Radio rhythm

Wright State alumna’s passion for music leads to her dream job

Juliet Fromholt found her passion for music while working as a student at WWSU, turning that love into a career.

“Not only did I find my career in radio at Wright State and find that passion and love, but my studies in other areas taught me to be curious to be analytical to do the research and to really be a good writer. Those are skills that translate to any career path,” said Fromholt, who graduated from Wright State in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in classical humanities.

Fromholt was recently named music director at WYSO 91.3 FM, Greater Dayton’s only NPR News station, which also airs 13 local music programs.

She is responsible for the music the station presents and its massive music library, which includes thousands of CDs and albums. She also hosts “Alpha Rhythms” and “Kaleidoscope,” which features bands performing live in the WYSO studio in Yellow Springs.

“We do a lot of different things here,” said Fromholt, who started working at WYSO 14 years ago after graduating from Wright State. “I’ve been involved with all three areas throughout my career, but I’m really excited to be stepping more fully into a music role because music is my passion.”

It wasn’t difficult for Fromholt to use her classical humanities degree in her radio career.

“To major in classical humanities, you have to be really passionate about the subject and you have to be able to explore beyond your assumptions about the subject,” she said. “Music is the same way — dive in, learn more and find out about the history of that music.”

Hosting “Alpha Rhythms” every Sunday from 8 to 11 p.m. and “Kaleidoscope” every Wednesday from 8 to 11 p.m. allows Fromholt to offer her audiences unique music and in-depth interviews.

“Being not just around music but being able to share it with others is a dream come true for me,” she said.

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