What does President-elect Trump most need to know about our region? WYSO is launching a crowd sourcing project to open the dialogue between our community and the new administration. Write a letter to the President-elect and send it to WYSO. We want to hear from you, your family, your friends and your neighbors. Your letter can be written or recorded for audio or video. WYSO will collect the letters for a special storytelling radio series early next year. Here's what to do: Write a letter: No more than 300 words - THEN Read your letter out loud and make an audio or video … [Read more...] about Introducing “Dear Mr. President” from WYSO
WYSO is hosting a podcasting workshop on Saturday, December 3rd, 9am-5:30pm, at the WYSO studios in Yellow Springs. Learn the basic skills you need to create your own podcast and what equipment you’ll need to get the job done. Bring your idea for a podcast and try it out with your fellow participants and instructors. The workshop will be taught by WYSO General Manager Neenah Ellis, Community Voices coordinator and Wright State University New Media Incubator manager Will Davis, WYSO Morning Edition host and reporter April Laissle, and WYSO webmaster and deputy operations director … [Read more...] about Wanna Learn How To Podcast?
WYSO Public Radio is pleased to welcome a new show to its evening music line up. The Jewel Case will air on Thursdays, 8-11pm beginning January 7, 2016. The Jewel Case will feature “deep cuts and forgotten musical treasures and curiosities” curated by host Tod Weidner, who will frame each week’s show with a theme. “I am delighted to officially welcome Tod Weidner to the WYSO music broadcasting family,” says WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota and host of WYSO’s mid-day music program, Excursions. “It was exactly a year ago he began training to fill in on Excursions, but it quickly became … [Read more...] about Tod Weidner to Host The Jewel Case Thursdays on WYSO
You Bet Your Garden offers fiercely organic advice to gardeners far and wide: Tips on caring for plants, fending off pests, wrestling with weeds, dealing with disease, and all the other fun things we outdoor enthusiasts enjoy so much. … [Read more...] about Get The Dirt On Compost In Dayton!
Public radio station WYSO 91.3FM has won three national reporting awards from PRNDI, the Public Radio News Directors organization. WYSO took first place in the "Series – Small Newsroom" category for Rediscovered Radio by Jocelyn Robinson, WYSO’s Archives Fellow. Robinson came to WYSO through the station’s Community Voices training program and went on to develop a documentary series based on the station’s rich Civil Rights and social justice archives. Robinson's series was edited by freelance editor Katie Davis of Washington, DC, who's been working with WYSO since early 2014. The award … [Read more...] about WYSO Wins National Reporting Awards
Nearly 30 local musicians will once again gather on the stage of The DAI's NCR Renaissance Auditorium to recreate the historic performances of The Band's Last Waltz.. There will be two performances this year: one on Wednesday, November 26 and an encore performance on Friday, November 28. Proceeds from the concerts will benefit WYSO 91.3FM. Last year's concert sold out - don't wait until the last minute to get your tickets!Such a Night features many of Dayton’s most talented musicians, including a seven-piece horn section. The original film The Last Waltz featured performances by Dr. John, Neil … [Read more...] about The Last Waltz Live to Benefit WYSO 91.3FM
Neenah Ellis, general manager of public radio station 91.3 WYSO in Yellow Springs, has announced several changes to its programming line-up designed to refresh, update and energize the station’s sound. “Programming a public radio station is a balancing act taking into account financial sustainability while maintaining our distinctive voice,” said Ellis. “We want to keep a good balance between local and national sources, between news and entertainment. We want to satisfy our long-time listeners and attract and new audience members.” As part of the news-related programming and … [Read more...] about WYSO Updates Programming Schedule
On Friday, May 16th, Blue Moon Soup along with the Celtic duet Changeling are going to be hosting an evening jam packed with everything from gypsy jazz to rock n' roll at the Clifton Opera House, 5 South Clay Street, Clifton, OH 45316. The concert is to benefit WYSO Public Radio and the historic Clifton Opera House! The show is an alcohol- free, child-friendly event, so be sure to bring the whole family! Since Blue Moon Soup's first show in 2010, they have been helped along the way through the kindness and charity of others. "We like to find ways to give back to the community that has … [Read more...] about Blue Moon Soup Concert Benefits WYSO Radio and Clifton Opera House
Dayton, Ohio, was in many ways the epicenter of funk music in the 1970s and 80s. Local funk bands achieving national success include the Ohio Players, Slave, Lakeside, Heatwave, Sun, Zapp, and Faze-O. The Dayton Metro Library celebrates the local roots of funk music with local musicians, teachers and others who will share their experiences and reflect on the era. The free program takes place on Saturday, February 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium, 215 E. Third Street, downtown Dayton. The short film Dayton, Ohio: The Land of Funk by Adam Greaser will also be … [Read more...] about Dayton Metro Library Celebrates Funk: Local Roots of a National Phenomenon
Are you curious about the Miami Valley, its history, people or economy? Is there a place, a person or a story that mystifies or intrigues you? Do you like to ask questions? WYSO Curious is a new occasional series that lets you ask questions for WYSO reporters to answer. And they want to know what YOU want to know. Here are some of the questions they've gotten so far: How does the City of Dayton determine who it rents properties to? What is it like being an independent/local restaurateur in the Miami Valley? How are they doing? Why did Dayton produce so many inventors (e.g. Charles … [Read more...] about WYSO Wants To Know What You Want To Know