• Submit Your Event on the Community Calendar

    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.

  • 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. Arrival,” and two different programs to close the season on Labor Day weekend.

  • 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.

  • Gina Marinelli (right) with Guy Burney.

    Doing Good Continues to Line Up Guests on WYSU

    WYSU's local interview segment Doing Good is produced weekly and hosted by former television journalist Gina Marinelli.  SInce the beginning of the year, the three-minute segment has highlighted good work, ideas and efforts by organizations and individuals in the Mahoning Valley Community.

  • 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.

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National Public Radio

  • NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Monday.

    NATO leaders are expected to set up a rapid-response force to deploy quickly to eastern Europe to defend against potential Russian aggression at their meeting in Wales later this week.

    The force of about 4,000 troops will be ready to move on 48 hours notice from a station in a member country close to Russia, the New York Times reported.

  • 40 Years After 'Working,' A View From The Driver's Seat

    In the early 1970s, radio host and oral historian Studs Terkel went around the country with a tape recorder, interviewing people about their jobs. He collected more than 130 conversations with a variety of people, including a waitress, a car parker, a jockey, a baseball player, a farm worker, a...
  • 3 Americans Detained In North Korea Urge U.S. To Secure Their Release

    Three Americans who have been detained in North Korea appealed today to the U.S. to send a senior representative to secure their release. In interviews with CNN and The Associated Press, Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller detailed the conditions of their imprisonment and urged a quick...

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The Business Journal

  • Author:  Dan O'Brien YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Hilcorp Energy Co. received 11 new permits to drill horizontal wells in Lawrence and Mercer counties in Pennsylvania over the last 12 days, as the company shores up its position in the northern tier...
  • Author:  George Nelson YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Proponents of revitalizing the South Avenue corridor hope an upcoming cleanup effort will be a stepping stone to reforming the South Avenue Merchants Association and cause more change along the...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- The buildings along Glenwood Avenue on the South Side used to be almost monotone, mostly beige with an occasional blue or gray structure interrupting here and there. Empty lots and vacant buildings were commonplace. The corridor is one of the main roads...

What You Need to Know

  • President Jim Tressel is First Guest on this season of "Looking Out."

    WYSU's "Looking Out" kicks off a fall schedule of new programming with a great guest -- YSU President Jim Tressel.  "Looking Out" host Dr. George McCloud talks with Tressel on a variety of topics of concern to the University. The segment will air on Friday, September 12, at 7:30 p.m. on 88.5 WYSU.  "Looking out is a form where community leaders can discuss issues that affect all of us -- from global concerns to issues here in our community. You can find "Looking Out" archived at www.wysu.org.

  • Opera Western Reserve Plans Festival Events for Don Giovanni

    Save the date for great events by Opera Western Reserve this fall! The Friends of Opera Western Reserve are presenting a Don Juan Festival in conjunction with the performance of  Mozart's opera Don Giovanni.  A special production of Don Juan in Hell by George Bernard Shaw will be recorded live October 10 and 11, at the McDonough Museum of Art on the YSU campus. Elsa Higby, Matthew Mazuroski and David Vosburgh star, along with WYSU’s "Looking Out" host Dr. George McCloud.


    The WYSU staff has been busy in this summer getting ready for the Fall Fund Drive which has been moved up a month to begin in September.  The drive will run four days in September, but not consecutively. To take advantage of WYSU's varied audiences, the drive will run for four hours on the morning of September 3, 6, 9, and 16.  On those days, you will hear Gary Sexton and Barbara Krauss asking for support as we make our way to our $132,000 goal.  You can pledge your support online, or by calling 330-941-1481.