Seven Bridges Radio EEO Public File Report 2020

Seven Bridges Radio EEO Public File Report

Prepared by Steven Griffin

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Job Openings Filled During the Period September 25, 2019 to September 25, 2020

Staitons: WJXL – AM           Facility ID: 63600

WJXL – FM                               22005

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Positions Filled                       Dates                   Recruitment Sources

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Account Executive                   1          July, 2020                    Internal Referral

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Total Number of People Interviewed for All Positions: 6

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Recruitment Sources            Interviewees                Positions

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Linked-In                                                      2                      Account Executive

Referral                                                         3                      Account Executive

Zip Recruiter                                                2                      Account Executive

 

Internship Program:

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 9 students and graduates from colleges and universities around North Florida, 8 male and one female intern. Areas of training include on-air preparation, broadcasting technique, copy writing, public affairs, promotions, production, video and social media. The program occasionally leads to employment opportunities. Three former interns were promoted to part-time positions in the past year.

 

Outreach Events:

1010 XL Nears 1 Million for Jay Fund Radio-thon

1010 XL opened its airwaves to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation for its 12th 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, December 3, 2019.  More than $148,000 in donations were collected. In the 11 years of radio-thons 1010 XL has raised nearly $940,000 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 by phone at 7 am and the Frangie Show in studio at 5 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 7 am – 10 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.  Gratitude is 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.

1010 XL Supports the Fortegra 9:12 Basketball Invitational

Thursday, December 12th through Saturday December 14th, 1010 XL covered the 2nd annual Fortegra High School 9:12 Invitational. Eight of Jacksonville’s best high school hoops programs were on display at Episcopal High School.

The Fortegra High School 9:12 Invitational was an amazing event that took a lot of hard work to bring together. Working just as hard were the eight teams at Semmes Gym at Episcopal. The first game featured West Nassau and Fletcher, with Deebo Coleman and the West Nassau Warriors pulling away in the second half. Soon after, we had a matchup between defending champ Providence and First Coast, where Providence flexed their muscle from the beginning and dominated. In the third game host team Episcopal Eagles defeated the Mandarin Mustangs in a close competitive game. The final game of the first day featured Paxon and Atlantic Coast, with Atlantic Coast making a furious comeback in the second half but coming up just short.

The Semifinals took place Friday and featured two compelling matchups that would prove to be worth the price of admission. Live play-by-play of both games was heard on 1010XL, with the first matchup of the night between Paxon and West Nassau. It was a close game throughout, but West Nassau pulled away in the end with a 66-53 victory. The second semifinal was definitely the game of the tournament. It looked like Episcopal was down and out for the count, but clutch buckets from Episcopal and missed free throws by Providence down the stretch led to a last second put back layup to send it to overtime. In the end though, Providence won a nail biter 60-59. The final was played on Saturday with the defending champs Providence Stallions and the West Nassau Warriors. West Nassau had beaten Providence earlier in the season, so Providence was looking for revenge and they got it. Providence defeated West Nassau 50-41 to win the second annual Fortegra 9:12 Basketball Invitational, having also won the inaugural tournament last season.

1010 XL promoted the event for several weeks, bringing awareness and excitement to the Fortegra 9:12 High School Basketball Invitational. 1010XL’s Frangie Show broadcast live Thursday and Friday from 3 – 7 pm. Play-by-play of the Friday and Saturday night games was handled by 1010XL’s Andrew Gibson and aired live on 1010 XL.

David Lamm Wears Santa Suit Again

On Saturday, December 21, 2019, 1010 XL’s David Lamm donned the Santa suit for the 17th 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 300 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 16 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 davidl@1010xl.com.

Frangie Show Helps Raise Toys for Kids

On Thursday, December 19, 2019, 1010 XL’s Frank Frangie, Hays Carlyon and Lauren Brooks set out to help bring smiles to less fortunate children in the Jacksonville area.

1010 XL teamed up with Justice For Jacksonville and Big Brothers, Big Sisters of NE Florida for the annual toy drive. The Frangie Show was live from Miller’s Ale House on Hodges from 3 – 7 pm. Frangie, Carlyon, Brooks and Brett Hastings of the Law Firm of Justice For Jacksonville encouraged listeners to bring new, unwrapped toys to be donated to needy children in Jacksonville and distributed by Big Brothers, Big Sisters of NE Florida.

The spirit was high and feelings were warm as the toys poured in during the broadcast. By 7 pm hundreds of gifts were waiting for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of NE Florida and many hands were needed to load the toys into the truck. It was a beautiful outpouring of generosity and Christmas spirit by listeners of 1010 XL.

1010 XL Salutes Scholar Athletes

1010 XL is proud to support local high schools and colleges. During the school year 1010 XL honors Duval County high school scholar athletes.

Each week a Duval County student athlete is honored for excellence in the classroom and the sports arena. That student is featured in recorded promo that airs daily during the week, and they are honored in studio during a segment on the Frank Frangie Show Wednesday afternoons. The student athlete gets the spotlight shined on them when they are interviewed by members of the Frangie Show while their chosen family members watch from inside the studio.

1010 XL Takes to the Streets

1010 XL is proud to be a Jacksonville radio station serving the local community, highlighting its needs and celebrating those who make the First Coast a better place to live.

Each Friday afternoon on the Frangie Show

Lauren Rew interviews a member of the local community about specific outreach programs that affect people of the Jacksonville area in a segment called ‘Takin’ It To The Streets.’

1010 XL Encourages Scholar Athletes

1010 XL is proud to support local high schools. During August and September 1010 XL’s Lauren Rew interviewed local high school athletes from all over the Jacksonville metro area for a segment called “Future Phenom,” which airs Friday afternoons on the Frangie Show.

The student athletes were selected by Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute. Lauren and the scholar athletes discuss personal and team goals and what they hope to accomplish after high school.

1010 XL Salutes Scholar Athletes

1010 XL is proud to support local high schools and colleges. During the school year 1010 XL honors Duval County high school scholar athletes.

Each week a Duval County student athlete is honored for excellence in the classroom and the sports arena. That student is featured in recorded promo that airs daily during the week, and they are honored in studio during a segment on the Frank Frangie Show Wednesday afternoons. The student athlete gets the spotlight shined on them when they are interviewed by members of the Frangie Show while their chosen family members watch from inside the studio.

1010 XL Spotlights Unsung Local Heroes

1010 XL’s street team known as the ‘Bus Bunch’ took the 1010 XL Broadcast Bus to the streets and neighborhoods twice a week looking for citizens in our community doing good things that normally would not get noticed.

The Bus Bunch was loaded down with ice cold Gatorade and water to help freshen up the hard working people of Jacksonville, and brightened their spirits by handing out special ‘Difference Maker’ t-shirts and mini footballs while taking time to visit and thank them for a job well done.

Frangie Delivers Perfect Pitch to Underprivileged Youth

1010 XL’s The Frangie Show went on the road Friday, February 14, 2020, from 3 – 6 pm for a special broadcast to bring awareness to WalkOff Charities at their High School Baseball Tournament at Sans Souci Park.

WalkOff Charities was created by Frank Frangie to help children get a proper introduction to the game of baseball. The charity raises money to hold clinics once a month for third graders to have an opportunity to be introduced and play baseball if they haven’t before. They’re able to throw, hit, pitch, field and also get an opportunity to be able to play on a team.

“Our goal is that every clinic we’ll have 140-200 kids and if we can get five of those kids to play baseball, great,” said WalkOff Charities Executive Director Joel Lamp.

The tournament and clinics celebrate the game of baseball, the sport that Frangie grew up loving, at his home ball park. With the game of baseball becoming expensive to play, Frangie and WalkOff Charities pay for the necessities that are required for children to play the game. In addition, for the first time, WalkOff charities will pay for 180 children to play in a league that was set up by the charity.

“When I was a kid playing little league baseball, it didn’t cost very much,” he said. “It bothers me that baseball has become such an expensive sport. Knowing that we’re mitigating that a little bit for some of these kids and that we’re doing this in my home ball park is pretty cool.”

The possibilities are endless with the charity and they are continuing to impact the community through teaching the game of baseball to prospective players and little league coaches. Lamp is pleased with what the charity has been able to do and feels like this is only the beginning.

“Our goal is to continue to grow and help more kids play baseball, do more clinics and further the impact in Jacksonville,” he stated. “If we can do it to where every kid in third grade in Jacksonville can come to a clinic, that would be phenomenal.”

1010 XL Spotlights Local Businesses

During the quarantine period or March and April 1010 XL interviewed our top advertisers, checking in on them, letting our listeners know how they’re doing and how their business can be a benefit to our listeners and community during the extended period of social distancing. The interviews spanned all our live primetime weekly shows.

Here is the text for the recorded promo:

“1010 XL spotlights local businesses doing their best to help our community keep running. Listen for our conversations with local business owners who remain the backbone of our economy and learn how they are sustaining through coronavirus closures.”

Mayor Curry Addresses Jacksonville Citizens on 1010 XL

1010 XL’s Into The Night With Rick Ballou and RJ Saunders presented a platform for Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry to inform 1010 XL listeners that we are all in this fight against the Coronavirus together. Here are some of the things he said:

“If you are an employer and you have any of your employees that can perform their job functions from home, the executive order says that you must comply with that. If the job duties can’t be conducted at home and they have to be in the office to do those duties, you have to maintain six feet of space between people. Understanding that there will be some exceptions. For example, if you’re in a grocery store, when you’re with a cashier, you’re clearly going to be within six feet of them for those few moments. However, this is an attempt to get people to stay home.”

“If you think you have it and you have no symptoms, you need to self-isolate. You just got to be responsible. If you have a 99.6 degree temperature and some respiratory issues, show up and come to lot J and get tested if you meet those two criteria. In addition, be smart with your social interactions.”

“Do not put your hands on your face, your mouth, your nose or your eyes. That’s where many times it enters. Let’s do the smart thing and get through this.”

“I encourage people if you’re home, try to set a routine every day that doesn’t involve watching the news about the coronavirus non-stop. I’ve started flipping on 1010 XL now during the day, maybe for a half hour when I’m in the car or the office or at home. That half hour gives me relief. People need that. Listen to music. Do something other than being consumed with this and be smart.”

“Fear and panic will do nothing.  We’ve got to be smart. We’re all in the same boat right now.  We got to have good behavior, do social-distance and work our butts off to get through this as a community.”

1010 XL Spotlights Local Businesses

During the quarantine period or March and April 1010 XL interviewed our top advertisers, checking in on them, letting our listeners know how they’re doing and how their business can be a benefit to our listeners and community during the extended period of social distancing. The interviews spanned all our live primetime weekly shows.

Here is the text for the recorded promo:

“1010 XL spotlights local businesses doing their best to help our community keep running. Listen for our conversations with local business owners who remain the backbone of our economy and learn how they are sustaining through coronavirus closures.”

1010 XL Spotlights Navy Father’s Day Salutes

1010 XL was pleased to air voice recordings of local Navy sailors saluting their dads for Father’s Day. Sailors based in Jacksonville who are serving our country in foreign seas around the world sent audio messages of love and goodwill to their dads, which 1010 XL produced with patriotic music and aired during prime time shows the week of Father’s Day.