• 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.

  • 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. Lively, engaging, and knowledgeable, they illuminate the music they present with well-researched insightful information, taking care that every program is accessible and stimulating for novices and aficionados alike.

  • Gina Marinelli (left) with Deryck Toles.

    Doing Good Lines Up Guests on WYSU

    WYSU 88.5 FM began the new year with the launch of a new local interview segment. Doing Good is produced weekly by WYSU and hosted by former television journalist Gina Marinelli. The purpose of the three-minute segment is to raise social consciousness about concerns in the Mahoning Valley community and to highlight the good work, ideas and efforts by organizations and individuals addressing those concerns.

  • Fireworks over the Youngstown Symphony Pops at the Ballpark Concert.

    The Symphony and the Scrappers -- A Great Team at the Ballpark!

    They'll be stowing the gloves and baseball bats to make way for the instruments and music stands at Eastwood Field Saturday, August 23rd.

    That is when the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra takes the field for Pops at the Ballpark! The Orchestra will perform a selection from their repertoire which will culminate in a spectacular fireworks display synced to Star Wars Main Titles and Stars and Stripes Forever. WYSU is a media sponsor for POPS at the Ballpark.

  • The Cleveland Orchestra performs at Blossom Music Festival.

    The Blossom Music Festival is underway for the 41st year!

    Highlights of the Blossom Music Festival season include a concert featuring Yo-Yo Ma as soloist in the Elgar Cello Concerto, a performance of Orff’s Carmina Burana, “A Beatles Tribute: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Their U.S.

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  • The savory summer cobbler from the <em>Cheap and Good</em> cookbook features seasonal vegetables under a peppery biscuit crust.

    When Leanne Brown moved to New York from Canada to earn a master's in food studies at New York University, she couldn't help noticing that Americans on a tight budget were eating a lot of processed foods heavy in carbs.

    "It really bothered me," she says. "The 47 million people on food stamps — and that's a big chunk of the population — don't have the same choices everyone else does."

  • GM Stays At The Top As U.S. Car Sales Surge In July

    Sales incentives helped U.S. auto sales rise in July, as major auto companies reported selling more than 120,000 more vehicles than the same month last year. GM retained its spot as the U.S. sales leader. Sales of passenger cars rose by nearly 5 percent this July compared to last year, with sales...
  • Panel Says Plan To Cut Army Strength Goes Too Far

    A Pentagon plan to cut tens of thousands of soldiers from the U.S. Army's ranks in coming years goes too far given the growing global threats, including Russian aggression in Ukraine and unrest in Syria and Iraq, a bi-partisan review panel says.

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  • DETROIT -- General Motors says its dealers delivered 256,160 vehicles in the United States in July, genernating the company’s highest July sales since 2007. Total sales were up 9% compared with a year ago. Retail sales -- those to individual customers -- were up 4%....
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What You Need to Know

  • We're 45 This Year

    WYSU first went on the air in 1969, and we are celebrating 45 years with a party this summer for WYSU members and supporters only! Mark your calendar for Friday, August 22, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Tyler History Center in downtown. Email Tricia Perry at perry@wysu.org for more information.

  • WYSU Tent is the Place to be During Festival

    The YSU Festival of the Arts is July 12 & 13, and WYSU will have a presence. The tent is always a great place to spend find friends and experience the festival. This year we will be giving away tickets to concert events and fun WYSU gear. To volunteer email Tricia Perry at perry@wysu.org.

  • New Development Officer at WYSU

    Lisa Long of Columbiana County is WYSU’s new development director, overseeing underwriting and membership for the station. She takes over for Ed Goist who moved to YSU’s Department of Development in February, after nine years at WYSU. Congratulations to both on their new jobs!