Thursday, July 12, 2012

WYSO Wins National, State Awards

WYSO public radio won nine different reporting awards in the month of June.

The WYSO documentary “A Clear Day In September” was awarded first place by both the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) and the Ohio Associated Press. The hour long special was a remembrance of 9/11 in the Miami Valley. It was produced by news director Emily McCord with interviews from Jerry Kenney, Sarah Buckingham, Juliet Fromholt and Wayne Baker, as well as archival tape and stories from WYSO’s former news director, independent producer Aileen LeBlanc.

PRNDI is a national, professional association of public radio news directors. PRNDI also awarded WYSO’s Sarah Buckingham second place for her interview “Tony Powers & Synesthesis.” Juliet Fromholt won second place for her piece “The Art of Threshold Singing.”

WYSO also received awards in four different categories from the Ohio Associated Press, including:
  • Best Documentary or Series: "A Clear Day in September;" 
  • First Place "The New Face of Wright-Patt;" 
  • Second Place Best Use of Sound: Juliet Fromholt, "The Art of Threshold Singing;" 
  • First Place Best Feature: Emily McCord, "Antioch College Welcomes Students;" 
  • First Place Extraordinary Coverage of a Scheduled Event: Jerry Kenney, "Space Shuttle Coverage;" 
  • First Place WYSO, "Election 2011;" Second Place
WYSO’s general manager, Neenah Ellis said, “we are working hard to bring creative and comprehensive news and feature stories to our listeners every day of the year. We’re proud to be recognized by both national and statewide organizations.”

91.3 WYSO is licensed to Antioch University with studios in Yellow Springs. It carries programming from NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media and others, in addition to 40 hours of locally- produced programming weekly. It distributes programs on multiple platforms: FM, HD and via on-line streaming at

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