Mickunas returns to WYSO
- Published: September 14, 2010
Starting this Friday, Sept. 17, popular radio personality Vick Mickunas will be back on WYSO Public Radio. Mickunas will return to the airwaves with his book interview program “Book Nook,” in which he interviews local and national authors about their books. The change is one of several of new local-oriented programs from WYSO.
The new “Book Nook” will be broadcast at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays, and will be repeated at 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings.
Mickunas originally began the “Book Nook” in the mid-1990s, and the program went off the air in 2003, when Mickunas left the station. While “Book Nook” has been aired for the past three years on an irregular basis, it has not had a regular time until this week.
The current WYSO general manager is Neenah Ellis.
Other programming changes at WYSO include the new show “Miami Valley StoryCorps” on Wednesdays at 6:30 and 8:30 a.m., starting Wednesday, Sept. 15. These programs are the product of WYSO’s collaboration with StoryCorps, the national oral history collection project that visited Dayton last spring, and consist of interviews between two local residents.
More local programming began Friday, Sept. 10, when WYSO reporter Emily McCord began a wrap-up of the week’s Ohio political news leading up to the November election during “All Things Considered.”
Commentaries by Julie Zickefoose, Ohio naturalist and writer, will also begin in September.