Jerry Kenney

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 staff in 2007 as a host of All Things Considered and soon transitioned into hosting Morning Edition. In addition to now hosting All Things Considered, Jerry is the host and producer of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly news and arts magazine. He has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies. Jerry has won several Ohio AP awards as well as an award from PRINDI for his work with the WYSO news department. Jerry says that the best part of his job is being able to talk to people in the community and share their experiences with WYSO listeners.

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Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine. Our local producers have been out in full force recently and in this program you’ll hear Rediscovered Radio, Dayton Youth Radio, and Veteran’s Voices. We’ve also got Bill Felker with Poor Will’s Almanack. See full details below.

Lynze Hensley

With Thanksgiving Day under their belts and the holiday shopping season officially underway, holiday gift-givers will be out in force this weekend. While some shoppers will likely head to big-box retailers like Target and Walmart, local business owners are hoping some people will consider shopping small instead.


Small Business Saturday is a marketing campaign started in 2010 by American Express. Since then the idea has been embraced in all fifty states and supported by the federal government through legislation.

Jerry Kenney

Montgomery County officials have set a deadline for Stony Hollow Landfill in Dayton to cap foul-smelling emissions. Nearby residents have submitted hundreds of complaints about bad odors coming from the plant.    

Miamisburg mayor Dick Church heads the Montgomery County Solid Waste Advisory Committee. He says even residents in his city are complaining about the foul smell.

“It’s a terrible odor and I don’t blame the residents one bit," he says. "I wouldn’t want to put up with it and they shouldn’t have to.”

Welcome to WYSO Weekend, WYSO’s weekly radio magazine. On today’s program, Dayton Youth Radio and Veterans’ Voices.  You’ll also hear from The Alleghany Front’s Julie Grant on how some are trying to reimagine the Ohio river’s health and economic impact. See full details below.

Downtown Dayton Partnership

This week, the Downtown Dayton Partnership (DDP) released the annual highlights of their ongoing Special Improvement District plan - designed to aid the city with business recruitment and retention, marketing, strategic planning and revitalization efforts.

Ed Davis

Wright Memorial Public Library is inviting local residents to share their thoughts and reactions to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election in an oral history project in the next week. To get the details, WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with the Wright Library's Robyn Case, who’s leading the project.


Welcome to WYSO Weekend, our weekly radio magazine. Check out this week's features below, and you can hear past episodes here.



Dayton voters said yes to Issue 9 and voted to increase taxes on city residents to 2.5 percent.  The levy will raise funds to cover a $5 million budget shortfall and provide funding for universal pre-K education and street maintenance.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley was pleased with the voters' decision and told WYSO News that the new funds were the focus of this morning’s city budget meeting.

Election 2016: Your Voice

Nov 9, 2016

To get a sense of how people across the Miami Valley are reacting to the results of last night's presidential election, WYSO News talked to voters in Greene and Montgomery Counties. Here's some of what they had to say. 

In the Montgomery County Commissioner’s race, two open seats pitted four challengers against each other.

Vying for one seat was Democratic incumbent Judy Dodge, a commissioner since 2006. Before that, she spent six years as county recorder. Her opponent was Republican candidate Bob Matthews who serves as vice-president of the Miami Township Board of Trustees in Montgomery County.

Results place Dodge ahead of Matthews in that race 61% to 39%