EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
This report covers full and part time vacancy recruitment data for the period: October 1, 2022-September 30, 2023
For radio station: WBVM 90.5 FM Inc. Tampa
EEO Contact Information for WBVM:
WBVM Spirit FM 90.5
717 South Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, Florida 33609
Contact: John Morris/Station Manager
"In accordance with the Federal Communications Commission guidelines and streamlining policies WBVM, licensed to the Diocese of St. Petersburg, will afford equal opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, and sex. For certain job requirements, WBVM claims religious exemption to the recruitment requirements as set forth by the Federal Communications Commission. In certain job situations, it is vital to the mission of the station to require religion as a job qualification."
When a position becomes vacant, WBVM, a religious institution, may use the following resources for notification: Pastoral Bulletin of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, parish bulletins within the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Times, The Florida Catholic Newspaper. The notification may also appear in the following national or email distributed publications: Catholic Radio Update newsletter, Christian Radio Weekly. The notification may also appear on the following websites: myspiritfm.com, allaccess.com, dosp.org, indeed.org, SBE39.org (for broadcast engineers); hisair.net; fab.org;
WBVM welcomes all college students and high school graduates who have a desire to learn more about radio and communications. An internship with Spirit FM can lead to success in the radio and broadcasting business in a number of areas. Internships are open to students who are studying communications, marketing, radio and television, computer science, or electronic engineering. Internships are not paid positions; however, students earn college credit for the semester/quarter. Therefore, all applicants must be enrolled in college and have an interest in radio, journalism, telecommunication, marketing, and/or liberal arts programs that apply to communication. WBVM has relationships and may post job openings at the University of South Florida, Tampa; Hillsborough Community College; St. Petersburg College; Pasco/Hernando State College; Saint Leo University; Southeastern University among others. WBVM also accepts Full Sail and CSB students. WBVM will also accept interns and job applicants from professional trade schools. WBVM will also consider volunteers to train for possible careers in broadcasting.
For the period: October 1, 2022-September 30, 2023, WBVM has 4 full time employees (30+ hours per week) and 6 part time employees. One position was posted for Development and Fundraising Director, part time, and was filled. Applicant was recruited by job posting at www.dosp.org and word of mouth.
Advertising posting entities used to fill the position included:
WBVM Internship Program
Hire was made from the DOSP.org and Word of Mouth.
Entities WBVM 90.5 FM may use for posting or advertising vacancies:
Name of Entities Contact Person Address Phone
Diocese of St Petersburg Claudia Shoro PO Box 40200 727-344-1611
St Petersburg, FL 33743
Indeed.com webmaster indeed.com
Florida Catholic Newspaper Mike Carlock PO Box 4993 1800-275-9953
Orlando, FL 32802
Tampa Bay Times Classified Ads tampabay.com/jobs
Florida Assn. of Broadcasters Lindsay Tidwell 101 East College Ave. Ste 101 850-681-6444
Tallahassee FL 32301
Christian Radio Weekly Classifieds/Ad Dir. 1795 N Road 308-946-5550
Central City, NE 68826
Catholic Radio Update Newsletter Mike Dorner firstname.lastname@example.org
WBVM 90.5 FM Inc. John Morris 717 South Dale Mabry Highway 813-289-8040
Internship and Volunteers Tampa, FL 33609
Allaccess.com webmaster allaccess.com
Society of Broadcasting Roswell Clark PO Box 21242
Engineers/Tampa Bay Chapter St Petersburg, FL 33742
Inside Radio Gene McKay PO Box 567925 800-640-8852
Atlanta, GA 31156
Educational entities WBVM 90.5 FM may use for posting or advertising vacancies:
Name of Entities Contact Person Address Phone
Saint Leo University Omar Cosme 33701 State Road 52 352-588-8346
St Leo, FL 33574
University of South Florida Mike McCay 4202 E Fowler Ave. 813-974-7813
Tampa Tampa, FL 33620
Catholic Student Center Rev. Kyle Bell 13005 N 50th Street 813-988-3727
University of South Fl./Tampa Tampa, FL 33617
Hillsborough Community College Lorraine Canalejo 2112 N 15th Street 813-253-7978
Tampa, FL 33605
Pasco Hernando State College Eric Theodore 10230 Ridge Road 813-527-6725
New Port Richey, FL 34654
Southeastern University/Lakeland email@example.com 1000 Longfellow Blvd. 863-667-5157
Lakeland, FL 33801
Full Sail University Harmony Thompson 3300 University Boulevard 866-807-3140
Winter Park, FL 32792
Connecticut School of Broadcasting Jennifer Perkins 3901 Coconut Palm Drive #105 813-443-5307
Tampa campus Tampa, FL 33619
Word of Mouth
WBVM 90.5 FM
EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
October 1, 2022-September 30, 2023
Type of Recruitment Initiative
- Participate in events sponsored by or on behalf of professional organizations interested in broadcast employment issues:
Monthly participation in Tampa Bay Christian Chamber of Commerce, addressing audience on the role of our station and careers in the industry.
October 28, 2022 Participated at Saint Leo University Job Fair as a booth, speaking with students and applicants on job opportunities at WBVM and in the industry itself.
- Participate in events or programs sponsored by or on behalf of educational institutions relating to career opportunities in broadcasting:
February 2, 2023 Addressed students at St. Stephen Catholic School in Riverview, Florida on the role of a station manager and various positions at a radio station. Discussed were educational requirements, opportunities during and after high school including internships and part time work.
- Training program designed to provide skills for higher level positions:
July 2023 Participated in Radio Fundraising conference VIDARE meeting prospective employees. Staff also had chance to discuss issues on fundraising and underwriting regulations for non-commercial radio stations.
- Internship Initiative
Spirit FM welcomes all college students or volunteers who have a desire to learn more about radio and communications. An internship with Spirit FM can lead to success in the radio and broadcasting business in several areas. Internships are open to students who are studying communications, marketing, radio and television, computer science, or electronic engineering. This reporting period, WBVM hosted seven (7) volunteers concentrating on producing programs, announcing, research, editing, promotions, fundraising, and live remote broadcasts.
WBVM 90.5 FM Inc.
Internship and Volunteer Program
Period October 1, 2022-September 30, 2023
Spirit FM, a religious broadcasting institution, welcomes all college students who have a desire to learn more about radio and communications. An internship with Spirit FM can lead to success in the radio and broadcasting business in several areas. Internships are open to students who are studying communications, marketing, radio and television, computer science, or electronic engineering. Internships are not paid positions; however, students earn college credit for the semester/quarter. Therefore, all applicants must be enrolled in college and have an interest in radio, journalism, telecommunication, marketing, and/or liberal arts programs that apply to communication.
Internships are limited in number, so you are encouraged to apply early. Typical duration of an internship is 4 months but is flexible to meet the course requirements. You are encouraged to discuss this opportunity with your guidance counselor, professor, or course instructor to ensure that it meets curriculum guidelines. Once accepted into the program, interns will work with Spirit FM staff and class schedules to work out a schedule that is agreeable to both parties and, at a minimum, match the college credits earned. Interns may also be subject to a mid-term evaluation.
If you are interested in becoming a Spirit FM intern, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, email address, college you attend, your major, expected graduation date, field, or department of interest (engineering, production, promotions, etc.), fall or spring semester and goals. You should also provide a Letter of Introduction that outlines goals for the semester. Please include a resume and a recommendation from faculty or advisor.
During the year two interns applied and were accepted, but due to their personal reasons, back out of the opportunity.
The following volunteered at WBVM in some capacity:
Joe Brown, Roger Lowe, Katie Camario, Keishla Espinal
WBVM also recruits those in our Hispanic community to work, intern and volunteer. Volunteers during this period include:
Deacon Elix Castro, Craulio De La Cruz, Pedro Gonzalez