• Sicily

    WYSU is Headed to Sicily!

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

  • Repaired WYSU antenna

    Sounds Good! WYSU Antenna Repair Complete!

    We are very happy to report that, except for some relatively minor fine tuning to be done in the next couple weeks, our $50,000 antenna repair is complete, and we are back and better than ever.  A lightning strike in mid-June severely damaged our antenna, reducing its power by 40%.  It took six w

  • 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.

  • Lisa Simeone, host of "The World of Opera"

    More Music Added to Evenings on 88.5 WYSU!

    In July, WYSU is adding more music to the evening schedule – both classical and jazz! 


  • 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.

  • Pastor Gayle Catinella of St. John's Episcopal Church, Youngstown

    Pastor of St. John's Church Shares Views on Building Community

    Pastor Gayle Catinella of St. John's Episcopal Church in Youngstown is a loyal and passionate supporter of 88.5 WYSU.  She is even more passionate about building community and living without fear.

  • Scott Simon, Host NPR Weekend Edition Saturday

    NPR Weekend Edition Host Scott Simon in Youngstown Sept. 13!

    To say we are excited here at WYSU is an understatement! Scott Simon, NPR host of Weekend Edition Saturday, is coming to Youngstown!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • City Club line up of speakers

    City Club of the Mahoning Valley Plans First Event Sept. 21

    The recently-formed City Club of the Mahoning Valley is inviting people to their launch event on Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30 p.m.  The event will include dinner and feature a panel discussion on the economic state of the Mahoning Valley.

Top National News Stories

National Public Radio

  • Bacteriophages, in red, look like tiny aliens, with big heads and skinny bodies. They use their "legs" to stick to and infect a bacterial cell, in blue.

    Everywhere you turn, it seems, there's news about the human microbiome. And, more specifically, about the bacteria that live in your gut and help keep you healthy.

    Those bacteria, it turns out, are hiding a big secret: their own microbiome.

    A study published Monday suggests some viruses in your gut could be beneficial. And these viruses don't just hang out in your intestines naked and homeless. They live inside the bacteria that make their home in your gut.

  • Trump Surrogate Tweets Cartoon Of Hillary Clinton In Blackface

    Pastor Mark Burns, an African-American supporter of Donald Trump who has been defending the candidate's recent outreach to minority voters in the media, tweeted a cartoon Monday of Hillary Clinton in blackface, mocking her outreach to black voters. In the cartoon, Clinton is standing at a podium...
  • They're Caught In A Crisis That Isn't Hitting The Headlines

    Wide-eyed Sakina Muhammad, who's 2, sits on her mother, Habiba's lap, on a bed in the ICU. Sakina is stick thin, her body withered and emaciated. But she's one of the lucky ones — a malnourished child who came to the health facility in time to be saved. Many starving children don't make it....

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Top Local News Stories

The Business Journal

  • GREENVILLE, Pa. – Classes begin today at Thiel College, which is welcoming its largest incoming class in five years. This year’s group includes 340 first-year, transfer and international students who participated in orientation events last week. This group of first-year students is coming to campus...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley will host its annual Day of Caring Friday. The day kicks off with a breakfast at the Covelli Centre at 8 a.m. At 9 a.m., volunteers will head to Market Street, Hudson Avenue, South Avenue, Evergreen Avenue and Midlothian...
  • HERMITAGE, Pa. — JFS Wealth Advisors was recently selected by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of 100 fastest growing companies in the western Pennsylvania region.  This is the third consecutive year the company has made the list, which recognizes for-profit companies with annual revenue growth...

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.