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Visit WYSU in Melnick Hall February 22!

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

This is a big deal for us! 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 house will be from 5 to 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Refresments, snacks and live music is included as you tour our new space.  

Cooke Table is Piled High at Historical Society

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is presenting "Cookie Table and Cocktails" at 7:30 pm on Saturday, February 6, at The Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal Street in Downtown Youngstown. More than 60 Amateur and professional bakers are entering their best creations for a table holding more than 7,000 cookies.  Entries will be judged by celebrity judges.

WYSU is proud to be the media sponsor for this event which celebrates one of the Mahoning Valley’s rich food traditions.

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, January 21st at 4:00 pm, in Room 2036 of YSU’s Kilcawley Center. The meeting is open to the public.

WYSU Holiday Programs

There is a huge canon of music that is only enjoyed during the holidays and we want to help our listeners really enjoy the holiday season by offering an extended playlist of seasonal songs. Once again, WYSU will broadcast this special programming that reflects both the spiritual and secular side of the holiday season. We will feature many Christmas favorites, such as A Festival of Nine Lessons, and Carols, A St. Olaf Christmas, and A Chanticleer Christmas, as well as highlight a celebration of Chanukah.

Fall Fund Drive ends Halloween -- or Sooner!

Here at WYSU we are in fund drive mode and aiming to raise $140,000. We are getting there, but need your help NOW!

Tickets on Sale for Mad About the Arts 2016!

Tickets are now on sale at wysu.org for Mad About the Arts 2016!  It is happening Friday, February 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the McDonough Museum of Art.   MAD benefits the McDonough, YSU’s center for contemporary art, and WYSU 88.5 FM, the valley’s listener-supported public radio station since 1969.   


POPS at the Ballpark, a Youngstown Symphony Concert scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, at Eastwood Field, was postponed due to weather. So far no new date has been set for the event, but new information will become available here at wysu.org or at the Mahoning Valley Scrappers website.

Francisco's Interviews Air Wednesdays on WYSU

Youngstown State English Department faculty member Tim Francisco can be heard every Wednesday on 88.5 WYSU interviewing guests on a wide variety of local subjects, including educational, community and social issues.  The segment airs during Morning Edition at 5:45 and 7:45.  

Apollo's Fire concert September 25

The collaboration between WYSU FM and St. John's Episcopal Church in Youngstown continues this fall with a concert by world famous instrumental ensemble Apollo's Fire.  


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