“WYSO’s news department has an aggressive growth strategy, and the support of our community is allowing us to expand,” said Jason Saul, WYSO’s director of news and programming.
Saul said on the music side, the station is developing new hosts and shows all the time.
He said he hoped to continue to hire more journalists, as well as increase the number of interns and freelancers.
“We really take our role as a teaching and training organization very seriously,” he said.
WYSO and the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices also have been awarded a $250,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support a project to preserve archival audio on Black college campuses around the country, WYSO said.
The grant would go toward supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities in preserving audio from protests about the rights of Black people, from the Civil Rights era to more recent Black Lives Matter protests.