WYSO

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  • Morning Edition Host/Reporter

    April Laissle is a graduate of Ohio University and comes to WYSO from WOUB Public Media in Athens, Ohio where she worked as a weekend host and reporter.  There, she reported on everything from food insecurity to 4-H chicken competitions. April...

  • Business Manager

    Art's relationship with public radio began in graduate school when his cousin forced him to listen to WHYY non-stop. Since then nearly every other sentence he speaks begins with, "Well, I heard on NPR..." After graduate school he worked as an...

  • Director of Membership

    Like many nerds, Jackie discovered her love of public radio while attending a small liberal arts college. After moving back to the Dayton area in 2006, her radio tuning dial may as well be broken, because it has never left 91.3 FM. She began...

  • Host, All Things Considered and Producer, WYSO Weekend

    Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend in the late 1980s and soon became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and in February of 1992 was asked if he would be a sub-host for Sunday evening,...

  • Managing Editor, Economics Reporter

    Jess Mador comes to WYSO from Knoxville NPR-station WUOT, where she created an interactive multimedia health storytelling project called TruckBeat, one of 15 projects around the country participating in AIR's Localore: #

  • Webmaster/Programming Coordinator /Deputy Operations Director / Host, Kaleidoscope & Alpha Rhythms

    Juliet Fromholt has been listening to WYSO for as long as she can remember.  She began volunteering at the station while also serving as Program Director and General Manager at WWSU, the student station at her
    alma mater, Wright State...

  • Underwriting Director

    Karen Bledsoe (formerly Meade) has been a listener, volunteer, and member of WYSO's for many years. Karen served on the Resource Board for WYSO from 2011-14.  Prior to joining the station she served as Director of Sponsorship & Corporate...

  • Business Support and Events Manager

    Katie can’t remember a time when she didn’t listen to public radio. However, it was during her time traveling across the country with her family in their renovated 1979 Airstream that she became a devoted listener. That’s when she discovered...

  • General Manager

    Luke Dennis tried to get a job at WBUR in Boston in 2002 and they told him to come back when he had experience. In 2012 he landed at WYSO and plans to never leave. In between he served as the executive director of Muse Machine, taught acting to...

  • President, Miami Valley Public Media

    Neenah Ellis began her radio career in high school, working at her parents’ commercial radio station in Valparaiso, Indiana. She came to WYSO in 2009 after 30 years as a radio documentary producer in Washington, D.C. She’ s been a producer for ...

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