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Holiday Music on 88.5 WYSU starts December 21

Include music for your mind and spirit when you celebrate this holiday season - listen to WYSU!  The following is our holiday program schedule starting Sunday, Dec. 21.

YSU Board of Trustees Meeting

The YSU Board of Trustees Institutional Engagement Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, December 4th at 4:00pm, in Trustees Meeting Room in Tod Hall on the YSU campus. This is the YSU Board of Trustees committee that addresses WYSU business. The meeting is open to the public.

Wait, wait...! Poundstone to appear on Youngstown Stage in February!

WYSU is very happy to welcome one of the great humorists of our time, comedian Paula Poundstone to the Deyor Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 27, 2015.  

We hear Poundstone every week as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular news quiz show "Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!"  which airs on Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. on WYSU.  She also tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country. One of her stops in early 2015 is Youngstown! 

Go Ahead Tours offers Holiday Deal!

Go Ahead Tours of Boston – along with everyone else, it seems – is getting an early start on their Black Friday special, offering a $75 discount for anyone who registers for WYSU Alaska excursion scheduled for July 2015 – plus the chance to win your entire trip for free! This special offer is only good from TODAY, Monday, Nov 24th through Sunday the 30th, so if you were planning on joining us for this very special excursion to Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, now is the time to enroll. Our 11-day tour will include 7 days aboard the Royal Caribbean Celestial Solstice, with air fare an

First Night Youngstown 2015

WYSU is proud to once again be a Media Sponsor for the First Night Youngstown 2015 Celebration on Wednesday, December 31st from 4pm until Midnight. This event will include family and children's activities, live theatrical and musical entertainment, and two fireworks shows at 9pm and Midnight, with a ball drop at Covelli Center.

Information about admission, event locations, and event schedules are available at the First Night Youngstown website.

Ballet Western reserve presents "A Youngstown Nutcracker" on Dec. 6

WYSU is proud to be a media sponsor of BWR's "A Youngstown Nutcracker"  -- the holiday classic we know and love, updated and expanded thanks to the vision of Stas Kmiec, BWR’s Artistic Director. Kmiec directed and choreographed the full length ballet incorporating traditional music with new arrangements.

WYSU Airs Special Programming on Thanksgiving Day

If you are staying in Northeast Ohio or Western PA on Thanksgiving Day, remember to tune in to 88.5 WYSU for our special programming! 

Changes to Morning Program Schedule!

You have probably noticed, there have been some changes to the Morning Edition schedule that affect when you will hear some of your favorite local inserts, such as regional news headlines, the "Writer's Almanac," and Gina Marinelli's "Doing Good."

NPR recently revamped their program schedule, forcing some local changes on our end. 

Shop Amazon for the holidays and support WYSU!

You can support WYSU this holiday season, and all year long, by shopping at Amazon. When you go to Amazon through the WYSU website, a portion of any purchase you make will benefit the station -- with no additional cost to you.  Simply start at wysu.org and click on Support, where you will find the Amazon link. 

It is a Win-Win!  You get your shopping done, and we benefit from your support.  Thank you!

Remembering Car Talk's Tom Magliozzi

Tom Magliozzi, one of the hosts of Car Talk, passed away Monday, November 3, due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease.

This weekend, Car Talk will air a tribute version of the show in which Ray will share the news with listeners and remember some of Tom's most spectacular moments. There is also a remembrance at CarTalk.com.

After this weekend, the show will be titled The Best of Car Talk.

Listen to some of our favorite Tom moments:

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