station news http://wboi.org en Longtime Public Radio Host and Advocate, Leah Tourkow, Dies at 91 http://wboi.org/post/longtime-public-radio-host-and-advocate-leah-tourkow-dies-91 <p>Friends, family and fans from around the community are remembering a longtime radio veteran and a key member of the NIPR family, Leah Tourkow, who died this week at the age of 91.</p><p></p><p>Leah Tourkow spent more than 60 years on the airwaves, and spent much of that time as an ardent supporter and occasional savior of public radio in Fort Wayne.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:33:55 +0000 Sean Bueter 32061 at http://wboi.org Longtime Public Radio Host and Advocate, Leah Tourkow, Dies at 91 Your Public Radio Station Needs Your Support http://wboi.org/post/your-public-radio-station-needs-your-support <p>Toll-free pledge number:&nbsp; <strong>1-800-471-9264</strong> &nbsp; Pledge online: <strong><a href="https://safesite.4agoodcause.com/nipr/donate1.aspx">Click Here</a></strong></p><p>It's WBOI's Spring Fund Drive, one of a few times per year when we come to you to ask for your help paying for programs like <em>Morning Edition</em> and <em>All Things Considered</em>, as well as the programs we produce here on 89.1 WBOI and Classical 94.1 WBNI. <a href="https://safesite.4agoodcause.com/nipr/donate1.aspx">Pledge now!</a></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:17:31 +0000 David Hunter 29062 at http://wboi.org Your Public Radio Station Needs Your Support Update On 89.1 WBOI's Signal Strength http://wboi.org/post/update-891-wbois-signal-strength <p>As many listeners know, on March 19th, a power surge caused significant damage to 89.1 WBOI's transmitter. Our chief engineer began working on the problem immediately to prevent further damage, but the incident forced us to utilize a back-up transmitter with reduced signal strength. This means fewer listeners outside the Fort Wayne metro area can hear us clearly as of now.</p><p></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:08:58 +0000 Sean Bueter 28184 at http://wboi.org Update On 89.1 WBOI's Signal Strength Former NIPR Host Doug Gruber Dies at 77 http://wboi.org/post/former-nipr-host-doug-gruber-dies-77 <p></p><p>Former WBOI host and longtime station volunteer Doug Gruber&nbsp;died Wednesday at the age of 77 after battling complications from several illnesses.</p><p></p><p>Gruber's distinctive voice helped shape the organization’s musical footprint and overall sound for nearly two decades.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:08:57 +0000 Sean Bueter 26831 at http://wboi.org Former NIPR Host Doug Gruber Dies at 77 Doug Gruber, NIPR Host and Volunteer, Steps Down http://wboi.org/post/doug-gruber-nipr-host-and-volunteer-steps-down <p></p><p>Northeast Indiana Public Radio’s jazz coordinator and longtime volunteer, Doug Gruber, notified station management this week he will no longer host his popular music program, “All That Jazz,” and will step away from his other station duties, as well.</p><p></p><p>He says health concerns drove his decision to take time away from the station.</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:28:35 +0000 Sean Bueter 25462 at http://wboi.org Doug Gruber, NIPR Host and Volunteer, Steps Down