• Vadym Kholodenko, pianist

    It's All About Russia for Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    The new season for the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra begins on Saturday October 3, with a program that is “All Russian.”  The concert will feature Vadym Kholodenko, Gold Medalist at the 14th Cliburn International Piano Competition, performing Prokofiev’e Piano Concerto No.

  • TED talks logo, ideas worth spreading

    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.

  • Colin Currie, percussionist for Canton Symphony

    Canton Symphony Season Begins October 3

    Opening night for the Canton Symphony Orchestra season kicks off with a flair for the dramatic on Saturday, October 3, at 8 p.m. The energetic program "Heroes Among Us" celebrates courage, heroes, redemption and victory in time of war.

  • Tim Fransisco, YSU English Department faculty and WYSU interviewer

    Fransisco'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 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.

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    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.


    WYSU Ready for Fall Fund Drive

    The WYSU fall campaign is coming up later this month, and as we have for the last few drives, we’re committed to spending as little time as possible fundraising on-air.

Top National News Stories

National Public Radio

  • "My brain used to be my best friend," says Greg O'Brien, a journalist with early onset Alzheimer's. But he can't trust it anymore, he says. Alzheimer's is, in some ways, changing who he is.

    In this installment of NPR's series Inside Alzheimer's, we're sharing a recent video of Greg O'Brien at home on Cape Cod, Mass. A longtime journalist, O'Brien was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease in 2009.

    The first time I interviewed Greg O'Brien, back in January, I asked him what he was most afraid of.

  • What We Know About The Oregon Shooter

    Authorities are trying to build a profile of the 26-year-old gunman who shot and killed 9 people and wounded as many at a western Oregon community college on Thursday in hopes of discovering what his motive might have been. The Douglas County Sheriff, John Hanlin, has refused to say the shooter's...
  • Amid Societal Shifts, What Will New Mormon Leader Appointments Mean?

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has lately been confronting questions about ethnic diversity, gender equality and LGBT rights. Now the church's believers, and its critics, are watching closely to see what a membership shake-up might mean for the church. The senior governing council...

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The Business Journal

  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Green Youngstown is inviting volunteers to help complete installation of greenspace and a half-court basketball court at South and Cameron avenues. A workday is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 10. A $10,000 Think Green grant from Keep America Beautiful provided funding for...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The region’s auctioneers are encouraged by a strong volume of business during the spring and summer months, anticipating a busy autumn filled with competitive bidding and higher sales. Single-family houses, personal property, vehicles, collectibles, machinery, farmland, and...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown Thermal’s steam plant at 205 North Ave. has been selected as the full-scale test site for the “Advanced Ultra-SuperCritical Component” project being developed by Energy Industries of Ohio and the U.S. Department of Energy. The selection of the test site was announced...

What You Need to Know

  • More Local Interview 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.


    The Youngstown State University Dana School of Music Piano Festival is presenting a piano concert Monday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the YSU Bliss Recital Hall. The concert features guest artist Sean Baran. This event is free and open to the public. The festival continues throughout the week. The entire fall concert schedule for Dana can be found here, or by calling 330-941-2307.     

    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.