• Garden Party at Fellows Riverside Gardens near Gazebo.

    Friends of Fellows plan Garden Party July 29

    The Garden Party at Fellows RIverside Garden is in its 25th year this summer, and the celebration is July 29th.  The event features seasonal culinary delights,  cocktails, music, and dancing -- set  in the lovely 12-acre public garden in Mill Creek Park.

  • YSU Fountain at the Arts Festival

    YSU Summer Festival of the Arts

    The 18th annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts is July 9 - 10, 2016 at -- and around! -- the Youngstown State University Campus.

  • Cabaret Night at the DeYor featuring Eric, Janeen, and James McClellan

    Cabaret Nights continue at the DeYor

    What happens at the DeYor Performing Arts Center when the Youngstown Symphony is OFF season?  A lot! This spring and summer Easy Street Productions is hosting a string of Cabaret Nights, featuring music from all genres and talents, many of them local.

  • Sicily

    WYSU is Headed to Sicily!

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

  • 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.

  • 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! 


  • Platin Scala violin concert poster

    World Class German Violinist to Perform in Youngstown

    Platin Scala Orchestra of Wenden, Germany, has been producing classic orchestral concerts and magnificent opera singers for 25 years. And now Platin Scala is making it possible for audiences here in the Mahoning Valley to hear a rising star in the world of outstanding violinists!

Top National News Stories

National Public Radio

  • "You're putting your rep on the line you're saying I think this person has character and that's what I'm prepared to do for Hillary," Vice President Joe Biden told NPR.

    Vice President Joe Biden is confident that Bernie Sanders is going to endorse Hillary Clinton and that the Democratic party will unify.

    "Oh, I've talked to Bernie, Bernie's going to endorse her, this is going to work out," Biden said in an interview with Rachel Martin, host of NPR's Weekend Edition. "The Democrats are coalescing even before this occurs."

  • Coastal Carolina University Wins First-Ever National Title In College World Series

    Instead of the Arizona Wildcats claiming their second championship in five years, the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers broke through to win their school's first national title, holding on for a 4-3 win in the decisive Game 3 of the 2016 College World Series. A national championship is a big deal for...
  • Woman Asks Trump About Replacing TSA's 'Heebeejabis' With Veterans

    Donald Trump had an awkward exchange Thursday at a New Hampshire event when a woman asked him why the U.S. isn't putting veterans on the border or at TSA instead of these "heebeejabis they wear at TSA." It was an apparent reference to Muslim employees who wear hijabs, or head coverings.

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Top Local News Stories

The Business Journal

  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded Youngstown State University a $100,000 grant to launch a public arts project in Youngstown. The award is among the largest of 64 NEA Our Town grants — out of nearly 250 applicants across the nation — announced last month. The program...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new community feeding site opening soon aims to fill more than the stomachs of its patrons, kitchen manager Ralph “Skip” Barone said. Finishing touches such as electrical work and plumbing are underway and equipment is coming in daily, including the cooler and freezer that are...
  • CLEVELAND — Shaukat Sindhu of Warren was sentenced to 45 months in prison for defrauding banks out of approximately $2.5 million primarily through fraudulent short sales of gas stations in the Youngstown area. Sindhu, 56, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit bank fraud,...

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.