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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Arts & Culture
10:31 am
Sun November 6, 2011

Fairmont High School Prepares for A Cappella Fest

On Saturday November 12th, Kettering Fairmont High will host the 4th annual A Cappella Festival.  These events are springing up around the country but Fairmont believes they are blazing the trail.  Brody McDonald is the Choir Director at Fairmont - a job he's held for 13 years. The job has its challenges.

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Around the Miami Valley
10:36 am
Mon October 31, 2011

WYSO Weekend: October 30, 2011

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

-Jerry Kenney interviews local lung cancer survivor Sara Jane Whitlock and Suzanne Albers from Free to Breathe Dayton

-Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Reading: Matthew Goodman

-In honor of Halloween, 3 scary stories from local horror hosts originally featured on the Halloween episode of Kaleidoscope

 

Around the Miami Valley
12:33 pm
Fri October 28, 2011

Dayton Area Soldier Killed in Action, Receives High Honor

On November 14th in 2010, twenty-five year old Army Specialist Jesse Snow of Fairborn was killed fighting Afghan insurgents.  Four other soldiers lost their lives in that battle, but Snow is being credited with saving the lives of three servicemen, and preventing any captures before being fatally wounded.

Because of his actions on the battlefield, the U. S. Army is presenting the Silver Star to Jesse’s family.  Jesse’s father, John Snow, is a retired Air Force Chief Master Sergeant.  He says he “always knew Jesse would do something special. ”

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Around the Miami Valley
10:35 am
Mon October 24, 2011

WYSO Weekend: October 23, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for October 23rd, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney interviews Tecumsah Land Trust's Krista Magaw about upcoming local food events.

-Antioch Writers' Workshop Faculty Reading: Katrina Kittle

-Jerry Kenney interviews Kay Reimers and Virgil Hervey about the upcoming Yellow Springs 20 Minute Play Festival

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Around the Miami Valley
10:33 am
Mon October 17, 2011

WYSO Weekend: October 16, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for October 16, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Musical performances throughout the program from Fairmont High School's Eleventh Hour a cappella group, who performed at WYSO during last week's pledge drive.

-The Rise of Digital Textbooks, the latest installment of the SOCHE Talks

-Jerry Kenney interviews Susan Hesselgesser, director of the League of Women Voter's.  Their voter's guide for the 2011 election was just released in copies of the Dayton City Paper.

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