• Songwriter and performer Bob DiPiero


    Some of country music's most prolific songwriters - including Mahoning Valley native Bob DiPiero - will share their stories and songs when they perform Friday, April 24, at the DeYor Performing Arts Center in downtown Youngstown. DiPiero heads the American Made Songwriters Series.

  • Krista Tippett, host of "On Being" on WYSU Sundays at 7 a.m.

    Award-Winning Broadcaster Krista Tippett to visit Youngstown

    In 2015, we are more socially divided than ever before – unsure of how to speak across our differences in order to create the world we want for ourselves and our children. That is why Krista Tippett has chosen to examine questions like What does it mean to be human?

  • WYSU employees celebrating  $131,530 in pledges

    New Strategy Brings Fundraising Success at 88.5 WYSU

    For the second time in a year, WYSU held a successful fund drive by breaking tradition and doing things a bit differently.  At 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 10, pledges to 88.5 WYSU hit the $130,000 fundraising goal, and surpassed it.

  • YSU Students spelling out STEM on campus


    The Youngstown State University STEM Showcase is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, from 2:00 - 4:30 pm, in Moser Hall, on the YSU campus.  Highlights include the Student Research Project Showcase, the BAJA Car Display, and the Concrete Canoe Display.

  • New Saturday Programs!

    Join us Saturdays for two new programs. “Radiolab” will air at 1:00 p.m., “Bullseye with Jesse Thorn” at 2:00 p.m., and “Fresh Air Weekend” can now be heard at 3:00 p.m.

  • 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.

  • Pianist Andre Watts

    Canton Symphony Celebrates Beethoven with Festival

    The Canton Symphony Orchestra celebrates the life and music of Beethoven with festival events in April.  The Beethoven festival features performances with pianist Andre Watts performing all five Beethoven piano concerti. The fourth and final concert is April 26. 

  • Gina Marinelli, of "Doing Good," with Ballet Western Reserve's Stas Kmiec

    Expanded Time for "Doing Good" is a Success

    WYSU's local interview segment Doing Good airs on 88.5 WYSU on Tuesdays at 5:45 and 7:45 am.

  • Paula Poundstone

    Paula Poundstone talks with Tricia Perry

    Shortly before her visit to Youngstown, Paula took a break from finishing her new book and photographing chairs to speak with WYSU's Tricia Perry. You can hear the full interview below!

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What You Need to Know


    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.


    If you are a fan of 88.5 WYSU weekend programs, you will notice two new additions to the schedule on Saturday.   NPR's “Radiolab”  now airs at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, and “Bullseye with Jesse Thorn” at 2:00 p.m.  "Fresh Air Weekend” has a new time slot and can now be heard at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.


    Finals week for the Spring 2015 semester at Youngstown State University is May 4 through May 9.  All residence halls close May 9 at noon.

    The first 6-week term of YSU Summer Session begins Monday, May 18, 2015.

    Find all dates and deadlines for upcoming YSU summer sessions and fall semester on the YSU website.