Career opportunities

Organizations that regularly distribute information about employment opportunities to job seekers or provide employment referrals that wish to receive notices of our job vacancies may do so by sending a fax request to  Fax# 610-376-7557

WEEU Broadcasting Company, Inc.

WEEU Radio

34 North Fourth Street

Reading, PA 19601

Employment Report for 2019 – 2020

Job Referral Organizations
WEEU is looking for organizations that regularly distribute information about employment opportunities to job applicants or which have job applicants to refer. If your organization would like to receive notification of job vacancies at our station, please notify: Mike Faust at 34 North Fourth Street, Reading, PA 19601  mfaust@830weeu.com, (610) 376-7335, Extension 1002. WEEU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Opportunities

The station is not currently seeking to fill any full-time jobs.

Resumes for file can always be mailed to:

WEEU Radio

c/o Mike Faust, Operations Manager

34 North Fourth Street

Reading, PA.   19601

No phone calls please.

WEEU RADIO: Equal Employment Opportunity Annual Report: 4/1/19 through 3/31/20

The purpose of this EEO Public File Report (“Report”) is to comply with Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the FCC’s EEO rule. This report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit that is comprised of the following station:

WEEU (AM) Reading , Pennsylvania

The information contained in this Report covers the time period beginning April 1, 2019 to and including March 31, 2020.  The FCC’s EEO Rule requires that this report contain the following information:

1.    A list of all full-time vacancies filled by the Station’s employment unit during the preceding year, identified by job title;

2.     For each such vacancy, the recruitment source(s) utilized to fill the vacancy (including, if applicable, organizations entitled to notification of job vacancies under Section 73.2080(c)(1)(ii) of the FCC rules, which should be separately identified, and which should be identified by name, address, contact person and telephone number.

3.     The recruitment source that referred the hires 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 undertake pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(2) of the FCC rules.

WEEU Broadcasting Company, Inc. the licensee of WEEU (AM), has been and will continue to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. WEEU is committed to broad and inclusive outreach for hiring full-time employees, affording equal opportunity to all qualified persons and refraining from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender and religion. In addition, as required by Section 73.2080 of the Commission’s Rules, the station participates in several different recruitment activities to ensure broad outreach.

 

 

 

Part One: Full-Time Hires, Interviews, and Recruitment Sources

 

 Hires:

There were two (3) full-time positions filled during this reporting period.

Morning’s with Mike

 

During the 3rd Quarter Cait Apple was hired as a co-host. She was employed August 5th thru January 3rd.

Morning’s with Mike

 

During the 1st Quarter of 2020, Stephanie Grace was hired to full-time.

Feedback & Vantage Point

During the 1st Quarter of 2020, Lisa Del Le Cruz was hired for full-time (Feedback/Vantage Point)

 

Interviews:

 

The total number of interviewees for these positions were eight.

 

Morning’s with Mike & Feedback/Vantage Point:

There were seven applications received for and seven candidates were interviewed for the position. The Hiree applied for the job after filling-in and substituting for this shift for over a year. The hiree was referred to by Reading Eagle’s classified section.

“The following is a list of recruitment resources which the station used to recruit for the vacancy.”

Reading Eagle Online Website Classified Ads 1 referral

345 Penn Street

Reading, PA  19603

610-371-5000

WEEU Radio Online Website    1 referral

WEEU Radio Online Website

34 North Fourth Street

Reading, PA  19601

Indeed dot com website         6 referrals

The station also utilizes the following additional recruitment sources for appropriate positions:

Department of Labor & Industry

Office of Affirmative Action

Room 1415

Labor & Industry Building

7th & Forester Streets

Harrisburg, PA   17120

717-787-5279

Hispanic Center
501 Washington Street
PO Box 8652
Reading, PA 19603
610-376-3748

 

PA Career Link – Berks Co.
501 Crescent Avenue
Reading, PA 19605

610-988-1310

Reading Eagle Newspaper Classifieds

345 Penn Street

Reading, PA  19603

610-371-5000

Reading Eagle Online Website Classified Ads

345 Penn Street

Reading, PA  19603

610-371-5000

TheJobNetwork

Extended online network package with classified posting

WEEU Radio Online Website

34 North Fourth Street

Reading, PA  19601

WEEU Radio

34 North Fourth Street

Albright College
Career Development Center
PO Box 15234
Reading, PA   19612
610-921-2381

Alvernia University
Director of Career Services
400 St. Bernardine Street
Reading, PA   19607
1-888-ALVERNIA

Berks County Ahedd Office
1150 Berkshire Blvd.
Suite #160
Wyomissing, PA   19610
610-375-7692

Connecticut School of Broadcasting

1400 Old Country Road, Suite 211

Westbury, NY   11590

516-280-6801

Penn State Berks Campus
Career Development Center
PO Box 7009
Reading, PA   19610
610-396-6000

Reading Area Community College
10 S 2nd Street
PO Box 1706
Reading, PA   19603
610-372-4721

Kutztown University
Attn:  Career Development Center
PO Box 730
Kutztown, PA   19530
610-683-4000

No organizations as defined by 73.2080(c)(1)(ii) requested to be notified of vacancies.

“Part Two: Supplemental E.E.O Initiatives”

SUPPLEMENTAL INITIATIVES

WEEU participated in 12 different supplemental initiatives during the period, including student job-shadowing, mentoring, and various media and communications presentations in the community. WEEU also worked with about 80 students on a regular basis, providing hands-on broadcast experience by means of our weekly WEEU Radio Voices talk-radio program.  (See below for further details on all topics and initiatives.

  • April 6th Mike Foxx emceed the Helping Hands Society Telethon in Hazelton, PA 200 in attendance.
  • April 12th Mike Keller gave a career presentation at Antietam Career Day. 100 in attendance
  • May 3rd Mike Foxx emceed the Miller Keystone Blood Center Cruise Aboard the Lifeline. Bethlehem, PA 400 in attendance.
  • June 1st Paul Roberts emceed the Berks County Football Hall of Fame banquet. 100 in attendance.
  • October 10th Mike Foxx emceed the Ladies Night Out Bra Day in Center Valley, PA 400 in attedence.
  • October 11th Mike Faust hosted a live broadcast featuring 7 Governor Mifflin Senior High School Students to discuss their fundraiser for their economics class.
  • October 12th Mike Keller emceed the Schuylkill Valley Wall of Fame Ceremony. 100 in attendance.
  • October 26th Mike Foxx emceed a benefit for Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Jersey. 500 in attedence.
  • November 2nd Mike Faust & Bob Lowe hosted a live broadcast to benefit the Bethel Tulpehocken Library 100 in attendance. Mike & Bob served as judges in a chili off.
  • November 11th Mike Foxx volunteered at the New York City Veterans Day Parade in NYC. Many in attendance.
  • December 15th Paul Roberts emceed the Berks County High School Football banquet. 300 people in attendance.
  • December 30th Mike Faust hosted Karen Myers with the Fred Rogers Early Learning & Media Center. Show on children’s creativity in the media in 2019.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:

WEEU Staff are available to work with college interns in the fall and winter semesters as well as in the spring semester and over  their summer break.  The interns have an opportunity to learn skills in a variety of radio positions from news-writing to promotions, sales and production.  The intern is typically in his or her senior year of college.  WEEU will work with the intern to help them meet the requirements necessary to get credits for the internship for the college if it offers such a program.  The internship usually requires approximately 30 hours a week.  WEEU also offers ‘shadow’ opportunities to students who seek them for school projects or career programs.  These are typically one day experiences shadowing a professional at the radio station. During 2019 Greg Kobylt interned with us from August 2019 through December 2019. Greg took off an entire semester for the experience. He then returned to University of Alabama for his Junior year of college.

TRAINING PROGRAMS:

During the time period of this report, (52 weeks), WEEU continued working with students from various regional high schools, providing them with a hands-on opportunity to participate in all aspects of the actual live talk-radio broadcast of a weekly show for and about teens. Known as “RADIO VOICES” this weekly, one-hour talk-radio show involves students with every aspect of the show including pre-production, selection of topics, board operation, panelist duties, interaction with listeners/callers, and follow through.  The opportunity provides a realistic training opportunity, allowing students to consider whether or not a career in this field might be something they want to pursue beyond high school.  (80 students)

 

LITERACY AND THE COMMUNITY:

WEEU has developed a literacy program that interfaces with the curriculum and students at Muhlenberg Elementary School.  The students learn a new word each week.  The ‘Word of the Week’ is a Monday morning feature on the WEEU Morning Show w/ Mike Keller, WEEU’s morning drive radio show.  A student records the word, its’ definition and use in a sentence.  The segment airs at 8:20.  The student body listens and then incorporates that word into their reading program.  At the end of each quarter students write a story using all the words.  A Student is awarded a prize for best use of the words.  At the end of the year there is a school assembly celebrating the words, stories and students. This program airs from September through June. (40 weeks)

WEEU Radio Narrative Statement:

WEEU’s outreach initiatives demonstrate a firm commitment to interaction with the community in ways that include mentoring students, participating in job fairs, conducting broadcast learning seminars, offering internships and scholarships, and producing a weekly teen radio talk show for students from all school districts in the community.

WEEU is very pleased with the results of our weekly teen talk radio program, RADIO VOICES, as this effort has given the students actual hands-on experience with all aspects of producing and participating in a weekly radio talk show.  As an added bonus, the show is popular with teen and adult callers, and as such, it gives the students an opportunity to think on their feet as they field calls that generally center on a topic of the week.  There is generally a panel of three to four teens on the show each week.  Most participants are juniors and seniors in high school.

WEEU is very active in the local community and likes to help promote events that serve historical purposes for preservation and human interest as well as helping out charitable organizations, crime stopper groups, and any organization that is helping to make Berks County and beyond a better place to work, live and raise a family. Mike Faust does a three-hour live broadcast with Crime Alert Berks County to help get the word out about how the local residents can do their part to help law enforcement do their job better. On 8/1/2019 Mighty Mike Faust kicked off Crime Alert Berks County’s 21st year of serving this community. The live broadcast brought in close to $30,000 to help fight crime. Crime Alert Berks County has been the number 1 crime stoppers group in Pennsylvania in tip money paid out for the last 15 years.

WEEU CARES is a series of live broadcasts that were done in concert with local advertisers to help promote good will in the community that covered topics like heart health, children’s charities, animal rescue, cancer prevention & treatment, the food bank, the blood bank, Giving Tuesday (all Berks County charities), suicide prevention, drug and alcohol abuse. We also covered Veterans Day with local WWII veterans as our guests told their stories. We did several shows and a live broadcast to promote it.

WEEU also broadcast the Reading Radsport pro bike race on Saturday, August 3rd 2019. The seven-hour live broadcast brought people from all walks of life within the county and the city to watch and listen to coverage of this second annual bike race which included cyclists from all over the world. The proceeds benefited the 13th & Union Elementary School Playground which benefits inner-city children.

These types of efforts on the part of WEEU and its employees provide broad outreach and realistic opportunities to persons in the community who may be interested in a broadcasting career.

WEEU is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of WEEU to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law, in all personnel actions.

MF: 3/31/20