An evening behind-the-scenes with WYSO | Dayton.com

Posted: April 24, 2015 by Kimberly Weiss in Local Music News, Venue/ Local Service News
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Don Thrasher
Contributing Writer
1:46 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 | Filed in: What To Do

Have you ever wondered what it really takes to pull off a radio show?

We wanted to see for ourselves, so we recently took a field trip to WYSO-FM (91.3) to go behind the scenes with Juliet Fromholt on her radio show “Kaleidoscope.” The show airs Wednesday nights and features live musical guests.

7 p.m.: When we arrived, Fromholt was already in the performance studio setting up and prepping musical guests The Great Wide Open. The band is from South Vienna and plays roots-music. They were celebrating the release of a new album with an on-air performance.

“I’m usually already at WYSO all day on Wednesdays because of my other duties here at the station,” says Fromholt, who has been on staff as deputy operations director, webmaster and reporter since January 2009. “I generally start prepping for the show in my office at about 6:30 p.m., making sure any pre-recorded phone interviews are ready to go and listening to any last-minute new music submissions. My first guests of the evening usually arrive around 7:15 p.m. I try to be in the studio by 7, so as soon as they arrive, we can quickly get set up and have plenty of time to sound check before we go on the air.”

8:01 p.m. The show goes live! Live music was originally going to be an occasional feature but quickly became a weekly “Kaleidoscope” staple. Response from listeners and local acts remains so favorable there are often two or three performers on each program.

After spinning a set of music and an on-air break, Fromholt introduces the members of the band. The next 40 minutes include an interview, interspersed with live performances of four harmony-filled new songs from the bluegrass-inspired Americana act.

Find out what else happened! Read the rest of this cool article here:
Behind the scenes on the air with WYSO radio, Dayton | www.dayton.com
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