Equal Employment Opportunity Public File Report 
for the Station Employment Unit Consisting of
WBLU 88.9 (Grand Rapids, MI) & WBLV 90.3 (Twin Lake, MI)
Applicable Period beginning June 1, 2014, and including May 31, 2015

The purpose of this Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Public File Report is to comply with Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the FCC’s 2002 EEO Rule. This Report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit comprised of the following stations: WBLU & WBLV.  It is required to be placed in the public inspection files of
these stations and posted on their websites.  WBLU/WBLV’s web address is bluelake.org/radio.  

The information contained in this Report covers the time period beginning June 1, 2014, and including, May 31, 2015 (the “Applicable Period”).  The FCC’s 2002 EEO Rules require this Report contain the following:

  • A list of all full-time vacancies filled by the Station(s) comprising the Station Employment Unit during the Applicable Period
  • For each such vacancy, the recruitment source(s) utilized to fill the vacancy (including, if applicable, organizations entitled to notification pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(1)(ii) of the EEO Rule, which should be separately identified), identified by name, address, contact person, and telephone number
  • The recruitment source that referred the hiree for each full-time vacancy during the Applicable Period
  • 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
  • A list and brief description of the initiatives undertaken pursuant to Sections 73.2080(c)(2) of the FCC rules.

 

Appendix 1

Full-Time Job Position Vacancies

The Station Employment Unit comprised of WBLU 88.9 & WBLV 90.3 had no full-time job employment vacancies in the Applicable Period of June 1, 2014-May 31, 2015.

 

External Notification of Available Job Positions

Depending on the skills noted in a job description, either full-time or part-
time, positions are posted with one or more of the institutions below.   Other organizations can request to be added to this notification list by contacting
Bonnie Lipan at (231) 894-5656, or by e-mail at blipan@bluelake.org.  All external job postings state Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp provides Equal
Employment Opportunities. 

Aquinas College
1607 Robinson Road SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49506 
(616) 632-8900
Sarah Scott
wmich.joinhandshake.com
saintsforhire@acquinas.edu

Baker College 
1903 Marquette Avenue
Muskegon, MI  49442
(231) 777-5200
baker-csm.symplicity.com/employers

Calvin College
3201 Burton Street SE
Grand Rapids MI  49546 
(616) 526-6000
Sarah Scott
calvin.edu/career/employers/job-submission-form.html

Central Michigan University
340 Moore Hall
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: (989)774-3851
Joan McDonald
macdon1jk@cmich.edu

Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC  
401 9th Street NW
Washington, DC  20004-2129
(202) 879-9600
http://www.indeed.com/hire

Ferris State University
1201 S. State Street
Big Rapids, MI  49307
(231) 591-2000
ferris.edu/CLACS
KristiWilliams
kristi_williams@ferris.edu

Grand Rapids Urban League, Grand Rapids MI
745 Eastern Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49503 
info@grurbanleague.org  also mitalent.org/Employer

Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI  49401 
(616) 331-5000
myinterfase.com/gvsu/employer

Hope College
141 East 12th Street
Holland MI  49423 
(616) 395-7000
myinterfase.com/hope/employer

Michigan Association of Broadcasters
819 North Washington Avenue
Lansing, MI  48906
(517) 484-7444
Dan Kelley
dkelley@michmab.com 
http://michmab.com/Careers/JobBank/SubmitaJobOpeningtotheMABJobBank

Michigan State University
220 Trowbridge Road
East Lansing, MI  48824  
(517) 355-1855
Fax: (517)355-1292
Gary Reid
Department of Telecommunication
reidg@msu.edu
msu-csm.symplicity.com/employers/

Muskegon Community College
221 South Quarterline Road
Muskegon, MI  49442 
(231) 773-9131
careermatrix.com/remote/edu/employer 

Specs Howard School of Media Arts 
19900 West 9 Mile Road
Southfield, MI  48075
(248) 358-9000
Fax 248-746-9772
Kristin Burns
kburns@specshoward.edu

State of Michigan - Michigan Works! Association
2500 Kerry Street – Suite 210
Lansing, MI   48912
(800) 285-9675
mitalent.org/Employer

Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI  49008-5200
(269) 387-1000 
Fax 248-746-9772
Joe Turner
https://wmich.joinhandshake.com/login

Depending on the skills noted in a job description, either full-time or part-time, WBLU 88.9 & WBLV 90.3 may also advertise the position in the following ways:

  • Blue Lake Public Radio on-air announcements
  • Blue Lake Public Radio listener database e-mail blasts
  • Blue Lake Public Radio website post notifications
  • Classified newspaper ads
  • Michigan statewide mlive digital newspaper ads

 

Appendix 2

Full-Time Staff 

The Station Employment Unit consisting of WBLU & WBLV began the Applicable Period with six (6) full-time employees.  There were five (5) at
the end of the period as a result of one position eliminated.

Market Population Served

WBLU & WBLV primarily serves a five (5) Michigan county area with a population of 1,144,128 persons (Source: 2013 census).  The Station Employment Unit is not a religious broadcaster.

External Recruitment

State Music Conferences

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp representatives operate job recruitment exhibitor
booths at five (5) State Educator Music Conferences each year that include job recruitment components.  The number of attendees per conference ranges from approximately 3,000 to 15,000.   These conferences include: 

Indiana Music Conference in Fort Wayne
January 15-17, 2015
Three Blue Lake representatives

Illinois Music Conference in Peoria
January 28-31, 2015
Three representatives

Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids
January 22-24, 2015
Six representatives

Midwest Clinic in Chicago
December 16-20, 2015
Five representatives

Ohio Music Education Conference
February 4-7, 2015
Three representatives 

 

Blue Lake’s exhibitor team included Leah Brockman, Dr. Robert Crisp, Don Flickinger, Kaye Flickinger, John Heath, Bill McFarlin, Kelly Falls, Bill Tennant, and Dr. Myron Welch.  Minimally, two Blue Lake employees participate at each conference.  A PowerPoint presentation displays pictures of the previous Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Summer season.  Blue Lake representatives distribute information cards to college students and teacher attendees, also answering questions about Blue Lake Public Radio – WBLU & WBLV.  Approximately 500 Summer camp catalogs are given out per conference.  Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp serves 5400 campers from around the world each Summer across four 12- day  sessions in the areas of music, voice, dance, art, and theater. 

Mentoring Programs

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Students Radio Broadcasting Class:

In 2010, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp instituted a class taught by Blue Lake Public Radio employees for Summer camp students interested in learning about Radio broadcasting.  There is one class offered during each of the camp’s four sessions.  Each class has a maximum enrollment of 28 students.  The Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp “Radio Minor Elective Class” is a hands-on, class experience-based mentoring program featuring students working together in four-person groups to a create hour-long, music-centered Radio program. Students receive a compact disc version of their completed coursework to take home. This recording exemplifies how well they learned writing, production, and voice recording skills, musical appreciation; plus their ability to follow an hourly broadcast program “clock.”  Students also participate in “live,” in-studio musical performances recorded for broadcast.  In addition to the software based recording in the classroom, they have an opportunity to personally record a segment of their programs from one of the station’s production studios.  Blue Lake Public Radio -WBLU/WBLV’s General Manager, Paul Boscarino, teaches one class per session on the fundamentals of creating marketing ad programs for businesses and organizations on both non-profit, and commercial, Radio stations.   

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Students: ”Live” Concert Assignments:

Each Blue Lake Summer Camp student is required to attend two on-site concerts involving professional performances by faculty members, and counselors, of wind instruments, and orchestra masterworks.  These concerts are part of WBLU & WBLV’s long-time “Live from Blue Lake” broadcasts.  Student campers are provided the opportunity to ask questions of the performers, as well as gaining knowledge as to how a “live” concert broadcast is produced, including time-specific announcements by the program producer, and audience reaction to the performance. 

2014 Blue Lake Summer Camp “live” concert broadcasts aired on:  

    • Friday, June 26
    • Sunday June 29
    • Saturday, July 5
    • Sunday, July 13
    • Thursday, July 17
    • Saturday, July 19
    • Friday, July 25
    • Sunday, July 27
    • Saturday, August 2
    • Sunday, August 10
    • Saturday, August 16

    Appendix 3
    Internal Notification of Available Job Positions

    WBLU 88.9 & WBLV 90.3’s parent organization, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, notifies employees of all available positions, and provides the opportunity to apply for them.  All internal job postings state Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp provides Equal Employment Opportunities.  Blue Lake’s Vice-President, Operations & Finance, Heidi Stansell, is responsible for implementing, and analyzing the organization’s EEO recruitment program, including WBLU & WBLV’s, in coordination with the station’s General Manager, Paul Boscarino

     

    Appendix 4

    Efforts to analyze the organization’s EEO program effectiveness, and address any problems, are undertaken during Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp’s Board of Trustees’ Diversity Committee’s annual analysis of hiring and EEO recruitment actions.  No problems have been found as a result of such analysis. 

     

    Appendix 5

    Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp’s management committee has a policy of reviewing salary levels annually in conjunction with developing the budget.  The committee, if raises are given, determines the process for either merit-based, or across-the-board, increases.  Seniority practices, promotions, and selection techniques are also reviewed to ensure EEO policies are followed.  Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp has no union agreements.     


     

    Equal Employment Opportunity Public File Report 
    for the Station Employment Unit Consisting of
    WBLU 88.9 (Grand Rapids, MI) & WBLV 90.3 (Twin Lake, MI)
    Applicable Period beginning June 1, 2013, and including May 31, 2014

    The purpose of this Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Public File Report is to comply with Section 73.2080(c)(6) of the FCC’s 2002 EEO Rule. This Report has been prepared on behalf of the Station Employment Unit comprised of the following stations: WBLU & WBLV.  It is required to be placed in the public inspection files of
    these stations and posted on their websites.  WBLU/WBLV’s web address is bluelake.org/radio.  

    The information contained in this Report covers the time period beginning June 1, 2013, and including, May 31, 2014 (the “Applicable Period”).  The FCC’s 2002 EEO Rules require this Report contain the following:

    • A list of all full-time vacancies filled by the Station(s) comprising the Station Employment Unit during the Applicable Period
    • For each such vacancy, the recruitment source(s) utilized to fill the vacancy (including, if applicable, organizations entitled to notification pursuant to Section 73.2080(c)(1)(ii) of the EEO Rule, which should be separately identified), identified by name, address, contact person, and telephone number
    • The recruitment source that referred the hiree for each full-time vacancy during the Applicable Period
    • 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
    • A list and brief description of the initiatives undertaken pursuant to Sections 73.2080(c)(2) of the FCC rules.

     

    Appendix 1

    Full-Time Job Position Vacancies

    The Station Employment Unit comprised of WBLU 88.9 & WBLV 90.3 had no full-time job employment vacancies in the Applicable Period of June 1, 2013-May 31, 2014

     

    External Notification of Available Job Positions

    Depending on the skills noted in a job description, either full-time or part-
    time, positions are posted with one or more of the institutions below.   Other organizations can request to be added to this notification list by contacting Kim DeJonge at (231) 894-5656, or by e-mail at kdejonge@bluelake.org.  All external job postings state Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp provides Equal Employment Opportunities. 

    Aquinas College
    1607 Robinson Road SE
    Grand Rapids, MI  49506 
    (616) 632-8900
    Sarah Scott
    wmich.joinhandshake.com
    saintsforhire@acquinas.edu

    Baker College 
    1903 Marquette Avenue
    Muskegon, MI  49442
    (231) 777-5200
    baker-csm.symplicity.com/employers

    Calvin College
    3201 Burton Street SE
    Grand Rapids MI  49546 
    (616) 526-6000
    Sarah Scott
    calvin.edu/career/employers/job-submission-form.html

    Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC  
    401 9th Street NW
    Washington, DC  20004-2129
    (202) 879-9600
    http://www.indeed.com/hire

    Current Magazine
    3003 Washtenaw Ave., Suite 3
    Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104
    (734) 668-4044
    Ferris State University
    1201 S. State Street
    Big Rapids, MI  49307
    (231) 591-2000
    ferris.edu/CLACS
    KristiWilliams
    kristi_williams@ferris.edu

    Grand Rapids Urban League, Grand Rapids MI
    745 Eastern Avenue SE
    Grand Rapids, MI  49503
    info@grurbanleague.org  also mitalent.org/Employer

    Grand Valley State University
    1 Campus Drive
    Allendale, MI  49401 
    (616) 331-5000
    myinterfase.com/gvsu/employer

    Hope College
    141 East 12th Street
    Holland MI  49423 
    (616) 395-7000
    myinterfase.com/hope/employer

    Michigan Association of Broadcasters
    819 North Washington Avenue
    Lansing, MI  48906
    (517) 484-7444
    Dan Kelley
    dkelley@michmab.com 
    http://michmab.com/Careers/JobBank/SubmitaJobOpeningtotheMABJobBank

    Michigan State University
    220 Trowbridge Road
    East Lansing, MI  48824  
    (517) 355-1855
    Fax: (517)355-1292
    Gary Reid
    Department of Telecommunication
    reidg@msu.edu
    msu-csm.symplicity.com/employers/

    Muskegon Community College
    221 South Quarterline Road
    Muskegon, MI  49442 
    (231) 773-9131
    careermatrix.com/remote/edu/employer 

    Specs Howard School of Media Arts 
    19900 West 9 Mile Road
    Southfield, MI  48075
    (248) 358-9000
    Fax 248-746-9772
    Kristin Burns
    kburns@specshoward.edu

    State of Michigan - Michigan Works! Association
    2500 Kerry Street – Suite 210
    Lansing, MI   48912
    (800) 285-9675
    mitalent.org/Employer

    Western Michigan University
    1903 W. Michigan Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI  49008-5200
    (269) 387-1000 
    Fax 248-746-9772
    Joe Turner
    https://wmich.joinhandshake.com/login

    Depending on the skills noted in a job description, either full-time or part-time, WBLU 88.9 & WBLV 90.3 may also advertise the position in the following ways:

    • Blue Lake Public Radio on-air announcements
    • Blue Lake Public Radio listener database e-mail blasts
    • Blue Lake Public Radio website post notifications
    • Classified newspaper ads
    • Michigan statewide mlive digital newspaper ads

    Appendix 2

    Full-Time Staff 

    The Station Employment Unit consisting of WBLU & WBLV began the Applicable Period with seven (7) full-time employees.  There were six (6) at the end of the period as a result of one position eliminated.

    Market Population Served

    WBLU & WBLV primarily serves a five (5) Michigan county area with a population of 1,130, 776 persons (Source: 2012 census).  The Station Employment Unit is not a religious broadcaster.

    External Recruitment

    State Music Conferences

    Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp representatives operate job recruitment exhibitor
    booths at four (4) State Educator Music Conferences each year that include job recruitment components.  The number of attendees per conference ranges from approximately 3,000 to 15,000.   These conferences include: 

    Illinois Music Conference in Peoria
    January 29-Feb. 1, 2014
    Three representatives

    Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids
    January 21-22, 2014
    Six representatives

    Midwest Clinic in Chicago
    December 16-20, 2014
    Five representatives

    Ohio Music Education Conference
    February 5-8, 2014
    Two representatives 

    Blue Lake’s exhibitor team included Leah Brockman, Dr. Robert Crisp, Don Flickinger, Kaye Flickinger, John Heath, Bill McFarlin, Kelly Falls, Bill Tennant, and Dr. Myron Welch.  Minimally, two Blue Lake employees participate at each conference.  A PowerPoint presentation displays pictures of the previous Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Summer season.  Blue Lake representatives distribute information cards to college students and teacher attendees, also answering questions about Blue Lake Public Radio – WBLU & WBLV.  Approximately 500 Summer camp catalogs are given out per conference.  Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp serves 5400 campers from around the world each Summer across four 12- day  sessions in the areas of music, voice, dance, art, and theater. 

    Mentoring Programs

    Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Students Radio Broadcasting Class:

    In 2010, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp instituted a class taught by Blue Lake Public Radio employees for Summer camp students interested in learning about Radio broadcasting.  There is one class offered during each of the camp’s four sessions.  Each class has a maximum enrollment of 28 students.  The Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp “Radio Minor Elective Class” is a hands-on, class experience-based mentoring program featuring students working together in four-person groups to a create hour-long, music-centered Radio program. Students receive a compact disc version of their completed coursework to take home. This recording exemplifies how well they learned writing, production, and voice recording skills, musical appreciation; plus their ability to follow an hourly broadcast program “clock.”  Students also participate in “live,” in-studio musical performances recorded for broadcast.  In addition to the software based recording in the classroom, they have an opportunity to personally record a segment of their programs from one of the station’s production studios.  Blue Lake Public Radio -WBLU/WBLV’s General Manager, Paul Boscarino, teaches one class per session on the fundamentals of creating marketing ad programs for businesses and organizations on both non-profit, and commercial, Radio stations.   

    Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Students: ”Live” Concert Assignments:

    Each Blue Lake Summer Camp student is required to attend two on-site concerts involving professional performances by faculty members, and counselors, of wind instruments, and orchestra masterworks.  These concerts are part of WBLU & WBLV’s long-time “Live from Blue Lake” broadcasts.  Student campers are provided the opportunity to ask questions of the performers, as well as gaining knowledge as to how a “live” concert broadcast is produced, including time-specific announcements by the program producer, and audience reaction to the performance. 

    2013 Blue Lake Summer Camp broadcasts aired on:  

    • June 28
    • June 30                                                                    
    • July 6 
    • July 14
    • July 18
    • July 20
    • July 26
    • July28
    • August 3             
    • August 11           
    • August 17

     

    Appendix 3
    Internal Notification of Available Job Positions

    WBLU 88.9 & WBLV 90.3’s parent organization, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, notifies employees of all available positions, and provides the opportunity to apply for them.  All internal job postings state Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp provides Equal Employment Opportunities.  Blue Lake’s Vice-President, Operations & Finance, Heidi Stansell, is responsible for implementing, and analyzing the organization’s EEO recruitment program, including WBLU & WBLV’s, in coordination with the station’s General Manager, Paul Boscarino

    Appendix 4

    Efforts to analyze the organization’s EEO program effectiveness, and address any problems, are undertaken during Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp’s Board of Trustees’ Diversity Committee’s annual analysis of hiring and EEO recruitment actions.  No problems have been found as a result of such analysis. 

     

    Appendix 5

    Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp’s management committee has a policy of reviewing salary levels annually in conjunction with developing the budget.  The committee, if raises are given, determines the process for either merit-based, or across-the-board, increases.  Seniority practices, promotions, and selection techniques are also reviewed to ensure EEO policies are followed.  Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp has no union agreements.