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Fransisco's Interviews to air Wednesday Mornings on WYSU

Listen for a new interview segment on 88.5 WYSU starting Wednesday, September 6, at 5:45 and 7:45. Hosted by Youngstown State English Department faculty member Tim Francisco, the interview segment will air weekly during Morning Edition. Fransisco and his guests will take a unique and penetrating look at a wide variety of local subjects, including educational, community and social issues. His first guest next Wednesday is his colleague in the English Department, Chris Barzak, who has recently published a new book.

TEDx 2016 Speakers Lineup Announced

TED Talks are all about ideas worth spreading and the local TEDx event is announcing a slate of speakers who will do just that on January 22, 2016.


88.5 WYSU is proud to support the Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra as they host one of the Mahoning Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark. The event is happening later this year -- 8 p.m. on Saturday, September 19, 2015, at Eastwood Field in Niles.

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.  


The next edition of the WYSU Need to Know Newsletter will come out in September 2015!  

We have decided to print three newsletters per year, taking the summer off to promote the station in other ways -- like participating in YSU Summer Festival of the Arts, and planning a WYSU member party for August 26 at Magic Tree in Boardman.  So the September newsletter will be packed with photos and news about our summer activities, as well as information about events on our calendar this fall.

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.

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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