WICS and WICD are IL based stations and an ABC and an NBC Television affiliate owned and operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country today. Sinclair owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 163 television stations in 77 markets, after pending transactions. Sinclair's television group reaches approximately 38.7% of US television households and includes FOX, ABC, MyTV, CW, CBS, NBC, Univision and Azteca affiliates.
Community Involvement The owner and Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. continue to broaden its recruiting outreach by effectively establishing communication with recruiting resources in the broadcasting community, professional organizations, community based organizations and outreach through our corporate and local station job opportunities websites. Examples of the efforts made by stations in this employment unit include an ongoing internship program with regional colleges and high schools. Our department managers attend job fairs at local and regional colleges in an effort to recruit candidates with an interest in a broadcast related field. We have also had numerous local schools come to our station for tours, and our news staff has gone directly to schools to speak to them about careers in Broadcasting.
In addition, our station participates in high school career workshops that introduce broadcasting careers to high school and middle school students.
For additional information concerning the outreach efforts undertaken by stations in this employment unit, see link in the footer for the EEO Public File Report. Since the current EEO rules went into effect the station has experienced no notable difficulties in our outreach efforts as of the date of this application.
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