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If I Were You


“If I Were You” was written by pulp fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard and tells the story of Little Tom Little, a circus dwarf who dreams of being full-sized and is forced to contend with the consequences when his dreams come true.

It was performed by students from Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio, along with Nancy Cartwright, the voice of Bart Simpson on the long-running television series “The Simpsons,” and a Fairmont High School alum.  Student performers including Kevin Erman, Caroline Grogan, Jay Kain, Allie Dyer, Katherine Ygbuhay and
Tim Green.  The role of the narrator was performed by Dayton television anchor Pete Scalia.

WYSO recorded “If I Were You” September 19 and 20, 2009 during live performances in the recital hall at Fairmont High School before a live audience of more than 200 people.


Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend and within a year of first tuning in became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and began hosting Alpha Rhythms in February of 1992. Jerry joined the WYSO staff in 2007 as a host of All Things Considered and soon transitioned into hosting Morning Edition. In addition to now hosting All Things Considered, Jerry is the host and producer of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly news and arts magazine. He has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies. Jerry has won several Ohio AP awards as well as an award from PRINDI for his work with the WYSO news department. Jerry says that the best part of his job is being able to talk to people in the community and share their experiences with WYSO listeners.