• Weekend Program Changes Engage and Entertain!

    Benjamin Disraeli once said, “Change is constant.” That sounds like an oxymoron, but it is true: the inevitability of change is a given. With that in mind, we’d like to introduce you to some changes that will be coming soon to our program lineup - changes we’re confident you’ll find stimulating and engaging!

  • Freakonomics Radio Starts on October 7

    Get ready for a new radio experience beginning Saturday, October 7, at noon. Freakonomics Radio is a new program that uses the tools of economics to explore real-world behavior. 

  • Make room for The Takeaway Weekdays on WYSU

    Beginning Monday, October 2, WYSU will begin airing an hour-long evening news magazine called The Takeaway  -- and we think it will be the perfect sequel to All Things Considered

  • Views and Brews Archive Now Available

    WYSU hosted the second Views and Brews City Club event at Suzie's Dogs and Drafts in Downtown Youngstown. The panel's topic was climate change.

    You can find an archived recording on our City Club page.

  • Cokie Roberts in Youngstown January 11!

    WYSU is excited to announce that NPR commentator and author Cokie Roberts is coming to Youngstown on Thursday, January 11, at 7 at Stambaugh Auditorium.   Tickets go on sale November 1, at the Stambaugh Box office at 330-259-0555 or online.


  • Opera Western Reserve Prepares for Lucia!

    Opera Western Reserve presents the opera Lucia di Lammermoor  on the evening of  Friday, November 10, at Stambaugh Auditorium.  

  • 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.

  • Youngstown Symphony Celebrates America November 4

    For the next Classics concert, The Youngstown Symphny Orchestra performs the Grofe Canyon Suite against the breathtaking panoramic photography of the Grand Canyon. 



    The Texas Tenors bring their unique blend of country, classical, Broadway, and pop to the Concert Hall stage at Stambaugh Auditorium on Sunday, October 22 at 7:30.

  • 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.

Top National News Stories

National Public Radio

  • Blending Techno And Tradition: You Should Be Dancing ... With Sake

    If techno makes you think of pulsating music and mood-altering illegal drugs in sweaty nightclubs, and if sake conjures up notions of scalding hot liquor in tiny cups that are impossible to hold, then international DJ and electronic music artist Richie Hawtin would like to change those perceptions. It's not that either is incorrect, it's just that he believes electronic music and sake have far more in common than you might think — and may even enhance the experience of one another.

  • Democrats Eye A Rare Opportunity In Alabama Senate Race

    It has been a quarter of a century since reliably red Alabama elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. But Democrats see an opening in the upcoming special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Sessions' old seat because of the controversial record of Republican candidate Roy Moore, which...
  • The Russia Investigations: Interference Impacted Real Life; Senators Propose New Law

    Last week in the Russia investigations: Reports are growing about Russian-linked interference beyond the Web and in real life, three senators pitch a bill to tackle digital active measures and Big Tech says it'll play ball in Capitol Hill's big show on Nov. 1. Influence-mongering in real...

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The Business Journal

  • YSU faculty contract ratified Both sides credit improved culture of cooperation, understanding YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio –The Youngstown State University Board of Trustees today unanimously approved a new three-year contract with the university’s faculty union. The union had overwhelmingly ratified the...
  • VIENNA, Ohio — A team of airmen from the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station returned here this morning following a 10-day mission in support of Puerto Rico relief effort. During the mission, the crew moved 61,000 pounds of cargo, 86 passengers and a border collie, according to...
  • YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved a $4 million loan guarantee toward the city’s Amphitheater and Riverfront Park project, now under development along the Mahoning River. The project is estimated to cost $9 million, and the city is in the process of...

Writer's Almanac

  • Only This Morning by Dan Gerber

    In a hundred trillion years—
    an actual number
    though we can’t begin
    to grasp it—the last traces
    of our universe will be not
    even a memory
    with no memory to lament it.

Composer's Datebook

  • Adams at the opera

    Royalty was often flattered by the composers of the Baroque age. Handel wrote glorious ceremonial music for a string of British monarchs, and, back on the continent, Bach was not above working up an obsequiously complimentary cantata or two for some German Prince.