• YSU entrance.

    YSU Board of Trustees Meeting

    The YSU Board of Trustees Institutional Engagement Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, February 19th at 4:00pm, in the Trustees Meeting Room in Tod Hall on the YSU campus. This is the YSU Board of Trustees committee that addresses WYSU business.

  • Gina Marinelli with Tim Frost, Executive Director of Inspiring Minds, Youngstown

    Doing Good Line-up of Guests Inspires!

    Tim Frost, the executive director of the new Youngstown branch of the "Inspiring Minds" program is the next guest on Doing Good, on Tuesday, May 12, at at 5:45 and 7:45 am on 88.5 WYSU.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Botticelli's painting, The Birth of Venus

    Pittsburgh Symphony Celebrates Art and Music in New Castle

    Music can inspire art, art can inspire music, and both inspire a stunning performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on May 20 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle.

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National Public Radio

  • NPR's map of death penalty laws.

    The Nebraska state legislature voted Wednesday to repeal the death penalty in the state on Wednesday. The 30-19 vote overrides Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto of a law the legislature passed last week getting rid of the policy.

  • On The Road To Recovery, Detroit Property Taxes Aren't Helping

    With new businesses sprouting up left and right, there's a lot of talk these days about Detroit being on the comeback trail. A great thing about the city is that it's easy to become a real estate mogul. But some entrepreneurs might have reason to pause. A new study released Tuesday shows that...
  • Nebraska Repeals Death Penalty, But U.S. Isn't Quite Ready To Abandon It

    Nebraska's legislature voted Wednesday to abolish the death penalty, overturning Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts' veto. The state's unicameral legislature overwhelmingly approved the measure in a series of three previous votes. The repeal comes as other states have experienced complications with new...

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The Business Journal

  • PITTSBURGH – Bank of America has agreed to sell five of its branches in eastern Pennsylvania, which combined have $280 million in deposits, to F.N.B. Corp. at a price that includes a deposit premium of $7.7 million plus other undetermined considerations. The president and CEO of F.N.B., Vincent J....
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Foreclosure rates in March were down nearly a full percentage point from a year earlier in the metropolitan statistical area covering the Mahoning Valley and neighboring Pennsylvania’s Mercer County. The foreclosure rate for the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA metropolitan...

What You Need to Know


    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.


    If you have a business or agency that you would like to promote, this is a great time to become a WYSU underwriter. Our underwriting opportunities are many and allow you to target a specific audience by placing 15-second on-air announcements throughout the day at the time of your choice. 

    Right now WYSU is offering summer savings for underwriters who book their spots before June 30.

    Call WYSU Development Director Susan Moorer at 330-941-3364 for more information.  


    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.