Public Radio Station WYSO will bring the renowned storytelling organization The Moth to the Victoria Theater on Thursday, April 11 at 7:30pm.
Founded in 1997, The Moth celebrates “true stories told live” in a variety of settings around the country, including live performance, a podcast, and the Moth Radio Hour, which airs on Saturdays at 2pm and Wednesdays at 11pm on WYSO. At the Victoria Theatre event, The Moth will present a so-called “mainstage event,” a curated evening featuring five storytellers from around the country who have developed and shaped their stories with Moth directors.
“We’re so happy to host The Moth,” says WYSO general manager, Neenah Ellis “We believe in the power of storytelling and we know our listeners will love this presentation. We’ve been trying to get The Moth here for almost ten years and finally, the day will come in April!”
Local raconteurs may submit their own stories for consideration by using The Moth’s online pitch form available at https://themoth.org/share-your-story/pitchline.
“Public radio programs are so varied, and the thread that runs through them all is great storytelling. The Moth Mainstage is a showcase of just that: great — and I mean riveting — storytelling. So we know WYSO listeners will love this event,” says WYSO development director Luke Dennis.
A limited number of VIP ticket packages, which include premium seats and a post-show reception, will be available as thank-you gifts for WYSO donors during the station’s calendar year-end fundraising effort at www.wyso.org. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday December 17 at www.ticketcenterstage.com
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018, public radio station WYSO 91.3 is licensed to Antioch College with studios in Yellow Springs. It broadcasts on multiple platforms: 91.3 FM, live streaming at WYSO.org, on HD radio and on NPR One, a mobile application. WYSO is the Miami Valley’s only NPR News station with programming from NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media, PRX and the BBC as well as the work of local and independent radio producers.