WRHL-AM/FM, Rochelle, IL seeks interns both full and part-time who will do researching, create and record daily newscasts, edit audio, record the weather from the local ABC/FOX affiliate and edit for broadcast, create/record/produce public service announcements from local/national/international organizations, learn/master Adobe Audition production software, learn AudioVault automation software, operate control boards during local and state sporting events (including Chicago Bears broadcasts), operate radio equipment controlling what is broadcast live during city council meetings and other live remotes, contribute to an afternoon talk show by producing spots and booking guests, which may include some live on-air work, create/produce/record commercials for WRHL clients, and perform other miscellaneous duties as needed, including some weekend work. "By the end of the internship, the intern will learn how a real-life, for-profit small-market radio station operates; one would learn all of the moving parts, all the titles, duties and basic structure of the radio business, and would in addition build radio and TV broadcasting contacts to form a solid foundation for a future career in broadcasting." Internships run January-April, May-August and September-December, while specific start and end dates remain flexible. To apply, send a resume and letter stating what you can bring to the table (e-mail is fine) to Jay Burlison, WRHL-AM/FM, call with questions to (815) 562-7001 x-19. EOE (Indef.)
WRHL-AM AND WRHL-FM SEU, ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
July 22, 2012
STATEMENT OF EEO POLICY:
This EEO public file report is filed in compliance with section 73.2080c(6) of the FCC’s 2002 EEO rule. This report has been prepared on behalf of the employment unit that is comprised of stations WRHL-AM and WRHL-FM, Rochelle, Illinois.
We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to providing broad outreach regarding job vacancies and we seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants. Organizations wishing to receive information about vacancies at the stations should contact Gary Petersen at Rochelle Broadcasting Company, 815-562-7001 and/or write to Director of Human Resources, P.O. Box 177, Rochelle, Illinois 61068 and/or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For the purposes of this report, a vacancy was “filled” not when the offer was extended, but when the hire accepted the job offer. A person was recorded as “interviewed” whether he or she was interviewed in person, or over the phone or via e-mail.
During the reporting period of July 22, 2011 through July 21, 2012 WRHL-AM and WRHL-FM in compliance with FCC rules, would normally publicize vacancies for both stations by doing the following: With the exception of internal promotions and rare hires requiring unusual confidentiality, Rochelle Broadcasting Company would use the following recruitment methods: posting the positions on the station website, and internally through “word of mouth” and “on-air” announcements made on both stations. Any job opening would be posted on the bulletin board in our building so that all employees were aware of the opening, in the event that someone might ask them about the position or if they knew of someone that might be interested. On-air advertisements about the position would run on both stations to further reach out to the community about the opening. We are also active members of the local Chamber of Commerce and the Merchants of Rochelle. Both of these groups have a variety of functions, ranging from formal programs to informal meetings and social gatherings at which information concerning the needs of the members are discussed, including employment opportunities and challenges. In our small, tight-knit community, we have found that this is the primary and most effective means of alerting business leaders to our needs so that they can spread the word throughout the community.
Long-term recruitment initiatives include an “in-house” internship program involving local college and high school students. The program provides programs, newscasts, promotional events and work with talent. In the reporting year, five interns were utilized by the company. We also host annual tours of our station for the broadcast class at Kishwaukee College in nearby Malta, Illinois, which gives the students an opportunity to directly observe our operation, understand the practical side of working at our station and ask questions about their own plans for careers in broadcasting. The tour this year was September 29, 2011. The stations were part of the Kishwaukee College Job Fair on April 18th and 19th. Job seekers were invited to stop by and visit with local businesses and find out about any jobs available. Kris Wexell, Gary Petersen and Jay Burlison represented WRHL at the Job Fair. This is a major outreach event for local businesses. Inquiries are often received there concerning employment opportunities. At the Job Fair we set up a booth and discussed possible future job openings and internship possibilities with several local residents who attended.
For period beginning July 22, 2011 and ending July 21, 2012:
FULL TIME JOB VACANCIES FILLED BY STATION DURING ANNUAL REPORTING PERIOD
Total number of Interviewees for all full-time vacancies filled during the past year: __1___
Full-Time jobs filled during the past year: ___1__
Title of Full-Time job filled: Program Director_____________
Date Position filled: January 20, 2012___________________
Recruitment Source used: All Access dot com.
Referred hired? Y____ N__X__ Number of Interviewees referred: ___0___
Web address: www.allaccess.com
Recruitment Source used: _In House and word of mouth__
Referred hired? Y__X__ N_____ Number of Interviewees referred: __1__
Contact Person: Gary Petersen____________
Address: __400 May Mart Dr. Rochelle, IL 61068_____________________
Additional Information: The Program Director that was hired had previously worked for Gary Petersen for many years and he was contacted, interviewed and hired. The former PD had indicated in late summer and early fall of 2011, that he was thinking about leaving the stations. An agreement was worked out that his last day would be January 27th. So, Gary contacted the prospective PD with the hope of getting him hired. An ad was placed on allacess.com, but no applicants were interviewed because Kris indicated he wanted the job. He accepted the position on January 23, 2012 and started on February 13, 2012.
A Rochelle Broadcasting Company, Inc.
Mail: PO Box 177 Rochelle, IL 61068
Shipping: 400 May Mart Dr Rochelle, IL 61068
Business Line: 1-815-562-7001