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.


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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Around the Miami Valley
5:46 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Moraine Makes Economic Headway in Former GM Plant

Moraine GM Assembly Plant Before Closing.
Credit Steve Bognar

Following GM’s pullout of the Moraine Assembly plant, the city lost residents, and an estimated 40 to 50% of its revenue. Five years later the city is working hard to revive Moraine’s economy.  

Moraine’s big revenue losses came as a result of losing GM, Delphi and a number of smaller auto parts contracting businesses. To try and compensate for the losses, the city took a number of steps to curb expenditures – Some city employees were laid off, furloughs were implemented for others, and the water park – Splash Moraine- was closed. 

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Health, Science & The Environment
3:05 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

American Red Cross Shelters Join Oklahoma Disaster Relief

American Red Cross shelters across the nation are joining in disaster relief efforts in Moore, Oklahoma and other areas affected by this week’s tornados that ripped through those communities.  So far they’ve deployed 27 Emergency Response Vehicles (ERVs) and opened at least 6 shelters.

Laura Seyfang with Dayton Area Red Cross says they are  preparing their ERV for deployment – so far they have not received the request to send it, but they have sent at least three volunteers to disaster sites in Oklahoma.

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