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ComVox 3-Month Producer Training

The Community Voices Producer Training is a unique, 6-session course for anyone who wants to learn audio production and storytelling skills and make content about the Miami Valley. Since 2012, this program has taught over 70 community producers how to create audio stories and have had these stories air on WYSO, NPR, and nationally popular podcasts.

About The Training:

As a Community Voices Producer, you will create content for WYSO’s award-winning team and our partners across the country. We're looking for people who want to tell stories about their communities here in the Miami Valley. You will learn key audio production and storytelling skills from public radio professionals, including WYSO reporters, engineers, and special guests.

Who should take this training?

  • Community-minded creatives who want to pursue a career in audio production.
  • Anyone with a passion for helping diverse communities tell their stories. 
  • Inquisitive storytellers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels.


This program is designed to give participants a professional audio production education at no cost. Accepted applicants will receive a $1,000 stipend to fund their work thanks to a generous gift from long-time supporters Bill & Carol Linesch. After completing the course, participants will continue to receive payments for the stories they produce for WYSO.


  • Participants are asked to commit around 5 hours of work per week over a three month period. This includes bi-monthly eight-hour classes and time working in the field, producing your own stories.
  • Participants must be willing to travel to WYSO locations in Dayton and Yellow Springs, OH.

WYSO's Spring 2024 Community Voices Training Program is underway. Check back in Fall 2024 for details about the next training.

If you have questions, please email Eichelberger Center for Community Voices Managing Editor Chris Welter at cwelter@wyso.org.