• Carl Kasell of NPR

    NPR's Carl Kasell Dies At 84

    Most recently known for his role as judge and scorekeeper on the popular quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!  Carl Kasell got his first on-air job at age 16.  He went on to anchor NPR's newscasts and became one of the network's most recognized voices.

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    Ashtabula Transmission Broadcasting at Reduced Power

    Updated 2018-04-20

    WYSU's Ashtabula radio service on 88.1 FM is currently broadcasting at a reduced power due to repairs on our transmission system.

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    In 2019, WYSU is Headed to Spain!

    The WYSU tour group will be headed to Spain and Portugal in the spring of 2019, and enrollment has now begun!

    If you'd like more information on this exciting itinerary, email Barbara Krauss at krauss@wysu.org or visit https://barbarakraussspain2.grouptoursite.com/ for more details!

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    Fund Drive a Success!

    In case you somehow missed it, our spring fundraising campaign was a huge success! We reached our monetary goal of $125,000 just before 6 p.m. on the Friday night of the drive, and our 1000th member on Saturday morning, one hour before the official end of the campaign.


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    Guym Cajoler Returns

    Rapper Guym Cajoler returns to WYSU to deliver another song for our Spring 2018 Pledge Drive!

    Guym hasn't visited WYSU for several pledge drives now, but we are so glad to welcome him back. Listen to his latest rap below!

    Don't let Guym down! Make a pledge of support today!

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    Shop, Click, and Support WYSU!

    Your online purchases can benefit WYSU, if you shop at Amazon via our WYSU website.

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    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.

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  • Swaziland Gets A Name Change: Call It eSwatini Now

    Africa's last absolute monarch has marked his country's 50th birthday with a rather unconventional gift: a different name. During Golden Jubilee celebrations Thursday, King Mswati III announced that from this point henceforth, the land formerly known as Swaziland is now to be known as the...
  • Wells Fargo Hit With $1 Billion In Fines Over Home And Auto Loan Abuses

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is levying a $1 billion fine against Wells Fargo — a record for the agency — in punishment for the banking giant's actions in its mortgage and auto loan businesses. Wells Fargo's "conduct caused and was likely to cause substantial injury to...

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  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — The Y Live concert series returns to YSU’s Stambaugh Stadium for its second year with multi-platinum country music duo Florida Georgia Line. The award-winning performers will headline the event, scheduled for Aug. 11, 2018. Opening for the group will be Morgan Wallen, the singer...
  • COLUMBIANA, Ohio – Columbiana  businesses will be host a full slate of live music over the next several months. Birdfish Brewing Co. is planning to host live music every weekend with a lineup that includes local talent as well as musicians from as far as North Carolina. First Presbyterian Church of...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown State University STEM Showcase, featuring projects designed by university students, will be held 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Moser Hall. Among the 60 works on display will be a bio-printer, which students used as part of a project exploring the possibility of...

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  • Religious music, like the religious experience itself, comes in all shapes, forms, moods, and colors.

  • According to Webster’s Dictionary, a concerto is “a piece for one or more soloists and orchestra with three contrasting movements.” And if you ask the average Classical Music Lover to describe a Violin Concerto, it’s likely he or she will think of the big 19th century Romantic concertos b

  • It was on today’s date in 1944 that the Jerome Robbins-Leonard Bernstein ballet “Fancy Free” was first danced by the Ballet Theater at the old Metropolitan Opera House in New York City. It was a big hit.