The WYSO Digital Audio Archives includes radio programs and other recordings made at this radio station since our first broadcast in 1958. The collection includes a wide variety of topics, including a significant collection from the Civil Rights and Vietnam War eras. The stories contained in this collection bring the past to life and allow us to reflect on our present times with a sense of perspective and context.
In 2009, we began to restore, catalog and digitize this collection when we were chosen to take part in the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. Eventually our collection will be available for online listening both locally and nationally.
If you’d like more information about the WYSO Digital Audio Archives – or would like to donate audio or other WYSO-related materials, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also make a donation to our archive efforts and help pay for the digitizing and cataloging.
The work we’ve done so far was done in collaboration with the Greene County Public Library, especially archivist Deanna Ulvestad, and was made possible by a grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
The WYSO Digital Archives Fellow is Jocelyn Robinson. Her series, Rediscovered Radio can be found here.
WYSO volunteer Andy Valeri wrote on the history of the WYSO Archives Project as part of his masters research at the University of Dayton. Click here to read more.
This project is made possible in part by the Ohio History Fund, a grant program of the Ohio History Connection. The Ohio History Fund is made possible by voluntary donations of state income tax refunds, sales of Ohio History “mastodon” license plates, and direct donations to the Ohio History Connection. www.ohiohistory.org/historyfund