WMET Outreach Efforts :
The period covered by this report, March 10, 2003 through June 2, 2003,
represents a relatively short period of time. Nonetheless WMET has been able to
complete the following outreach activities during that short time period:
WMET has conducted a program by which employees receive training in areas
outside their regular job in an effort to prepare them for future advancement in the
broadcasting industry. For example: sales department employees are trained and
exposed to programming elements and development; an operations department
employee was given training in sales and marketing. On-going in house training
was given the sales staff during the reporting period.
WMET maintains an unpaid internship, which is designed to expose the
participating individual to all aspects of radio broadcasting. Job responsibilities
vary depending on our needs. Often requirements include office filing, reception,
copy writing and promotion tasks. The hours are generally part-time.
WMET lists upper-level openings in a job bank of a media trade group whose
membership includes substantial participation of women and minorities.
WMET airs the following announcement weekly on WMET radio:
"From time to time, WMET Radio has employment opportunities both full and
part time for on and off the air positions. People interested in joining our staff
should visit our website... wmet.net for opportunities and current employment
information. WMET is an equal opportunity employer."
Our General Manager participated in an EEO compliance seminar sponsored by
Maryland-DC-Delaware Broadcasters Association on May 7, 2003.
WMET anticipates completing the required number of outreach activities over the
coming two-year period.