WYSO-FM in Yellow Springs, Ohio, will move to renovated studios and increase its signal strength from 37,000 watts to 50,000 watts before year’s end, thanks to a $1 million grant from its licensee, Antioch University, approved by the school’s board Sept. 23.
The upgrade will extend the station’s reach in southwest Ohio and improve signal quality. The FCC has approved the changes, university officials said in a statement.
“Fifty thousand watts is a big deal,” WYSO General Manager Neenah Ellis said in the release. “WYSO began with 10 watts in 1958 and we are now the dominant public radio station in the Miami Valley.” She said the station will reach the many commuters traveling between Dayton and Cincinnati.