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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Full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 1, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Community Voices producer Susan Byrnes reports on artwork in Wegerzyn Gardens

-Niki Dakota and Conrad Balliet discuss the relationship between song and poetry in a excerpt of this week's host highlight.

-Readings from the Dayton-Metro Library: Herb Martin

-Commentator Julie Zickefoose asks, Is My Car Gay?

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for April 24, 2011 including the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney speaks with Jane Black, the executive director of Dayton Visual Arts Center. Their annual silent auction is April 29th.

-Juliet Fromholt speaks with Amy Lee and Betsy Wilson from Dayton's Historic South Park neighborhood about the history of the area and their upcoming Spring Home Tour on April 30th.

-Sarah Buckingham gives a preview of this week's Sunday Documentary Hour.

This spot aired in the eight o'clock hour of Morning Edition and features some repeat info and reaction from Ron Kaplan with the Aviation Hall of Fame.

This report is from Morning Edition on April 13th, the morning after the Shuttle decision was announced.  It features reaction from Air Force Museum Director (retired) Lt. Gen. John Hudson, State Rep. Steve Austria, and various spectators at the announcement ceremony.  Portions of the reactions also ran on ATC April 12th.

This spot piece aired during Morning Edition on April 12th, 2011 and Features Tom Crouch, curator of the of the Air and Space Museum and analysis of the potential to receive a shuttle. 

This spot piece aired on Morning Edition (local) on April 11th, 2011 and featured comments from Tony Sculembrini with the National Aviation Heritage Alliance.

This is a segment from the April 10th, 2011 edition of WYSO Weekend featuring an interview with Tony Sculimbrene with the National Aviation Heritage Alliance.  Tony talks about the Alliance, Dayton's aviation history and connection to the shuttle program.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for February 27, 2011 including the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews Krista Magaw from Tecumseh Land Trust about the Ohio Market Maker project, a database to link food producers and consumers.

-This week's Miami Valley StoryCorps Interview between Ruby Nicholson & Jane Scott

The Senate has approved Ohio Governor John Kasich's plan to hand over job creation functions to a non-profit corporation after lawmakers changed the measure to address some concerns about ethics and public access. On a 31-2 vote, the Republican-led Senate passed the bill to create the new JobsOhio entity. The House passed a different version of the bill and would have to agree to the changes before it goes to Kasich's desk for a signature.

 

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for January 30, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney talks with Pastor Mike Slaughter with Ginghamsburg Church in Tipp City about their efforts in Sudan.

-A Miami Valley StoryCorps Interview between Alyce Jenkins & Dorothy Scott

-A commentary from Julie Zickefoose about Snow Days

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