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
11:02 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

LBJ Library Vies For Historical Air Force One At NMUSAF

Visitors at the NMUSAF tour Kennedy's AF1

The Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Texas wants to adopt President Kennedy’s Air Force One that’s now at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton. The request isn’t sitting well with Ohio leaders.  

The plane that served as Air Force One for Presidents Kennedy through Clinton is part of the Presidential Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. Now, the LBJ Library has asked the Air Force to transfer the aircraft to their collection. 

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Around the Miami Valley
9:44 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Nan Whaley Sworn In As Mayor

Mayor Whaley addresses crowd at Dayton Convention Center
Credit Jerry Kenney

On Monday, Nan Whaley was sworn in as the new mayor for the city of Dayton. In her first address to the city, the former city commissioner focused on the importance of education. Whaley told a large crowd at the Dayton Convention Center that well-educated young people are key to improving the city’s housing and job markets.

“The fact that almost half of Dayton’s third graders are at risk of not being promoted to fourth grade under Ohio’s new Third Grade Reading Guarantee is an undeniable wake-up call," said Whaley.

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Around the Miami Valley
11:43 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Dayton's New Mayor To Be Sworn In

Dayton’s new mayor will be sworn in today.  Nan Whaley will take the reins from outgoing mayor Gary Leitzell.

After serving as city commissioner for 13 years, Whaley steps into the mayor’s office with a plan she says will increase jobs and bring business back to the city.

In November, Whaley won against fellow democrat A.J. Wagner in one of the most expensive mayoral races in Dayton’s history.  She pulled in more than 9000 votes, or 56 percent.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

As Cityfolk Closes Its Doors, UD Takes On Jazz Programs

The board of Cityfolk voted unanimously this week to dissolve the organization and will pass on its assests to the University of Dayton. An agreement between the UD and Cityfolk will allow the arts organization’s jazz programming to continue after it closes.

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12:28 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Local Schools Increase Safety Measures After Sandy Hook

Last year's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut prompted schools around the country to assess their safety procedures.  School districts are enhancing their safety plans with a mix of training and technology. 

To date, roughly 2300 schools in the state have applied for grants to improve safety this year, according to the Ohio School Facilities Commission.  One of those is Mad River Local Schools.

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