WYSU HD2 - WYSU-HD2 - FM 88.5 - Youngstown, OH

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1967 Don Elser, Steve Grcevich, and YSU President Albert Pugsley propose a fine arts radio station for Youngstown State University and the Mahoning Valley Community ... See more 1969 At 10:00 a.m. October 23, WYSU-FM signs on the air at 88.5 MHZ as a charter member of National Public Radio, broadcasting 12 hours daily from its studios in room 310 of the former Valley Park Motel on Wick Avenue. Original staff members were: - Steve Grcevich, Director of Telecommunications - Bill Foster, Announcer/Record Librarian - Polly Golden, Secretary - Lew Moler, Chief Engineer - Richard Stevens, Program Director Began airing All Things Considered Aired first edition of Folk Festival with Charles Darling 1971 Became part of the first radio network using satellite delivery of programs 1972 Aired first edition of Now’s The Time with Martin Berger 1973 Began airing Saturday Night on Broadway with Don Elser 1974 Began 18-hour broadcast day 1976 Moved studios to newly built Cushwa Hall 1980 Began 24-hour broadcast day First on-air fundraiser 1985 Morning Edition began Robert Peterson named director 1987 Bill Foster passes away Barbara Krauss named announcer/producer 1988 Ann Cliness named announcer/producer 1990 Began summer bus excursions to Blossom Music Center 1991 Began operation of new 50,000 watt transmitter with antenna moved to WKBN tower Aired live coverage of the first Gulf War 1993 Ashtabula translator began operation at 90.1 FM 1995 New Wilmington translator began operation at 89.9 1996 Added state-of-the-art digital editing equipment Sponsored first Mad About The Arts Automated overnight programs 1997 Added political affairs program Commentary Cafe 1998 Michael Cervone named announcer/producer Improved New Wilmington signal by moving translator to 97.5 FM 2000 First station-sponsored European tour: Great Britain Gary Sexton named director of broadcasting Added website & streaming audio Initiated Robert W. Peterson Scholarship 2001 David Luscher named associate director Aired live coverage of 9/11 Expanded news programming 2003 Began broadcasting Youngstown 2010 simulcasts with PBS 45 &49 Added A Prairie Home Companion 2004 Installed digital equipment in the broadcast studios 2005 Ed Goist named development underwriter 2006 Began first strategic planning process since station made its debut 2007 Began broadcasting in HD (digital) Began Lincoln Avenue community affairs program 2008 Added all-classical HD channel Added all-classical Internet stream Big plans for the future

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