EEO

2007 EEO REPORT
Since our last report in Feb of 2006, we have had no openings.
We have, happily, a very stable staff and any turnover we experience at these stations is generally from those moving away being replaced by other staff members or among the few “board ops” we use for sports broadcasts.
Nevertheless, we notify area colleges like Alfred State, Alfred University and Geneseo State that we are EEO employers and are eager to speak with any of their communication majors either in person here at the station.
We, of course, run the Equal Opportunity announcement on a regular basis and always make an effort to comply with all regulations in this regard. We do this not just to observe the law but because I personally and many staff members firmly believe in this principle. Having personally witnessed discrimination in my younger days as a “disc jockey” in Mississippi, I have always been extremely sensitive toward this issue.
Attached you will find summaries of any appearances our staff made. I try to send a salesman/announcer to these gatherings as opposed to management since few of the (generally) young people we speak with will start their careers in management.

Submitted by Kevin Doran, Feb 2007

2008 EEO REPORT prepared by Kevin Doran (Feb 2009) WLEA/WCKR, Hornell, NY
Again this year we have had no openings for full time positions at our stations. What few job openings generally take place in sports broadcasts—i.e board operators at the station.
Our staff has seen little turnover in the years previous. Our Traffic Manager has said she wants to retire in 2009 but she has been saying this for some years and I suspect she will keep working as long as she can.
We advertise that we are an Equal Opportunity Employer on the air as per a regular schedule and have had no occasion to see employees from area colleges but we do let them know by phone, e-mail or letter that we are EEO employers. One questioned why we keep saying this when we have no openings but I try to explain that openings—-if they do come at all—could be on short notice.
We have also made known, as we always do, to the NEW YORK STATE BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION (NYSBA) that we would be interested in any intern programs. I personally have been trying to find a job in the Albany area for at least two years now for a young man who is the announcer at the train station in Albany. He has an excellent voice and I made it a point to tell this young man that he could have a career in broadcasting. He said that was his goal but has not succeeded.
I personally spoke with Joe Rielly of NYSBA in Albany and asked him (Executive Director) to assist the young man. However, the next time I bumped into him (taking a train to Boston area through Albany) I found to my surprise that he had still had no luck. I promised that if we in Hornell ever had a news opening (we have not) he would be among the first I would call.
(The reports of meetings attended by staff found in our EEO files at 5942 Ashbaugh Hill, Hornell.)

2009 EEO REPORT FOR PMJ COMMUNICATIONS WLEA/WCKR Hornell, NY
In the past year, there have been no openings at our company. Our economy continues to be poor and we anticipate no growth in staff even after eliminating two positions last year.
GM and owner Kevin Doran, who was semi-retired, is now back 40 plus hours a week. This report is for WLEA-AM (facility id 5284) and WCKR-FM (facility id 5284) combined. The total number of full-time employees is 5 and the total number of part-time employees is 3.
Our full-time employees range in years of service from 51 to 5 (others have 30 and 15 and 10 years and we seldom have openings.
Still, PMJ COMMUNICATIONS (WLEA-AM and WCKR-FM) did follow the EEO directives in advertising that we are EEO employers and are open to any and all applications for future possible openings.
In addition, we contacted the area colleges and made known to them our EEO commitments and asked that anyone interested in a possible opening in the future contact us. We had no applications of any kind in this period.
Among the colleges contacted:
Alfred University, Alfred NY
State University of Alfred, Alfred, NY
Keuka College, Keuka, NY
State University at Geneseo, NY
State University at Buffalo, NY
WLEA-AM and WCKR-FM have also aired EEO type announcements (see attached). Any and all openings will be posted on our website—-wwwwlea.net/wckr.com with the usual EEO liner indicating our desire to be an equal opportunity employer.
This reported was prepared by Kevin P. Doran, GM
(Files at station contain meetings attended by staff at various schools)

2010 EEO REPORT
This report covers the period between Feb 2009 and the present—Feb 2010.
We have had no openings this year. Our staff continues to be stable and the only changes would seem to be in board ops for sports broadcasts which amount generally to less than 15 hours a week for Spring and Fall and also during the Summer and Spring.
WLEA and WCKR offer a variety of broadcasts for the are done by area sports figures but primarily by our Sports Director/Sales rep. Casey Cameron.
We make ourselves available to speak with groups (usually high school classes) whose students express a desire to know more about the broadcast industry. We also attend job fairs in our area when we are notified of their existence.
We also stay in contact with area colleges and universities which offer communications courses and/or degrees. These would include nearby Alfred State College, Alfred University, Geneseo State and occasionally other institutions which express an interest in knowing of any job openings.
We also broadcast equal opportunity announcements on a regular basis.
Briefings on those appearances referenced above may be found in our EEO files at the station on Ashbaugh Hill, Hornell, NY.
This report prepared by Kevin Doran (Feb. 2011)

EEO REPORT FOR 2011 (written Feb 2012)
In the past year—since Feb. 2011—there have been no openings at our company.
This report is for WLEA-AM (facility id 5284) and WCKR-FM (facility id 5284) combined. The total number of full-time employees is 5 and the total number of part-time employees is 3.
Our full-time employees range in years of service from 53 to 7 (others have 31 and 16 and 11 years and we seldom have openings.
Still, PMJ COMMUNICATIONS (WLEA-AM and WCKR-FM) did follow the EEO directives in advertising that we are EEO employers and are open to any and all applications for future possible openings.
In addition, we contacted the area colleges and made known to them our EEO commitments and asked that anyone interested in a possible opening in the future contact us. We had no applications of any kind in this period.
We have attended various workshops and staff members have spoken in Hornell High School and Arkport Central School describing careers in broadcasting.
Among the colleges contacted:
Alfred University, Alfred NY
State University of Alfred, Alfred, NY
State University at Geneseo, NY
State University at Buffalo, NY
WLEA-AM and WCKR-FM have also aired EEO type announcements (see attached). Any and all openings will be posted on our website—-wwwwlea.net/wckr.com with the usual EEO liner indicating our desire to be an equal opportunity employer.
This reported was prepared by Kevin P. Doran, GM
(see file in station for details of meetings)

EEO 2012 REPORT (written Feb 2013)
In the past year—since Feb. 2012—there have been no openings at our company with one exception. We are actively looking for a replacement for Sales Manager Tom Booth who is now semi-retired and handling management on a part-time basis. We have not found that person yet although we have been in frequent communication since 2007 with an experienced salesman/manager with the goal of ultimately purchasing PMJ COMMUNICATIONS.
This report is for WLEA-AM (facility id 5284) and WCKR-FM (facility id 5284) combined. The total number of full-time employees is 5 and the total number of part-time employees is 3.
Our full-time employees range in years of service from 54 to 8 (others have 32 and 17 and 12) years and we seldom have openings.
Still, PMJ COMMUNICATIONS (WLEA-AM and WCKR-FM) did follow the EEO directives in advertising that we are EEO employers and are open to any and all applications for future possible openings.
In addition, we contacted the area colleges and made known to them our EEO commitments and asked that anyone interested in a possible opening in the future contact us. We had no applications of any kind in this period.
We have made staff members available to speak at job fairs in our area as well as make presentations in area high school career days when requested.
Among the colleges contacted:
Alfred University, Alfred NY
State University of Alfred, Alfred, NY
State University at Geneseo, NY
State University at Buffalo, NY
WLEA-AM and WCKR-FM have also aired EEO type announcements (see attached). Any and all openings will be posted on our website—-www.wlea.net and www.wckr.com with the usual EEO liner indicating our desire to be an equal opportunity employer.
This reported was prepared by Kevin P. Doran, GM
(Summaries of meetings in the area at job fairs etc. will be found in the EEO file at the station)

EEO REPORT 2013 (prepared in Feb. 2014)
In the past 12 months, we had one ongoing opening at PMJ COMMUNICATIONS (WLEA/WCKR)—that of Sales Manager and that position was filled in August of 2013 when we contracted with Robert Lee, formerly of PEMBROKE PINES to assume the position of Sales Manager. Mr. Lee’s contract also calls for his purchasing PMJ at some future, as yet undetermined date.
This will mark our first real opening in several years and while Mr. Lee and I have discussed management and eventual purchase of PMJ Communications, it was late June before contracts were signed. Unfortunately, he suffered a serious eye ailment and while his first day on the job was mid-August, it was exactly two months later when he was in a position to take over.
Former Sales Manager Tom Booth will continue to handle a few accounts (he is semi-retired) and will assist Bob Lee in the transfer of duties.
Also semi-retiring and cutting work to about 20 hours a week was Carol Pascoe who has worked here as Traffic Manager for 55 years. She was replaced by a part-timer working from home who was replaced in December by a company in Pennsylvania which now prepares our logs and does billing.
PMJ COMMUNICATIONS (WLEA-AM and WCKR-FM) did follow the EEO directives in advertising that we are EEO employers and are open to any and all applications for future possible openings. We have also made known to area high schools that we will happily provide speakers to discuss careers in broadcasting.
In addition, we contacted the area colleges and made known to them our EEO commitments and asked that anyone interested in a possible opening in the future contact us. We had no applications of any kind in this period.
We have made staff members available to speak at job fairs in our area as well as make presentations in area high school career days when requested.
Among the colleges contacted:
Alfred University, Alfred NY
State University of Alfred, Alfred, NY
State University at Geneseo, NY
State University at Buffalo, NY
WLEA-AM and WCKR-FM have also aired EEO type announcements (see attached). Any and all openings will be posted on our website—-wwwwlea.net/wckr.com with the usual EEO liner indicating our desire to be an equal opportunity employer.
This reported was prepared by Kevin P. Doran, GM
(Reports of the school meetings with staff will be found in the files at the station on Ashbaugh Hill Rd., Hornell)

EEO REPORT FOR 2014 (written 2015)

Carol Pascoe Retired completely in 2014, and was replaced by a part time in house receptionist/ office manager.

PMJ COMMUNICATIONS (WLEA-AM and WCKR-FM) did follow the EEO directives in advertising that we are EEO employers and are open to any and all applications for future possible openings. We have also made known to area high schools that we will happily provide speakers to discuss careers in broadcasting.
In addition, we contacted the area colleges and made known to them our EEO commitments and asked that anyone interested in a possible opening in the future contact us. We had no applications of any kind in this period.
We have made staff members available to speak at job fairs in our area as well as make presentations in area high school career days when requested.
Among the colleges contacted:
Alfred University, Alfred NY
State University of Alfred, Alfred, NY
State University at Geneseo, NY
State University at Buffalo, NY

We have worked with The Hornell area Chamber of Commerce and Hornell Partners or Growth on career based initiatives.  We have used our own facebook page as well as the Hornell Partners for Growth and The Hornell area Chamber of Commerce’s page to seek new employees.

WLEA-AM and WCKR-FM have also aired EEO type announcements (see attached). Any and all openings will be posted on our website—-wwwwlea.net/wckr.com with the usual EEO liner indicating our desire to be an equal opportunity employer.

(Reports of the school meetings with staff will be found in the files at the station on Ashbaugh Hill Rd., Hornell)

EEO REPORT FOR 2015 (written Spring 2016)

PMJ COMMUNICATIONS (WLEA-AM and WCKR-FM) did follow the EEO directives in advertising that we are EEO employers and are open to any and all applications for future possible openings. We have also made known to area high schools that we will happily provide speakers to discuss careers in broadcasting.
In addition, we contacted the area colleges and made known to them our EEO commitments and asked that anyone interested in a possible opening in the future contact us. We had no applications of any kind in this period.
We have made staff members available to speak at job fairs in our area as well as make presentations in area high school career days when requested.
Among the colleges contacted:
Alfred University, Alfred NY
State University of Alfred, Alfred, NY
State University at Geneseo, NY
State University at Buffalo, NY

Sports Director, Casey Cameron retired in 2015, and Todd Burritt was hired in March.

With General Manager, Bob Lee, leaving the station, and the passing of owner, Kevin Doran in October of 2015, PMJ COMMUNICATIONS (WLEA/WCKR) held a search for a new General Manager / Sales Manager.  That position to be filled January 2016 with John Lewis began at the station and started to train with acting station manager and sales manager, Tom Booth.  John will being transitioned into the GM role by 2017.  Tom Booth will continue to handle a few accounts (he is semi-retired) and will assist John Lewis in the transfer of duties.

Again, we worked with The Hornell area Chamber of Commerce and Hornell Partners or Growth on career based initiatives.  We have used our own facebook page as well as the Hornell Partners for Growth and The Hornell area Chamber of Commerce’s page to seek new employees.  We have talked with The Boy Scouts of America local chapter.   We have also had Alfred University Career Center on the air on WLEA talking about career opportunities as well as posted openings on the New York State Broadcasters Association website.

WLEA-AM and WCKR-FM have also aired EEO type announcements (see attached). Any and all openings will be posted on our website—-wwwwlea.net/wckr.com with the usual EEO liner indicating our desire to be an equal opportunity employer.
This reported was prepared by John Lewis, soon to be GM
(Reports of the school meetings with staff will be found in the files at the station on Ashbaugh Hill Rd., Hornell)