• YSU entrance.

    YSU Board of Trustees Meeting

    The YSU Board of Trustees Institutional Engagement Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, February 19th at 4:00pm, in the Trustees Meeting Room in Tod Hall on the YSU campus. This is the YSU Board of Trustees committee that addresses WYSU business.

  • Gina Marinelli with Tim Frost, Executive Director of Inspiring Minds, Youngstown

    Doing Good Line-up of Guests Inspires!

    Tim Frost, the executive director of the new Youngstown branch of the "Inspiring Minds" program is the next guest on Doing Good, on Tuesday, May 12, at at 5:45 and 7:45 am on 88.5 WYSU.

  • Krista Tippett, host of "On Being" on WYSU Sundays at 7 a.m.

    Award-Winning Broadcaster Krista Tippett to visit Youngstown

    In 2015, we are more socially divided than ever before – unsure of how to speak across our differences in order to create the world we want for ourselves and our children. That is why Krista Tippett has chosen to examine questions like What does it mean to be human?

  • New Saturday Programs!

    Join us Saturdays for two new programs. “Radiolab” will air at 1:00 p.m., “Bullseye with Jesse Thorn” at 2:00 p.m., and “Fresh Air Weekend” can now be heard at 3:00 p.m.

  • The Brand New WYSU App

    After several months of development and beta testing, WYSU is excited to announce the new WYSU smartphone app is now available for Apple IOS and Android.

  • Botticelli's painting, The Birth of Venus

    Pittsburgh Symphony Celebrates Art and Music in New Castle

    Music can inspire art, art can inspire music, and both inspire a stunning performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on May 20 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle.

Top National News Stories

National Public Radio

  • The remains of the battleship USS Maine, which was blown up in Havana Harbour, triggering the Spanish-American War.

    NPR — along with seven public radio stations around the country — is chronicling the lives of America's troops where they live. We're calling the project "Back at Base."

    It was the spark that led to America's first overseas war. After an explosion sank the battleship USS Maine in Havana Harbor in 1898, the cry rose up in the U.S. to "Remember the Maine."

    The event was commemorated across the country — sometimes in unexpected places — like the city of East Chicago, Ind.

  • In California, Technology Makes "Droughtshaming" Easier Than Ever

    California's drought is turning neighbor against neighbor, as everyone seems to be on the lookout for water wasters. Take Los Angeles resident Jane Demian, for example. She recently got a letter from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's Water Conservation Response Unit, about an...
  • Through Performance, Mississippi Students Honor Long-Forgotten Locals

    It's early evening in Friendship Cemetery, the local graveyard in Columbus, Miss. The white tombstones are coated with that yellow glow you only see right before dusk. Students from the Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science are spread out among the gravestones. They're dressed up in...

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Top Local News Stories

The Business Journal

  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Beginning Tuesday, Roberto’s, Italian Ristorante, 103 W. Federal St., won’t open until 4 p.m., owner Roberto Faraglia said Friday. Since it opened in February 2012, Roberto’s served lunch, opening its doors at 11 a.m. May 22 was the last day Roberto’s offered lunch. “We’re not...
  • LORDSTOWN, Ohio – Village Council will meet Tuesday evening to vote on an incentive package for the $800 million natural gas fueled electricity plant that Clean Energy Future LLC of Boston plans to build at a site off Henn Parkway in the Lordstown Industrial Park. If approved by council, the...

What You Need to Know


    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” at 2:00 p.m.  "Fresh Air Weekend” has a new time slot and can now be heard at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.


    If you have a business or agency that you would like to promote, this is a great time to become a WYSU underwriter. Our underwriting opportunities are many and allow you to target a specific audience by placing 15-second on-air announcements throughout the day at the time of your choice. 

    Right now WYSU is offering summer savings for underwriters who book their spots before June 30.

    Call WYSU Development Director Susan Moorer at 330-941-3364 for more information.  


    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.