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 they have the license, they’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.
With the new ownership come leadership changes as well. Neenah Ellis will now serve as President of WYSO and will focus much of her 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.
In a recent email Ellis shares :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.”
One of their first steps involves growing their local news department and as a result the following positions are now open: