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.


8:35 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Congressman Introduces Bill to Prohibit Misuse of IRS Funds

Republican Congressman Mike turner has introduced a bill that would prohibit the IRS from misusing funds.  the legislation comes after it was discovered that the IRS spent $50 million on over 200 conferences during the past two years.

At a hearing last week, Turner says he uncovered the practice of misusing funds when IRS officials were questioned about an expensive conference that recently made headlines when videos surfaced of IRS employees lines dancing and engaging in video parodies.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon June 10, 2013

WYSO Weekend: June 9, 2013

Joe Radelet, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sister of the Greater Miami Valley
Credit Jerry Kenney

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for June 9, 2013 including the following stories:

- Jerry Kenney wraps up the week's news

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Joe Radelet of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley about his organization

- A Local Paratroop's D-Day Story, by aviation commentator Dan Patterson

- ReInvention Stories: Murphie Frazier

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Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon June 3, 2013

WYSO Weekend: June 2, 2013

Full episode of WYSO Weeknd for June 2, 2013 including the following stories:

-- Jerry Kenney wraps up the week's news

-- Emily McCord speaks with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles about JobsOhio

-- Jerry Kenney speaks with Mona Vollmer with the Air Force Museum Foundation about the latest developments at the Museum.

-- ReInvention Stories: Kelly Dailey

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Arts & Culture
1:28 pm
Sun May 26, 2013

WYSO Weekend: May, 26 2013

The Dayton Gay Men's Chorus Rehearses for Their Upcoming Concert.
Credit DGMC

This week....

Words and Music: The Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus celebrate 10 years of making music.  

Audio Documentary: A preview of work  journalism students at Miami University have produced. 

Reinvention Stories: Daniel Kinney

Politics Ohio:  Michael Gessel with the Dayton Development Coalition.


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Arts & Culture
1:26 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Boy Scouts of America Lifts Ban on Gay Scouts

Credit Public Domain

On Thursday, May 23, 2013, the Boy Scouts of America National Council voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as scouts. But, as WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports, not all of the controversial issue was settled.

About 1,400 voting members of nation's leading youth organization, cast their ballots at an annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. More than 60 percent of those voting supported the proposal to life the ban.

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