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NPR Weekend Edition Host Scott Simon in Youngstown Sept. 13!

To say we are excited here at WYSU is an understatement! Scott Simon, NPR host of Weekend Edition Saturday, is coming to Youngstown!
WYSU invited Simon, and he accepted.  He will speak Tuesday, September 13, at 7 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, our neighbor at 323 Wick Avenue.  

Pastor of St. John's Church Shares Views on Building Community

Pastor Gayle Catinella of St. John's Episcopal Church in Youngstown is a loyal and passionate supporter of 88.5 WYSU.  She is even more passionate about building community and living without fear.  She often talks about encouraging participation in our community in order to make it stronger and more peaceful.  Luckily, she is able to combine her passions by expressing her views on the air here at WYSU.  She occassionally records a 3 to 4 minute commentary.

More Music Added to Evenings on 88.5 WYSU!

In July, WYSU is adding more music to the evening schedule – both classical and jazz! 

 

Beginning Monday, July 4, you’ll hear an extra hour of classical music Monday through Thursday, with Fred Child and Performance Today starting one hour earlier, at 7 pm.  And on Friday night, you’ll get an extra hour of jazz with Rick Popovich’s Jazz Sofa , kicking off at 7 pm.

Pops Postponed Until Sunday May 22

POPS at the Ballpark, scheduled for Saturday, May 21st at Eastwood Field, has been postponed to Sunday, May 22nd, due to impending inclement weather and the sensitivity to the performers and instruments. The opening act will begin an hour earlier, at 6:15 pm and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will be set to take the stage at 7:00 pm, with gates opening at 6:00 pm.

WYSU is Headed to Sicily!

WYSU's next travel destination is Sicily and you're invited! Spend 11 unforgettable days in the Mediterranean with a seasoned tour guide, unparalleled travel companions, and, of course, Barbara Krauss. Space is limited so make your reservation today! For more information, visit the WYSU Go Ahead Tour's website.

Happy Travels!

YSU Stages Mozart's Cosi fan tutte

The Donald P. Pipino Performing Arts Series and the Dana School of Music are staging Mozart’s opera Cosi fan tutte April 22 through the 24.  The opera is sung in Italian with supertitles in English. In English the title of the opera is usually translated as "Women are Like That."  Written by Mozart in 1790, it is a comic tale of love and faithfulness set to the tunes of Mozart’s beautiful music.  Three performances will take place in the Ford Theater in Bliss Hall.

Chatham Baroque Concert is April 29!

The Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University welcomes Chatham Baroque, the nationally acclaimed string trio.  Chatham Baroque will perform "Bach & Before" on Friday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. at St. John CHurch 323 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio. A pre-concert lecture by Dr. Randall Goldberg, titled "Instrumental Music Before Back" will start at 7:00 p.m.  

WYSU Open House at Melnick Hall Draws a Crowd

On Monday, February 22, the staffs of WYSU and the YSU Foundation, new neighbors in Melnick Hall, hosted an open house to show off the new location. 

It is something to be celebrated as it is the first time in WYSU’s 46 year history that a space has been designated and designed specifically to house a public radio station. The open drew hundreds of people to both the WYSU and YSU Foundation offices, including a member of the Melnick family. See additional pictures on our Facebook page.

Trip to Scandinavia not Sold Out

A couple of spots have opened up on our upcoming station-sponsored tour of Scandinavia, departing on May 12th this spring. We'll be spending two weeks exploring Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway, with an optional 3-day extension to St Petersburg. If you think you would like to join us, don't wait -- contact Barbara Krauss weekday mornings at (330) 941-3363 or anytime by e-mail, krauss@wysu.org.

Advisory Board Meeting

The next WYSU-FM Advisory Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 5th at 4:00pm in the WYSU Conference Room in Melnick Hall on the YSU campus. The meeting is open to the public.

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