• 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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  • Opponents and supporters of a law that restricts abortion in Texas rallied outside the Texas Capitol in Austin as the bill was debated in July 2013.

    A federal judge in Austin struck down part of a Texas law that would have required all abortion clinics in the state to meet the same standards as outpatient surgical centers. The regulation, which was set to go into effect Monday, would have shuttered about a dozen abortion clinics, leaving only eight places in Texas to get a legal abortion — all in major cities.

  • McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns To Avoid Being 'Distraction'

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign manager has resigned, citing "inaccurate press accounts" about his role in past campaigns. The scandal in question revolves around former Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson, who pleaded guilty Wednesday to hiding — and lying about — payments he received...
  • 'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential'

    If you want to know how prison can shape a man, talk to Dan Huff. He's spent more than half of his 59 years locked up. He says he was "raised by the state of California." "Even judges, when they would send me away — looking back at it now — they [were] kind of more like a father figure sitting up...

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  • Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Proponents of revitalizing the South Avenue corridor hope an upcoming cleanup effort will be a stepping stone to reforming the South Avenue Merchants Association and cause more change along the...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The buildings along Glenwood Avenue on the South Side used to be almost monotone, mostly beige with an occasional blue or gray structure interrupting here and there. Empty lots and vacant buildings were commonplace. The corridor is one of the main roads...
  • NEW YORK -- Continued increases in the volume of oil and gas transactions and drilling activity have strained oil and gas land organizations, PriceWaterhouse Coopers reports. This has led to missed opportunities in building efficiencies and capturing value, according to...

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.