oneonta and SUNY Albany

3

Internship Program

Townsquare Albany maintains an internship program with the New School of Radio and Television, as well as local colleges. Three interns were subsequently hired to fill part time positions.  Additionally we work with the College of St Rose for interns within the programming realm and digital training.

 

4

Tours/Shadowing/Speaking Engagements

We provided a tour and Q/A session to Clients at a number of Adult Mentally Challenged facilities. As well as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

5

Activity designed to widely disseminate information about employment opportunities in broadcasting

Townsquare Albany meets regularly with Capital District community leaders to solicit input regarding minority hiring and programming.  During these meetings, the Human Resources Director shares information about employment opportunities with Townsquare Albany.

 

6

Skills Training

TSM Albany’s General Manager, Station Manger and program directors provide on-going training to allow employees to qualify for promotions within the stations. The Ops Manager has weekly meetings with all on air staff, to aid them in achieving a higher level of broadcasting experience.  Subjects covered include their on air personality and better ways to reach their audience.  Additionally the Digital Managing editor meets with the on air staff to fine tune their writing skills. 

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