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EEO PUBLIC FILE REPORT
WYSO PUBLIC RADIO
YELLOW SPRINGS, OHIO
2015- 2016

PERIOD REPORTED: JULY 1, 2015 – JUNE 30, 2016

During fiscal year 2016, WYSO employed 11 persons full-time, 1 part-time and another 11 as volunteer on-air hosts. Three full-time positions were filled during the 2016 fiscal year in order to fill vacancies created by the resignation of the current employees, who departed to pursue other career opportunities.  During fiscal year 2016, WYSO interviewed 15 applicants for the vacancies filled, 8 of which resulted from CPB Jobline, and 7 from WYSO website.

A full-time Morning Edition Host/Reporter was hired in October 2015. The job announcement for this position appeared in the following places:

WYSO.org, WYSO Facebook page, and WYSO Twitter page 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: Joan Meadows, Antioch College Human Resources Department, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 phone 937-319-6234, e-mail: jmeadows@antiochcollege.org

Current contact: Kathleen Unwin, Advertising Director, 877-745-8776, e-mail: unwin@current.org.   One-time print ad published in June and online for 30 days.

CPB Jobline contact: Douglas Hull, Finance Director, 150 E. South College Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, phone: 937-769-1235, e-mail: dhull@wyso.org.  Ad published online for 90 days.

PRNDI, PRADO, Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) and Indeed.com contact: Luke Dennis, Development Director, 150 E. South College Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, phone: 937-769-1380, e-mail: ldennis@wyso.org .  Ad published online for 60 days.

The successful candidate learned about the job on the CPB Jobline website.  None of these recruiting sources has specifically requested notification of vacancies when they occur.

Total number of applicants:  Twenty-nine, eighteen of which resulted from the posting on CPB Jobline, nine from the WYSO website and two from Monster.

A full-time Membership & Traffic Coordinator was hired in November 2015. The job announcement for this position appeared in the following places:

WYSO.org, WYSO Facebook page, and WYSO Twitter page 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: Joan Meadows, Antioch College Human Resources Department, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 phone 937-319-6234, e-mail: jmeadows@antiochcollege.org

CPB Jobline contact: Douglas Hull, Finance Director, 150 E. South College Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, phone: 937-769-1235, e-mail: dhull@wyso.org.  Ad published online for 30 days.

PRNDI, PRADO, Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), Indeed.com, JournalismJobs.com and National Association of Black Journalists websites.  Contact: Luke Dennis, Development Director, 150 E. South College Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, phone: 937-769-1380, e-mail: ldennis@wyso.org. Ad published online for 30 days.

The successful candidate learned about the job on the WYSO website.  None of these recruiting sources has specifically requested notification of vacancies when they occur.

Total number of applicants:  Twelve, eight of which resulted from the posting on the WYSO website, and four from Monster.

A full-time Director of Underwriting was hired in December 2015. The job announcement for this position appeared in the following places:

WYSO.org, WYSO Facebook page, and WYSO Twitter page 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: Joan Meadows, Antioch College Human Resources Department, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 phone 937-319-6234, e-mail: jmeadows@antiochcollege.org

Current contact: Kathleen Unwin, Advertising Director, 877-745-8776, e-mail: unwin@current.org.   One-time print ad published in June and online for 30 days.

CPB Jobline contact: Douglas Hull, Finance Director, 150 E. South College Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, phone: 937-769-1235, e-mail: dhull@wyso.org.  Ad published online for 30 days.

PRNDI, PRADO, Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) and Indeed.com contact: Luke Dennis, Development Director, 150 E. South College Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, phone: 937-769-1380, e-mail: ldennis@wyso.org.  Ad published online for 30 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 30 days.

The successful candidate learned about the job on the WYSO website.  None of these recruiting sources has specifically requested notification of vacancies when they occur.

Total number of applicants:  One which resulted from the posting on the WYSO website.

WYSO continued and expanded its “Community Voices” radio production training program, designed to assist members of the community to acquire skills needed for broadcast employment.  There were fifteen community members in the training program that began in January 2016 and ended in June 2016.  Those classes were taught at the Station and instructed by the WYSO General Manager and the Community Voices Coordinator.

WYSO developed and offered a Podcast Workshop in January 2016 that included 6 community members in the one day training program.  The Podcast Workshop was designed to instruct participants in the art of creating and broadcasting podcasts for viewing by the public.  This class was taught at the Station and instructed by the WYSO General Manager, the WYSO Economics Reporter/Managing Editor, and the WYSO Webmaster & Deputy Operations Director.  An identical Podcast Workshop is scheduled to occur in late June 2016.

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.  WYSO began the youth-focused program in September 2014, partnering with Dayton’s Ponitz Career Technology Center and extended and expanded the program during 2015-2016 to incorporate more schools in the Miami Valley region and many more students.  

With support from local schools and various private donors and foundations, WYSO expanded its Youth Radio curriculum in 2015-2016 to the Dayton Public Schools (Ponitz), Yellow Springs High School, Dayton Early Career Academy (DECA), and Springfield City Schools YouMedia.  WYSO Community Voices producer and Behind the Groove host Basim Blunt conducted five courses in four local high schools in FY16, teaching thirty-six students how to produce feature stories for radio.  The students created and produced a total of thirty-six unique stories that were aired on WYSO and posted to our website.  WYSO intends to continue the Youth Radio program during 2016-2017, expanding the schools represented as opportunities and funding arise.

WYSO also introduced the Youth Radio curriculum in a special program taught by WYSO staff and two volunteer Community Voices graduates in early 2016 to teach select inmates at the Dayton Women’s Correctional Institute everything from interviewing techniques to digital audio editing.  This group of eight women inmates created and produced a total of eight unique stories that were aired on WYSO and posted to our website.

In early 2016, WYSO partnered with Think TV in a public media initiative entitled American Graduate, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  Graduating Latino was the 2015 series on education for Latino students in the Miami Valley created and broadcast by WYSO under this initiative.  A total of ten stories were produced, aired on WYSO during Morning Edition and All Things Considered and provided online.  WYSO and Think TV continued this program during 2016, focusing on the struggles faced by students in transitioning to college from high school. The 2016 series was called “What’s Next?” and included four news features  plus web development and social media postings.

Veterans Voices represents 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 allows 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 websites. Ten stories were created and aired the first year with the Veterans Voices program moving into its second phase during 2015-2016, funded in part by the Ohio Humanities Council.  The second phase of this innovative program created and produced ten additional stories that were aired on WYSO, posted on our website, distributed via social media and re-distributed by our partner the VMC at Wright State University.

WYSO’s Audio Archives project began in 2009 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 1960’s and 70’s, 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”.

During FY16, the WYSO Archive Fellow extended the Rediscovered Radio project focusing on the Viet Nam era with funding from the Ohio Humanities Council.  This phase will continue through December 2016 and is designed to create and produce twenty unique stories that will air on WYSO and be offered on our website.    

Also, more than 132 people were trained as interns and volunteer producers during the most recent five 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 20, 2016