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    Shop Amazon and Support WYSU this Holiday

    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 Holiday Programs

    There is a huge canon of music that is only enjoyed during the holidays and we want to help our listeners really enjoy the holiday season by offering an extended playlist of seasonal songs.

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    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.

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    Save the Date for Mad About the Arts 2016!

    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.

  • 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.

  • Tim Fransisco, YSU English Department faculty and WYSU interviewer

    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.

  • Cast of Ballet Western Reserve's "A Youngstown Nutcracker"

    Ballet Western Reserve presents A Youngstown Nutcracker December 5th

    For the second year, Ballet Western Reserve is presenting A Youngstown Nutcracker, a special version of the traditional Tchaikovsky ballet with local elements added by Creative Director Stas Kmiec.

  • Pittsburgh Symphony Holiday Pops Concert with Santa


    It has become a holiday tradition in Pittsburgh – the Highmark Holiday Pops concert is on Friday, December 11 this year.

  • The DeYor at night, home of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    Youngstown Symphony Strikes a Chord with Benefit Concert

    The Youngstown Symphony presents "Chords of Christmas” on Friday, December 11, performing a concert to benefit the 2nd Harvest Food Bank and the “Feed Our Valley” campaign.

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What You Need to Know


    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.


    If you are a fan of 88.5 WYSU weekend programs, you will notice two new additions to the schedule on Saturday. NPR's “Radiolab” now airs at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, and “Bullseye with Jesse Thorn” airs at 2:00 p.m. "Fresh Air Weekend” has a new time slot and can be heard at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday -- still with Terry Gross and the same great guests. 

  • More 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.