People

  • Hosts - Down Home Bluegrass and Rise When the Rooster Crows

    Husband and wife duo Travis & Amy have been volunteers from WYSO since 2005 and hosts of Down Home Bluegrass and Rise When the Rooster Crows since January 2011.   Passionate for sharing their love of bluegrass music and its history with...

  • Morning Edition Host/Reporter

    April Laissle is a graduate of Ohio University and comes to WYSO from WOUB Public Media in Athens, Ohio where she worked as a weekend host and reporter.  There, she reported on everything from food insecurity to 4-H chicken competitions. April...

  • Host, All Things Considered

    Audie Cornish is host of All Things Considered, along with Robert Siegel and Melissa Block.

    Previously, she served as host of Weekend Edition Sunday. Prior to moving into that host position in the fall of 2011, Cornish...

  • Project Coordinator, Dayton Youth Radio and Host, Behind the Groove

    Basim joined WYSO as a member of the 2012 Community Voices program. His work has earned him a “New Voices” Scholar award by (AIR) Association of Independents in Radio. Basim has produced the award-wining documentary Boogie Nights: A History of...

  • Host - Poor Will's Almanack

    Bill Felker has been writing nature columns and almanacs for regional and national publications since 1984. His Poor Will’s Almanack has appeared as an annual publication since 2003. His organization of weather patterns and phenology (what...

  • Cohost, On the Media

    On the Media Co-Host Bob Garfield is a columnist, critic, essayist, pundit, international lecturer, and inveterate broadcaster. In print, Garfield's "Ad Review" TV-commercial criticism feature in Advertising Age has made him among the...

  • Cohost, On the Media

    Brooke Gladstone started out in print journalism, writing on defense policy, strip-mining, broadcasting and cable TV. Her freelance pieces (on topics ranging from orgasmic Russian faith healers to the aesthetics of Pampers to NPR's near fiscal...

  • Host - The Dear Green Place

    Cindy Funk has been a lover of folk music of all kinds for so long, she can barely remember when she got hooked.  But it's a good bet that it was WYSO that is responsible! In the 1980's, Cindy hosted a Celtic music show on WYSO called ...

  • Host - Conrad's Corner

    Conrad A. Balliet was weaned on the likes of "Mary had a little lamb," bounced on his mother's knee to the tune of the Pennsylvania Dutch rhyme of "ride-a ride-a Geilie," grew up in a home with Kipling's "If" on a plaque on the wall, and spent...

  • Host, Jazz Night

    Dave Barber has hosted programs on WYSO dating back to 1977. A Dayton native, Barber got involved with the station after listening to YSO and learning about all kinds of music from programmers such as Art Snyder, Larry Blood, Jon Fox and many...

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