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.  Travis is an environmental chemist with a government agency.  He plays guitar...

  • 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...

  • Community Voices Producer
  • 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...

  • Aviation Commentator
  • 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...

  • Host, Down Home Bluegrass and Rise When the Rooster Crows

    Doyle is a police captain with a Miami Valley police department.  He has been a host with Down Home Bluegrass and Rise When the Rooster Crows since July 2008.  He plays guitar and sings lead with a local bluegrass band Rock Island Plow Company....

  • Host, Simply Trivia

    Mr. Schaengold is a lawyer who has practiced in the Dayton area for many years. He participated as a call-in team member listener, under the team “The Knights Who Say ‘Knee’”. For a number of years, Gary has included his wife Anita to co-host...

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