August 27, 2014
YELLOW SPRINGS — Public Radio station WYSO has been awarded a second “Signature Grant” for $50,000 from Dayton Power and Light Foundation to continue local economics and business reporting.
WYSO used its first grant in 2013 to expand their newsroom capacity, including hiring Lewis Wallace as Economics and Business Reporter. Wallace came to WYSO from WBEZ in Chicago. Since his arrival, he has filed nearly daily stories and created innovative new programs like “WYSO Curious?”
“This re-investment from DP&L ensures that we can continue to provide local reporting that digs deeply into issues that affect the local economy,” said WYSO Development Director Luke Dennis. “Of the dozens of Community Grants that DP&L makes every year, there are only a handful of Signature Grants each year. WYSO is honored to be chosen for such a generous investment.”
Public radio station WYSO 91.3 is licensed to Antioch College with studios in Yellow Springs. It broadcasts on multiple platforms: 91.3 FM, live streaming at WYSO.org, on HD radio and on the Public Radio Player, a mobile application.
WYSO is the Miami Valley’s only NPR News station with programming from NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media, PRX and the BBC as well as the the work of local and independent radio producers.