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.


Arts & Culture
11:49 am
Mon July 22, 2013

WYSO Weekend: July 21, 2013

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In this month’s SOCHE Talks - Wittenberg University professor Tammy Proctor speaks about The Myth of the Female Spy. You’ll hear about an art exhibit featuring the works of Military veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

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Around the Miami Valley
5:37 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Local Newspapers to Cease Publication

Three local newspapers will be shutdown as of August 9th – the Springboro Sun, the Kettering/Oakwood Times, and the Centerville/Washington Township Times. 

Michael Bush, CEO with Civitas Media, the company that owns the papers said in a statement that the newspapers “no longer fit their business model of providing news and information to predominately rural areas.” 

Bush also says the 12 employees affected by the closings have been offered other employment.

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Around the Miami Valley
3:55 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Health Heat Warning Remains in Effect for the Miami Valley

A Public Health Heat Warning for the Miami Valley continues today (Thursday), and many communities are setting up cooling centers to help residents cope.

Because of the excessive heat warning issued on Wednesday, the City of Dayton, and other communities, activated their Heat Emergency Plans.

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Statewide News
2:28 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Congress and VA Work to Process Backlog on Disability Claims

Members of Congress from Ohio are pushing for action to help veterans with disabilities. They have joined with other Republicans to ask the Department of Veteran's Affairs to address long waits for disability claims, and for accountability.

House Republicans have sent two letters to date. The first, back in January, demanding that something be done about the processing time for disability claims. Mike Turner of Ohio's 10th district says the average time is over a year-400 days-to file claims.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon July 15, 2013

WYSO Weekend: July 14, 2013

YSKP Performers Featured on WYSO Weekend
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Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 14, 2013 including the following stories:

- Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Say Now Is The Time To Overturn Ohio's Ban, by Emily McCord

- Jerry Kenney speaks with participants in YSKP's latest production, Gaston Boudreaux, currently being performed at the Antioch Amphitheater in Yellow Springs.  

- Niki Dakota stops by to talk about WYSO's Open House later in the day on the 14th.

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