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Radio Kingston WKNY’s Public File is Available on the FCC Website.

 

EEO Public File Report
WKNY 1490 AM 107.9 FM

The purpose of this EEO Public File Report (“Report”) is to comply with Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the FCC’s Equal Employment Rules. This Annual EEO Report summarizes the relevant hiring and EEO outreach conducted by WKNY 1490 AM 107.9 FM.

The information contained in this Annual EEO Report covers the time period from February 1, 2021 to January 31st, 2022 (the “Applicable Period.”) Consistent with the FCC’s Rules, the following information:

A list of all full-time vacancies filled by the Station(s) during the Applicable Period;

2. For each such vacancy, the recruitment source(s) utilized to fill the vacancy, including any such sources that have asked to receive information from the station about any new job openings, which are separately identified;

3. The recruitment source that referred the hiree for each full-time vacancy during the Applicable Period;

4. Data reflecting the total number of persons interviewed for full-time vacancies during the Applicable Period and the total number of interviewees referred by each recruitment source utilized in connection with such vacancies; and

5. A list and brief description of the community outreach activities, not directly related to the opening of job positions, undertaken by the station during the Applicable Period.

The following sections provide the required information, and summarize the station EEO efforts during the Applicable Period.

This Annual Report was placed in the station’s public inspection file on January 18, 2022 and posted on the station’s website, in accordance with the FCC’s EEO Rules.

SECTION 1: Full-Time Job Openings Filled During This Period

 Stations in Employment Unit: WKNY 1490 AM 107.9 FM

Full-time Positions Date Filled Recruitment Source for Hired Candidate Number of Persons Interviewed
1 Technical Production Facilitator 1/1/22 Internal Promotion 1
2 Technical Production Associate 1/1/22 Internal Promotion 1
3 Technical Production Associate 1/1/22 Internal Promotion 1

Total Number of Persons Interviewed for All Job Positions: 3

SECTION 2: Recruitment Sources

Time Period Covered: February 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022
Stations in Employment Unit: WKNY 1490 AM 107.9 FM

Recruitment Source and Contact Information Total Numbers of Interviewees Source Has Provided During this Period Full-time Positions for which this Source Was Utilized
1 indeed.com 0
2 facebook.com 0
3 idealist.org 0
4 radiokingston.org 0
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SECTION 3 : Supplemental (Non-Vacancy Specific) Recruitment Activities Undertaken

Time Period Covered: February 1, 2021 to January 31, 2022
Stations in Employment Unit: WKNY 1490 AM 107.9 FM

1. Community Engagement and Outreach

Radio Kingston is dedicated to supporting and celebrating a healthy, just, and vibrant Kingston. Among the limited number of Community Events held in 2021 due to the continued pandemic, several are of particular note.

Community Covid Response

2021 saw the continuation of the pandemic with an upsurge in COVID-19 cases and with a vaccine still months away. Radio Kingston continued to support public health initiatives with audio visual equipment and human resources that enabled County Executive Pat Ryan to deliver twice-weekly COVID-19 information broadcasts live to Facebook. The Radio Kingston support included informational graphics in the presentation as well as simultaneous Spanish language and American Sign Language during the broadcasts. We continued to support the City of Kingston’s public health efforts with a remote set up for Mayor Steve Noble. Every Tuesday at 5 pm the mayor went live to the City and Radio Kingston Facebook pages from his desk at City Hall, using equipment we provided, as well as technical training for city staff to operate it. 

Kingston Black History Month Event Coverage

In collaboration with MyKingstonKids.org, Radio Kingston promoted the events of Kingston Black History Month on-air, online, and on social media via live webcasts. Radio Kingston covered over 20 events during the month of February.

Kingston Women’s History Month

Radio Kingston also promoted the events of Kingston Women’s History Month on-air, online, and on social media via live webcasts. Radio Kingston covered roughly a dozen events during the month of March.

Radio Kingston Tech Team

We are also a service organization via the work done by our Tech Team to support local organizations and government spread their messages and missions. From the lending of a basic PA to help amplify voices at an event to creating a remote studio set up to safely broadcast the State of the City address and a Common Council meeting complete with a Zoom interface that allowed people to make people comment is real time, the Tech Team in 2021 responded to a myriad of ever changing production asks. The ability of the Tech Team to host live audio and video for an organization to help stage manage a completely solar powered stage and video stream for the Midtown Arts District Awards ceremony, the Tech Team can provide top tier support for almost any situation. 

2. Contributing On-Air Host and Podcast Programming Recruitment

All community members are welcome to contribute an idea for programming or a podcast at anytime via WKNY’s web portal, radiokingston.org.