• Pledge drive thermometer graphic.

    An amazing end to the WYSU Fund Drive!

    $140,247! That was the total at the END of the Fund Drive on Friday at 4 p.m.   Thank you to all of our members who have donated during this financially challenging time, as well as to the new members who have joined to support us! You helped us exceed our goal by $8,000.

  • Submit Your Event on the Community Calendar

    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.

  • Scenic view of Alaska.

    WYSU is Taking You to Alaska!

    The next WYSU station-sponsored Go Ahead Tour takes you to ALASKA for a cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean Celebrity Solstice! Our departure date is July 15, 2015.

  • Gina Marinelli (right) with Guy Burney.

    Doing Good Continues to Line Up Guests on WYSU

    WYSU's local interview segment Doing Good is produced weekly and hosted by former television journalist Gina Marinelli.

  • Public Radio International to Provide Programming for WYSU

    For WYSU’s night owls, a slight change happened on July 1, 2014, when the station switched to Classical 24 from Public Radio International overnight. Listeners now benefit from eleven hosts who carefully craft each broadcast.

  • Dr. George McCloud with YSU President Jim Tressel

    President Tressel on WYSU's "Looking Out" Friday, Sept. 19th

    WYSU's "Looking Out" has kicked off the Fall Schedule of new programming with some great guests -- including YSU President Jim Tressel.  "Looking Out" host Dr. George McCloud talks with Tressel on a variety of topics of concern to the University.

  • TEDxYoungstown organizer Lori Shandor and speaker at Tedx 2014

    TEDX Youngstown Announces 2015 Speaker Lineup

    Fifteen speakers have been chosen from 50 applicants to speak on the topic of "Breaking Boundaries" in January at Youngstown State University.

  • Maurice LoMonaco, tenor

    An Evening with Maurice LoMonaco September 21

    Maurice LoMonaco, a classically influenced Sicilian singer/songwriter, will perform a concert Sunday, September 21, at the DeYor Performing Arts Center in downtown Youngstown. The concert is sponsored by the Italian Scholarship League and will start at 6:30 p.m.

Top National News Stories

National Public Radio

  • Ugandan gay-rights activist John Abdallah Wambere, right, embraces attorney Janson Wu, after announcing his application for asylum in May. The U.S. government has now formally recommended Wambere's application for approval.

    This past week, John Abdallah Wambere finally heard the seven words he had been waiting for:

    "Your application has been recommended for approval."

    Wambere, a prominent Ugandan LGBT-rights activist, had applied for asylum in the United States, due to anti-gay persecution in his home country.

  • Mission To Study Mars' Climate Set To Enter Red Planet's Orbit

    Sunday night, we're heading back to Mars: NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is supposed to fire its six main engines, slowing down enough so it can be captured by the gravity of the red planet and go into orbit. MAVEN, which stands for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, is a distinctly un-sexy name for...
  • Thousands Of Refugees Flee Syria In Chaotic Scene At Turkey's Border

    An estimated 70,000 Syrian refugees have fled the violence brought by extremist group ISIS this weekend, choosing to cross into Turkey carrying whatever belongings they can manage. The rush of predominantly Kurdish refugees came as fighters loyal to ISIS seized dozens of villages in the area. While...

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Top Local News Stories

The Business Journal

  • Author:  Dan O'Brien LISBON, Ohio -- Bob Crosser thought working 42 years as an Ohio Edison troubleshooter was enough, so in 2011 he chose to retire and spend his time tending the horses he raises on a farm along U.S. Route 30 here. But a...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Jim Kinnick, planning and engineering administrator for the Ohio Department of Transportation, will discuss plans for a major road project at state Routes 224 and 11 in Canfield at the Regional Chamber’s Good Morning, Canfield breakfast Oct. 3 at...
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio’s unemployment rate was 5.7% in August, unchanged from the July rate, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reported this morning. Last month’s rate was down from 7.5% a year earlier.  The number of workers unemployed in Ohio last month was...

What You Need to Know

  • Fund Supports New Marching Pride Instruments

    The YSU Marching Pride is hoping a new fund will mean new instruments for the band.  Practicing and performing outdoors has taken its toll on YSU marching band instruments --- some of them are more than 8 years old and in need of replacement.  A new fund has been established to pay for maintaining band equipment -- starting with the drums.  Updating and replacing the percussion equipment will greatly enhance the experience of attending Penguin Football games -- as listening to the band and its cadences is something that fans have come to expect as part of the season!

  • Farm to You Every Tuesday in Maag Library

    This fall participants in Grow Youngstown's program "Farm to You" can pick up fresh produce in the lobby of Maag Library. The pick-up will happen every Tuesday from now until November 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. YSU employees can join the program any time this fall. There is a fee, which will be prorated depending on when you join. Organizers of the program say the program is a convenient way for everyone on campus to have fresh seasonal vegetables while supporting local farmers. 

  • President Jim Tressel is Guest on WYSU's "Looking Out."

    WYSU's "Looking Out" has kicked off the Fall Schedule of new programming some great guests -- including YSU President Jim Tressel.  "Looking Out" host Dr. George McCloud talks with Tressel on a variety of topics of concern to the University. The segment will air this Friday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. on 88.5 WYSU.  "Looking Out" is a forum where community leaders discuss issues that affect all of us -- from global concerns to issues here in our community. You can find "Looking Out" archived here.