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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Jerry Kenney

AIDS Resource Center Ohio has announced a name change for the organization and a shift in their mission focus. At a news conference on Monday, the organization announced their new name, Equitas Health—equitas is a Latin word meaning justice, fairness, and equity.



For 30 years, the Miami Valley has hosted the Winter Guard International (WGI) World Championship. The event, spanning two weekends, brings thousands of people into the area to witness the indoor color guard, percussion and winds ensemble competition.

Bart Woodley is the director of operations for WGI Sport of the Arts. He says this years event will break exisiting records with more than 60,000 in attendance.

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Fairborn Judge Beth Root has ruled there is probable cause to prosecute Ronald Ritchie, the 911 caller who reported that John Crawford III was carrying a gun inside a Beavercreek Walmart in August of 2014. Crawford was holding a BB gun sold by the store when he was shot by police responding to the call.

The ruling follows affidavits, filed in Fairborn Municipal Court, on March 25 by private citizens. They say “glaring questions remain” about Ritchie’s role in the incident after syncing the 911 call to in store surveillance video.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: WYSO’s locally produced American Graduate stories from our series, What's Next. And we’ll end the program with an American Graduate extra featuring the Stivers School for the Arts Senior Chorus. We start the program with an interview with Terry DeMio, a reporter with The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Stivers School for the Arts counselor, Dave Asadorian, says his greatest joy comes when he can change student's lives for the better.
Jerry Kenney

The Ohio Department of Education has adopted new common standards for school counselors. They require counselors to be ready to provide a range of services including academic assistance, career development, and emotional support for students. But lots of school counselors are already doing a lot with a little.


The Counselor/Student Relationship

At Stivers School for the Arts, senior student and valedictorian, Ebi Reyes describes herself as "just an eighteen year old trying to make it.”



DP&L is offering free home energy kits to its customers. In this excerpt from WYSO Weekend, Jerry Kenney spoke with Kara McMillen, the energy provider’s residential program manager, to get more details.

On this edition of WYSO Weekend: Dayton Youth Radio, and you’ll hear about a new office for males of color opened up by the Dayton Public School district. And later in the program, how DP&L is helping customers save energy and money! We've also got Bill Felker with Poor Will's Almanack. See full details below.

Jerry Kenney

Avian World Rescue Kingdom is a bird rescue organization that is currently home to about twenty-one exotic bird species, including Cockatoos, McCaw’s and other varieties. They all have stories, and in this excerpt from WYSO Weekend, you'll hear about some of them and meet the organization's leaders, Doug Edwards and Haley Willis. 


Carillon Historical Park

On Sunday morning, March 27th, Carillon Historical Park will once again host an Easter Sunrise Service – just as it has for the last 75 years. The anniversary is a special one for the park, known for preserving some of the city’s most important, historical artifacts and history. In this excerpt from WYSO Weekend, Jerry Kenney spoke to Alex Heckman who is the director of education and museum operations for Dayton History.

In this edition of WYSO Weekend: Several local groups are celebrating anniversaries—we’ll tell you about those. And this week we have the next story in our series Women’s Voices: From the Dayton Correctional Institution. See full details below.