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President Tressel on WYSU's "Looking Out" Friday, Sept. 19th

WYSU's "Looking Out" has kicked off the Fall Schedule of new programming with some great guests -- including 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 this Friday, September 19, at 7:30 p.m. on 88.5 WYSU.  "Looking Out" is a forum where community leaders discuss issues that affect all of us -- from global concerns to issues here in our community. You can find "Looking Out" archived here.

An Evening with Maurice LoMonaco September 21

Maurice LoMonaco, a classically influenced Sicilian singer/songwriter, will perform a concert Sunday, September 21, at the DeYor Performing Arts Center in downtown Youngstown. The concert is sponsored by the Italian Scholarship League and will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Ford Family Recital Hall. 

Closing in on the end of the WYSU Fund Drive!

Now in the 3rd and final week of our Fall Fund Drive, we are at $120,343 in pursuit of our $132,000 goal! This is GREAT news!  We have $11,600 to raise by Friday at 4 p.m. Thank you to all of our members who have donated during this financially challenging time, as well as to the new members who have joined to support us! Please consider pledging today by giving online or calling (330) 941-1481. Making a pledge any time before September 19 at 4 p.m.

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 Symphony and the Scrappers -- A Great Team at the Ballpark!

They'll be stowing the gloves and baseball bats to make way for the instruments and music stands at Eastwood Field Saturday, August 23rd.

That is when the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra takes the field for Pops at the Ballpark! The Orchestra will perform a selection from their repertoire which will culminate in a spectacular fireworks display synced to Star Wars Main Titles and Stars and Stripes Forever. WYSU is a media sponsor for POPS at the Ballpark.

Imagine an enchanted evening in Fellows Riverside Gardens.

Join Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens this Friday, July 25, for "Imagine" -- a summer evening in the splendor of Mill Creek Park.

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.

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.

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.

WYSU's New Development Director Finds a way to Have it All!

For a big city girl who followed her Columbiana County-born husband to the area just under two years ago, Lisa Long has made quick work of fitting in and falling in love with the Mahoning Valley. As WYSU’s new Development Officer (replacing Ed Goist who moved to YSU Advancement in January) she will oversee underwriting for 88.5 FM. But her connection with public broadcasting began long ago.

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