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Thanks to All of Our Members!

Thanks so much to the 943 people who pledged during our just completed listener-friendly spring membership drive. 93 of you are new members! With your help we raised $129,688 for local public radio. We couldn’t have done this without out our great and talented professional and student staff, as well as our generous volunteers, sponsors, and food vendors.

Thanks so much for your support of 88.5 WYSU-FM!

WYSU Spring Drive aims for 1100 Pledges

The on-air portion of our drive is more than half over! We are hoping to get 1100 pledges between now and Saturday, April 15 at noon.  We are calling it our “38-Hour Campaign” because that is the number of hours we are actively fundraising on the air.


At WYSU, we do this twice a year, because individual listener support is and always has been important! 

Escher String Quartet returns to Tuesday Musical Stage

The Escher String Quartet will return to the stage of EJ Thomas Hall in Akron for Tuesday Musical’s season finale concert on Wednesday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m.  The Quartet is inspired by Dutch artist M.C. Escher’s interplay among individual components working together to form a whole.  

Threat to CPB Funding in the News Again

It's interesting, and somewhat ironic, that 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Public Broadcasting Act and the creation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. In his remarks at the time, President Lyndon B. Johnson said, "It announces to the world that our nation wants more than just material wealth; our nation wants more than a 'chicken in every pot.' We in America have an appetite for excellence, too. While we work every day to produce new goods and to create new wealth, we want most of all to enrich man's spirit. That is the purpose of this act."

Go to Costa Rica with WYSU

WYSU is headed to Costa Rica and you're invited! Visit breathtaking tropical landscapes and exciting urban cityscapes with the very best of company on this 9-day tour directed by a professional guide from our partners, GoAhead Tours. For more information, including contact information and pricing, download this informational flyer.

Happy Travels!

Rivello Ensemble in Concert March 16

Take one jazz composer with respect for the tradition and an ear for modern classical music, add 12 supremely talented jazz musicians, and you get one band that uniquely blends notated and improvised music into an experience that moves the listener, musician or not! The Dave Rivello Ensemble is a twelve piece modern jazz orchestra playing new and original music, led by composer/conductor Dave Rivello.  The ensemble will be playing a concert on Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 at Youngstown State University's Chestnut Room in Kilcawley Center.  WYSU is sponsor of this free concert.

Former CIA Officer to Speak in Youngstown March 14

John Kiriakou, a former CIA officer, noted author and commentator, will speak on "Ethics in Intelligence Operations" on Tuesday, March 14, in Youngstown. The lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. and will take place at St. John's Church on Wick Avenue. Reservations are encouraged for this FREE event, by calling the church at 330-743-3175. Parking is available behind the church, off Walnut Street. WYSU and the James Dale Ethics Center are sponsors of this event.

City Club Plans for March 6 Event on Education

WYSU is proudly helping to sponsor the third City Club of the Mahoning Valley dinner and discussion on Monday, March 6, at Stambaugh Auditorium.  The event begins with dinner at 5:30pm and will be followed by a panel discussion on The Future of Public Education in Ohio's Cities at 6pm. Panelists include Christine Fowler-Mack, Chief of New & Innovative Schools and Programs, Cleveland Metropolitan School District; Krish Mohip, CEO, Youngstown City School District; and Joe Schiavoni, Ohio Senate Minority Leader.

Donate the old car that is close to your heart!

Your car has been good to you, so why not let it be good to someone else? By donating it through the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program you will help the station pay for the programs you love!

Are You Mad about the Arts? Get Your Tickets Now!

Join us on Friday, February 17 for our signature fundraiser -- Mad About the Arts! Tickets are $80 each, and you can get them right here! It is too late for us to mail them to you, but purchase them at www.wysu.org and you can pick them up at the door that night. Some discounts may apply. We are 'mad about the arts' and hope you are, too!

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