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

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

We occasionally host Listening Parties for you, our most generous donors. It's a chance for you to meet some of the people making radio at WYSO; to hear the stories behind the stories; and then, to sit quietly and just...


The next WYSO Leaders Listening Party will be held Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 7-9pm at the Mills Park Hotel in downtown Yellow Springs!

In the past these have been held at the station but we thought you’d enjoy hanging out in this beautiful new hotel.

This is your chance to meet the newest member of the WYSO team: Managing Editor Jess Mador.  

Jess Mador comes to WYSO from Knoxville NPR station WUOT, where she created an interactive multimedia health storytelling project called TruckBeat.

TruckBeat took a truck-turned-mobile studio out on the road to report on community health topics in depth: addiction, obesity, mental health, access to health care – and why your ZIP code may matter more to your health than genetics.

Learn about TruckBeat, hear some excerpts, and give your feedback on what you’d like to hear on WYSO in 2017. We want to hear your ideas!

Hearty hors d’oeuvres and wine will be provided.

RSVP to Luke Dennis at ldennis@wyso.org or 769-1379. Neenah Ellis and I hope you will join us.


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.