WYSO Leaders

Make your pledge of support at the WYSO Leaders level and receive a hand-thrown mug made in Yellow Springs for WYSO Leaders by Naysan McIlhargey of Miami Valley Pottery
Make your pledge of support at the WYSO Leaders level and receive a hand-thrown mug made in Yellow Springs for WYSO Leaders by Naysan McIlhargey of Miami Valley Pottery

WYSO puts you in touch with your world, your state, and your community. It’s radio for the citizen in us all.

The generous contributions of WYSO members make our daily operations possible. We also have a group of dedicated partners who work to expand our operations:

Members of the WYSO Leaders major giving society contribute $500 and more each year and these dollars are used to grow WYSO’s programs – expanding your access to news and information.

WYSO Leaders are more than members – they are community partners.

Donate online here, or call Luke Dennis at 769-1379 to join the circle of WYSO Leaders.

Many of our Leaders are also Sustainers

Consider becoming a Leader at the $50/month or $100/month levels with a Sustaining Membership.

Who Joins WYSO Leaders?

  • You, the longtime member who maintains a great appreciation for the services WYSO provides and has the means to make a more substantial gift.
  • You, the internet listener who enjoys the depth and breadth of WYSO's award-winning programs.
  • You, the commuter who enjoys the long-form news coverage WYSO provides on the way to and from work each day.

Benefits for WYSO Leaders

Becoming a WYSO Leader carries with it a variety of exclusive benefits, including:

  • opportunities to interact with General Manager Neenah Ellis and program hosts at a series of “Listening Parties” at the station throughout the year
  • occasional ticket offers to performing arts events
  • behind-the-scenes peeks at program production

Most importantly, WYSO Leaders play a significant role in ensuring the continued success of a station that so many depend on, learn from and enjoy.

WYSO Leaders Events Schedule

The next WYSO Leaders Listening Party is June 10, 2015 from 6-8pm In the Discovery Room in the Wright State University Student Union You may park in Visitor Lot 2

If you’ve attended a Listening Party in the past, fear not – we listen to ALL NEW PIECES every time.

This time it’s a completely new twist: not only is this Listening Party being held at Wright State University, it is also a chance to meet one of NPR’s finest reporters:

Quil Lawrence is NPR’s award-winning war correspondent. He has served as NPR’s bureau chief in both Kabul and Baghdad. He will speak about his experiences and play audio selections. There will be a Q and A and chance to meet him.

This special event is being offered in partnership with the Veteran and Military Center at Wright State University, with whom WYSO collaborated on the recent Veterans’ Voices radio series.

Refreshments will be provided

RSVP to Luke Dennis at ldennis@wyso.org or 769-1379

Acknowledgments

With your permission, every WYSO Leader will be mentioned on air once a day for one week once a year:

"WYSO is supported by members of WYSO’s Major Giving Society, WYSO Leaders. Leaders -- such as NAME of CITY -- invest in the growth of the station. For information about our major giving program, contact development director Luke Dennis at 769-1379."

When we ask for your permission to do this, we’ll also confirm the schedule with you.