About Oldies 97.3

Oldies 97.3 – Who We Are:

We are a Low-power community stereo FM station, WSWO-LP, 97.3 MHz and now streaming on the Internet. WSWO-LP is owned and operated by Southwestern Ohio Public Radio, a registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization.

We serve Huber Heights, Vandalia, Riverside, Fairborn, Dayton, Harrison Township and the Miami Valley.

  • Went on-the-air in September 2004 at 97.7 from a location off Old Troy Pike north of I-70.
  • Moved from 97.7 to 97.5 FM in November 2011, transmitting from the studios on Chambersburg Road in Huber Heights.
  • Frequency change Oct 4th, 2013 to FM 97.3 and transmitter moved to City of Huber Heights Tower off of St rt. 202 and Needmore Road
  • Broadcasts around the clock.
  • Online streaming audio started January 2013.
  • Public, non-commercial operation of the radio station
  • Sports Broadcast of Wayne HIgh School Sports  (Football, Men’s and Ladies Basketball, Baseball and Softball)
  • Everyone associated with the station is an unpaid volunteer
  • Can accept underwriting funds (donations) from the business community and the general public
  • We are acknowledging all Business donors with on-the-air donor mentions
  • We are registered with the State of Ohio as a non-profit corporation. The IRS recognizes us as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public foundation.

Our Format

  • Oldies from the 50s, 60s and 70s.
  • Wide Variety of over 8,000 tunes.
  • Big Band music every Saturday morning
  • Religious programing every Sunday morning.
  • Information- community events and public service announcements
  • No commercials- we do acknowledge business donations.
  • Wayne Sports- football, basketball & baseball.

Southwestern Ohio Public Radio Board of Directors:

  • President: Shelly G. Hulce
  • Vice President & Chief Engineer: Zack Riepenhoff
  • Program Director: Tony Peters
  • Business Manager: David Bernard
  • Volunteer Lead: Gary Quinn


  • Chief Engineer: Zack Riepenhoff
  • Program Director: Tony Peters
  • Sports Director:  Lincoln Schreiber/Brad Lewis
  • Training Manager: Gary Quinn
  • Business Manager:  David Bernard
  • Public Relations / Community Affairs / Outreach: Shelly G. Hulce