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    WYSU Advisory Board Meeting

    The next WYSU-FM Advisory Board Meeting will be held on Thursday, Aprtil 27th, at 4:00 pm, in the WYSU Conference Room in Melnick Hall on the YSU campus. The meeting is open to the public.

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    Thanks to All of Our Members!

    Thanks so much to the 943 people who pledged during our just completed listener-friendly spring membership drive. 93 of you are new members! With your help we raised $129,688 for local public radio.

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    Threat to CPB Funding in the News Again

    It's interesting, and somewhat ironic, that 2017 is the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Public Broadcasting Act and the creation of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. In his remarks at the time, President Lyndon B. Johnson said, "It announces to the world that our nation wants more than just material wealth; our nation wants more than a 'chicken in every pot.' We in America have an appetite for excellence, too. While we work every day to produce new goods and to create new wealth, we want most of all to enrich man's spirit. That is the purpose of this act."

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    Go to Costa Rica with WYSU

    WYSU is headed to Costa Rica and you're invited! Visit breathtaking tropical landscapes and exciting urban cityscapes with the very best of company on this 9-day tour directed by a professional guide from our partners, GoAhead Tours.

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    Donate the old car that is close to your heart!

    Your car has been good to you, so why not let it be good to someone else? By donating it through the Car Talk Vehicle Donation Program you will help the station pay for the programs you love!

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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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    Opera Fundraiser is May 19 at Stambaugh

    WYSU is a sponsor for the Spring Opera Cabaret, a fundraising event for our loyal underwriter Opera Western Reserve. The Cabaret will take place in the Tyler Grand Ballroom, Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, on May 19, at 7 pm.  The stars of OWR productions past and present will entertain guests, performing arias as well as more mainstream numbers.

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  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Members of the Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association didn’t know how to make maple syrup when they started with their project five years ago. To get the knowledge they needed, they borrowed books from the former West Side branch of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning...
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  • Spring by Gerard Manley Hopkins

    Nothing is so beautiful as Spring—
            When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
            Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
    Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
    The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;

Composer's Datebook

  • Zwilich anniversaries

    Today is the birthday anniversary of the American composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, born on this date in Miami in 1939.