WYSU radio station celebrates golden anniversary

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WYSU radio went on air in October of 1969

WYSU radio station at YSU celebrates its golden anniversary.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown State University’s FM radio station is celebrating its golden anniversary.

WYSU radio went on air in October of 1969. The station was a charter member of National Public Radio.

It started inside a room at the former Valley Park Motel on Wick Avenue before moving into studios at Cushwa Hall in 1976. It then moved into a newer, high-tech home inside Melnick Hall.

A Golden Anniversary Party is planned for later this month at the Davis Center Auditorium at Mill Creek Park.

The event will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20. The free event will include live music, appetizers and a champagne toast.

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