• Science is Brewing at OH WOW! this Month!

    Where can you learn about the process of brewing great beer, while sampling in search of your favorites -- all for a good cause?  At the Science of Brewing, a fundraiser for OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science and Technology in downtown Youngstown.  The event is scheduled for Thursday, July 24, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at the Center at 11 West Federal Street.  

  • Scenic view of Alaska.

    WYSU is Taking You to Alaska!

    The next WYSU station-sponsored Go Ahead Tour takes you to ALASKA for a cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean Celebrity Solstice! Our departure date is July 15, 2015.

  • Public Radio International to Provide Programming for WYSU

    For WYSU’s night owls, a slight change happened on July 1, 2014, when the station switched to Classical 24 from Public Radio International overnight. Listeners now benefit from eleven hosts who carefully craft each broadcast. Lively, engaging, and knowledgeable, they illuminate the music they present with well-researched insightful information, taking care that every program is accessible and stimulating for novices and aficionados alike.

  • StoryCorps Records Valley Voices at YSU

    "Voices of the Vallley" -- a StoryCorps project recording 30 conversations between 60 local people -- is happening now at the McDonough Museum of Art.

  • Gina Marinelli (left) with guest.

    Doing Good Lines Up Guests on WYSU

    WYSU 88.5 FM began the new year with the launch of a new local interview segment. Doing Good is produced weekly by WYSU and hosted by former television journalist Gina Marinelli. The purpose of the three-minute segment is to raise social consciousness about concerns in the Mahoning Valley community and to highlight the good work, ideas and efforts by organizations and individuals addressing those concerns.

  • WYSU's New Development Director Finds a way to Have it All!

    For a big city girl who followed her Columbiana County-born husband to the area just under two years ago, Lisa Long has made quick work of fitting in and falling in love with the Mahoning Valley. As WYSU’s new Development Officer (replacing Ed Goist who moved to YSU Advancement in January) she will oversee underwriting for 88.5 FM. But her connection with public broadcasting began long ago.

  • Friends of Fellows Garden Party

    Imagine an enchanted evening in Fellows Riverside Gardens.

    Join Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens this Friday, July 25, for "Imagine" -- a summer evening in the splendor of Mill Creek Park.

  • The Cleveland Orchestra performs at Blossom Music Festival.

    The Blossom Music Festival is underway for the 41st year!

    Highlights of the Blossom Music Festival season include a concert featuring Yo-Yo Ma as soloist in the Elgar Cello Concerto, a performance of Orff’s Carmina Burana, “A Beatles Tribute: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Their U.S.

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What You Need to Know

  • We're 45 This Year

    WYSU first went on the air in 1969, and we are celebrating 45 years with a party this summer for WYSU members and supporters only! Mark your calendar for Friday, August 22, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Tyler History Center in downtown. Email Tricia Perry at perry@wysu.org for more information.

  • WYSU Tent is the Place to be During Festival

    The YSU Festival of the Arts is July 12 & 13, and WYSU will have a presence. The tent is always a great place to spend find friends and experience the festival. This year we will be giving away tickets to concert events and fun WYSU gear. To volunteer email Tricia Perry at perry@wysu.org.

  • New Development Officer at WYSU

    Lisa Long of Columbiana County is WYSU’s new development director, overseeing underwriting and membership for the station. She takes over for Ed Goist who moved to YSU’s Department of Development in February, after nine years at WYSU. Congratulations to both on their new jobs!