There is a huge canon of music that is only enjoyed during the holidays and we want to help our listeners really enjoy the holiday season by offering an extended playlist of seasonal songs. Once again, WYSU will broadcast this special programming that reflects both the spiritual and secular side of the holiday season. We will feature many Christmas favorites, such as A Festival of Nine Lessons, and Carols, A St. Olaf Christmas, and A Chanticleer Christmas, as well as highlight a celebration of Chanukah.
POPS at the Ballpark, a Youngstown Symphony Concert scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, at Eastwood Field, was postponed due to weather. So far no new date has been set for the event, but new information will become available here at wysu.org or at the Mahoning Valley Scrappers website.
Youngstown State English Department faculty member Tim Francisco can be heard every Wednesday on 88.5 WYSU interviewing guests on a wide variety of local subjects, including educational, community and social issues. The segment airs during Morning Edition at 5:45 and 7:45.
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.
The YSU Board of Trustees General Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 15 at 3:00pm, in the Trustees Meeting Room in Tod Hall on the YSU campus. The YSU Board of Trustees could address WYSU business at this meeting. The meeting is open to the public.
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.
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.
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.