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Updates On WYSO's Independence Process

Luke Dennis and Neenah Ellis
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Luke Dennis and Neenah Ellis

Dear listeners,

It’s official: the FCC has approved the transfer of WYSO’s broadcast license from Antioch College to a new 501c3 called Miami Valley Public Media. WYSO is now independent and community-owned!

As you may recall, MVPM took fiscal responsibility for the station and WYSO staff began managing the day-to-day finances on April 1.  Now that we have the license, we’re ready to begin the next part of our growth as your public radio station, including growing our newsroom and preparing to launch The Center for Community Voices. 

We’re also re-structuring our leadership to keep WYSO strong.  I will now serve as President of WYSO and will focus much of my energy on the eventual launch of the Center for Community Voices.  Luke Dennis will serve as General Manager and oversee the daily operations of WYSO. 

Thanks to you, WYSO is in a very strong position now to grow and change quickly.  We have big plans for improving and  increasing our local programming and we’re working with our Community Advisory Board to get their input all along the way.

Our first step involves growing our local news department and as a result we have several positions open now.

Stay tuned!  Change is in the air!

Neenah Ellis
WYSO President