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 comes as WYSO opens its newly digitized archives to the public for the first time.
Two awards went to pieces produced by Managing Editor and Economics Reporter Lewis Wallace—first place in the “Best Use of Sound – Small Newsroom” category for Why Did Dayton Produce So Many Inventors And Inventions? WYSO Curious Pops Open An Answer” and second place in the “Best Writing – Small Newsroom” category for Why is that lake next to Route 4 in Dayton so blue? WYSO Curious takes a trip to Dayton’s Florida”. Both stories are part of the station’s series “WYSO Curious”, which is based entirely on questions submitted by Miami Valley residents.
WYSO’s newsroom also recently also won several honors from the Ohio Associated Press for work produced in 2014, including second place for general excellence and first place for continuing coverage, feature reporting and best reporter (Wallace) in the Radio II division.
“We’re proud of all this work, and especially pleased to continue the tradition of excellence in reporting that is part of WYSO’s history,” says WYSO General Manager Neenah Ellis.
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 the Public Radio Player, 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.