2018- 2019
PERIOD REPORTED: JULY 1, 2017 – JUNE 30, 2018

WYSO is owned by Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and all WYSO staff members are therefore College staff members.  WYSO is committed to the College goal of achieving equal opportunity for all and, accordingly, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, expression and characteristics, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, visible or invisible disability, or status as a disabled veteran of the Vietnam era. The College complies with federal and state legislation and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. This policy applies to faculty and staff, applicants for faculty and staff positions, students and applicants for educational programs and activities.

During fiscal year 2018, WYSO employed 12 persons full-time, 1 part-time and another 14 as volunteer on-air hosts. 

One full-time Account Executive position was filled during the 2018 fiscal year, a new position designed to increase WYSO underwriting capacity. 

A full-time Account Executive was hired in September,  2017. The job announcement for this position appeared in the following places:

WYSO.org, WYSO Facebook page, and WYSO Twitter account and eblast using the WYSO membership database. Contact: Juliet Fromholt, Webmaster, 150 E. South College St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387, phone: 937-769-1387, e-mail:jfromholt@wyso.org

AntiochCollege.edu, Dayton Daily News and Monster website contact: Joanne Lakomski, Antioch College Human Resources Department, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 phone 937-319-6161, e-mail: jlakomski@antiochcollege.edu

Current contact: David Kramer, Director of Advertising and Marketing, Phone: (301) 270-7240, x35, e-mail: dave@current.org.   One-time print ad published in June and online for 30 days.

CPB Jobline contact: Arick Mittler, Business Manager, 150 E. South College Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, phone: 937-769-1235, e-mail: amittler@wyso.org.  Ad published online for 90 days.

Association of Fundraising Professionals website contact: Luke Dennis, Development Director, 150 E. South College Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, phone: 937-769-1379, e-mail: ldennis@wyso.org.  Ad published online for 60 days.

The successful candidate learned about the job through the WYSO membership database e-blast.

Total number of applicants: Eight. Total number of interviews:  Six, five of which resulted from the WYSO website, one from the Antioch College website.

WYSO.org, WYSO Facebook page, and WYSO Twitter account contact: Juliet Fromholt, Webmaster, 150 E. South College St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387, phone: 937-769-1387, e-mail: jfromholt@wyso.org

WYSO continued its “Community Voices” radio production training programs, designed to assist members of the community to acquire professional media skills. These workshops function as recruitment initiatives as well.  WYSO has hired two full time employees and several freelance producers who’ve completed these classes, which are open to all members of the community for a nominal fee.  Scholarships are also available. There were four Community Voices training workshops in FY 2018. The sessions were attended by 47 community members.

In addition to the  Community Voices workshops,  WYSO’s Youth Radio training program continues to bring journalism and broadcasting skills to area high school students. This past fiscal year, WYSO partnered with local schools including: Dayton’s Ponitz Career Technology Center, Centerville High School, Stivers School For The Arts, Dayton Early College Academy and Bellbrook High School.  More than 50 high schools students were training.  These trainings expose students to WYSO as a viable alternative for internships and future employment. 

Veterans Voices is a collaboration between WYSO and Wright State University’s Veteran and Military Center (VMC) that was created in 2014-2015 as part of Veterans Coming Home, a national public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  This unique veteran-to-veteran storytelling project was designed to allow Miami Valley veterans the opportunity to describe their own experiences, in their own voices.  The stories are broadcast on WYSO, posted on our website and archived at WYSO and the VMC website.  A total of ten new stories were created and aired with the Veterans Voices program moving into its third phase during 2015-2016, funded in part by the Ohio Humanities Council.  Several student veterans have remained engaged with WYSO over the years as a result of this outreach effort.

WYSO’s April Laissle continued our peer-to-peer interview format by launching a series for those living with disabilities to interview each other and share their stories. WYSO partnered with the following local organizations: The Access Center for Independent Living, Wright State University’s Office of Disability Services, The Montgomery County Board of Disability Services, and United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton.  Ten adults with disabilities were trained and six stories aired in FY 18.  Again, this initiative exposes disabled adults to WYSO for intern and employment possibilities.

More than 150 community members have been trained at WYSO as community producers and interns since 2011. These trainings provide professional media skills to people of all ages and gives them opportunities for freelance employment at WYSO.  The trainings are conducted by WYSO staff and contracted producers in such areas as news writing and production, on-air announcing, field recording, and digital audio editing. These trainings are always open to the public. 

Groups and organizations wishing to be put on the mailing list for notification of full-time vacancies should contact the station in writing as follows:
WYSO Public Radio
150 E. South College Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

I hereby certify that the above information is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.
Neenah Ellis
General Manager
WYSO Public Radio
May 30, 2018