• Violinist Andrew Sords

    Famed Violinist to Perform October 9 in Youngstown

    American violinist Andrew Sords will perform at St. John's Episcopal Church in Youngstown on Sunday, October 9, at 3 p.m.  The concert is free and the public is welcome.

  • Sicily

    WYSU is Headed to Sicily!

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Top National News Stories

National Public Radio

  • Three meerkats sitting at a zoo. A new study found meerkats are the most murderous mammals.

    A new study of violent behavior in more than 1,000 mammal species found the meerkat is the mammal most likely to be murdered by one of its own kind.

    The study, led by José María Gómez of the University of Grenada in Spain and published Wednesday in the journal Nature, analyzed more than 4 million deaths among 1,024 mammal species and compared them with findings in 600 studies of violence among humans from ancient times until today.

    The findings tell us two things:

  • Coins From The Roman Empire Are Found In Ruins Of Japanese Castle

    It's believed to be a first — and it certainly came as a surprise: Ancient Roman coins have been found in the ruins of a castle in Okinawa, Japan, that dates to the 12th and 15th centuries. The copper coins were found in 2013; X-ray analysis shows that they bear an image of Constantine the Great....
  • The U.S. Is Sending 600 More Troops To Iraq

    U.S Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said the U.S. has agreed to send an additional 600 troops to Iraq, in anticipation of the major upcoming operation to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul. These additional troops "will increase the number of U.S. forces in Iraq to around 5,000," NPR's Tom...

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Top Local News Stories

The Business Journal

  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The foreclosure rate among outstanding mortgage loans in the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman area was 1.73% in July, a drop of .22 percentage points compared to July 2015 when the foreclosure rate was 1.95%. Still, the foreclosure rate here was higher here than the national...
  • MONACA, Pa. — Royal Dutch Shell has demonstrated that much can be accomplished in three months. Since the company announced June 7 its intention to proceed with what is now an estimated $6 billion-plus ethane cracker plant along the Ohio River near Monaca, Pa., the site has undergone dramatic...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The OH-PA Stateline Export Initiative was recognized by the International Economic Development Council at its annual conference Tuesday in Cleveland. The initiative received the Economic Development Silver Award in the category of Regionalism & Cross-Border Collaboration,...

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    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.

  • 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.


    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.