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Mike Frazier

Host, Morning Edition

A chance meeting with a volunteer in a college computer lab in 1987 brought Mike to WYSO.  He started filling in for various music shows, and performed various production, news, and on-air activities during the late 1980s and 90s, spinning vinyl and cutting tape before the digital evolution.

Mike hosted Morning Edition from 1999 to early 2001, and was asked to return in 2005 as the on-call substitute host for both Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  He was hired as the permanent host in 2020.

He is a graduate of Wright State University with a BA in mass communication.  Mike has a background in video production, having worked at several Dayton-area cable access television channels.  He has also worked as a long term substitute high school media arts teacher.

Mike is a lifelong Dayton-area native, born and raised in Riverside and currently residing in Kettering.  In his spare time, he likes to work on vintage Volvo cars, observe the weather, cosplay as a Star Wars Stormtrooper, perform on stage in community theater, and annoy people as a member of a local comedy improvisational troupe.

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National Weather Service investigators are continuing to survey the damage littering the Miami Valley region after the  Memorial Day storms that killed one person and injured dozens more.
Jason Reynolds / WYSO

The National Weather Service has confirmed two tornadoes touched down in Miami County Saturday night.

Forecasters say the first twister, rated an EF-Zero with winds up to 80 miles per hour, hit Troy just after 10 p.m., leaving damage concentrated mostly near Troy High School and downtown. 

National Weather Service Meteorologist Chris Hogue says winter tornadoes are rare, but he says this weekend’s weather conditions were just right to produce the storm with damaging winds. 

This National Weather Service Map illustrates the path of the Memorial Day tornadoes.
courtesy of the National Weather Service

The National Weather Service is wrapping up their survey of the tornado outbreak that hit the Miami Valley on Memorial Day.  They now say 15 tornadoes struck the region with a total of 20 across all of Ohio.

The tornado that affected northern Montgomery County was upgraded to an EF4 with estimated winds maxing out at 170 mph, the strongest observed tornado in the county since the National Weather Wervice began keeping official data in the 1950s. 

Fire Chief Jeffrey Payne reports there were no fatalities, four minor injuries resulting from a collapse, three minor injurites resulting from flying debris and four illnesses related to Monday's tornadoes.
Jerry Kenney / WYSO

Dayton officials say results are expected soon from Ohio Environmental Protection Agency drinking water quality tests in the wake of Monday's tornadoes.

A boil advisory remains in effect for many parts of Montgomery County until further notice.

At a press conference Tuesday, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says residents in affected areas can pick up free bottled water, ice and other assistance from multiple locations in the city. 

Damage was reported in Yellow Springs, Clark County and Greene County after Friday's storms.
Mike Frazier / WYSO

The National Weather Service will survey damage caused by severe morning storms that blew through Greene and Clark Counties.

Inspectors are expected to publish the results of their storm-damage survey Friday evening. 

The Yellow Springs News reported multiple trees were down in the vicinity of Glen View and Corry streets in the village, including one that landed on the roof of a home.

Several hundred DP&L customers in Greene and Clark counties experienced power outages as winds gusted over 60 miles per hour.

The city of Beavercreek is considering a permanent ban on medical marijuana. The city council is set to debate whether to move forward with a ban Monday afternoon at a work session that began at 5 p.m. No vote is expected during the work session.

The council takes up the proposed ban despite the state's previous approval of a medical marijuana dispensary slated for location within city limits.

The UD Flyers hit the court at University of Dayton Arena Tuesday afternoon for practice.
Jerry Kenney

The UD Flyers have a new head coach. The University of Dayton has selected Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Anthony Grant to lead the men’s basketball team.

Grant is a former Flyer himself, having played for the team in the 1980s.

Grant follows Archie Miller, who coached the Flyers for six seasons. Grant was head coach with Virginia Commonwealth and Alabama before working with Oklahoma City.

President Barack Obama is visiting Cincinnati today.  His campaign says that the President will speak this afternoon at 2:20 at Cincinnati Music Hall , located at 1241 Elm Street.

A native of Beavercreek is now the first female four-star general of the United States Air Force.

Actor Cliff Robertson, whose career spanned a half-century, died on Saturday at the age of 88.

Along with his lengthy acting career, Robertson was known for his love of aviation.  He was a frequent visitor to the Aviation Hall of Fame, located next to the National Museum of the United States Air Force.  He would fly in his own place from New York to Dayton to attend the Hall of Fame's Enshrinement ceremonies.  His participation resulted in his own enshrinement in the Hall of Fame in 2006.

GreeneWorks

Jun 24, 2010

Earlier this week, we reported on how local agencies are rising to the challenge of helping the unemployed, despite their limited resources. Today, in our series, "What's Working," Mike Frazier visits a non-profit Greene County organization that has put 75% of its clients back to work.