WYSU Fall 2014 Pledge Drive

  • 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. We specialize in fine and performing art events, large community events, and YSU events.

  • 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. Arrival,” and two different programs to close the season on Labor Day weekend.

  • 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.  SInce the beginning of the year, the three-minute segment has highlighted good work, ideas and efforts by organizations and individuals in the Mahoning Valley Community.

  • 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.

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  • A Russian capsule that housed a gecko space-sex experiment. The geckos all died.

    Space is a dangerous place. That message resonated again on Monday, when the Russian Federal Space Agency — Roscosmos — announced that a team of experimental geckos tasked with copulating while in orbit did not survive their journey.

    "All geckos, unfortunately, died," the space agency said in a terse statement.

    Roscosmos is launching an investigation into the exact circumstances surrounding the geckos' deaths, but the mission seemed star-crossed from the start.

  • MRAPs And Bayonets: What We Know About The Pentagon's 1033 Program

    Amid widespread criticism of the deployment of military-grade weapons and vehicles by police officers in Ferguson, Mo., President Obama recently ordered a review of federal efforts supplying equipment to local law enforcement agencies across the country. So, we decided to take a look at what the...
  • A Suspected Ebola Patient On The Run In Liberia

    A newly released video shows health workers in Liberia attempting to capture a suspected Ebola patient, who had allegedly escaped from a treatment center on Sept. 1. Clad in a red shirt, the man was wearing a badge indicating that he was being treated for Ebola at the ELWA hospital in the...

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The Business Journal

  • Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Maureen Cronin had served on the board of Midlothian Free Health Clinic Inc. for months when she was asked to take the newly created position of executive director. “The clinic started to grow and...
  • Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Combining community development and economic development into one department is “the right thing at the right time” for the city, Mayor John McNally says, a goal he wants to meet by early 2015....
  • Author:  Dan O'Brien SHARON, Pa. -- Business expansions across the Shenango Valley point to an economy in growth mode, fueled by renewed energy in the retail, commercial and industrial sectors, officials say. “Generally, the atmosphere here...

What You Need to Know

  • President Jim Tressel is First Guest on this season of "Looking Out."

    WYSU's "Looking Out" kicks off a fall schedule of new programming with a great guest -- 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 on Friday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. on 88.5 WYSU.  "Looking out is a form where community leaders can discuss issues that affect all of us -- from global concerns to issues here in our community. You can find "Looking Out" archived at www.wysu.org.

  • Opera Western Reserve Plans Festival Events for Don Giovanni

    Save the date for great events by Opera Western Reserve this fall! The Friends of Opera Western Reserve are presenting a Don Juan Festival in conjunction with the performance of  Mozart's opera Don Giovanni.  A special production of Don Juan in Hell by George Bernard Shaw will be recorded live October 10 and 11, at the McDonough Museum of Art on the YSU campus. Elsa Higby, Matthew Mazuroski and David Vosburgh star, along with WYSU’s "Looking Out" host Dr. George McCloud.


    The WYSU staff has been busy in this summer getting ready for the Fall Fund Drive which has been moved up a month to begin in September.  The drive will run four days in September, but not consecutively. To take advantage of WYSU's varied audiences, the drive will run for four hours on the morning of September 3, 6, 9, and 16.  On those days, you will hear Gary Sexton and Barbara Krauss asking for support as we make our way to our $132,000 goal.  You can pledge your support online, or by calling 330-941-1481.