Greene County News Report
YELLOW SPRINGS — Public Radio station WYSO, 91.3FM announced that managing editor Lewis Wallace and Clark County reporter Wayne Baker have been named 2015 New Voices Scholars by the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR).
AIR serves as an organization devoted to the mission of public media and supporting independent and station-based producers.
Baker and Wallace join 12 other producers from around the country as part of the 2015 New Voices Scholars class. New Voices scholarships are awarded to public media producers who bring fresh content, diversity or perspective to their work. The program is in its seventh year and has more than 155 alumni, including WYSO’s Webmaster and Deputy Operations Director Juliet Fromholt, as well as Community Voices Producers Basim Blunt and Jocelyn Robinson.
A Yellow Springs native and graduate of Central State University, Baker is a former print journalist who began reporting and producing for WYSO in 2011. Wallace came to WYSO from Chicago’s WBEZ in 2013 and reports on business and economics, in addition to serving as the station’s managing editor. Baker and Wallace have contributed reporting to NPR’s national broadcasts over the past year.
“Lewis Wallace and Wayne Baker work hard to serve our listeners, and we are proud that their hard work is being recognized nationally,” WYSO General Manager Neenah Ellis said.
Public radio station WYSO 91.3 is licensed to Antioch College with studios in Yellow Springs. It broadcasts on multiple platforms, including 91.3 FM, live streaming at WYSO.org, on HD radio and on the Public Radio Player, a mobile application.