WYSU back on the air in W. Pa. Amish country

WYSU-FM 88.5 is back on-the-air in New Wilmington, Pa.

The public radio station at Youngstown State University WYSU ceased broadcasting on its 97.5 MHz W248AD translator in New Wilmington, Pa. in December 2019 due to a clerical era. Working closely with the station attorney and consulting engineer, procuring necessary equipment, scheduling required maintenance, and filing necessary documents with the FCC, WYSU was granted a new broadcast license for New Wilmington in July and is now broadcasting on a new frequency and call letters:  89.7 MHz  W209CQ

In addition, the new license permits WYSU to broadcast in New Wilmington with 42 percent more power than the previous license, resulting in better coverage throughout the community.

"I'm glad that WYSU is able to resume broadcasting in the New Wilmington, PA area. We have always strived to put our mission of serving the community at the forefront of every action we take or service we provide, and returning to Pennsylvania is evidence of our continued fulfilment of that promise to the region,” said Chris Hartman, WYSU's chief engineer.