Rob Nylund is the host of WBNI's "Symphonically Yours" on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  He is also an Imaging Processor  for Kaman Industrial Technologies.  A native of San Francisco, California, Nylund holds a Bachelor of Arts from San Jose State University in San Jose, California, and a Master of Arts from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne.  He previously was a broadcaster on KSJS in San Jose and WOWO in Fort Wayne.

Bob Mayer is a native of Elmont (next door to Queens), New York.  Bob earned his Bachelors degree in Music Education at the Jordan Conservatory of Music of Butler University in Indianapolis in 1969, where he was a substitute member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Izler Solomon.  He received his Masters degree in Music Education from Queens College, City College of New York in 1975. Currently employed full time as jazz ensemble/pep band director and music instructor at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Bob also finds time to teach a few lessons and repair instruments.

Bill Forsythe is a volunteer host of WBOI-FM’s Friday Vibe, featuring jazz and a smattering of blues, rock, pop and folk music. He is a marketing writer with a Fortune 500 financial services company, where he has been employed since 1985. Before that, he was a reporter at radio stations in Michigan, Nebraska and Indiana. Bill is a native of Chicago and graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a degree in journalism.

Aaron Brune is the host of Community Calendar at WBOI/WBNI and keeps the Community Calendar website updated. When not on the air,  Aaron enjoys time with his children and grandchildren, and still holds hands with his wife of over 30 years.

Stan hosts classical music on WBNI 94.1FM. His programs are Matinee from noon to 4pm Monday thru Friday, and Con Brio from 11am - 2pm each Sunday. Stan has volunteered at NIPR since 1996.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for over thirty years. She is currently co-producer and host of Folktales, co-coordinator and host of Meet the Music.

The Salt
2:53 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Coney: The Hot Dog That Fed Detroit's American Dream

Patrons pack in at American Coney in this undated photo. 1942
Courtesy Grace Keros

Originally published on Fri October 26, 2012 12:18 pm

Take a hot dog from New York's famed Coney Island, throw in plenty of Greek immigrants and a booming auto industry, add some chili sauce, a steamed bun, chopped onions, mustard and an epic sibling rivalry and you've got the makings of a classic American melting pot story.

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David is responsible for grants administration and membership at NIPR, including planning annual on-air fund drives. His background includes experience in journalism and non-profit development. He spent two years as an AmeriCorps Volunteer before joining NIPR in June 2009. David also assists in the design and delivery of digital content through

2:46 pm
Mon July 16, 2012

Plugging In For A Better Night's Sleep

High-tech gadgets, like smartphones, keep us connected at all hours and are making it more difficult to get a good night's sleep. But several new smartphone apps claim to help users sleep better. New York Times health and fitness reporter Anahad O'Connor explains the science behind apps.

A disk jockey in the 50’s and 60’s with the professional name of Doug Stephens, Doug ended his radio career at WOWO in 1967. He joined NIPR as a volunteer in 1996 and hosts All That Jazz Saturday afternoons 2pm – 5pm on WBOI 89.1FM.  He provides reports of home games of the TinCaps, Komets and Mad Ants for Morning Edition.  Previews all music received at the station and determines which will be played. Doug is also the voice of automated classical music on WBNI 94.1FM.