• Vadym Kholodenko, pianist

    It's All About Russia for Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    The new season for the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra begins on Saturday October 3, with a program that is “All Russian.”  The concert will feature Vadym Kholodenko, Gold Medalist at the 14th Cliburn International Piano Competition, performing Prokofiev’e Piano Concerto No.

  • TED talks logo, ideas worth spreading

    TEDx 2016 Event planned for January 2016

    TED Talks are all about ideas worth spreading and the local TEDx event is announcing a slate of speakers who will do just that in January 22, 2016.

  • Colin Currie, percussionist for Canton Symphony

    Canton Symphony Season Begins October 3

    Opening night for the Canton Symphony Orchestra season kicks off with a flair for the dramatic on Saturday, October 3, at 8 p.m. The energetic program "Heroes Among Us" celebrates courage, heroes, redemption and victory in time of war.

  • Tim Fransisco, YSU English Department faculty and WYSU interviewer

    Fransisco's Interviews Air Wednesdays on WYSU

    Youngstown State English Department faculty member Tim Francisco can be heard every Wednesday on 88.5 WYSU interviewing guests on a wide variety of local subjects, including educational, community and social issues.  The segment airs during Morning Edition at 5:45 and 7:45.

  • The Brand New WYSU App

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

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    Mad About the Arts 2016 is happening Friday, February 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the McDonough Museum of Art. Always a combined effort of Youngstown State University departments and organizations, this year the event returns to its original location for it's 21st year.


    WYSU Ready for Fall Fund Drive

    The WYSU fall campaign is coming up later this month, and as we have for the last few drives, we’re committed to spending as little time as possible fundraising on-air.

Top National News Stories

National Public Radio

  • Security and police officers help Pierre Plissonnier, an executive in Air France's long-haul flight unit, to climb over a fence after several hundred employees stormed into the offices of Air France on Monday.

    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls paid a swift visit to corporate offices of beleaguered airliner Air France on Tuesday, a day after two of the company's executives were mobbed by protesters and had their shirts and suit jackets ripped from their bodies.

    The executives had been taking part in meetings Monday about how the company would cut 2,900 jobs when hundreds of workers stormed the Air France offices. Human resources manager Xavier Broseta and Pierre Plissonnier head of long haul flights, scaled a metal fence and escaped under police escort.

  • Saving For A Wedding When You Make 53 Cents A Day

    The thought of paying for her daughters' weddings has haunted Kamala Rani for years. When it came time for her older daughter to get married two years ago, she was up against the biggest cost of her life: $320. This might seem like peanuts to an American audience used to hearing about weddings...
  • FAA Proposes Nearly $2 Million Fine To Drone Operator For Restricted Flights

    The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing to fine a Chicago-based drone operator $1.9 million for repeatedly violating FAA regulations and flying in restricted airspace. The FAA charges that the company, SkyPan International, conducted 65 flights in the skies over Chicago and New York, some...

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Top Local News Stories

The Business Journal

  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Very few university musical ensembles ever get invited to perform at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York. Even fewer get invited back for an encore appearance. But that’s the case for Youngstown State University’s Wind Ensemble, the university announced today. Ten years after...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Permit activity for new horizontal oil and gas wells in Ohio’s Utica shale picked up last week, continuing a steady upward trend that started last month. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued 18 permits for the week ended Oct. 3, the agency reported today. The rig count...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley this week opens its funding process to any nonprofit organization delivering education and emergency services in Mahoning County and in Girard, Liberty and Hubbard in Trumbull County. “By following the lead of United Way...

What You Need to Know

  • More Local Interview 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.


    The Youngstown State University Dana School of Music Piano Festival is presenting a piano concert Monday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the YSU Bliss Recital Hall. The concert features guest artist Sean Baran. This event is free and open to the public. The festival continues throughout the week. The entire fall concert schedule for Dana can be found here, or by calling 330-941-2307.     

    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.