As she embarks on her collaborative poetry creating process, Leone will begin by interviewing dozens of WYSO’s stakeholders, including listeners, staff past and present, and music hosts like Tom Duffee and Rev Cool, as well as station volunteers. Leone will listen as they share what the station means to them and its role in the community. The poem will blossom from a combination of what she hears and her own experiences and impressions of WYSO.
“I can take words and lived experiences and feelings and long-lived traditions and capture them in a poem,” said Leone.
She’ll begin interviews at the end of September and would like to connect with people who have deep connections to WYSO.
“I’m severely auditory,” she says. “So, for me, writing a poem for WYSO public radio is heaven.”
Anyone with a WYSO story to share should contact Luke Dennis, who will put them in touch with Leone. He can be reached by phone at 937-769-1379 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new headquarters is designed by Yellow Springs native and architect Max Crome of Crome Architecture. The facility will have room for a growing team of journalists, production space where the community can continue to produce radio shows alongside WYSO’s professional staff, and a performance space with an audience capacity of 100. The station also notes its growing music division will use the space to host live performances featuring local and national acts.