• Fund drive thermometers

    Fall 2016 Fund Drive Results

    Thanks so much to the 1013 people who pledged during our just completed listener-friendly fall membership drive, of whom 96 of are new members! With your help we raised $120,536 for local public radio.

  • Sicily

    WYSU is Headed to Sicily!

    WYSU's next travel destination is Sicily and you're invited!

  • Car Talk hosts, brothers Ray and Tom Magliozzi

    End of the Road for Car Talk

    The ever-popular program Car Talk has a long tradition on the air at WYSU and on public radio across the country – but that will come to an end this fall. After September 30, 2017, weekly production of the Best of Car Talk programs will end.

  • Amazon gift with money

    Shop Amazon All Year and Support WYSU

    Everybody wins when you shop at Amazon via wysu.org.Visit Amazon through the WYSU website, make a purchase, and a portion of that purchase will benefit the station -- with no additional cost to you.  Simply start at wysu.org and click on support. That's where you will find the Amazon link.

  • YSU entrance.

    WYSU-FM Open Meeting Policy

    The Youngstown State University's Board of Trustees is WYSU-FM's supervisory board. The Board's general meetings and Institutional Engagement Committee Meetings address WYSU business. These meetings are open to the public.

    The WYSU Advisory Board meetings are also open to the public.

  • City Club event flier for November

    Second Event for City Club Focuses on Election and Impact

    The City Club of the Mahoning Valley is holding their second event on Monday, November 14.  Like the launch event in September, this City Club meeting will be held at Stambaugh Auditorium and follow a similar format.

  • Powers Auditorium, home of the Youngstown Symphony


    For their second classics concert of the season, the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra presents an orchestral tribute to our Italian settlers with the Pines of Rome on Saturday, November 5. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Edward W.

Top National News Stories

National Public Radio

  • Children's photos that parents have posted online have ended up in advertisements and on pornography sites.

    Do Parents Invade Children's Privacy When They Post Photos Online?

    When Katlyn Burbidge's son was 6 years old, he was performing some silly antic typical of a first grader. But after she snapped a photo and started using her phone, he asked her a serious question: "Are you going to post that to Facebook?"

    She laughed and answered, "Yes, I think I will." What he said next stopped her.

    "Can you not?"

    That's when it dawned on her: She had been posting photos of him online without asking his permission.

  • Plane Carrying GOP V.P. Nominee Mike Pence Skids Off LaGuardia Runway

    A runway will remain closed while investigators look into why the charter aircraft carrying Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and more than 40 others slid off the runway Thursday night while landing at LaGuardia Airport in the New York City borough of Queens. NPR's Scott Detrow reports that Pence, Donald...
  • Jury Awards Former Penn State Assistant Football Coach $7.3 Million

    A jury awarded former Penn State assistant football coach Mike McQueary $7.3 million in damages on Thursday. McQueary was a key witness in the sexual molestation case against another former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky. Jurors found that McQueary was defamed by the university after it became...

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The Business Journal

  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The 13-foot tall Oh Wow! Yeti, built and designed by staff and volunteers at the Oh Wow! Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center as part of a window display for the 2014 downtown holiday parade, is going on the road. With sponsorship by The Business Journal, Oh Wow! is launching...
  • BOARDMAN, Ohio – Contracts must be signed first, but the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County expects the new Michael Kusalaba Branch to be completed in about a year. The library’s building and sites committee met at the Boardman Branch Thursday morning to open bids and award...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Youngstown State University’s newly redesigned website is aimed at enhancing the university’s branding and recruitment efforts while providing more data about site visitors. The  new website results from more than a year of planning, design, collaboration and feedback involving...

What You Need to Know

  • Support WYSU -- be an underwriter!

    Underwriting is the tax-deductible financial support of public radio by businesses, associations, and nonprofit organizations. This financial support is acknowledged on the air with announcements -- or spots --  which are 15 seconds in length and customized to the specific business or organization.

  • Local Interviews On WYSU

    Don't miss the new interview segment airing Wednesdays on 88.5 WYSU, and hosted by YSU English Department faculty member Tim Francisco.  Tim’s interviews air during the popular Morning Edition. He and his guests take a unique and penetrating look at a wide variety of local subjects, including educational, community and social issues.  Tim also features creative work by local thinkers, leaders and researchers, and he plans to include government and political issues that have broad community application. The segment airs each Wednesday at 5:45 and 7:45 a.m.


    WYSU provides a Community Calendar page as a public service. You can now enter your event directly on our website. Everyone is welcome to submit events to the calendar, though not everyone's submission will be published or announced on air. We specialize in fine and performing art events, large community events, and YSU events.