Antioch College

WYSO Turns 55

Feb 8, 2013

Fifty-five years ago, on February 8, 1958, WYSO began broadcasting. 

It was students who did all the legwork to get the station licensed and ready.  After many years of un-licensed, unofficial broadcasting on the campus of Antioch College, WYSO went on the air with 19 watts of power.  They gathered expectantly on the second floor of the student union building in the new studios.  At 8pm, Bruce Johanson, script in hand, stepped up to the microphone.

Meme: Culture in Transmission is currently showing at the Herndon Gallery on the Antioch College campus. The Creative Director of the gallery, Dennie Eagleson and one of the exhibit's contributing artists, Will Davis, talked with Nikki Dakota on Excursions about the exhibit. The idea for the exhibit grew up around the concept.

Long before there was a WalMart and many of the other discount store chains that we know today there was the A&P chain of grocery stores. Marc Levinson initially approached this writing project with the intention of writing a biography about the two brothers, George and John Hartford, who guided the A&P through many decades and changes. When Levinson began his research he quickly changed course after he realized that George, the older brother, had led such a secretive life that he wasn't a substantial enough subject for a biography.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for October 21, 2012 featuring the following stories:

- Jerry Kenney speaks with Justin Howard of the Black Box Theatre in Dayton about bringing improv to Dayton

- Jerry Kenney speaks with performers participating in a free performance of Olivier Messiaen's Until the End of Time.

- PoliticsOhio: Neuhardt On Sequestration, Delphi, And Her Race Against Mike Turner

- An encore presentation of Kettering's 11th Hour's performance during WYSO's Fall Fund Drive.

Rhys Albrecht

Singer-songwriter David Wilcox has a long history with Yellow Springs and WYSO, having attended Antioch College.  He returns to the area ahead of a performance in Springfield to lend support to WYSO's Fall Membership Drive, sharing songs and stories with Niki Dakota.

David Wilcox will perform with Susan Werner on Friday, October 12th at Kuss Auditorium in Springfield.

Jaimy Gordon's novel "Lord of Misrule" won the National Book Award in 2010. Gordon is a 1966 graduate of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. In this second segment of our two part interview Gordon reads from a
novel she published in 1990 that was inspired by her time in Yellow Springs. She also talks about the Antioch College professors who inspired her. And she offers listeners a glimpse of some of the themes from a novel which she is currently writing.

Jaimy Gordon's novel "Lord of Misrule" is set in 1970 at a small horse racing track in West Virginia. Gordon once worked at such a place-her book immerses readers in a lost world of language and dialect as we experience a series of claiming races and the  dramatic intrigues that are unfolding.  She has created a cast of unusual and highly memorable characters here.

The Antioch Board of Trustees announced Tuesday that college will extend full tuition scholarships to the first four classes of students. This includes current Antioch students, and all students admitted to the college for the next three years.

Steve Bognar

The first day of class begins Tuesday at Antioch College. After closing in 2008 because of financial problems, it opens to thirty five new students called the Horace Mann Fellows. This inaugural class gets free tuition, and plays an important role building on the traditions of Antioch. But as Emily McCord reports, the students also feel a responsibility to resurrect the school for a community eager to see a thriving college again.

Antioch College Receives Millions After YSI Merger

Sep 16, 2011

New York based ITT Corporation completed its acquisition of YSI Incorporated in Yellow Springs last week, bringing 34.7 million dollars to Antioch College's endowment fund that will help secure the college's future. Emily McCord reports for WYSO.

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