Rediscovered Radio

Rediscovered Radio
6:30 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Arthur Morgan’s Simple Yet Elegant Solution

Arthur Morgan seated at his desk at the offices of the Miami Conservancy District on Monument Ave, Dayton, OH.
courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College

101 years ago this week, it rained in Dayton. And rained some more. And it kept on raining. It was the Great Dayton Flood. Today though, because of a man named Arthur E. Morgan, communities from Piqua to Hamilton have little to fear from the rising floodwaters of the Great Miami River. 

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Rediscovered Radio
6:30 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Changing the Course of Civil Rights in Yellow Springs 50 Years Ago This Week

Concerned citizens began picketing in front of Gegner Barber Shop in Yellow Springs when the owner refused to provide services to African Americans.
courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College

The controversy began in 1960 at the Gegner Barber Shop located in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The owner, Lewis Gegner, claimed “I don’t know how to cut their (Negro’s) hair” and refused to provide service to African Americans.

By 1960, the Antioch Committee for Racial Equality (ACRE) and the Antioch Chapter of the NAACP were successful in desegregating other businesses in the Village of Yellow Springs. But Gegner refused even after being fined for violating the local anti-discrimination ordinance.

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From the WYSO Archives
6:30 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Rediscovered Radio: Historic Audio from the WYSO Archives

A 1963 demonstration in Yellow Springs over efforts to integrate a white-owned barbershop that wouldn’t serve black customers.
Credit courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College

Five years ago, here at WYSO, we found a room full of old and dusty audio tapes in a moldy basement room. They contained programs going back to WYSO’s first broadcast in 1958.

With a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and help from the Greene County Public Library, we began to catalog and digitize more than 200 hours of those tapes, and today we begin to share them with you.

All this year we’ll focus on the 60s and 70s – to show how we lived and how the country was changing.

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