• Garden Party at Fellows Riverside Gardens near Gazebo.

    Friends of Fellows plan Garden Party July 29

    The Garden Party at Fellows RIverside Garden is in its 25th year this summer, and the celebration is July 29th.  The event features seasonal culinary delights,  cocktails, music, and dancing -- set  in the lovely 12-acre public garden in Mill Creek Park.

  • Cabaret Night at the DeYor featuring Eric, Janeen, and James McClellan

    Cabaret Nights continue at the DeYor

    What happens at the DeYor Performing Arts Center when the Youngstown Symphony is OFF season?  A lot! This spring and summer Easy Street Productions is hosting a string of Cabaret Nights, featuring music from all genres and talents, many of them local.

  • Sicily

    WYSU is Headed to Sicily!

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

  • 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.

  • The WYSU Smartphone App

    After several months of development and beta testing, WYSU is excited to announce the WYSU smartphone app is available for Apple IOS and Android.

  • 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.

  • Pastor Gayle Catinella of St. John's Episcopal Church, Youngstown

    Pastor of St. John's Church Shares Views on Building Community

    Pastor Gayle Catinella of St. John's Episcopal Church in Youngstown is a loyal and passionate supporter of 88.5 WYSU.  She is even more passionate about building community and living without fear.

  • Lisa Simeone, host of "The World of Opera"

    More Music Added to Evenings on 88.5 WYSU!

    In July, WYSU is adding more music to the evening schedule – both classical and jazz! 


Top National News Stories

National Public Radio

  • A "corpse flower" is seen in bloom at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. in 2013. This is a different flower than the one about to bloom in New York.

    This corpse flower could be just seconds away from blooming. And you can watch it live, thanks to the New York Botanical Gardens. This way, you don't have to smell its famous, disgusting odor.

    Unfamiliar with this so-called "botanical phenomenon"? The giant flower, which can grow to be 8 feet high, is better known for its smell than its beauty.

    There's a reason it's called a corpse flower. Here are a few descriptions of that smell:

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Top Local News Stories

The Business Journal

  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bringing the Republican National Convention to Cleveland represented the culmination of a decade-long effort, says a Boardman native involved with helping lure the event to the city. Jon Pinney, managing partner with the Cleveland law firm Kohrman, Jackson & Krantz, served as...
  • BOARDMAN, Ohio – Burgan Real Estate Ltd. is celebrating the opening of a new office in Canfield and announcing the pending promotion of a new leadership team. The company announced today that agency founder John Burgan will step down as president in January and “transition back into sales while...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber and its business partners in this week’s “Victory for the Valley” campaign deserve praise for seizing the opportunity presented by the Republican National Convention and capitalizing on it. Using the GOP convention as a marketing hook, the...

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.


    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.

  • 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.