Seven Bridges Radio EEO Report 2019

Seven Bridges Radio EEO Public File Report

Prepared by Steven Griffin

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Job Openings Filled During the Period September 16, 2018 to September 16, 2019

Staitons: WJXL – AM           Facility ID: 63600

WJXL – FM                               22005

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Positions Filled                       Dates                   Recruitment Sources

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Producer                                 1          November, 2018         Internship Program

Account Executive                   1          January, 2019              Internal Referral

Board Op/Producer                1          May, 2019                   Internship Program

Promotions                              1          August, 2019               Internship Program

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Total Number of People Interviewed for All Positions: 9

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Recruitment Sources            Interviewees                Positions

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Linked-In                                                      1                      Account Executive

Referral                                                         3                      Account Executive

Professional Acquaintance                      2                      Account Executive

Internship Program                                   3                      Board Op/Producer/Promotion

 

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 14 students and graduates from colleges and universities around North Florida, 13 male and one female intern, including three minorities. 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 Supports UNF Golf Fore Scholarships Fundraiser

On Monday, September 24th, 2018, The Drill broadcasted live from the Jax Golf & Country Club on Hunt Club Rd from 6 – 10 am for a scholarship fundraiser for students at the University of North Florida.

The UNF Golf Fore Scholarships Classic is a tournament held to raise money that goes directly towards scholarships for student-athletes. Golf attendees had a chance to enjoy 18-holes of golf, rent a complimentary golf cart, win prizes and enjoy some great food. 1010 XL staff interacted and interviewed some of the golfers and witnessed this great cause first-hand. Jeff Prosser, Dan Hicken and Lauren Brooks expressed the excitement of the event all morning long on The Drill.

Anyone interested in the event could either enter the tournament as a team, be recognized as a product sponsor or purchase a hole sponsorship. Every golfer was also granted two free tickets to the Blue and Gray Bash during Homecoming week at the University of North Florida.

1010 XL Supports the Jay Fund Foundation

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, the Frank Frangie Show broadcast live from Angie’s Subs on Beach Blvd from 3 – 6 pm for the 4th annual Kickoff Cookoff benefitting the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund.

The Kickoff Cookoff was sponsored by the Law Offices of Brett Hastings featuring tremendous grilled foods from several competing companies along with games including cornhole and football toss. Listeners were invited to pay a $15 donation for some family fun with food, beverages and games. All the money went to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund, a local charity that raises money for families with children who have cancer.

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.

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.

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 Sets New Record for Jay Fund Radio-thon Again

1010 XL opened its airwaves to the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund Foundation for its 11th 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 27, 2018.  A record amount do donations was collected for the ninth straight year, $156,196. In the ten years of radio-thons 1010 XL has raised $793,993 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 7 am – 8 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.

David Lamm Wears Santa Suit Again

On Saturday, December 22, 2018, 1010 XL’s David Lamm donned the Santa suit for the 16th 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 20, 2018, 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 – 7pm. 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 7pm 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 Enlivens Students at Neptune Beach Career Day

 

Lauren Rew and Intern R.J. Saunders represented 1010 XL on Friday, April 5, 2019, from 8:30-11:30 am at Neptune Beach Elementary School at their 2019 career day.

 

150 fifth grade students from the school were divided into groups and were able to learn about how they became interested and chose their particular career. Many students were excited to talk about their love of the Jaguars and tell Lauren and R.J. that their parents tune in to 1010 XL on their way to school.

 

While at the table they were also able to ask questions such as: “What’s the best part of your career?” “What’s a typical work day like with your career?” “Why did you decide to choose this career?” and “What would it take for them to get into this career?”

 

Lauren and R.J. handed out gifts to many of the children, and Neptune Beach Elementary was pleased to see the students so engaged and excited to learn about a career in radio. In addition, Lauren was happy that the school put on such an amazing event and that she was able to be able to help the students explore the idea of being in radio.

 

“I think it’s super important to be able to go back and talk to kids about career paths,” she said. “It’s absolutely important to reach out to the communities in the positions that we’re in.”

 

1010 XL Supports the Jay Fund Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic

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 24th 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 20.

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.

Many former NFL players, coaches and sports figures were in attendance, such as John Fox, Chris Mortenson, Chris Berman and new Jaguars quarterback, former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles. NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Tom Jackson was also in attendance.

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.

1010 XL Helps Raise Money and Awareness For Walk Off Charities

 

There are kids in Jacksonville have never had the chance to play baseball.

1010XL helped Walkoff Charities host its 3rd 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 24, 2019. The Frangie Show (comprised of Frank Frangie, Hays Carlyon and Lauren Brooks) broadcasted live from Bragan Field from 3 p.m. to 7 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 and Frank Frangie.