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Miami Valley Public Media Inc owns and operates WYSO under license from the Federal Communications Commission.

Governing Board of Miami Valley Public Media Inc:

Shelly Blackman, Founder and Lead Agent, The Shelly Blackman Group at eXp Realty.

Bruce Bradtmiller, Owner and President of Anthrotech

Jeff Cox, Partner: Faruki, P.L.L.

Luke Dennis, President, Miami Valley Public Media

Neenah Ellis, Executive Director, Eichelberger Center for Community Voices

Kathy Hollingsworth, Retired banker, Partner / Facilitator for Innovative Interchange

Kevin McGruder, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of History, Antioch College

Heather Bailey, Community Volunteer

Marsha Bonhart, Retired News Anchor and Reporter

Miami Valley Public Media Governing Board Meeting Schedule:The Governing Board meets monthly, on the third Wednesday of the month, from 10am - 12pm at the WYSO studios in Yellow Springs. Meetings are open to the public. Because the time and date of a meeting may change, if you plan to attend, please confirm the date, time and location with Luke Dennis (937-769-1379) prior to the day of the meeting.


Per the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, WYSO maintains a Community Advisory Board.

  • Board members are volunteers and receive no compensation.
  • 100% of our Community Advisory Board contributes annually to WYSO.

Board Members

Chairperson: Judd Plattenburg

Sarah Caplan, Marketplace Information Specialist, Better Business Bureau

Demarus Crawford-White, Director of Financial Aid, Central State University

Jacob Elder, Project Manager, AES Ohio

Kim Fish, President, Kaleidoscope, Inc. Consulting Services

Patrick Gill, Executive Director, Dayton-Montgomery County Scholarship Program/Montgomery County Ohio College Promise

Michelle Hayford, Associate Professor; Director of the Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program, University of Dayton

Sierra Leone, Poet, Impresario, Diversity Consultant

Angela McMurry, Director of Programs, Ohio Academy of Science

Shannon Neal, Vice President of Strategic Communication, Dayton Development Coalition

Jen Papadakis, Owner, Head and Heart Strategic Social

Judd Plattenburg, President, Oregon Printing Communications

Elizabeth Sandhu, Assistant General Counsel, Crown Equipment Corporation

Abigail Trittschuh, Choreographer

Rodney Veal, Dancer/Choreographer/TV Host/Faculty at Sinclair Community College

Bill Wendel, Director of Consulting Services, Pentecom, LLC

Noreen Wilhelm, Senior Fellow, Del Mar Encore Fellows Initiative, Dayton Foundation

WYSO Community Advisory Board Meeting Schedule:The Community Advisory Board meets once a quarter, during the fourth week of July, October, January, and April, on Wednesdays from 8:15-10:15. Meeting locations alternate between the WYSO studios in Yellow Springs and a TBD downtown Dayton location. Meetings are open to the public.Because the time and date of a meeting may change, if you plan to attend, please confirm the date, time and location with Luke Dennis (937-769-1379) prior to the day of the meeting.

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