Employment Opportunities EEO Public File Report Form 2019  


Section 1: Vacancy Information

Covering Period June 1,  2018 - May 31, 2019
Stations Comprising Station Employment Unit: WFXD,  WKQS,  WRUP,  WQXO

Number of Positions Filled

Full Time Positions Filled by Job Title

Recruitment Source of Hired:

Total Number of Interviewees from All Sources for Position


Morning Show Host/Account Executive




Administrative Assistant



Section 2: Recruitment Source Information

Covering Period June 1,  2018 - May 31, 2019
Stations Comprising Station Employment Unit: WFXD,  WKQS,  WRUP,  WQXO. 


Recruitment Source (Name, Address, Telephone Number, Contact Person)

Total Number of Interviewees This Source Has Provided During This Period

Full-time Positions for Which This Source Was Utilized


Michigan Works
1498 O'Devero Drive
Marquette, MI 49855
LeAnne Kachmarsky
www.jobs.mitalent.org/signin www.michiganworks.com


Northern Michigan University Career Services
1401 Presque Isle
Marquette, MI 49855
Melissa Sprouse


Great Lakes Radio, Inc.
Job Broadcasts
2025 U.S. 41 West
Marquette, MI 49855




Michigan Association of Broadcasters
819 N. Washington Ave.
Lansing, MI 48906




Women's Center
1310 S. Front St.
Marquette, MI 49855
906-2256-1356, ext. 113
Contact: B Casady bcasady@miuplink.com


Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931


Gogebic Community College
E-4946 Jackson Road
Ironwood, MI 49938
800-682-5910, ext. 217
Laura B laurab@gogebic.edu


Lake Superior State University
650 W. Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
Theresa Weaver, Career Services


Bay College West
2801 N. US 2 Box 130
Iron Mountain, MI 49801
Laura Moloney moloneyl@baycollege.edu


Bay Mills Indian Community
10001 W. Lakeshore Dr.
Brimley, MI 49715
Phone: 906-248-3241


Keweenaw Bay Indian Community
16429 Beartown Rd.
Baraga, MI 49908


US Army Wounded Warrior Program
200 Stovall St., Rm 7N53
Alexandria, VA 22332


United Way of Marquette County
P.O. Box 73
Marquette, MI 49855





* Indicates sources that have requested notification of job openings


Section 3: Supplemental (Non-Vacancy Specific) Recruitment Activities

Undertaken by Employment Unit

Covering Period: June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019

Stations Comprising Station Employment Unit: WFXD, WKQS, WRUP, WQXO


We continued to encourage those with job openings and those that would like to be notified of job openings at our stations to submit them to our General Business Manager.

As standard, all Network and Station Employment Policy statements were reinforced to all current employees and introduced to all new employees to indicate the following position of Great Lakes Radio, Inc.:

Great Lakes Radio, Inc. and all its association stations in the Station Employment Unit is dedicated to affording equal opportunity to all qualified persons and that no person shall be discriminated against in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex. There are specific new outreach activities and record keeping required showing compliance, and every person at Great Lakes Radio, Inc. is affected. Everyone from the janitor to the cake decorator, when classified under the rule as an employee, must be part of the process that ensures employment opportunities are disseminated in the widest possible manner, through multiple mediums, throughout our community.

Every effort has been taken by management, including many man-hours of time expended, to ensure full compliance with both the letter and spirit of the Equal Employment Opportunity Rules. As with last Summer, Spring and Fall, we also intend to participate in Job Fairs at the local university, continue to expand our employment contact list, and to improve our coordination with local community organizations to ensure successful future wide dissemination of specific job opportunities at Great Lakes Radio, Inc. and to encourage the widest possible numbers of people to explore employment opportunities in the broadcast industry in general. The following is a good example in that spirit, and is broadcast regularly on our schedule to all stations in our Employment Unit:

Great Lakes Radio Stations WFXD 103.3, WKQS 101.9, WRUP 98.3, and WQXO AM 1400 are looking for organizations that regularly distribute information about employment opportunities to job applicants or have job applicants to refer. If you organization would like to receive notification of job vacancies at our stations, please notify: Employment, c/o Great Lakes Radio, Inc., 3060 US 41 West, Marquette, MI 49855. Email our stations at employment@broadcasteverywhere.com or phone 906-228-6800. Great Lakes Radio Stations, WFXD 103.3, WKQS 101.9, WRUP 98.3, and WQXO AM 1400 are Equal Opportunity Employers and encourage minorities and females to apply.

Outreach Summary

Job Fairs:

Great Lakes Radio personnel (Lauren Bareiss, Todd Pasanen, Rita Noordyk, Naomi Noordyk, and Kelsey Reyes) attended the Northern Michigan University Job Fairs on October 16, 2018 and February 13, 2019. While attending the local college job fair, we displayed informatin about our available part and full time positions for a Computer Network Technican, Administrative Assistant, Morning Show Host/Account Executive, and Internship fliers. Skills emphasized were sales experience, graphic design, news writing, community promotions, social networking and blogging, and on-air talent. The Great Lakes Radio representatives talked about intern positions, encouraging real life experience to students in Commercial Broadcast Radio and various other majors.


Representatives of the station were present at Northern Michigan University’s Fall Fest on August 27, 2018 distributing fliers for open positions and open internship positions. Great Lakes Radio also hosts a show decicated to a local high school and reaches out to the schools athletes to invite them to the studios for a broadcast and tour. Several of our shows also bring in community members to speak on various different topics and broadcast local insight to the region. Annually the station also participates in many events including 4th of July Parades, Community Car Shows and Community Fun Days.

Training and Internships:

Great Lakes Radio, Inc. continued training for all personnel. Hundreds of training sessions were completed during the course of this reporting period and employees were encouraged to use a special private website to further their skills.

Among the topics covered are audio theory, audio concepts, modern media in radio, RDS broadcasts, script writing, copyright law, copy improvement, press releases, electronic documents and filing, public engagement through new media, basic writing skills from sentence structure to diction. Radio Sales Marketing training was offered to smaller groups, including music programming and policies, traffic training, and so on. One-on-one training in departments &ndash of both interns and employees – continued to increase in the last reporting year. Associated pay raises and advancement opportunities continued to open as training created impact, including pay bonus opportunities for those especially excelling after training.

Ongoing Outreach Efforts:

Great Lakes Radio continually intends to increase our outreach sources for the future, including the possibility of additional interns from Broadcasting, Marketing and non-traditional majors from our local university, Northern Michigan University and our local high school, Marquette Senior High School. We also consider the invitation to our community to give their input on our local programming an outreach which may lead to individuals from non-traditional resources or venues. As we continue gathering more effective sources of outreach into our local community, we intend to introduce individuals to Broadcast Radio as an option by their contact with us in these outreach efforts.