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    Shop Amazon and Support WYSU this Holiday

    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.

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    WYSU Provides Music for your Thanksgiving Holiday

    Thanksgiving programs on 88.5 WYSU add to the warmth of the season through the great music and memorable words.  On Thanksgiving Day enjoy the following programs as you enjoy your holiday meal.

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    WYSU Holiday Programs

    There is a huge canon of music that is only enjoyed during the holidays and we want to help our listeners really enjoy the holiday season by offering an extended playlist of seasonal songs.

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    TEDx 2016 Event planned for January 2016

    TED Talks are all about ideas worth spreading and the local TEDx event is announcing a slate of speakers who will do just that in January 22, 2016.

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    Save the Date for Mad About the Arts 2016!

    Mad About the Arts 2016 is happening Friday, February 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the McDonough Museum of Art. Always a combined effort of Youngstown State University departments and organizations, this year the event returns to its original location for it's 21st year.

  • 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.

  • Tim Fransisco, YSU English Department faculty and WYSU interviewer

    Francisco's Interviews Air Wednesdays on WYSU

    Youngstown State English Department faculty member Tim Francisco can be heard every Wednesday on 88.5 WYSU interviewing guests on a wide variety of local subjects, including educational, community and social issues.  The segment airs during Morning Edition at 5:45 and 7:45.

  • Cast of Ballet Western Reserve's "A Youngstown Nutcracker"

    Ballet Western Reserve presents A Youngstown Nutcracker December 5th

    For the second year, Ballet Western Reserve is presenting A Youngstown Nutcracker, a special version of the traditional Tchaikovsky ballet with local elements added by Creative Director Stas Kmiec.

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  • An artist's depiction of the meeting of Hernan Cortes and La Malinche with the Aztec emperor Montezuma II.

    Pocahontas had nothing to do with the first Thanksgiving. She died in 1617, four years before the celebration in Plymouth.

    Neither did Malinche, her Mexican counterpart, who lived in the 1500s.

    But I've been thinking about both women on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday. They were part of the bigger story — the clash between the Native Americans who lived on this land and the European explorers and settlers who came and conquered.

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  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – An artist reception is scheduled for Saturday for About Places | Perspectives in Printmaking, the new exhibition at M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place. The exhibition, which runs through Jan. 8, features works by artists Jack Carlton of Youngstown and Glenn Ratusnik of Cleveland,...
  • SHARON, Pa. – Shelby Camerlengo, one of the owners of Brewtus Brewing Co. in Sharon, Pa., is looking forward to her first Small Business Saturday. In fact, the restaurant is opening two hours early Saturday. “We actually don’t open until 11 for lunch so we decided to switch things up a little bit...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources issued six new horizontal well permits in the Utica shale basin during the week ended Nov. 21, the agency reports. All of the new permits are issued for prospective wells targeted for the central or southern tier of the oil and gas play,...

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” airs at 2:00 p.m. "Fresh Air Weekend” has a new time slot and can be heard at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday -- still with Terry Gross and the same great guests. 

  • More 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.