8/2014 – 7/2015 Annual EEO Public File Report
The purpose of this EEO Public File Report is to comply with Section 73.2080(c) (6) of the FCC’s 2003 EEO Rule. This report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the following stations: WVLI 92.7 – Kankakee, IL, WIVR 101.7– Kentland, IN, WFAV 95.1 – Kankakee, IL, WYUR 103.7– Gilman, IL and is required to be placed in the public inspection files of these stations.
The information in this Report covers the time period beginning July 22, 2014 to July 21, 2015
The FCC’s 2003 EEO Rule requires that this report contain the following information.
- LIST OF ALL FULL-TIME JOBS FILLED JULY 23, 2014– JULY 22, 2015
No Job Openings
- RECRUITMENT SOURCES
“THE EMPLOYMENT UNIT” intends to use the following recruitment sources to ensure that information concerning vacancies at the stations is widely disseminated.
Kankakee Community College
CCJOB.net.com River Road
Contact: Julie Anderson-Muniz 815-802-8578
Illinois Broadcast Association
Contact: Deb Gray 681-985-5555
Governors State University
Job Fair/University Park, IL
Contact: Cynthia Comber 708-235-3974
The Daily Journal
8 Dearborn Sq. Kankakee, IL
Contact: Terry Adkins 815-937-3300
Twin States Publishing
Contact: Christy 815-432-5227
Olivet Nazarene University
One University Avenue Bourbonnais, IL
Contact: Mary D. Anderson 815-939-5011
PO Box 7, Gilman, IL
Contact: John Elliott 815-265-7332
The Herald/Country Market Newspaper
500 Brown Blvd. Bourbonnais, IL
Contact: Toby Olszewski 815-933-1131
- RECRUITMENT SOURCE WHO REFERRED THE HIREE FOR FULL-TIME VACANCY
- TALLY OF INTERVIEWEE SOURCES FOR FULL-TIME VACANCY
- DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLEMENTAL OUTREACH INITIATIVES
- INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
WVLI/WFAV/WIVR/WYUR, Milner Broadcasting Enterprises, LLC places priority on establishing opportunities for young communication students pursuing this career category in radio. Internship programs are an effective way to identify, assess and develop future broadcast professionals. Our interns can be assigned short- or long-term opportunities that will develop an intern’s professional career and benefit the industry. They experience all the actual workings that pertain to a radio career whether it is in announcing, sales, production, or engineering. This program is supervised under the direction of Michael Milner.
- Jenna Huizenga – Olivet Nazarene, Spring, 2014
- Jenna Heldt – Olivet Nazarene, Summer 2014 / Fall 2014
- Amy Linman Spring/Summer 2014
- Bradley Speakman – Olivet Nazarene, Fall 2014/Spring 2015
- Jacques Lamore – I.B.C. Fall 2014, Hired Dec. 2014
- Chris Morse – I.B.C. , Spring 2015 to present
- SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Milner Broadcasting Enterprises has continues to play a part in our community’s scholarship programs knowing how very important it is to support these efforts toward furthering education for our young people. Our company has been a member of the Century Club, an elite group supporting scholarships for Kankakee Community College students. This past year WVLI/WIVR/WFAV/WYUR awarded their 2015, $1200 annual scholarship through the Kankakee Community College program. Our winner was Michaela Lopez from Clifton, IL.
WVLI/WIVR/WFAV/WYUR supported the Kiwanis Club of Kankakee’s annual scholarship program for students in the community. This is done through the Kiwanis Club’s huge promotion “Peanut Sale” in which our radio stations promote on the air. Six scholarships were rewarded this year.
WVLI/WFAV/WIVR/WYUR generously contributes in air time to the City of Kankakee’s Black History Scholarship Program. This year Kankakee was able to award 22 seniors from Kankakee High School and one senior from Bishop McNamara High School. The seniors met the criteria for the scholarship with academic excellence, community service and leadership. The Mayor, Nina Epstein truly appreciated our generosity toward the young people.
- COMMUNITY JOB FAIRS
Mr. Tim Milner, President and General Manager of our employment unit WVLI / WIVR/ WFAV/WYUR conducts and represents us at all job fairs. He manages the Fair Booth and interviews those who are interested in broadcast careers. All resumes are on file in our EEO file. Considering the state of the economy in our country at this time and over the past two years and the high unemployment rate, our community job fairs are a contributing factor in giving the unemployed a ray of hope by being continually brought up-to-date.
1: KANKAKEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FALL JOB FAIR
October 2, 2014
The WVLI / WIVR / WFAV / WYUR employment unit joined Kankakee Community College Fall Job Fair on Thursday, October 2, 2014. This is an outstanding fair held at the KCC Workforce Development Center. It is always very popular and a great opportunity to meet potential employers. Over 40 very influential companies were in attendance and ready to visit with potential employees and listen to their needs and questions pertaining to career services, financial aid, networking, the GI BiIl etc. Tim Milner, President and General Manager of Milner Broadcasting,
visited with the many students answering their questions and their opportunities
in the broadcasting industry.
2: 2015 BUSINESS, INTERNSHIP AND JOB FAIR OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY
February 25, 2015
It is always a satisfying experience hosting a table at the Olivet Nazarene
University’s internship and job fair. The WVLI / WIVR / WFAV / WYUR employment unit has been attending this annual event since it began. Mr. Milner once again represented radio to the many graduating communications students and invited them to “intern” with our company. He conducted a number of interviews and discussed job opportunities in the future.
3: KANKAKEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 21st ANNUAL JOB FAIR
April 2, 2015
What are the positives of visiting a job fair? They are countless at the KCC
Spring Job Fair. It is huge and draws a huge crowd. Tim Milner always
represents our radio stations WVLI / WIVR / WFAV / WYUR pointing out the positives of a possible radio career. He conducted many interview and students received many opportunities to meet representatives from various businesses. They also have an opportunity to make a great impression which goes a long way toward gaining employment.
4: WVLI/WFAV/WIVR/WYUR JOB FAIR
June 30, 2015
Milner Broadcasting Enterprises conducted a job fair at their studios on Tuesday June 30, 2015 from 1 to 3 pm. Communications students and others were invited to come and bring their resumes and fill out applications for future possible openings. Plus, having an opportunity to visit with Tim Milner, a pioneer in the broadcasting field, to discuss and answer the student’s questions regarding the advantages of pursing a communications career. We had several promising applicants come through the fair. They were invited to fill out applications, and make an appointment to see Mr. Milner and a job position in the near future.
5: Governors State Job Fair
April 16, 2015
- FURTHER OUTREACH INITIATIVES
Our Employment Unit, WVLI/WIVR/WFAV/WYUR in light of further public affairs initiatives have listed the following efforts in serving the communities:
1: The S.C.O.R.E. (Students Coordinate to Organize Recycling Efforts) Program is underwritten by Belson Steel and Milner Broadcasting. The students have dedicated themselves to make this their best year ever in implementing this program in our community in their collecting of bottles and cans, etc. for recycling. It was indeed a successful 2015 effort. WVLI/WFAV/WIVR/WYUR support was in many areas including running over 1000 60 second promotional announcements for this 6 month effort by the schools.
2: KANKAKEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Student Tour. Current students participated in
a Tour of WVLI/WIVR/WFAV/WYUR studios. They were shown the broadcast studios
during live shows and given insights how broadcasts have changed over the years.
- CUBSCOUT PACK 315 RADIO STATION TOUR. Parent, Rebecca Mehrer reached out to Mr. Tim Milner, requesting a tour of the radio station for Tiger Boy Cub scouts. In an effort to enlighten them to the broadcast industry exciting working broadcast radio tour. This was one of their requirements to move up in rank.
- Tyjuan Hagler’s kidz kan-do youth Football Camp
Each summer the Tyjuan Hagler Foundation runs a “football camp” for the youth from our areas, African-American and Disadvantaged groups.
This initiative was started with former NFL INDIANAPOLIS cOLTs tYJUAN Hagler and he invited Tim Milner, Pres. and G.M., to help promote the event and encourage participating youth. He invited Milner Broadcasting to help promote and participate in. This has been a very successful program.
- OUTSTANDING Community Service:
a.) BOURBONNAIS POLICE
Tim Milner, President and G.M. of Milner Broadcasting, in an effort to assist in providing a safe and stable police force in the village of Bourbonnais, volunteers his time as a police commissioner. The responsibilities of commissioner include, but are not limited to, the screening and hiring of new officers. As police commissioner, Mr. Milner assisted in the hiring of a new police officer.
c.) RIVERSIDE FOUNDATION
Tim Milner, President and General Manager of Milner Broadcasting, Foundation Board Member, along with Kathy Gagliano, Vice President serve on the Riverside Healthcare Foundation. The Foundation help ensure that the most technologically advanced, highest quality healthcare is readily accessible to residents. Mr. Milner also traveled to Florida with other Riverside Foundation Members regarding this vital importance to the community.
3: MOTIVATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKING: WVLI/WIVR/WFAV/WYUR are most fortunate to have Tim Milner, our President and General Manager, who, in addition to his obligations in running our broadcasting business, also gives his time to public speaking in the community. His expertise is “motivational” speaking to the young students in the community schools, encouraging them to stay in school, practice discipline and perseverance in reaching their goals and fulfilling their dreams. Many businesses and schools call on Tim throughout the year to address their people.
a.) OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY ADVERTISING & PROMO CLASS
Tim Milner, Pres. and G.M. was invited by the Dr. Don Daake to share his expertise with the Advertising and Promotions Class at Olivet Nazarene University. Tim shared sales techniques to those students to the marketing field. And the importance of following up with clients and the benefits of radio advertising.
c.) MAJESTIC THEATRE FUNDRAISER DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE
Jim Riordan, local author and founder of the Make it Stick program invited Tim Milner our President to speak to the community “Make it Stick” organization which reaches out to youth against alcohol and drug abuse. Funds raised were used to support the “Make It Stick” organization which reaches out to youths against drug and alcohol abuse to raise funds.
d.) “GO BANANAS” RESUME REVIEW
Mr. Tim Milner, President and General Manager was invited by Kankakee Community College on April 15, 2015 to speak with college students regarding their resumes and how to ready themselves for the workforce. Mr. Milner stressed to the students TO ALWAYS BE READY WHEN THE INTERVIEW OPPTUNITIES OCCUR, sometimes at a moments notice. The importance of keeping their resumes current and gave tips for on the spot quick interviews.
- EMPHSIS ON THE MINORITY COMMPUNITY
Considering the utmost importance of our EEO policy, management makes an accelerated and consistent effort to work with our minority community leaders, supporting their efforts in meeting the needs of their communities. Tim Milner, President and General Manager and his staff of WVLI/WIVR/WFAV/WYUR, has worked closely with them over the past 25 years. Our eyes, ears and microphones are open to all points of interest re: issues in the black community, education, water issues, youth recreation, drugs, alcohol abuse and childcare.
1:) WORKING WITH MINORITY OUTLETS
Tim Milner, Pres. and G.M. in working with minority outlets, for example working with City News Paper written by James Taylor Jr. plus efforts to place African Americans on the board of Kankakee County, are benefiting the minority community with information, growth and change. Mr. Taylor also came in for an on air interview to discuss the ongoing Ferguson, MO issues and
how Kankakee would not be subject to this and they are completely behind
the local police department.
3:) PEMBROKE TOWNSHIP RODEO AND PICNIC
Milner Broadcasting’s Tim Milner responded to requests to help support and run public service announcements advertising this annual community event. The Pembroke Rodeo is one of the largest traveling rodeos in Illinois. The rodeo features bare back riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, relay races, barrel racing, flag races and bull riding. Our radio station supported the event which was held May 23, 2015. And it was a big success.
4) KENNEDY UPPER GRADE SCHOOL MOTIVATIONAL SPEECH
Tim Milner, President and General Manager was invited to Kennedy Upper
Grade School by Betty Peters-Lambert, Principal to speak with over 600
Minority students regarding the Benefits of being in Broadcasting. He also
Signed the students papers asked questions inquiring about broadcasting.
The career day event took place on April 16, 2015
5) WVLI/WIVR/WFAV continually support Pete Martin’s Youth Uplift
MinISTRIES efforts in reaching out to the young children of the African American community and meeting their needs. We sponsor a huge campaign in the winter for warm clothing “Coats, Hats, Gloves, Scarves for the young people. The big attraction is the big “Bicycle Giveaway” to the neediest. We appreciate Pete Martin’s working with the young people, most importantly his efforts in mentoring the children in the area.
6) KANKAKEE HOUSING COMMITTEE: Early Spring Mayor Epstein visited with President, General Manager, Tim Milner and asked him to sit on a committee with 10 other local representatives. Mr. Milner willingly accepted the position and has attended monthly meetings since then. Simply stated the housing program comes down to a few issues: 1. Too many houses not enough owners. 2. Too many rentals not owned, approximately 70%. 3. The average median income is $15-32,000 far below the $57,000. Public relations not just keeping up on what is currently going on in terms of problems. To date, the task force made up of City Council, Mayor and other individuals to implement solo land bank, special projects, demolish of rentals, hence – raising property values.
RE: Form 396
This statement confirms that WVLI/WIVR/WFAV/WYUR consistently adheres to a vigorous enforcement of the FCC EEO Requirements to ensure a genuine equality of opportunity to all when fulfilling our employment needs.
Tim Milner, President/General Manager