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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The minor league Dayton Dragons tied the Portland Trail Blazers' record of 814 consecutive sellouts last Saturday. They will break the record Saturday, when they open a series against South Bend. Jerry Kenny of member station WYSO reports.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for July 3, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Sarah Buckingham interviews Tony Powers, a local artist with synethesia whose latest exhibit, Why Are the Walls Screaming is currently being displayed at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery.

-Jerry Kenney previews the latest production by the Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse, the Cotton Club.

-The latest installment of PoliticsOhio: Kasich Signs Budget And Controversial Bills Into Law, by Emily McCord

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for June 5, 2011 containing a wrap of the WYSO News Department's series, The New Face of Wright-Patt:

-BRAC: How It All Began, by Emily McCord

-BRAC’s Economic Potential, by Jerry Kenney

The mission of the 711th Human Performance Wing is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of military forces using a combination of education, consultation, and research. Businesses, both large and small, help provide that mission-support, but first they’ve got to compete for a piece of the economic pie.  Jerry Kenney reports on the economic potential of BRAC.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 29, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Emily McCord speaks with Irish radio producer Mary Phelan and area resident Roger Kearney, a distant relative of Barack Obama about the upcoming documentary "The Road to Moneygall," which will air on WYSO.

-Sarah Buckingham previews this week's Sunday Documentary Hour offerings

-Jerry Kenney speaks with artist Greg Dearth about his upcoming exhibit at Gallery 510 in Dayton

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.