WKBN/Youngstown, OH, is reporting that longtime host Barbara Krauss passed away February 15. She had been the voice of WYSU-FM for the past three decades.
Krauss was a Youngstown native who attended the Dana School of Music at YSU. She began working full time at YSU in 1975 as the local host of Morning Edition and Weekday Morning Classical Music. Since 2000, she has led WYSU’s annual group tours to places around the world. Her husband, Ron, is the broadcast engineer at WYSU. They have two sons, Erik and Philip.
WYSU has asked listeners and friends to comment with remembrance of Barbara on their Facebook page.
A memorial service will be held in March; details to come.