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Public Radio East is a nonprofit, non-commercial broadcasting organization, licensed to the Board of Trustees of Craven Community College in New Bern, North Carolina. Originally established in 1984 as WTEB-89.3FM, Public Radio East now broadcasts 24 hours a day on five frequencies, divided into two complete program networks. Broadcast studios are located in Barker Hall on the campus of Craven Community College.

Public Radio East is a regional broadcast network that enriches people's lives in Eastern North Carolina. It is one of only six 100,000-watt public radio stations in the United States licensed to a community college. The station serves as the primary public radio outlet for 17 counties of Eastern Central North Carolina. From north to south, PRE serves the cities and surrounding communities of Washington, Greenville, New Bern, and Jacksonville, and from east to west Beaufort, Morehead City, Kinston and Goldsboro.

The station is recognized as a full-service professional public radio station by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and is a member of both National Public Radio and Public Radio International. PRE consistently ranks in the top 20 public radio stations nationally with the largest share of audience per capita. In 1985, WTEB had approximately nine thousand weekly listeners. Today, over forty-eight thousand people listen to Public Radio East each week.

Public Radio East is a National Public Radio (NPR) affiliate. NPR produces award-winning programs, such as Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, All Things Considered, Car Talk, and Thistle and Shamrock. PRE also provides Public Radio International programming, such as BBC (British Broadcasting Company) World News.

Public Radio East is Eastern North Carolina's primary source for classical, jazz, and Americana music.

On January 31, 2003 Public radio listeners in Eastern North Carolina were offered more programming choices when Public Radio East launched The News and Ideas Network on four of its five frequencies.

WKNS, 90.3 FM in Kinston and Goldsboro; WBJD, 91.5 FM in Atlantic Beach; 88.1 FM in Greenville; and WZNB, 88.5 FM in New Bern broadcast the new format. The network's original station - WTEB, 89.3 FM in New Bern retains a format of NPR news and classical music with some program adjustments that include more music programming.

WKNS-90.3, WBJD-91.5, WZNB-88.5, and 88.1 in Greenville continue to showcase the current popular NPR news magazines Morning Edition weekdays from 5 to 9 a.m. and All Things Considered from 4 to 6 p.m.

The weekend format on the new service includes a combination of old favorites such as Weekend Edition, Car Talk, This American Life and the Splendid Table, as well as new programs such as Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, which features Goldsboro native and longtime NPR newsman Carl Kasell.

Public Radio East's News Department has received numerous awards, including the Associated Press award for Outstanding News Operation in North Carolina in 2004 and 2005. In 2006 PRE was, again, recognized by AP with seven awards including: Best General News; Best Sports Programming; Best Consumer Reporting; Best Health Report; and Best Series. In 2011 PRE received 7 Associated Press Awards, sweeping its division.

In 2009 PRE received The Pelican Award for Community Action from the NC Coastal Federation. PRE staff and volunteers were recognized for its efforts to build an oyster reef and wetlands in the White Oak River in Swansboro, NC.

 




Equal Employment Public File Report

EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT 

Craven Community College

Stations WTEB(FM), WKNS(FM), WBJD(FM) and WZNB(FM) 



Report to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

CDBS Print http://svartifoss2.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/c... 8/1/2007 11:15 AM
Educational Radio
Educational TV
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
Approved by OMB
3060-0922 (September 2002)
FCC 397
FOR FCC USE ONLY
BROADCAST MID-TERM REPORT
FOR COMMISSION USE ONLY
FILE NO.
- 20070801DCU
Legal Name of the Licensee
CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Mailing Address
800 COLLEGE COURT
City
NEW BERN
State or Country (if foreign address)
NC
Zip Code
28562 -
Telephone Number (include area code)
2526383434
E-Mail Address (if available)
CWETHINGTON@PUBLICRADIOEAST.ORG
FCC Registration Number
0007567027
Facility ID Number
14356
Call Sign
WTEB
TYPE OF BROADCAST
STATION:
Commercial Broadcast Station
Radio
TV
Low Power TV
International
Noncommercial Broadcast Station
Application Purpose
New Program Report
Amendment to Program Report
List call sign and location of all stations included on this report. List commonly owned stations that share one or more
employees. Also list stations operated by the licensee pursuant to a time brokerage agreement. Indicate on the table below which
stations are operated pursuant to a time brokerage agreement. To the extent that licensees include stations operated pursuant to a
time brokerage agreement on this report, responses or information provided in Sections I through III should take into
consideration the licensee's EEO compliance efforts at brokered stations, as well as any other stations, included on this form. For
purposes of this form, a station employment unit is a station or a group of commonly owned stations in the same market that
share at least one employee.
[Station List]
Station List
List call sign and location of all stations included on this report. List commonly owned stations that share one or more employees. Also list stations operated by the licensee pursuant to a time brokerage agreement. Indicate on the table below which stations are operated pursuant to a time brokerage agreement. To the extent that licensees include stations operated pursuant to a time brokerage agreement on this report, responses or information provided in Sections I through III should take into consideration the licensee's EEO compliance efforts at brokered stations, as well as any other stations, included on this form. For
purposes of this form, a station employment unit is a station or a group of commonly owned stations in the same market that share at least one employee.
Call Sign Facility ID
Number
Type
(check applicable box)
Location
(City/State)
Time Brokerage Agreement
(check applicable box)
WTEB 14356 AM FM TV NEW BERN, NC Yes No
WKNS 14358 AM FM TV KINSTON, NC Yes No
WBJD 14357 AM FM TV ATLANTIC BEACH, NC Yes No
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WZNB 94050 AM FM TV NEW BERN, NC Yes No
SEND NOTICES AND COMMUNICATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING NAMED PERSON AT THE ADDRESS
INDICATED BELOW:
Name
HARRY F. COLE
Street Address
1300 N. 17TH STREET
11TH FLOOR
City
ARLINGTON
State
VA
Zip Code
22209-
Telephone Number
7038120483
FILING INSTRUCTIONS
Broadcast station licensees are required to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons and to refrain from discriminating in employment and related benefits on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, and sex. See 47 C.F.R.
Section 73.2080. Pursuant to these requirements, a television station employment unit that employs five or more full-time station employees must file a full and complete Broadcast Mid-Term Report. If a television station employment unit employs fewer than five full-time employees, only the first two pages of this report need be filed [through Section I and the Certification] .
A copy of this Mid-Term Report must be kept in the station's public file. Failure to meet these requirements may result in sanctions or remedies. These requirements are contained in 47 C.F.R. Section 73.2080 and are authorized by the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.
Consider as "full-time" employees all those permanently working 30 or more hours a week.
Section I
Does your station employment unit employ fewer than five full-time employees, if television, or fewer
than eleven full-time employees, if radio?
Yes No
If yes, you do not have to file this form with the FCC. However, you have the option to complete the certification below, return the form to the FCC, and place a copy in your station(s) public file. You do not have to complete the rest of this form. If your station employment unit employs five or more full-time employees, if television, or eleven or more full-time employees, if radio, you must complete all of this form and follow all instructions.
CERTIFICATION
This report must be certified, as follows:
A. By licensee, if an individual;
B. By a partner, if a partnership (general partner, if a limited partnership);
C. By an officer, if a corporation or an association; or
D. By an attorney of the licensee, in case of physical disability or absence from the United States of the licensee.
WILLFUL FALSE STATEMENTS ON THIS FORM ARE PUNISHABLE BY FINE AND/OR IMPRISONMENT (U.S. CO DE, TITLE 18, SECTION 1001), AND/OR REVOCATION OF ANY STATION LICENSE OR CONSTRUCTION PERMIT (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 312(a)(1)), AND/OR FORFEITURE (U.S. CODE, TITLE 47, SECTION 503).
I certify to the best of my knowledge, information and belief, all statements contained in this report are true and correct.
Signed Name of Respondent
DR. SCOTT RALLS
Title
PRESIDENT
Telephone No. ( include area code)
2526383434
Date
8/1/2007
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GENERAL POLICY
A broadcast station must provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to their race, color, national origin, religion or sex in all personnel actions including recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination.
Section II
RESPONSIBILITY FOR IMPLEMENTATION
A broadcast station must assign a particular official overall responsibility for equal employment opportunity at the station. That official's name and title are:
Name: CHARLES WETHINGTON Title: STATION MANAGER
It is also the responsibility of all persons at a broadcast station making employment decisions with respect to recruitment, evaluation, selection, promotion, compensation, training and termination of employees to ensure that no person is discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, national origin or sex.
Section III
MID-TERM REPORT
Television station employment units with five or more full-time employees and radio station
employment units with more than ten full-time employees filing in the middle of the license term must
attach a copy of each of the two most recent EEO public file reports (the reports from this year and last
year). Stations are required to place annually such information as is required by 47 C.F.R. Section
73.2080 in their public files.
[Exhibit 1]
FCC NOTICE REQUIRED BY THE PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT
We have estimated that each response to this collection of information will average 30 minutes. Our estimate includes the time to read the instructions, look through existing records, gather and maintain required data, and actually complete and review the form or response. If you have any comments on this estimate, or on how we can improve the collection and reduce the burden it causes you, please write the Federal Communications Commission, AMD-PERM, Paperwork Reduction Project (3060-0922), Washington, D.C. 20554. We will also accept your comments via the Internet if you send them to PRA@fcc.gov. Remember - you are not required to respond to a collection of information sponsored by the Federal government, and the government
may not conduct or sponsor this collection, unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number or if we fail to provide you with this notice. This collection has been assigned an OMB control number of 3060-0922.
THE FOREGOING NOTICE IS REQUIRED BY THE PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT OF 1995, P.L. 104-13, OCTOBER 1, 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3507.
Exhibits
Exhibit 1
Description: ANNUAL EEO REPORTS
SEE ACCOMPANYING EXHIBITS.
Attachment 1
Description
Craven Community College Annual EEO Report - 2005-2006
Craven Community College Annual EEO Report - 2006-2007
EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
Craven Community College
Stations WTEB(FM), WKNS(FM), WBJD(FM) and WZNB(FM)
August 1, 2005 – July 31, 2006
During the period August 1, 2005 through July 31, 2006, Craven Community College
(“the College”) did not hire any personnel in connection with the station employment unit
consisting of noncommercial educational Stations WTEB(FM), New Bern, NC, WKNS(FM),
Kinston, NC, WBJD(FM), Atlantic Beach, NC, and WZNB(FM), New Bern, NC. Through
inadvertent misunderstanding of its obligations (because there were no hires during the relevant
period), the College did no place a report in the stations’ respective local public inspection files
in August, 2006. Hiring for any position within the College – including positions at the College’s radio
stations – is undertaken through the College’s separate Human Resources Department.
The College routinely engages in extensive activities and programs designed to promote
workforce development and employment. Two such programs which have long been available
on the College’s campus include:
  ACT Center - The College has also established the Craven Community College
ACT Center to address workforce development and training needs in our
community. The mission of the Craven Community College ACT Center is to
provide access to state-of-the-art training and assessment services at reasonable
costs and to enhance workforce development of our community.
  Craven County JobLink Career Center - The College is a partner with the Craven
County JobLink Career Center, which represents the major workforce agencies of
Craven County and provides comprehensive employment and training services for
job seekers and employers in a convenient, one-stop Career Center.
In addition to those on-campus efforts to promote workforce development, the College
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supports economic and workforce development by collaborating with organizations that foster
business vitality and job growth. For example, the College partners with the Craven Economic
Development Commission and its support organization, the Committee of 100, organizations
which champion efforts that broadly support economic development throughout the county.
Additionally, representatives of the College serve on the boards of directors of both the New
Bern Area Chamber of Commerce and the Havelock Chamber of Commerce and are actively
involved in all Chamber events.
These activities and relationships increase the College’s visibility among potential
sources of job candidates and thus promote outreach generally.
The College’s radio stations themselves have developed relationships in the community
through which contacts are made with potential employees. For example, through informal
contacts with East Carolina University (“ECU”), an ECU communications student sought and
was offered an informal internship position with the College’s radio stations, for which the
student was given course credit by ECU. During her internship in the summer of 2006 the
student (a Black female) worked as a part-time news producer; personnel at the College’s radio
stations provided her with assistance in order to improve her broadcasting skills.
EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
Craven Community College
Stations WTEB(FM), WKNS(FM), WBJD(FM) and WZNB(FM)
August 1, 2006 – July 31, 2007
During the period August 1, 2006 through July 31, 2007, Craven Community College
(“the College”) hired only one full-time person in connection with the station employment unit
consisting of noncommercial educational Stations WTEB(FM), New Bern, NC, WKNS(FM),
Kinston, NC, WBJD(FM), Atlantic Beach, NC, and WZNB(FM), New Bern, NC. The hiring
process for that position, as with most positions within the College (including positions at the
College’s radio stations), was undertaken through the College’s separate Human Resources
Department (“HRD”). Information concerning the HRD recruitment process for that position is
included as an attachment to this report.
The College routinely engages in extensive activities and programs designed to promote
workforce development and employment. Two such programs which have long been available
on the College’s campus include:
  ACT Center - The College has also established the Craven Community College
ACT Center to address workforce development and training needs in our
community. The mission of the Craven Community College ACT Center is to
provide access to state-of-the-art training and assessment services at reasonable
costs and to enhance workforce development of our community.
  Craven County JobLink Career Center - The College is a partner with the Craven
County JobLink Career Center, which represents the major workforce agencies of
Craven County and provides comprehensive employment and training services for
job seekers and employers in a convenient, one-stop Career Center.
In addition to those on-campus efforts to promote workforce development, the College
supports economic and workforce development by collaborating with organizations that foster
business vitality and job growth. For example, the College partners with the Craven Economic
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Development Commission and its support organization, the Committee of 100, organizations
which champion efforts that broadly support economic development throughout the county.
Additionally, representatives of the College serve on the boards of directors of both the New
Bern Area Chamber of Commerce and the Havelock Chamber of Commerce and are actively
involved in all Chamber events.
These activities and relationships increase the College’s visibility among potential
sources of job candidates and thus promote outreach generally.
Additionally, Vickie Moseley-Jones, Director of the HRD, participated in the Craven
County Job Fair and Expo in April, 2007.
The College’s radio stations themselves have developed relationships in the community
through which contacts are made with potential employees. For example, through informal
contacts with East Carolina University (“ECU”), an ECU communications student sought and
was offered an informal internship position with the College’s radio stations, for which the
student was given course credit by ECU. During her internship in the summer of 2006 the
student (a Black female) worked as a part-time news producer; personnel at the College’s radio
stations provided her with assistance in order to improve her broadcasting skills. Following the
conclusion of her internship, the ECU student was hired in a part-time position at the stations.
Craven Community College
Full-time Employee Recruitment Efforts
August 1, 2006 – July 31, 2007-07-31
Job Title: Administrative Support Specialist
Recruitment Sources: The Sun Journal (local newspaper)
The Havelock News (local newspaper)
Freedom ENC
3200 Wellington Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28562
Contact: Celia Rolison
E-mail: crolison@freedomenc.com
Phone: (252) 635-5656
Cell: (252) 259-7279
Employment Security Commission
Faxed to: 252-514-4840
Career Resources at Cherry Point Marine Corps Station
Faxed to: 252-466-3203
Campus Bulletins on New Bern and Havelock Campuses
Contacts:
New Bern Campus: Marsha Daugherty
Havelock Campus: Carolyn Wynn
Cherry Point Campus: Maureen DeRosia
MatchForce.org (Military/Retiree website)
Craven Community College website
Information uploaded to websites by College
employee Marsha Daugherty
Greater Diversity News
P.O. Drawer 1679
Wilmington, NC 28402
Contact: Kathy Grear
E-mail: kgrear@greaterdiversity.com
Phone: 1-800-462-0738
Fax: 910-763-6304
Referral Source
Of Hiree: Craven Community College website (www.cravencc.edu)
Total Number of
Persons Interviewed: 5
Referral Sources
Of Interviewees: 4 – Internet
1 – Other

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Public Radio East Foundation Board of Directors

John Aldredge
William J Austin
Donald Boldt
Deanna Boyette
Alison Brooks
Dr. Jim Congleton
Dr. Catherine Everett
Suzanne Kaylor
Joan Lamson
Holly Laroque
Dr. M. K. Lawrence
Charles McBriarty
Dr. Bettina Meekins
Sara Munford
Ed Piper
John Register
Roger Robertson
Dr. Junius Rose
Gary Snow
Dr. Craig Steffee
Dr. R. Lee West


Administrative Staff

Michael R. Foster
Business Account Executive

Howard Jones
Engineer

Jill McGuire
Assistant General Manager

Hester Segar
Membership Coordinator

Charles Wethington
General  Manager

On-Air Staff
Kelly Batchelor
Broadcast Supervisor
and Host for Morning Edition

Jared Brumbaugh
Announcer / Reporter and Producer of Down East Journal

Carol Broome
Announcer

Tom Mallison
Host for An Evening with Tom the Jazzman

Ken Meades
The Softer Sounds of Jazz

George Olsen
Reporter / Features Producer and Host for
All Things Considered  and The Sound

Sefton Wiggs
Music Director and Host for
The Afternoon Classical Concert

Friday Afternoon Request  Concert 

The Three O'Clock Mix
Adagio

Finley Woolston

Announcer and Host for
The Morning Classical Concert
The Blue Plate Special
The Choral Tradition
  

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