WYSO

Youth Radio

WYSO is committed to putting local voices on the air. We give local voices the time and space to tell their own stories, in their own words, without commercial interruptions. Our Community Voices training program for adults has been doing this since 2011. In 2014 we expanded that program to include high school students. They are the future of Dayton – and they have a lot to say.

Dayton Youth Radio project manager Basim Blunt teaches broadcasting and storytelling skills to high school students. Basim works with about 45 teenagers each year from various schools in the Miami Valley, guiding each students' story from the classroom to the WYSO airwaves.

We plan to keep diversifying the types of schools we work with. In 2016-17 we continued to serve Dayton’s urban core by working with Ponitz Career Technology Center and Stivers School for the Arts, but also worked with the suburbs (Centerville High School), a rural district (Tecumseh High School) and a private school (Miami Valley School).

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation.

Demetrius Oglesby
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from former Ponitz Career Technology Center student Demetrius Oglesby about trying to balanced his love for rap music with his schoolwork and chores. 

Hear Demetrius' music here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/slopes-feat.-shaftonbeats/id1194578995

Rachel Shepherd
Basim Blunt / WYSO

On this week's Dayton Youth Radio we have a story Rachel Shepherd, a student Tecumseh High School in Medway, Ohio about the value of forgiveness and difficulty in letting things go.

Liv Lavoie
Basim Blunt / WYSO

This week Dayton Youth Radio returns with a story from Centerville High School student Liv Lavoie about her unconventional view about school, teachers and learning. 

Nicholas Vaughn
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a holiday story about the importance of family from a Tecumseh High School student, Nicholas Vaughn.

Nicholas Vaughn is a student at Tecumseh High School. Special Thanks to Michelle Peters, journalism teacher at Tecumseh High School. Learn more at the school's website:  http://www.tecumseh.k12.oh.us/

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

Owen Fittz
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from Owen Fittz, a student at Centerville High School, about the sometimes rocky relationship between a teenager, his mom and his soon-to-be stepdad.

Talk to Me: A Teenager Opens Up About Mental Illness

Dec 15, 2016
Kami Flanders
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we'll meet Centerville High School senior Kami Flanders who shares her struggle with mental illness.  This story contains graphic language that some listeners may find disturbing.

Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a new story from Emma Haubach, a student at Tecumseh High School in Medway about family and being happy with yourself and your choices in life.

Basim Blunt / WYSO

This week on Dayton Youth Radio we'll hear a story from 2016 Ponitz Graduate Remi Greathouse about her family's journey to find permanent housing.

Remi Greathouse is a graduate of Ponitz CTC High School. Special Thanks to Ponitz Radio media arts instructor Joanne Viskup. Learn more at the school's website: http://ponitzctc.org/

Dayton Youth Radio is supported by the Virginia W. Kettering Foundation and the Armotte Boyer Charitable Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee.

Hannah Williams
Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio we have a story from Hannah Williams, a student at Tecumseh High School in Medway. She tells us about her brother Wesley who was killed in Afghanistan in 2012.

Basim Blunt / WYSO

Today on Dayton Youth Radio, we'll hear the first in a series of new stories from the students at Centerville High School. Many of us have memories of that one teacher who made a profound impact on our education.  Nathan Eide reflects on Ms. Hall.

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