2012-2013 Annual EEO Public File Report

Blue Lake Public Radio

300 East Crystal Lake Rd.

Twin Lake, MI 49457




This report covers the period between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013


I.                   Position Filled


·         Blue Lake Public Radio had no open positions during the above period.

·         No jobs were posted


II.        Recruitment Initiatives Undertaken during the above time period:


When a job opening occurs, we post the position with the one or more of the following agencies depending on the job description.  In some instances, if necessary, we may contact them by phone or email in addition to written correspondence.   This is in addition to listing the position in our local newspapers’ want ads and the Michigan Works Job Bank.


The Corporation for Public Broadcasting

401 - 9th Street NW

Washington, DC  20004-2129


Muskegon Community College

221 South Quarterline Road

Muskegon, MI 49442


Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI 49401


Grand Rapids Urban League

745 Eastern Ave SE

Grand Rapids MI 49503


Ferris State University

1201 S State St

Big Rapids MI 49307


Hope College

Holland MI 49442


Calvin College

3201 Burton St SE 

Grand Rapids MI 49546


Aquinas College

1607 Robinson Rd SE

Grand Rapids MI 49506


Baker College

1903 Marquette Ave

Muskegon, MI 49442


Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI 49008


Michigan State University

East Lansing MI 48824


Specs Howard School of Broadcast Arts
19900 W. 9 Mile Rd.
Southfield, Michigan 48075

1612 K St., N.W., Suite 704
Washington, D.C. 20006


All job postings include a statement that Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp is an equal opportunity employer.  A notice is posted in the administration building as well as on the employee bulletin board in the radio station stating that discrimination is prohibited by Michigan Law.


Job openings occur infrequently – the last opening we had was in 2005.  When a job opening occurs, we routinely go to the FCC website for guidance.


Blue Lake Representatives attend three events each year which include job recruitment components: the Midwest Clinic in Chicago each December; the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids, which is held in January; and the Ohio Music Education Conference, which takes place in February.


WBLV has, since 1996, had an ongoing internship program with Reeths Puffer High School and since 2005 with Mona Shores High School.  In 2010, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp instituted a class for summer students interested in learning about radio broadcasting.  There are four sessions of 2 weeks each.  Each 2-week session has a maximum enrollment of 28 students.  The organization also has a Continuing Education program for its employees, which provides for partial tuition reimbursement for coursework related to an employee’s job.


Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp has a policy of reviewing salary levels annually in conjunction with developing the budget.  When raises are given, the organization generally provides for across-the-board raises based on a percent of employee’s current salary.    When job openings occur, all employees are made aware of the openings and are given the opportunity to apply.  There have been no promotions within the station in the past year.


If you would like to have your group or organization receive job postings, please contact Blue Lake Public Radio at 231-894-2616.


Documents relating to our EEO efforts are available in our Public Inspection Files located at 300 East Crystal Lake Rd, Twin Lake, MI 49457