People

  • 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...

  • Membership and Traffic Coordinator

    Like many nerds, Jackie discovered her love of public radio while attending a small liberal arts college. After moving back to the Dayton area in 2006, her radio tuning dial may as well be broken, because it has never left 91.3 FM. She began...

  • Host, All Things Considered and Producer, WYSO Weekend

    Jerry Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend and within a year of first tuning in became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and began hosting Alpha Rhythms in February of 1992. Jerry joined the WYSO...

  • Webmaster / Reporter / Deputy Operations Director / Host, Kaleidoscope & Alpha Rhythms

    Juliet Fromholt has been listening to WYSO for as long as she can remember.  She began volunteering at the station while also serving as Program Director and General Manager at WWSU, the student station at her
    alma mater, Wright State...

  • Underwriting Director

    Karen Bledsoe (formerly Meade) has been a listener, volunteer, and member of WYSO's for many years. Karen served on the Resource Board for WYSO from 2011-14.  Prior to joining the station she served as Director of Sponsorship & Corporate...

  • Managing Editor and Reporter

  • Development Director

    Luke Dennis tried to get a job at WBUR in Boston in 2002 and they told him to come back when he had experience. In 2012 he landed at WYSO and plans to never leave. In between he served as the executive director of Muse Machine, taught acting to...

  • General Manager

    Neenah Ellis is the general manager at WYSO. She began her radio career in high school, working at her parents’ commercial radio station in Valparaiso, Indiana. She came to WYSO in 2009 after 30 years as a radio documentary producer in...

  • Music Director and Host, Excursions

    Born a Hoosier, but only living there in spurts, Niki Dakota spent much of her young life moving around the United States with her archeologist mother. Throughout these years, there was always a ukulele somewhere close at hand. By the time the...

  • Director of Operations

    Peter Hayes started as a volunteer at WYSO in 2006 and was hired as Operations Director in 2008. When not at WYSO, Peter restores vintage electric pianos with clients worldwide. Peter plays keyboards and is a semi-active session and live...

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