Seven Bridges Radio EEO Public File Report
Prepared by Steven Griffin
Job Openings Filled During the Period October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018
Staitons: WJXL – AM Facility ID: 63600
WJXL – FM 22005
Positions Filled Dates Recruitment Sources
Account Executive 1 October, 2017 Personal Referral
Receptionist/Promotions 1 January, 2018 Internship Program
Air Talent/Assistant PD 1 August, 2018 Barrett Sports Media
Board Operator 1 August, 2018 Internship Program
Total Number of People Interviewed for All Positions: 12
Recruitment Sources Interviewees Positions
Barrett Sports Media 1 Air Talent & Assistant PD
Linked-In 5 Account Mgr & Assistant PD
Walk-In 1 Account Manager
Internship Program 2 Board Op & Receptionist
Networking/Personal Referral 3 Account Mgr & Assistant PD
Seven Bridges Radio provides internship training for individuals who have a desire to attain employment in the broadcasting industry. The intern program is extended to college level students who may obtain credit for time spent learning the trade at the WJXL studios and on its promotional events. It is also available to post-graduates who are looking for a way to ‘get their foot in the door.’
In the past year WJXL AM-FM hosted 11 students and graduates from colleges and universities around North Florida, eight male and three female interns. Areas of training include on-air preparation, broadcasting technique, copy writing, public affairs, promotions, production and social media. The program occasionally leads to employment opportunities. One former intern was promoted to a part-time position in the past year.
On Thursday, November 16, 2017, 1010XL helped Walkoff Charities host a fundraiser at San Mateo Little League Baseball Fields on the North Side of Jacksonville.
The Frank Frangie Show broadcast live on 1010 XL from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and spread awareness for Little League at San Mateo and throughout the Jacksonville area. After the broadcast 1010XL joined Boston’s Restaurant and Walkoff Charities and presented a $2,000 check to the San Mateo Little League Ball Fields for repairs from damage occurred during Hurricane Irma.
On Friday, November 17, 1010 XL’s popular morning show ‘The Drill’ set up in the parking lot outside the 1010 XL building on Hogan Road for the Marronney Baloney Sandwich Blitz.
The Drill performed live from 7 – 10 am inviting listeners to “drive thru” our parking lot, pull up to tent, give donation and pick up a free Marronney Baloney sandwich courtesy of Dandee Foods. The Dandee Foods Truck was loaded down with 500 sandwiches.
1010 XL President and General Manager Steven Griffin joined Jay Fund volunteers with a bucket collecting donations for the sandwich and a bottle of water. The Jay Fund was thrilled when the donations were counted and $2100 had been collected to help Jacksonville area families with children battling childhood cancer.
1010 XL opened its airwaves to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation for its 10th Annual radio-thon to raise money and awareness for the Jay Fund and cancer’s effect on local families on the national Day Of Giving, November 28, 2017. A record amount do donations was collected for the eighth straight year, $136,031. In the ten years of radio-thons 1010 XL has raised $637, 797 for the Jay Fund.
1010 XL’s programming (WJXL-AM & FM) was based around talk and interviews with people associated with the Jay Fund Foundation, including Tom Coughlin, who joined The Drill in studio at 7 am and the Frangie Show by phone at 5:20 pm, his daughter Kelli Coughlin, who runs the Jay Fund Foundation, and family members who have firsthand experience with cancer and the ways the Jay Fund Foundation helps families on the First Coast. All shows from 6 am – 9 pm were devoted to raising funds for this great cause.
The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation has helped over 4,000 families and given away more than $6 million dollars towards its mission of providing financial and emotional support for Jacksonville-area pediatric leukemia and cancer patients, and their families. The Jay Fund aims to improve their quality of life through a variety of programs. Whether helping a family with medical expenses or groceries, the Jay Fund helps lessen the burden on local families.
1010 XL extends a special thanks to the volunteers who gave of their time to answer phone calls and the Jacksonville community for being such generous heroes for these wonderful kids. Thanks are also extended to the local businesses that helped out with financial contributions.
The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation was created in honor of Jay McGillis. Jay was a very special young man who played football for Coach Coughlin at Boston College and developed leukemia. The courage, compassion and faith he demonstrated during the course of his illness were an inspiration to many people.
On Saturday, December 16, 2017, 1010 XL’s David Lamm donned the Santa suit for the 15th year to bring smiles to less fortunate children in the Jacksonville area with the Santa Lamm Shopping Spree at Wal-mart.
More than 4,000 needy kids have enjoyed a wonderful Christmas experience thanks to the generous supporters of the Lamm Foundation. Around 350 kids, ages 3-13, are given a $75 gift card and allowed to shop for themselves each year. They pay no taxes. The shopping starts at 8 a.m. and the children are provided with juice and donuts while checking in.
The Foundation has 501 C(3) status and all donations are tax deductible. The Foundation is an all-volunteer organization and more than 99 cents of every $1 goes directly to the children. Donations should be made out to the David Lamm Foundation and mailed to 5430 Whitney St., Jacksonville, FL 32277.
David started his “shopping spree” on a bit of a whim during his former morning radio show 15 years ago and it quickly mushroomed into a major chartable event.
A number of area organizations provide the children most in need of help if they’re going to enjoy the “Santa experience.” The Foundation puts a heavy emphasis of helping children of military families. It’s a small way of thanking the men and women who serve to protect our way of life. The children are selected based on need and nothing else.
Santa Lamm welcomes donations throughout the year. Checks should be made out to the David Lamm Foundation and mailed to 5430 Whitney St, Jacksonville, FL 32277. Requests can be made by e-mailing David Lamm at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1010 XL is in its third year of supporting the Rashad Jennings Foundation Reading Challenge Program.
The Reading Challenge is supported by Fifteen Jacksonville area schools, and kids are encouraged to read books for a reward. After a child has read the designated number of books, they are allowed to choose a prize. 1010 XL has donated a ‘Backstage Pass’ station tour.
Eleven year old Samuel Michel from Dr. Inlet Elementary won the reading challenge and brought his dad for a ‘1010 XL Backstage pass’ station tour on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Samuel and his dad spent time in the production studio learning how commercials and station imaging are done on editing software. They got a complete tour of 1010 XL. The final stop on the ‘Backstage Pass’ was 30 minutes in the on air studio with the Midday Chalk Show with Rick Ballou, Joe Cowart and T-wigg. They had a blast.
Samuel’s father Dominique sent this letter of appreciation:
“Hi Tom, my son and I are very grateful for your professionalism and enthusiasm and the warm welcome you gave us during the tour of your radio station. You have a great team serving the community; the environment is very welcoming. Keep up the great work, blessing will flow through you and your team in the station. May 2018 and forward years bring you more blessings than you’ve ever experienced in your entire career. Be blessed.” – Dominique and Samuel Michel
On March 9th, 2018, 1010 XL’s Hannah Guile attended the First Coast Spelling Bee hosted by the JAXSPORTS Council. The contest contained the top two spellers from 14 local counties whom ranged from 10 to 14 years old.
Guile spoke with the CEO of the JAXSPORTS Council, Alan Verlander. When asked about why the First Coast Spelling Bee is important to him and to the JAXSPORTS Council, Verlander replied, “A few weeks ago we saw football signings and everybody celebrated all these football players and they’re signing to all of these great schools but a lot of times we forget there are great education systems out there that are turning out great kids. We wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate education. All that we gripe about with our education system-these are the kids that are right about it. So, we wanted to celebrate them, put it on live television and put them on a historic stage to make people realize that we have great people and great young kids that are going to be the next leaders of this generation.”
13-year-old Duval County native, Saachi Sharma won in the 30th round of the Bee, spelling “methodically.” She told reporters that she studied for six hours every day for the three weeks leading up to the competition. When asked what her favorite part of the competition was, she replied, “When I got a second chance.”
In May, Sharma will advance with an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. for the 91st Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Every Spring Tom Coughlin hosts the Jay Fund Foundation Celebrity Dinner, Auction and 18-hole Celebrity Golf Classic at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. This year, the 21st annual event was held May 20 and 21, 2018. Dan Hicken and Jeff Prosser led the broadcast of 1010XL’s morning show “The Drill” live from the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Ballroom from 6 – 10am Monday, May 21.
The Jay Fund consistently hosts a very impressive line-up of celebrity guests, and this year was no exception. Tom Coughlin joined “The Drill” bright and early, sharing the inspiration behind his charity that raises money for families with children who have cancer. Legendary ESPN host Chris Berman also shared his thoughts and stories live on 1010 XL.
Many former NFL players, coaches and sports figures were in attendance, such as Steve Spurrier, Chris Mortenson and Tom Jackson; former Jaguars stars like Brad Meester, Tom McManus and Kyle Brady; NFL hall of fame running back Floyd Little, NFL hall of fame linebacker Harry Carson and one of the stars of the hit CBS TV series Person of Interest, Kevin Chapman.
The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation has donated millions of dollars towards its mission of providing financial and emotional support for Jacksonville-area pediatric leukemia and cancer patients, and their families. The Jay Fund aims to improve their quality of life through a variety of programs.
“I’ve said it before, championships are won by teams who love one another, who enjoy and respect one another and play for and support one another, that’s exactly the type of team we’ve assembled to support our local families tackling childhood cancer,” said founder, Tom Coughlin,
The Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation was created in honor of Jay McGillis. Jay was a very special young man who played football for Coughlin at Boston College as a team mate of Tom McManus and developed leukemia. The courage, compassion and faith he demonstrated during the course of his illness were an inspiration to many people.
There are kids in Jacksonville have never had the chance to play baseball.
1010XL helped Walkoff Charities host its 2nd annual major fundraiser at Bragan Field at The Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. The event, named The First Pitch, and presented by Bestbet, was held on a night proclaimed “Walk-Off Charities Day” in Jacksonville by Mayor Lenny Curry. The fundraiser and the event were created to increase opportunities to grow baseball on the First Coast.
1010XL actively supported Walkoff Charities and The First Pitch initiative on Friday, May 25, 2018. The Frangie Show (comprised of Frank Frangie, Hays Carlyon, Brent Martineau, and Lauren Brooks) broadcasted live from Bragan Field from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event included a Food and Beer Fest displaying some of the top restaurants and craft breweries in all of Jacksonville. Fans in attendance sampled food from some of the best restaurants in town, sampled beer from the city’s wide array of local breweries, and enjoyed a celebrity home run hitting contest. The contest included former Jaguars players, former professional baseball players, golfers, local media members, and even 1010XL’s Rick Ballou, Brent Martineau and Frank Frangie.