Since 1995, the station has been housed in Sontag Fels Hall on the campus of Antioch College. The new studios are located across the street in the former Kettering Laboratories at 150 East South College Street. The building belongs to Antioch University and until recently housed their central administrative offices. “The new studios will expand our capacity to make local programs, and we’re totally focused on that,” says Neenah Ellis, WYSO General Manager. The new broadcast studios were funded by Antioch University with supplementary funds the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program.
WYSO began broadcasting in 1958, with studios on the second floor of the College student union building. The new facility is its third location.
On Tuesday May first, the switch to the new studios will take place at noon, during “Excursions” hosted by WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota. “Listeners will be able to hear the old studio transmitter link shutdown and the new one start up,” says Ellis. “We expect to be off the air for less than a minute.”
91.3 WYSO is licensed to Antioch University. 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, via on-line streaming at www.wyso.org and on the Public Radio Player for iPhone users and the NPR News App for Android users.