Volume 46 – Issue 1January-March 2017In This Issue:Page 3: End of the World of OperaPage 3: UNDERWRITER SPOTLIGHT:Home SavingsOne-Day DriveDoes the Job!On Monday, December5, we did something we’venever done before: we had animpromptu, one day, tenhour fund drive to help shoreup some of the shortfalls weencountered during our pasttwo fund drives. And righton cue, WYSU listeners camethrough beautifully!One hundred elevenlisteners renewed their support,gave an extra gift, or becamea member for the first time,affirming their commitmentto keeping public radio strong.Gary Sexton, Director of WYSU on air during the fund drive.The one-day drive brought inover 11,500, which will go a long way towards purchasing the kinds of programs listenershave come to expect from WYSU: the finest in news, music and entertainment.We are so fortunate to have listeners who believe in the value of high qualityprogramming, the kind that WYSU produces every day. All of us here at WYSU – staff,students and volunteers – thank you sincerely for your generous support to 88.5 WYSU FM,now in its 48th year of service to the community.Volunteersworking the funddrive at the newWYSU offices.Page 7: Mad Tickets now on sale !Radio you need to know.88.5 Youngstown88.1 Ashtabula97.5 New Wilmington

ProgramListings2017Mid.MONDAYJanuary—March 2017TUESDAYWEDNESDAY THURSDAYFRIDAY3:00SUNDAYJazzMidnight - 2 a.m.1:002:00SATURDAYClassical MusicMidnight - 5 a.m. (Mon. - Fri.)2 a.m. - 6 a.m. (Sat. - ng Edition5 a.m. - 9 a.m.8:0010:00Classical Music with Barbara Krauss9 a.m. - 1 p.m.4:005:006:007:008:0011 a.m. - NoonPerformanceToday1 p.m. - 3 p.m.Classical Music with Gary Sexton1 p.m. - 3 p.m.Fresh Air3 p.m. - 4 p.m.11:00TED Radio HourNoon - 1 p.m.Radiolab1 p.m. - 2 p.m.Bullseye with Jesse Thorn2 p.m. - 3 p.m.6:007:008:00Weekend Edition9:008 a.m. - 10 a.m.10:00A Prairie HomeCompanion10 a.m. - NoonCar TalkNoon - 1 p.m.Wait, Wait . Don’t Tell Me!1 p.m. - 2 p.m.Says You2 p.m. - 3 p.m.Fresh Air Weekend A Way With Words3 p.m. - 4 p.m.3 p.m. - 4 p.m.11:00Noon1:002:003:004:00Only A Game The Splendid Table4 p.m. - 5 p.m.4 p.m. - 5 p.m.5:00Weekend ATC5 p.m. - 6 p.m.All Things Considered4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.A Prairie HomeCompanion6 p.m. - 8 p.m.Marketplace, 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.Thistle and ShamrockFolk Festival6 p.m. - 7 p.m.6:007:00Folk Festival withCharles Darling7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 8:00The Jazz Sofa withClassical MusicRick Popovich The Jazz Sofa with 8:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. 9:008 p.m. - 11 p.m.Rick Popovich7 p.m. - 11 p.m.Sunday Baroque 10:009 p.m. - 11 p.m.Performance Today7 p.m. - 9 p.m.(Monday - Thursday)9:0010:00On Being7 a.m. - 8 a.m.Wait, Wait . Don’t Tell Me!1:003:00On the Media7 a.m. - 8 a.m.Car Talk10 a.m. - 11 a.m.Noon2:00Alternative Radio6 a.m. - 7 a.m.Weekend Edition8 a.m. - 10 a.m.9:0011:00Hearts of Space6 a.m. - 7 a.m.Classical Music9 p.m. - MidnightJazz11 p.m. - MidnightMid.Now’s the Time11 p.m. - MidnightClassical Music11 p.m. - MidnightAll programs are subject to change without notice.211:00Mid.

WYSU UNDERWRITER SPOTLIGHT ONHome Savings FoundationThe Home Savings Foundation, founded by the Home Savings& Loan Company in 1998, is committed to reinvesting in thelocal communities it serves by providing leadership, employeeinvolvement and financial support. Both the company and thefoundation take great pride in encouraging the education of futureleaders of our community through ongoing support of YoungstownState University.In 2017, the staff of Home Savings is excited to be expandingin several areas. First, Home Savings is moving into the new Ohiomarkets of Akron, Canton and St. Clairsville, with the acquisition ofPremier Bank & Trust. Premier will join Home Savings in the firstquarter – pending regulatory and shareholder approval – and HomeSavings will add private banking and trust services for clients at thattime.In addition, Home Savings is proud to be completing a majorrenovation of the Boardman office at 7525 Market Street. Theproject is set to be complete in April.And as always, Home Savings Foundation remains loyal topublic radio and its listeners by renewing long-time underwritingsupport for 88.5 WYSU in the coming year.Thank you, Home Savings and Home Savings Foundation!End of The Worldof OperaSunday, December 10th markedthe final performance of World ofOpera, as the program will no longer be produced and distributed byWDAV Classical Public Radio and South Carolina Public Radio. TheEuropean Broadcasting Union, which has generously provided therecorded live opera performances that are the mainstay of that series, isno longer able to do so.WYSU is replacing World of Opera with Sunday Baroque, airingSunday nights, 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.3

HolidayUSYWM E M B E R S PA R T YIn November we threw a holiday party for WYSU supporting members andunderwriters. Held at the SOAP Gallery in downtown Youngstown, appetizers andcocktails were provided by Jack Kravitz and Inspired Catering. Nearly 100 guests enjoyedthe sounds of the Esto Jazz group. Shirley Hodge was the winner of our door prize, whichincluded symphony tickets and dinner at Overture at the DeYor!We hope you join us for other membership events in 2017. In the meantime, passthe word on to your non-member friends – supporting WYSU has many great benefits,including: A complimentary subscription to Need To Know, WYSU’s newsletter and programguide. The WYSU Need to Know Card, with product and service discounts at participatingpartners throughout the WYSU listening area. Access and discounts for special WYSU-sponsored events throughout the year, such asthe popular WYSU Blossom Summer Festival Bus Trips, Mad About the Arts, and allWYSU Member Appreciation Parties, holiday gatherings, and open-house receptions. Early access to tickets for special events and concerts, and chances to win free ticketsfor those events. The satisfaction that results from knowing you are supporting quality news and publicradio programming, and that you are partnering with a valuable, community resourcelike WYSU.Please consider increasing your level of contribution. You can do so online, or by calling 330-941-3363.WYSU MEMBERSHIP LEVELSStudent Membership – 25Drive Time (Basic Membership) – 40Amp Up – 60Megahertz – 88.50Community Partner – 120Day Sponsor – 200Dollar A Day Club – 365Need To Know Club – 500Tower Club – 1,000Find us onFACEBOOKWe post a lot on Facebook,and many times you will findinformation there about WYSUevents and program information.We also post photographs there.If you come to our events, orvolunteer for us, you might even bein them! So find us on Facebook!4

Folk Festivalwith Charles Darling, Sunday, 7 pm1/1 New Year’s Folk Sampler, PartCXXVI. Diverse messages from Simonand Garfunkel, Bessie Smith, LeeMurdock, Bob Wills, Ed McCurdy, StanRogers, and The Brothers Fourl.1/8 Country Cookin’, Part CI. StarsCash & Carter, Country Gentlemen,Patty Loveless, Sam Bush, Etta Baker,Austin Lounge Lizards, Nitty GrittyDirt Band, and Byron Berline and JohnHickman.1/15 Play it Again, Sam, Part XIII.Comparing two or more variants infolksongs “John Hardy,” “Worried ManBlues,” “Geordie,” “Lonesome Valley,” and“If I Had My Way.”1/22 Folk 90 – Peter, Paul and Mary.A popular group in the 1960s, the trioplays some of their greatest hits, whichinclude “If I Had a Hammer,” “LemonTree,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and “Puffthe Magic Dragon.”1/29 Dulcimers, Harmonicas,Autoharps. Folk instruments in thehands of talented artists Bill Spence,Sonny Terry, Kilby Snow, and MikeFenton.2/5 Animal Folk. Dogs, cats, frogs,manatees, elephants, and, absolutely,penguins are featured in a musical toastto the animal kingdom.2/12 The Music of Woody Guthrie.Explores the creative music of the dustbowl balladeer. with Joel Rafael Band,Billy Bragg and Wilco, Magpie, PeteSeeger, and, of course, Woody himself.2/19 Contemporary Folk, Part LXVI.Recent folk and folk-like singers featured,including Gina Forsyth, Don Flemons,Peter Janson, and Wyatt Easterling.2/26 Folk 90 – Joan Baez. The soaringtalents of a young woman who took thefolk revival era by storm and left a lastingmusical imprint.3/5 Folk Sampler, Part CXXVII. Stillanother mix of ballads, ditties, blues,and country sounds, many requested bylisteners.3/12 A St. Patrick’s Salute. Patrick Street,Clancy brothers, and Cleveland’s The NewBarley Corn, and the Steel Valley’s ownCounty Mayo play Irish music.3/19 Play it Again, Sam, Part VIII. Twoor more versions of the same song arecontrasted, including “Liza Jane,” “CarelessLove,” “Buffalo Skinners,” and “Mr.Tambourine Man.”3/26 And Now For SomethingCompletely Different, Part XXVII. A zanyblend of folk, and folk-like sounds as wellas popular music from the 1920s and ’30s.Uncle Barney may even reappear!Now’s The Timewith Martin Berger, Saturday, 11 pm1/7 Ellington Small Groups. Dukeencouraged his brilliant employees torecord on their own, with splendid results.1/14 Ray Bryant. Modern-mainstreampianist, ever-bluesy, in many contexts.1/21 Bunk Johnson and Lu Watters.The rediscovered ancient trumpeter, asguest with a devoted San Francisco tradrevivalist group, recorded in the ’40s.1/28 Joe Lovano. Versatile saxophonist(mostly on tenor), one of the dominantforces in jazz today.2/4 The Dukes of Dixieland. Peppy NewOrleans band, a phenomenon in the ’50sand ’60s.2/11 George Shearing. British pianist(1919-2011) with an unusual approach tochords and a mammoth popular appeal.2/18 Sun Ra. Keyboard performer,bandleader, creator of his own astralmythology, maker of some powerful andfascinating music.2/25 Preservation Hall. New Orleansinstitution presenting veteran performersof original-formula jazz.3/4 Kenny Burrell. Amazingly durableguitarist, recorded (often as leader) withmainstream and modern masters and stillat it.3/11 Albert Ayler. Inspirational free-jazzsaxophonist, as far avant as the garde canget.3/18 Kenny Clarke. One of the greatcreators of modern-jazz drumming, lesswell-remembered than some of his peersas a result of spending his later years inEurope.3/25 Sir Charles Thompson. Pianist,part of the early bebop scene and a grandmainstream master.Thenewsletteris also available online atwysu.orgAll programs are subject to changewithout notice. Friday, February 17 – MAD ABOUT THE ARTS!At the McDonough Museum of Art, YSU. Ticketsat www.wysu.orgYour Contact Informationis Safe with Us Thursday, March 16 – Dave Rivello Ensemble,in concert with Dana School of Music, ChestnutRoom, Kilcawley Center, YSU, 7:30 p.m.WYSU-FM refrains fromdisclosing contributor or donornames or other personallyidentifiable information to anynonaffiliated third party. Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 – YSU Summer Festival of theArts – Visit the WYSU tent!5

Current WYSU UnderwritersY O U N G S T O W N S TAT E U N I V E R S I T YDana Schoolof MusicYOUNGSTOWNSTATEUNIVERSITYCOLLEGE OF CREATIVE ARTS& COMMUNICATIONO F F I C E O F M A R K E T I N G & C O M M U N I C AT I O N SYOUNGSTOWNSTATEUNIVERSITYOFFICE OFMARKETING & COMMUNICATIONSY O U N G S T O W N S TAT E U N I V E R S I T YDepartment ofPhysical TherapyBITONTE COLLEGE OFHEALTH & HUMAN SERVICESY O U N G S T O W N S TAT E U N I V E R S I T YDepartment ofTheater &DanceCOLLEGE OF CREATIVE ARTS& COMMUNICATIONyoungstownY O U N G S T O W N S TAT E U N I V E R S I T YCollege ofCreative Arts& CommunicationReach out to WYSU’s unique audience through program underwriting!It’s an economical and effective way to convey your message and express your support for a first-class community resource.6Contact the Development Office: 330-941-3364

MADWYSU STAFFCindy Bella – Administrative AssistantChris Hartman –Assistant Broadcast Engineer for IT & OperationsBarbara Krauss – Announcer/ProducerRon Krauss – Broadcast EngineerDavid Luscher – Associate DirectorABOUT THE ARTSSusan Moorer – Development OfficerTricia Perry – Funding OfficerRick Popovich – Announcer/ProducerFriday, February 17 7–10 p.m.Gary Sexton – DirectorWYSU and the McDonough Museum ofArt at Youngstown State University are proudto be part of a community that realizes thesignificant and positive impact of the arts oneducation, entertainment, the economy andoverall quality of life. We are, in fact, “madabout the arts” and hope you are, too!Join us on Friday, February 17 for oursignature fundraiser. Mad About the Artsopens at 7:00 pm at the McDonough withthe sounds of YSU’s elite Jazz Ensemble.Excellent wines, beverages, hors d’oeuvres anddesserts will be provided by vendors whohave prepared menus just for Mad About theArts! The McDonough galleries will featuretwo exciting exhibitions: Photographs fromMexico by Alex Webb and Selections from theCollection of the Ross Art Museum of OhioWesleyan University. The dance floor will beopen all night!Tickets are on sale now at start at 80 each, and will be mailed toyou in early February.Current WYSU Underwriters (cont.)LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF PENNSYLVANIAMAKING DEMOCRACY WORKAebischersJewelry’Dr. Thomas Shipka{Absolutely}Tuesday Musical7PROGRAM HOSTS/PRODUCERSMartin Berger – Now’s the TimeCharles Darling – Folk FestivalTim Francisco – InterviewerWillie Lofton – Production AssistantGina Marinelli – Doing GoodSTUDENT STAFFAshley Dillon – Music LibrarianEmily Karr – Office AssistantHannah Kibby – Office AssistantDylan Kurcon – Office AssistantGregory Sili – Music LibrarianHannah Wilhelm – Student Board OperatorADVISORY BOARDFY2012Gary DavenportMaggie McClendonTom HullChris MetaJessica WintersFY2013Stacey AdgerLuWayne AnnosJudy BarronFr. Bob BonnotLeslie CusanoFY2016Fred AlexanderBob ClydeDan KuzmaLisa LongJohn ManhollanFY2014Matt AlspaughKaren O’Malia ZaudererFY2017Lauren ArnoldChrista Coleman-NgJohn FahnertMike KraynanskiFY2015Heidi DanielPatricia FlemingLynn GreeneThis newsletter is printed on 30% recycled paper.

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At the McDonough Museum of Art, YSU. Tickets at Thursday, March 16 – Dave Rivello Ensemble, in concert with Dana School of Music, Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 – YSU Summer Festival of the Arts – Visit the WYSU tent! All