2014 ANNUAL EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT

2014 Annual EEO Public File Report

Pacifica Foundation, Inc.

(Washington, DC Unit)

Station                                                                                    
WPFW(FM NCE)

Community of License                                                           Washington, DC

Reporting Period                                                                    June 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014

No. of Full-time employees                                                   Less than 10

Small Market Exemption                                                       No

During the reporting period, no full-time positions were filled. 

                                                               Initiatives

The employment unit engaged in the following broad initiatives in accordance with

FCC Rule 73.2080 (c)(2):

 

Established an internship program designed to assist members of the community to acquire skills needed for broadcast employment

Maintain an internship program with HowardUniversityGeorgetownUniversity, GeorgeMasonUniversity, University of Maryland, National Assoc. of Broadcasters, and Institute for Political Journalism, The University of the District of Columbia and Omega Studios.  The interns receive training in public affairs, news and board operations.  Interns receive course credit for work performed at WPFW.  During the reporting period, the station had three interns:  one from the Institute for Political Journalism, one from the University of the District of Columbia and another from Omega Studios. Additionally, we had an intern from the National Association of Broadcasters. All worked during the summer of 2013. Each intern worked an average of 10 hours per week.

Participated in job banks, internet programs and other programs designed to promote outreach that are generally though not primarily directed to providing notification of specific job vacancies.

WPFW hosts a weekly radio program called 2KNation, which is produced and performed by high school students.  The mission of 2KNation is to provide DC area youth work with leadership opportunities in media and to give hands-on skills to youths interested in journalism, media and mass communications.

Established training programs designed to Enable station personnel to acquire skills that could qualify them for higher level positions.

Conducted ongoing training programs during the reporting period for programmers at the station to improve and enhance their broadcasting skills.  For example, classes were given in on-air interviewing, pitching techniques and general professionalism.

Provided training to management-level personnel on methods of ensuring equal employment opportunity and prevent discrimination.

Provide yearly training to management personnel on diversity and EEO policies. Online training was given to management level personnel on EEO policy and situational scenarios to provoke proper diversity approaches to situations.

Provided training to personnel of unaffiliated non-profit organizations interested in broadcast opportunities that would enable them to refer candidates for broadcast positions.

Through Volunteers.com recruited volunteers who have an interest in broadcast careers.  Have given training in board operations, news writing and copy editing.  During the reporting period, a total of 12 volunteers were trained in the above disciplines.  The training took place during June, July and August of 2013 and  2014. 

Participated in other activities designed by the Station employment unit to further the goal of disseminating information as to employment opportunities in broadcasting to job candidates who might otherwise be unaware of such Opportunities.

Hosted several high school groups and exposed them to broadcasting activities by touring various departments at the station.

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