• MAD About the Arts 2019

    MAD About the Arts 2019!

    Join WYSU and the McDonough Museum of Art on Friday, September 27th for the new fall MAD About the Arts!

  • WYSU-FM 50th Anniversary

    WYSU 50th Anniversary Celebration

    Mark your calendar! WYSU-FM is turning 50 this year, and we're planning a party on Sunday, October 20th!

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    The Canton Symphony Orchestra announces its 2019-2020 season

    Support for WYSU is provided by The Canton Symphony Orchestra.

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    Support for WYSU is provided by Paige & Byrnes Insurance

    Support for WYSU is provided by Paige & Byrnes Insurance – a family owned, full service, insurance agency serving the Mahoning Valley since 1921 with offices in Warren and Poland.

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    Thank You IDMI.net!

    WYSU would like to recognize IDMI.net for its support during our recent 50th anniversary fall fund drive.

  • Barbara A. Krauss Memorial Scholarship

    We are pleased to announce that the Barbara A. Krauss Memorial Scholarship has been established and fully endowed, thanks to the generous support of WYSU contributing members during our spring 2019 fundraising efforts. The scholarship will be offered annually to a successful student in the YSU Dana School of Music recording and engineering program.

    Contributions can be made to:

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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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Composer's Datebook

  • If you were a member of the European nobility, the summer of 1798 was a scary time. That revolutionary wild man Napoleon Bonaparte had crushed your armies on land and now word had it his fleet had escaped a British blockade.

  • As the season begins, we offer you this “Autumn Music” — a woodwind quintet by American composer Jennifer Higdon. Higdon says she wanted to write a companion piece to another famous woodwind quintet titled “Summer Music” by Samuel Barber.

  • Today’s date marks the premiere in New York City, in 1925, of a classic operetta “The Vagabond King” by Rudolf Friml, the source of many once-popular sentimental tunes, including “Love Me Tonight,” and “Only a Rose.”

Doing Good

  • Gina talked with Cheryl Tarantino of Northeast Ohio Adoption Services.
  • Gina talked with Cindy Orseline about suicide awareness walk.
  • Gina talked with Cristine Flanagan of the Rose Mary Flanagan Ovarian Cancer Foundation.
  • Gina talked with Anthony Traficanti about the Poland Municipal Forest.
  • Gina talked with Heidi Larew about art therapy for kids.
  • Gina talked with Dr. Pat O'Leary of YSU about Human Ecology.