• Violinist Andrew Sords

    Famed Violinist to Perform October 9 in Youngstown

    American violinist Andrew Sords will perform at St. John's Episcopal Church in Youngstown on Sunday, October 9, at 3 p.m.  The concert is free and the public is welcome.

  • Sicily

    WYSU is Headed to Sicily!

    WYSU's next travel destination is Sicily and you're invited!

  • Car Talk hosts, brothers Ray and Tom Magliozzi

    End of the Road for Car Talk

    The ever-popular program Car Talk has a long tradition on the air at WYSU and on public radio across the country – but that will come to an end this fall. After September 30, 2017, weekly production of the Best of Car Talk programs will end.

  • Nin Andrews award-winning poetry volume, Why God Is a Woman

    Mahoning Valley Writer Wins High Honors for Her Poetry

    Nin Andrews of Poland, Ohio, is one of the winners in this year's Ohioana Book Awards.  Andrews wrote a volume of poetry called Why God Is a Woman, published by BOA Editions in 2015.  Her book was among 300 eligible for awards recently presented by They Ohioana Library.

  • 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.

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    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.

Top National News Stories

National Public Radio

  • Train Crashes Into Station In Hoboken, N.J., Injuring At Least 100

    A commuter train in New Jersey crashed into a station in Hoboken, N.J., on Thursday morning, resulting in multiple injuries and visible structural damage. As of 10:30 a.m., New Jersey transit officials said at least 100 people are injured, Stephen Nessen of WNYC reports. There have been media...
  • Scientists To Bid A Bittersweet Farewell To Rosetta, The Comet Chaser

    On Friday, the Rosetta spacecraft will smack into the icy surface of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko and go silent. Scientists with the historic mission are wondering how they'll feel as the orbiter makes its death-dive toward the comet that has been its traveling companion for more than two...

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Top Local News Stories

The Business Journal

  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The arts education program Smarts has reached 69% of goal for its “All in One” campaign, boosted by a $60,000 donation from Dr. Barbara Brothers, former English professor and dean at Youngstown State University. Representatives of Smarts — Students Motivated by the Arts —...
  • WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership has been awarded $31,551 to collect data and create a planning process to identify and address the food desert in Warren. The Community Food Security Assessment grant, announced by U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-13 Ohio, will be used to create a...
  • CADIZ, Ohio – A $900 million natural gas fueled power plant that would create 500 construction jobs is moving forward in Harrison County, the fourth large-scale energy generation project announced for Ohio’s Utica shale region in the last four years. Houston-based EmberClear Corp. is working with...

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.


    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.

  • 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.