• MAD ABOUT THE ARTS invitiation

    Tickets on Sale for Mad About the Arts 2016!

    Tickets are now on sale at wysu.org for Mad About the Arts 2016!  It is happening Friday, February 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the McDonough Museum of Art.

  • 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.

  • Tim Francisco, WYSU host, with Phil Kidd

    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.

  • 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.

  • Large cookie table at Tyler History Center event

    Cooke Table is Piled High at Historical Society

    The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is presenting "Cookie Table and Cocktails" at 7:30 pm on Saturday, February 6, at The Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal Street in Downtown Youngstown.

  • New WYSU office space with call letters on wall.

    Visit WYSU in Melnick Hall February 22!

    On Monday, February 22, the staffs of WYSU and the YSU Foundation, new neighbors in Melnick Hall, will host an open house to show off the new location. 

Top National News Stories

National Public Radio

  • Abraham Lincoln with his son Thomas.

    Abraham Lincoln trended on Twitter this week. Wait, what? Honest Abe proved what's become a hipster creed: everything old becomes new again.

    Friday would have been the 16th president's 207th birthday — as good a time as any to bring him back with a party hat on him (like the House Republicans did):

    There were also memes of Lincoln holding pizzas, stereos and cell phones. But the memes also quickly became about the presidential candidates with the hashtag #ThingsLincolnDidntSay. Talk about putting words in someone's mouth.

  • Photos: Obama Declares 3 New National Monuments In California Desert

    President Obama has designated three desert areas in California as national monuments. The move permanently protects "nearly 1.8 million acres of America's public lands," the White House says in a news release. All three areas lie west of Los Angeles. Two of the new monuments — Castle Mountains and...
  • Ready, Set, Watch: The Great Backyard Bird Count Starts Today

    Find your binoculars and fill up the bird feeders, because the Great Backyard Bird Count starts today. The annual event invites bird-watchers of all levels to count the birds in their backyards, wherever that may be, and submit the data to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon...

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Top Local News Stories

The Business Journal

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced this morning that 8,624 new entities filed to do business in Ohio last month. This is up from January 2015, when 7,505 entities were formed. Last month, Husted announced that 2015 marked the sixth consecutive year the state has seen a...
  • SALEM, Ohio – A workshop for employers who want to develop their exit strategy is scheduled for Feb. 26 at the Salem Campus of Kent State University. Roy Messing, director of the Ohio Employee Ownership Center and the business succession planning program at Kent State University, will present “An...
  • WASHINGTON – Consumers will spend $146.84  on average for flowers, jewelry, candy and other tokens of affection this Valentine’s Day, the National Retail Federation projects. Conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics, NRF’s Valentine’s Day Consumer Spending Survey projects spending on the holiday...

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.

  • 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.