WYSU….45 years and counting

WYSU 45 yearsExactly 45 years to the day that WYSU-FM went on the air, Barbara Krauss is photographed behind the microphone in the radio station’s studios in Cushwa Hall. At 10 a.m. Oct. 23, 1969, WYSU-FM signed 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. By 1974, the station expanded broadcasting to 18 hours a day. The next year, Krauss was hired full-time at the station. In 1976, the station moved into studios in the newly built Cushwa Hall, and four years after that began a 24-hour broadcast schedule. Earlier this fall, the station celebrated its most successful fund drive ever, raising $140,247 from nearly 1,200 donors. For more information, visit www.wysu.org.