Annual Employment Report:
Employment Unit WVOK AM/FM
Period Covered: 12/01/16 – 12/01/17
Due to the size of WOODARD BROADCASTING we are required to do 2 job fairs each calendar year in compliance to the FCC
January 23rd 2017 WOODARD BROACASTING held a JOB FAIR inside the local Quintard Mall in Oxford. Leading up to the job fair WOODARD BROADCASTING ran 2 announcements a day for TWO calendar weeks January 9th 2017 through January 22nd 2017 for approx 28 mentions. In addition to the on air recorded promo we used social media for this such as Face book and Twitter….This job fair was from 10:00am until 1:00pm with General Manager Chuck Woodard, Operations Manager Steve Stevens on location to hand out information packets about the different jobs available at WOODARD BROACASTING in Management, Traffic, Sales and Programming and in addition these information packets covered how to apply and where to apply in the event of an opening and instructed future applicants to check on our website for job postings at WWW.979WVOK.COM. Approx 30-40 people showed up to learn more about WOODARD BROADCASTING and the job opportunities we occasionally have.
WOODARD BROADCASTING held its 2nd job fair on November 7th 2017 at the Oxford Civic Center. This was a success as we had approx 100 people to come by to find out about employment with WOODARD BROADCASTING. Much like the earlier job fair, we used Face book, Twitter plus we ran a recorded promo about this that aired once an hour, every hour, starting October 31st 2017 and ran till November 7th 2017 which resulted in 168 mentions and our personalities mentioned it on our promo sheet that is read by them hourly as well. The job fair was from 9am-1pm . Operations Manager Steve Stevens and Program Director Jock Burgess were on hand to talk to potential employees and to hand out information packets that covered how to apply and where to apply in the event of an opening and instructed future applicants to check on our website for job postings at WWW.979WVOK.COM. . As mentioned earlier approx 100 people showed up to learn more about WOODARD BROADCASTING and how to apply and keep in contact with us about jobs.
Whether or not a specific position is available, the Woodard Broadcasting Group Oxford airs: 30
Spots on its stations. The spot instructs the work force in our community of license as follows:
“WVOK is always looking for bright, qualified individuals to fill open job positions. If you are
interested in being part of the WVOK team, visit the jobs section of 979WVOK.COM Once again, employment information is available in the jobs section of our website at 979WVOK.COM. WVOK is an equal opportunity employer” 52 announcements were aired on WOODARD BROADCASTING between December 1, 2016 thru December 1, 2017 Monday - Sunday
6A-6A. Spots will continue to air throughout 2018.
Secondly, WOODARD BROADCASTING aired 52:30 spots seeking organizations that provide job services:
“WVOK is an equal opportunity employer. Any organization or educational institution that maintains a job bank, provides employment information or job referrals may ask to receive our job listings”
Here are the recruiting services WOODARD BROADCASTING will post openings with in the event of a job vacancy either by email, fax or mail
Alabama State employment service 1721 Oxmoor Rd # 109, Birmingham, AL 35209 - (205) 870-3275
Alabama broadcaster’s Association job bank – fax 205-982-0015
Jacksonville State University Placement service- 207 Merrill Hall 700 Pelham Road North Jacksonville, Alabama 36265 phone….256-782-5482 …email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gadsden State 1001 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, AL 35903 phone (256) 549-8200 …email email@example.com
Talladega College Career Planning and Placement service Talladega College
627 Battle Street West Talladega, AL 35160 Phone (866) 540-3956
WOODARD BROADCATING did hire one person to help with outside sales. We posted the following ad with the before mentioned agencies and groups LISTED ABOVE plus on our website in the “JOBS” area from March 13th 2017 through March 31st 2017. The add read:
“Woodard Broadcasting Company, Inc is currently taking applications for a sales person. Applicants can pick up or fill out applications at the studios of Woodard Broadcasting Company, Inc located at 1215 Church Street in Oxford between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday thru Friday from March 13th 2017 through March 31st 2017. Interviews will be held on April 5th (Wednesday) at the studios of Woodard Broadcasting Company. Applicants must have prior radio sales experience, have a professional wardrobe (some shirts will be provided) provide their own transportation with insurance and be able to provide resume and referrals. Woodard Broadcasting Company Inc, will provide sales list, weekly salary with commission based on collections, gas allowance, partial insurance with BCBS and a stable work environment. Woodard Broadcasting Company, Inc is an equal opportunity employer.
In addition to the WOODARD BROADCASTING also ran the above :30 second ad 10 times a day (Mon-Saturday) from March 13th 2017 through March 31st 2017 for a total of 179 announcements.
This resulted in WOODARD BROADCASTING the interview and hiring of Brian Selke on April 10th 2017 as he was the only applicant. Mr. Selke stayed with WOODARD BROADCASTING until June 15th 2017 when he accepted a scholarship to Gadsden State Community College and it would interfere with his daily abilities to work with Woodard Broadcasting. He submitted his resignation letter on June 5th and his last day was June 15th 2017
****No immediate action was taken to hire another sales person at that time*******
Station Web Sites
This site contains a section “JOBS” explaining what the different jobs WVOKFM/AM provides and how to apply for these jobs if one comes available.
During the 2017 calendar season WOODARD BROADCASTING kept our commitment to local schools and Universities with our “Internship program” as an outreach method. From Jacksonville State University we had Jesse Wheeles to intern with us from January 12th 2017 through May 2017. Mr. Wheeles graduated JSU in the spring with a Major in Communications
Meanwhile WOODARD BROADCASTING also worked with different schools in our area with this program. Here are a list of the students and schools we had interning with us and the dates
The Donoho School -
Cory Van Ikris February 27 2017 through March 3rd 2017
Sacred Heart school-
Rha Spaulding March 13 2017 through March 17th 2017
If you have questions concerning this report please contact Chuck Woodard (General Manager) or Steve Stevens (Operations Manager) during business hours (256) 835-1580