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    Holiday Music on 88.5 WYSU starts December 21

    Include music for your mind and spirit when you celebrate this holiday season - listen to WYSU!  The following is our holiday program schedule starting Sunday, Dec. 21.

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    Shop Amazon for the holidays and support WYSU!

    You can support WYSU this holiday season, and all year long, by shopping at Amazon. When you go to Amazon through the WYSU website, a portion of any purchase you make will benefit the station -- with no additional cost to you.

  • Go Ahead Tours offers Holiday Deal!

    Go Ahead Tours of Boston – along with everyone else, it seems – is getting an early start on their Black Friday special, offering a $75 discount for anyone who registers for WYSU Alaska excursion scheduled for July 2015 – plus the chance to win your entire trip for free! This special offer

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    First Night Youngstown 2015

    WYSU is proud to once again be a Media Sponsor for the First Night Youngstown 2015 Celebration on Wednesday, December 31st from 4pm until Midnight.


    Changes to Morning Program Schedule!

    You have probably noticed, there have been some changes to the Morning Edition schedule that affect when you will hear some of your favorite local inserts, such as regional news headlines, the "Writer's Almanac," and Gina Marinelli's "Doing Good."

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    Tickets on sale now for TEDxYoungstown 2015

    If you want to hear the speakers lined up for  TEDxYoungstown 2015,  the time to buy tickets is now!  Tickets are on sale for the event which will be held January 23, 2015 at Youngstown State University.

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    WYSU Ashtabula frequency has changed to 88.1 MHz

    As of November 12, 2014, WYSU has relocated transmissions in Ashtabula, Ohio, to 88.1 MHz, to be known as W201DP.  

  • Gina Marinelli, host of "Doing Good" on WYSU

    Doing Good Changes Time Slot and Expands

    WYSU's local interview segment Doing Good  is changing its time slot on 88.5 WYSU. Still airing on Tuesdays, the segment now airs at 5:45 and 7:45 am.

  • Paula Poundstone, comedian

    Wait, wait...! Poundstone to appear on Youngstown Stage in February!

    WYSU is very happy to welcome one of the great humorists of our time, comedian Paula Poundstone to the Deyor Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 27, 2015.  

Top National News Stories

National Public Radio

  • A worker carries a poster for the movie <em>The Interview</em> away from its display case at a theater in Atlanta. "It feels like the margin's narrowed about what kind of movies Hollywood will be making," says veteran Hollywood producer Stephanie Striegel.

    President Obama is not the only one thinking about the precedent set when Sony decided not to release the comedy The Interview. Around Hollywood, the action drew immediate rebuke as celebrities took to Twitter — like director and producer Judd Apatow:

    Late night host Jimmy Kimmel agreed, writing, "An un-American act of cowardice that validates terrorist actions and sets a terrifying precedent."

    In writing rooms and comedy clubs in Los Angeles, however, the conversations are more nuanced.

  • 4 Gitmo Prisoners Released For Return To Afghanistan

    Updated at 10:45 a.m. ET The United States has released four Afghan detainees from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who were returned to Afghanistan — the latest in a series of releases of inmates in recent weeks. Reuters says: "The men were flown to Kabul overnight aboard a U.S....
  • Russia Says It Won't 'Cave In' To New Western Sanctions

    Russia, battered by the falling price of oil, its chief export, and a tumbling ruble, lashed out against the U.S. and EU for new sanctions that President Vladimir Putin says already account for "25 to 30 percent" of his country's eroding currency.

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Top Local News Stories

The Business Journal

  • Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Gatta Group expects to begin work next spring, perhaps sooner, on the rehabilitation of the Gallagher Building with a goal of completing the work by the end of 2015, its president said Thursday...
  • Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The Board of Control Thursday approved accepting a $300,000 grant from JobsOhio to help VAM USA with its project on Ohio Works Drive. The grant is part of the incentive package the state put...
  • EAST LIVERPOOL, Ohio -- The merger of River Valley Health Partners, operators of East Liverpool City Hospital, and Mercy Health, the Cincinnati-based nonprofit formerly Humility of Mary Health Partners, is back on, officials announced Thursday. The intent to merge was...

What You Need to Know

  • New YSU Football Coach Named

    Bo Pelini, a Youngstown native and Cardinal Mooney graduate, has been named the Head Football Coach at Youngstown State University.  Pelini spent the past seven years as the Head Coach at the University of Nebraska.   He is the seventh head coach for the YSU program.  Penguin football history includes four FCS National Championships and seven overall title-game appearances.  Pelini begins his duties as the Penguins' Head Football Coach as of Wednesday, Dec. 17.



  • Youngstown State University Theater Wins National Awards

    Youngstown State University Theater has won awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for the production of “The Spitfire Grill” earlier this fall.  YSU Theater was given Certificates of Merit for direction, overall ensemble work and overall production value for the musical production.  In addition, two cast members – senior musical theater majors Carly Magnuson of Canfield and Natalie Martzial of Youngstown – were chosen to showcase their talents at the Kennedy Center’s Region II theater festival at Cleveland State University in January.

  • The Sounds of the Holiday on WYSU

    Starting December 21, through Christmas Day at 3:00 p.m. 88.5 WYSU will air programming for the season. 

    DEC. 21:  

    8:00 p.m.  --  A Folk Festival Christmas Celebration – music for the season.

    DEC. 22 & 23:        

    9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  --  Holiday Favorites with Barbara Krauss and Gary Sexton.


    10:00 A.M.  --  A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols --  live stereo music and spoken-words from King’s College,     Cambridge, England.