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EEO Report for 2018
In the beginning of January, 2018, Don Schimizzi took over as General Manager, and stayed on until April. Afterwards, owner Mary Margaret Doran’s son Brendan became involved with the family owned radio business, PMJ Communications, Brendan took over for Andrew Doran, Andrew became involved in the business in a consulting position in October 2015, after longtime owner Kevin Doran’s death. Andrew left the family business after changing roles at a Washington job. Brendan quickly moved from being a consultant to the general manager’s role. In late 2018, Brendan was replaced as GM, by David Pascoe, the former Wlea/Wckr salesman and son of longtime Wlea/Wckr secretary, Carol Pascoe. Brendan will likely take his role over again as GM, when Brendan returns from a National Guard military mission in Jordan, in late 2019, early 2020.

EEO Report for 2017
Lewis leads a format flip, changing the music format on WCKR, 92.1, from country music to Hot AC, in May of 2017. John Lewis stayed for approximately two years, giving his notice in November, 2017, the Doran family put out notices on three websites, advertising for the need for a new General Manager. Don Schimizzi was hired for the GM position, and took over in January, 2018.

EEO Report for 2017

No employees were hired or left. We continue to air an announcement regarding our EEO position.

EEO Report for 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

John Lewis was hired as General Manger.

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.

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. Any and all openings were posted on our website—-wwwwlea.net/wckr.com with the usual EEO liner indicating our desire to be an equal opportunity employer.
This report 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)

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. Any and all openings were 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)

 

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