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WYSU'S 38-hour Fund Drive Starts Wednesday, October 19!

WYSU-FM’s fall 2016 on-air fund drive is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19 through Saturday, October 22. 

Sounds Good! WYSU Antenna Repair Complete!

We are very happy to report that, except for some relatively minor fine tuning to be done in the next couple weeks, our $50,000 antenna repair is complete, and we are back and better than ever.  A lightning strike in mid-June severely damaged our antenna, reducing its power by 40%.  It took six weeks to fabricate the replacement parts, and then another full week to install them.  Thank you for your patience, and for your support of WYSU. Check out additional photos of the damage and repair process on our Facebook page.

Mahoning Valley Writer Wins High Honors for Her Poetry

Nin Andrews of Poland, Ohio, is one of the winners in this year's Ohioana Book Awards.  Andrews wrote a volume of poetry called Why God Is a Woman, published by BOA Editions in 2015.  Her book was among 300 eligible for awards recently presented by They Ohioana Library. The awards were established in 1942, to honor Ohio authors in the categories of  Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Juvenile Literature, and Middle Grade/Young Adult Literature. Andrews and the winners in other categories will receive their awards at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on September 23.  

End of the Road for Car Talk

The ever-popular program Car Talk has a long tradition on the air at WYSU and on public radio across the country – but that will come to an end this fall. After September 30, 2017, weekly production of the Best of Car Talk programs will end. Host Ray Magliozzi, the Car Talk staff and NPR made this decision after a lot of thought and consultation with key station personnel, programmers, researchers, and of course, listeners.  

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.


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