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EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
WYSO PUBLIC RADIO, YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO
2017- 2018
PERIOD REPORTED: JULY 1, 2016 – JUNE 30, 2017

During fiscal year 2017, WYSO employed 11 persons full-time, 1 part-time and another 14 as volunteer on-air hosts. Two full-time positions were filled during the 2017 fiscal year in order to fill vacancies created by the resignation of the current employees, who departed to pursue other career opportunities.

A full-time Managing Editor and Economics Reporter was hired in October 2016. The job announcement for this position appeared in the following places:

WYSO.org, WYSO Facebook page, and WYSO Twitter account contact: Juliet Fromholt, Webmaster, 150 E. South College St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387, phone: 937-769-1387, e-mail: jfromholt@wyso.org

AntiochCollege.org, Dayton Daily News and Monster website contact: Joanne Lakomski, Antioch College Human Resources Department, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 phone 937-319-6161, e-mail: jlakomski@antiochcollege.edu

Current contact: David Kramer, Director of Advertising and Marketing, Phone: (301) 270-7240, x35, e-mail: dave@current.org.   One-time print ad published in June and online for 30 days.

CPB Jobline contact: Arick Mittler, Business Manager, 150 E. South College Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, phone: 937-769-1235, e-mail: amittler@wyso.org .  Ad published online for 90 days.

Association of Fundraising Professionals website contact: Luke Dennis, Development Director, 150 E. South College Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, phone: 937-769-1379, e-mail: ldennis@wyso.org .  Ad published online for 60 days.

The successful candidate learned about the job on the CPB Jobline website.

Total number of applicants: Thirteen. Total number of interviews:  Three, two of which resulted from the posting on CPB Jobline, one from the WYSO website.

A full-time Business Manager was hired in October 2016. The job announcement for this position appeared in the following places:

WYSO.org, WYSO Facebook page, and WYSO Twitter account contact: Juliet Fromholt, Webmaster, 150 E. South College St., Yellow Springs, OH 45387, phone: 937-769-1387, e-mail: jfromholt@wyso.org

AntiochCollege.org, Dayton Daily News and Monster website contact: Joanne Lakomski, Antioch College Human Resources Department, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 phone 937-319-6161, e-mail: jlakomski@antiochcollege.edu

Current contact: David Kramer, Director of Advertising and Marketing, Phone: (301) 270-7240, x35, e-mail: dave@current.org.   One-time print ad published in June and online for 30 days.

CPB Jobline contact: Arick Mittler, Business Manager, 150 E. South College Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, phone: 937-769-1235, e-mail: amittler@wyso.org .  Ad published online for 90 days.

The successful candidate learned about the job by WYSO Resource Board member referral.

Total number of applicants: Eighteen. Total number of interviews:  Three, two from the WYSO website, one from Resource Board Referral.

WYSO continued and expanded its “Community Voices” radio production training program, designed to assist members of the community to acquire skills needed for radio production. There were 9 community members plus one Antioch College students in the training program that began in January 2016, ending in June 2016.  The course was instructed by the WYSO General Manager and the Community Voices Coordinator.

WYSO offered 3 Podcasting Workshops to the community during 2016-2017. The sessions were attended by 47 members of the community and held at the WYSO Community Room.

An offshoot of WYSO’s groundbreaking Community Voices training project, WYSO’s Youth Radio training program brings journalism and broadcasting skills like those used in WYSO’s daily operations to area high school students, teaching everything from interviewing techniques to digital audio editing.  This past fiscal year, WYSO partnered with local schools including: Dayton’s Ponitz Career Technology Center, The Miami Valley School, Centerville High School, Stivers School For The Arts, Yellow Springs High School, Dayton Early College Academy, and Tecumseh High School.  WYSO Community Voices producer and Behind the Groove host Basim Blunt taught students how to produce feature stories for radio. The students from each school created and produced a total of eight unique stories that were aired on WYSO and posted to our website. With support from the Ohio Arts Council and the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation, WYSO plans on continuing Youth Radio and reaching more students from all backgrounds.

Veterans Voices is a collaboration between WYSO and Wright State University’s Veteran and Military Center (VMC) that was created in 2014-2015 as part of Veterans Coming Home, a national public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  This unique veteran-to-veteran storytelling project was designed to allow Miami Valley veterans the opportunity to describe their own experiences, in their own voices.  The stories are broadcast on WYSO, posted on our website and archived at WYSO and the VMC website.  A total of ten new stories were created and aired with the Veterans Voices program moving into its third phase during 2015-2016, funded in part by the Ohio Humanities Council.

WYSO’s April Laissle continued our peer-to-peer interview format by launching a series for those living with disabilities to interview each other and share their stories. WYSO partnered with the following local organizations: The Access Center for Independent Living, Wright State University’s Office of Disability Services, The Montgomery County Board of Disability Services, and United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton.  Ten adults with disabilities were trained and a minimum of four stories will air in FY18.

Coinciding with the Presidential Inauguration, WYSO launched a new series entitled Dear. Mr. President. WYSO partnered with ten area libraries to record audio letters, as well as collect written letters, and music from community members wishing to tell the new President what he should know or understand about our area and the concerns and hopes of our residents. Four stories aired, incorporating multiple voices and all the submissions area archived at WYSO.org.

WYSO’s Audio Archives project began in 2009 when boxes of old magnetic tapes surfaced in a musty storeroom.  With funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Archive Project and partnerships with the Greene County Library and other local organizations, over 200 hours of broadcasts, most from the 1960s and 70s, were catalogued and digitized.  A project to collect oral histories to complement the recordings was also begun.  With support from the Ohio Humanities Council, WYSO has been airing this archival content since early 2014.  The collection chronicles events at Antioch College, in Yellow Springs, around the Miami Valley and well beyond.  Typical stories include echoes of the civil rights movement as it morphed into many subsequent movements, sample news reports, interviews, documentaries, concerts, lectures, music shows and other historic tape.  Archive Fellow Jocelyn Robinson worked on this year-long project to explore this audio treasure trove and share it with listeners.  It’s referred to as “Rediscovered Radio: Historic Audio from the WYSO Archives”.

Also, more than 116 people were trained at WYSO as interns and volunteer producers during the last seven years. The trainings were conducted by WYSO staff in such areas as news writing and production, on-air announcing, field recording, and digital audio editing.

CONTACTING WYSO
Groups and organizations wishing to be put on the mailing list for notification of full-time vacancies should contact the station in writing as follows:

WYSO Public Radio
150 E. South College Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387

CERTIFICATION

I hereby certify that the above information is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.
Neenah Ellis
General Manager
WYSO Public Radio
May 31, 2017