• Sicily

    WYSU is Headed to Sicily!

    WYSU's next travel destination is Sicily and you're invited!

  • Repaired WYSU antenna

    Sounds Good! WYSU Antenna Repair Complete!

    We are very happy to report that, except for some relatively minor fine tuning to be done in the next couple weeks, our $50,000 antenna repair is complete, and we are back and better than ever.  A lightning strike in mid-June severely damaged our antenna, reducing its power by 40%.  It took six w

  • Car Talk hosts, brothers Ray and Tom Magliozzi

    End of the Road for Car Talk

    The ever-popular program Car Talk has a long tradition on the air at WYSU and on public radio across the country – but that will come to an end this fall. After September 30, 2017, weekly production of the Best of Car Talk programs will end.

  • YSU Entrance

    YSU Board of Trustees Meeting

    The YSU Board of Trustees Institutional Engagement Committee General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 6, at 3:00pm, in the Trustees Meeting Room in Tod Hall on the YSU campus.

  • Lisa Simeone, host of "The World of Opera"

    More Music Added to Evenings on 88.5 WYSU!

    In July, WYSU is adding more music to the evening schedule – both classical and jazz! 


  • Nin Andrews award-winning poetry volume, Why God Is a Woman

    Mahoning Valley Writer Wins High Honors for Her Poetry

    Nin Andrews of Poland, Ohio, is one of the winners in this year's Ohioana Book Awards.  Andrews wrote a volume of poetry called Why God Is a Woman, published by BOA Editions in 2015.  Her book was among 300 eligible for awards recently presented by They Ohioana Library.

  • Pastor Gayle Catinella of St. John's Episcopal Church, Youngstown

    Pastor of St. John's Church Shares Views on Building Community

    Pastor Gayle Catinella of St. John's Episcopal Church in Youngstown is a loyal and passionate supporter of 88.5 WYSU.  She is even more passionate about building community and living without fear.

  • Scott Simon, Host NPR Weekend Edition Saturday

    NPR Weekend Edition Host Scott Simon in Youngstown Sept. 13!

    To say we are excited here at WYSU is an understatement! Scott Simon, NPR host of Weekend Edition Saturday, is coming to Youngstown!

  • Amazon gift with money

    Shop Amazon All Year and Support WYSU

    Everybody wins when you shop at Amazon via wysu.org.Visit Amazon through the WYSU website, make a purchase, and a portion of that purchase will benefit the station -- with no additional cost to you.  Simply start at wysu.org and click on support. That's where you will find the Amazon link.

  • The WYSU Smartphone App

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

  • YSU entrance.

    WYSU-FM Open Meeting Policy

    The Youngstown State University's Board of Trustees is WYSU-FM's supervisory board. The Board's general meetings and Institutional Engagement Committee Meetings address WYSU business. These meetings are open to the public.

    The WYSU Advisory Board meetings are also open to the public.

  • City Club line up of speakers

    City Club of the Mahoning Valley Plans First Event Sept. 21

    The recently-formed City Club of the Mahoning Valley is inviting people to their launch event on Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m.  The event will include dinner and feature a panel discussion on the economic state of the Mahoning Valley.

Top National News Stories

National Public Radio

  • Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he would meet with Mexican President Peña Nieto just hours before a major immigration policy speech he intends to make.

    Hours before he is slated to make a major policy speech on immigration Wednesday in Phoenix, Ariz., Donald Trump is making a bold move — he will be meeting with Mexico's president.

    He tweeted the news late Tuesday night:

    "I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto, of Mexico, and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow."

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The Business Journal

  • LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Vice President Joe Biden will appear at UAW Local 1714’s union hall, 2121 Salt Springs Road, Thursday to rally support for the Democratic Party’s nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, the Clinton campaign announced today. Biden is scheduled to speak at 11 a.m. and doors open at...
  • CANFIELD, Ohio – Farmers Bank has begun offering its customers Apple Pay so they can use their smartphones to pay bills in retail outlets, the bank announced late Monday. In participating stores, Apple Pay will work with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, said Kevin Helmick, president and CEO...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio– Stambaugh Auditorium will host the 19th Annual Stambaugh Pillars Fashion Show on Nov. 2. The event is sponsored in part by Sherman Creative, WKBN, and WYTV. Festivities kick off with a social hour at 10:30 a.m. A plated lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m, and the Fashion Show...

What You Need to Know

  • Support WYSU -- be an underwriter!

    Underwriting is the tax-deductible financial support of public radio by businesses, associations, and nonprofit organizations. This financial support is acknowledged on the air with announcements -- or spots --  which are 15 seconds in length and customized to the specific business or organization.


    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.

  • Local Interviews 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.