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EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT

TOWNSQUARE MEDIA OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC WFGR-FM, WGRD-FM, WLHT-FM, WNWZ-AM, WRTV-FM JUNE 2012 – MAY 2013

Townsquare Media of Grand Rapids is committed to equal employment opportunities in staffing its five radio stations. The following report documents the specific activities that Townsquare of Grand Rapids has undertaken to comply with the Federal Communication Commission’s EEO rules.

I.   Section 1. Vacancy List

Job Title All Recruitment Sources (RS) Used to Fill Vacancy Number of

Interviewees

Referred by Each

RS

RS that

Referred the hiree

Account

Executive

3,5,6,9,10,13,15,21,23,26,27, 29,

30, 31,42,43,44,45,46, 47, 50, 52,

54 55,56,57,58,59,60, 64

09-1 Interviewee

13-1 Interviewee

29-10 Interviewees

31-10 Interviewees

41 -1 Interviewee

42 -2 Interviewees

43 -3 Interviewees

44 -1 Interviewee

47 -6 Interviewees

54 -7 Interviewees

64 -2 Interviewees

13- 1

31 – 1

43 -1

54 -3

Digital Media

Manager

30, 31, 41, 42,43,44,45, 54, 64 30 -1 Interviewee

31 -3 Interviewees

42 -1 Interviewee

43- 1 Interviewee

54 -6 Interviewees

64 -1 Interviewee

54-1
WGRD

Afternoon Host

3,5,6,9,10,13,15,21,23,26,27, 30,

32, 50, 52, 55,56,57,58,59,60

30 -1 Interviewee

31 -2 Interviewees

32 -2 Interviewees

31
WLHT Morning

Show Host

30, 31, 32,54 31 -3 Interviewees

32 -6 Interviewees

54 -1 Interviewee

31
WLHT Morning

Show Co-Host

30,31, 32, 31 -3 Interviewees

32 -4 Interviewees

31
Assistant

Business

Manager

3,5,6,9,10,13,15,21,23,26,27,30,50,

52, 55,56,57,58,59,60

23-1 Interviewee

31-2 Interviewees

41-1 Interviewee

50-1 Interviewee

52-1 Interviewee

54 -1 Interviewee

54
Director of Sales 13, 26, 30,31,39, 42,43,44,45,46,

54

26 -5 Interviewees

31 -1 Interviewee

42 -1 Interviewee

54 -3 Interviewees

54
General Sales

Manager

26, 30,31, 42,43,44,45,46, 54 26 -5 Interviewees

31 -1 Interviewee

42 -1 Interviewee

54 -3 Interviewees

54
Live Events

Manager

3,5,6, 9, 10,13, 15,21, 23, 26, 27,

30,41,43, 55, 56, 57, 59 , 61

26 -2 Interviewees

31- 2 Interviewees

43 -2 Interviewee

52 -1 Interviewee

53 -1 Interviewee

61 -1 Interviewee

53
Traffic Director

1,2,4,7,9,10,11,12,14,15,16,17,18,

19,20,21,23,27,28,30,40,41,55

53-1 Interviewee 53
IT Director 26,30, 31, 41, 52 26 -2 Interviewees

31 -2 Interviewees

52 -1 Interviewee

52
WFGR Morning

Show Host

47, 63 47 -1 Interviewee

63 -1 Interviewee

63

IISection 2. Recruitment Source List

Townsquare Media of Grand Rapids has worked diligently to inform the entire community of employment opportunities within our company. To that end, Townsquare Media of Grand Rapids runs on-air schedules a minimum of one time annually seeking any community organization that wishes to receive notification of job openings. Although we have run on-air solicitations inviting community organizations to be placed on the list, we have not been contacted by any new organizations during the reporting period. Listed below is the recruitment source list that was used for the reporting period.

Section 2. Recruitment Source List

RS

Number

RS Information RS Entitled

to Vacancy Notification? (Yes/No)

No. of Interviews Referred by

RS over 12-month period

1 American Legion Post

Deborah

658 Michigan St, NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

N 0
2 Acset

1550 Leonard St NE, Suite 1

Grand Rapids, MI 49505

N 0
3 Aquinas College

Career Development

Ann Post

1607 Robinson Rd SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506

616-459-8282

careerservices@aquinas.edu

N 0
4 Breakthrough

Jackson’s Office Services

1467 Kalamazoo SE Grand Rapids, MI 49507

N 0
5 Calvin College

Glenn Triezenberg

3201 Burton SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506 career@calvin.edu

N 0
6 Davenport College

415 E Fulton

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

616-451-3511

Gail.b@davenport1.edu

N 0
7 Elks Lodge

1546 Linden SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49507

616-247-9359

N 0
8 GRACE – Racial Justice

Institute

Attn:  Ms. Carissa

207 E. Fulton, 4th Floor

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

616-774-2321

N 0
9 Grand Rapids First

Judy Pepple

2100 – 44th St, SW

Grand Rapids, MI 49509

616-531-2100

N 1
10 Grand Rapids Foundation

Kevin Harmelink

185 Oakes St SW

Grand Rapids, MI 49508

N 0
11 Grand Rapids Press

Classified Department

3100 Walker Ridge NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544

616-222-5555

N 0
12 Grand Rapids Times

Classified Advertising

2016 Eastern SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

616-245-8737

N 0
13 Grand Valley State University

Charlene Hayes-Joseph

1 Campus Drive

Allendale, MI 49401

616-331-5000 career@gvsu.edu

N 1
14 Grand Rapids Urban League

Employment Services

745 Eastern SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49506

N 0
15 Hispanic Center Of Western

MI

Attn: Ms Daisy

730 Grandville SW

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

616-233-0566

N 0
16 Kent County Social Services

Attn: M.O.S.T. Unit

415 Franklin SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

616-247-6000

N 0
17 Life Guidance Service

Richard Ney

1400 Leonard NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49505

616-774-0633

N 0
18 Michigan Department of Civil

Rights

Jorge Rivas

350 Ottawa NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

N 0
19 NAACP

640 Eastern SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

616-243-1300

N 0
20 Northstar Masonic Lodge #5

C/O Brown’s Funeral Home

P.O. Box 6522

Grand Rapids, MI 49516

616-243-1425

N 0
21 Restorers Inc.

Asher Thayer

1413 Madison SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49507

616-243-1984

N 0
22 Sheldon Complex

Maureen Downer

121 Franklin SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49507

616-336-4000

N 0
23 Women’s Resource Center

Sharon Newton

678 Front NW #180

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

616-458-5443

N 1
24 Woodrick Institute

C/O Aquinas College

Steve Robbins

1607 Robinson Rd SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506

616-459-8281 Ext 4424 careerservices@aquinas.edu

N 0
25 M-Live

C/O Grand Rapids Press

Classified

3100 Walker Ridge NW Grand Rapids, MI 49544

616-222-5555

Mlive.com

N 0
26 Michigan Association of

Broadcasters

Job Bank

819 N Michigan Ave

Lansing, MI 48906

517-484-7444 www.michmab.com

Y 14
27 Specs Howard School of

Broadcasting

19900 W 9 Mile Rd

Southfield, MI 48075

248-358-9000

Y 0
28 Unity

Walter Mathis

1014 Franklin SE, Suite 3215

Grand Rapids, MI 49507

N 0
29 On –air Announcements All

Stations

N 10
30 Internal Station Postings N 2
31 Work-of-Mouth N 32
32 www.allaccess,com N 16
33 Michigan Department of Civil

Rights

350 Ottawa NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

616-356-0380

N 0
34 Institute for Healing Racism

1621 E. Fulton

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

616-774-2321

N 0
35 Office for Multi-Cultural

Affairs

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI 49401

616-331-5000

N 0
36 Assistant Director of Career

Development

Michigan State University

Lansing, MI 49401

616-458-6505

N 0
37 Grand Rapids Help

Wanted.com

N 0
38 www.michworks.org N 0
39 Inside Radio

Inside Radio.com

800-640-8852

N 0
40 GRCC Job Placement Center

143 Bostwick NE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

N 0
41 Grand Rapids Chamber of

Commerce

111 Pearl St NW

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

616-771-0300

N 2
42 WGRD-FM Station Website

www,wgrd.com

N 5
43 WLHT-FM Station Website

www.wlht.com

N 6
44 WTRV-FM Station Website

www.theriver.com

N 1
45 WFGR-FM Station Website

www.wfgr.com

N 0
46 WNWZ-AM Station Website

www.1410amquina.com

N 0
47 Walk-In/Unsolicited/Non-

Sourced

N 7
48 Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

269-387-1000

N 0
49 Townsquaremedia.com N 0
50 SimplyHired,com N 1
51 Craigslist.com N 0
52 Monster.com N 3
53 Intercompany Transfer N 2
54 Recruited from Competitor N 21
55 Partners for a Racism Free

Community

250 Commerce Ave SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503

N 0
56 Cornerstone University

career@cornerstone.edu

N 0
57 Leonard Street Counseling

lindajohnson@eacares.com

N 0
58 Ferris State University

kcadcareerservices@ferris.edu

N 0
59 Grand Rapids Community

College ses@grcc.edu

N 0
60 Hope College

careers@hope.edu

N 0
61 Indeed.com N 1
62 SBE Jobs On Line

info@sbe.org

N 0
63 Exigent Circumstances N 1
64 Linked In.com N 3
 

Total Number of Interviews over 12-month period:

130

III. Section 3. Outreach Initiatives

Townsquare Media of Grand Rapids engages in numerous programs and activities designed to broadly disseminate information about professional opportunities in broadcasting at our stations and to reach out to the community to enable individuals to acquire the skills needed to pursue careers in broadcasting. The following initiatives, together with those described in Townsquare Media’s previous Public File Report, are sufficient to satisfy the Commission’s EEO requirements under Section 73.2080(c)(2).

1.   Unpaid Internship Program – Townsquare Media taught 10 college students with our unpaid internship program during the period:  6 from Grand Valley State University, 1 from Grand Rapids Community College, 2 from Ferris State University and 1 from Baker College.  One student was hired as part time promotions assistant.

2.   On Air Announcements – June 27 thru July 30, 2012, all stations posted on air notices that stations were hiring Digital Account Executives.  634 commercials aired.

3.   Allendale Middle School – August 2012 thru May 2013, Jackie Green, WGRD on Air Host, ongoing commitment coaching middle school students in Track & Cross Country.  Opportunities to teach, mentor and influence career choices.

4.   Grand Rapids Public Schools Back to School Event – September 5, 2012, Matt Hendricks, WFGR On Air Host, spoke to returning students about the importance of education and the role it plays in career choices, offering up broadcasting as a potential career choice.

5.   Boy Scout Troop – October 12, 2012, Matt Hendricks,WFGR On Air Host, hosted scouts for tour.

6.   Michigan Association of Broadcasters – October 16, 2012, Western Michigan University, Bill Campbell, Digital Sales Manager, represented Townsquare Media at this Career Fair providing opportunities to learn about broadcasting careers

7.   Knapp Charter Academy – October 26, 2012, Niki Bloem, National Sales Assistant represented Townsquare for Shadow Day at the school where she spent over 3 hours mentoring a middle school student on topics ranging from to potential career choices.

8.   Michigan Association of Broadcasters – November 9, 2012, Lansing Community College, Mitch Rasmussen, General Sales Manager, represented Townsquare Media at this Career Fair providing opportunities to learn about broadcasting careers.

9.   Coit Elementary School Arts Academy – December 20, 2012, Matt Hendricks, WFGR On Air Host, represented Townsquare Media at educational event.  He had an opportunity to interact with students and parents and provided information about Townsquare and opportunities available.

10. White Lake Community Education – January 17, 2013, Andy O’Reilly, WFGR Morning Show Host, met with class of at risk teens to foster interest in broadcasting as a potential career choice.

11. On Air Announcements – February 9 thru March 3, 2013, all stations posted on air notices that stations were hiring Account Executives.  410 commercials aired.

12. Tiger Cubs Boy Scout Troop – March 15, 2013, Niki Bloem, National Sales Assistant hosted troop tour.

13. Boy Scout Troop #3219 – May 9, 2013, Mike Maciejewski, Chief Engineer, hosted scouts for tour.

14. Literacy Center of West Michigan-May11, 2012, Matt Hendricks & Craig Russell, WFGR On Air Hosts, collaboration with Literacy Counsel Spelling Bee to promote literacy.  Students had an opportunity to speak with station representatives who taught them how important reading and spelling are in the broadcast medium.  Spoke with several about how they became involved in broadcasting as a career.

15. Job Shadows – May 12, 2013, Craig Russell & Matt Hendricks, WFGR On Air Hosts, hosted job shows for 6 hours each.  One student was from Portage Central High School, the other from Vicksburg High School.

16. WGRD Boys Baseball – Spring 2013, Jerry Tarrants, Townsquare Operations Manager, mentored and coached pre-teen boys team in sports, school and potential career choices

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