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The coolest place at the YSU Festival? The WYSU tent, of course!

When the YSU Summer Festival of the Arts opens on Saturday July 11, at 10 a.m. the WYSU tent can be found in its usual place -- between Tod Hall and Ward Beecher Hall -- the breeziest spot on the Youngstown State University campus!   Stop and say hello to us, and you will get to throw your name into a drawing for Youngstown Symphony tickets, Blossom Music Festival tickets, WYSU stuff, and more.  You will also get to chat with some our beloved volunteers and WYSU staff.  Here's our tent schedule:

Saturday, July 11:

Volunteer Opportunities at YSU Festival of the Arts

If you have a couple of hours to spare and you'd like the coolest tee shirt this side of, well anywhere, the Summer Festival of the Arts could use some volunteer help!   The festival runs Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12.  Festival director Lori Factor says there are some spots available on Saturday from 4-7 pm and Sunday, 4-7 pm.

3rd Annual TEDxYoungstown planned for January 2016

TEDxYoungstown will take place on January 22, 2016. The full day event will once again feature regional and national experts spanning across many topics and areas of interest.  “We are extremely excited to be planning our third full day event,” stated Lori Shandor, curator for TEDxYoungtown. As plans unfold, information will be updated on the TEDxYoungstown Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as www.TEDxYoungstown.com.

The Cleveland Orchestra Begins Summer Festival at Blossom!

The 2015 Blossom Music Festival gets underway Fourth of July weekend with three concerts featuring The Cleveland Orchestra and patriotic themes. On July 2 and 3, TCO will present America The Beautiful.  On July 4th, it is A Salute to America.  Fireworks follow all three concerts, weather permitting.

Tippett Interview on WYSU's "Doing Good"

Before her much-anticipated appearance in Youngstown on June 12, Krista Tippett, a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author, can be heard on 88.5 WYSU, as a guest of Doing Good. Gina Marinelli, the host of Doing Good, recently interviewed Tippett, and a portion of that conversation will air on WYSU Tuesday, June 9 at 5:45 a.m. and 7:45 a.m.

Coming up, these folks are "Doing Good!"

Doing Good is a local interview segment hosted by Gina Marinelli, a former television journalist.  The segment is produced weekly by WYSU staff and highlights the good work, ideas and efforts by organizations and individuals in the Mahoning Valley Community. It began airing in early 2014, and recently expanded to 5 minutes, so you'll be hearing more from Gina and her guests. Some of those coming up on Doing Good are:

WYSU HD Signal Temporarily Disabled

Due to transmitter malfunction, WYSU's HD signal has been disabled, though our analog transmission is operating normally. Listeners with HD radios will only be able to tune to our analog signal until the transmitter can be repaired. WYSU engineers are working on the issue and hope to restore the HD signal by early next week. We're sorry for any inconvenience.

Pittsburgh Symphony Celebrates Art and Music in New Castle

Music can inspire art, art can inspire music, and both inspire a stunning performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on May 20 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle. Along with the Hoyt Center for the Arts, the Symphony will present The Art of Music, a special celebration of music and art led by resident conductor Fawzi Haimor which includes pieces by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and more.

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.

Notices for all meetings will be posted on our website – wysu.org, and announced on the air.

Any questions can be addressed to station director Gary Sexton, at sexton@wysu.org, or by phone at 330-941-3363.


The Youngstown State University STEM Showcase is scheduled for Saturday, April 25, from 2:00 - 4:30 pm, in Moser Hall, on the YSU campus.  Highlights include the Student Research Project Showcase, the BAJA Car Display, and the Concrete Canoe Display.

The new Electron Microscopy Facility, the X-ray Diffraction Lab, and the new Center for Innovation in Additive Manufacturing will be open for tours.  


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