Ben Clemmer

Ben joined 89.1 WBOI as a host and production assistant in 2017. After serving as an intern during his last semester at the University of Saint Francis, Ben graduated from USF with a degree in music technology and a minor in communication.

Ben is a Fort Wayne native, with an active interest in bass guitar and audio production. In addition to producing the weekly WBOI Presents, he helps produce promos for WBOI news and lends his voice and editing to other projects at the station.

Ben is the host of Weekend Edition on Saturday mornings. He has served as interim host of All Things Considered and is also the assistant speech team coach at Bishop Dwenger High School, where he coaches radio broadcasting.

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WBOI Weekend News Roundup 03/17/18

Mar 16, 2018
Joe Hren

This Weekend News Roundup focuses on highlights of the Indiana General Assembly Session, which came to a chaotic close this week. We cover what bills passed, what didn't and  several last minute bills that passed before the session's midnight deadline.  

Then we move into a special feature covering #NationalWalkoutDay and how Indiana students participated. Thanks to the WBOI News Team and the network of Indiana Public Broadcasting reporters, people from eight schools in a 215 mi radius were able to share their motivation for and mode of protest. 


Last month, we aired the first discussion in a series called Factory Families, produced by the University Community Conversation (UC2) Initiative at IPFW. Part two takes a look back at some of the major manufacturers to impact our region. The conversation was moderated by  Steve Buttes, Associate Professor of Spanish and Culture Studies at IPFW.


Retired International Harvester employee: Bob Glick

Retired Zollner employee: Al Meredith

Retired GM employee: Randy Schmidt

Retired GE employees: Denver Sarver and Carl Reinking


Conspiracy theories have always been a part of our discourse. Just this past month, the students who survived the shooting in Parkland Florida have been under attack from conspiracy theorists. According to Dr. Joseph Uscinski, who recently gave a presentation at Manchester University, Conspiracy Theories are for Losers.

Ruth Yaro

Welcome to the February News Roundup on 89.1 WBOI. The WBOI news team takes a look at some of the biggest stories from February. There's been many responses to gun violence ever since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Hoosiers can now buy alcohol on Sundays, USF's Marble Lounge Records signed Rosalind & The Way, and Conspiracy Theories are for Losers.

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  This podcast of the WBOI Weekend News Roundup highlights the top stories to hit the Fort Wayne area this week. 


Tonight on WBOI presents, we’ll be broadcasting a panel discussion examining the public defender system in Indiana, and the panel was moderated by WBOI's Rebecca Green.

Who funds the public defender system? If you’re arrested and need a public defender, what does that process look like? We’ll have the answers to these and many other questions tonight on WBOI Presents.


Throughout 2018, a number of local historical and educational entities have partnered together to explore and share our region’s labor history. The initiative is called Factory Families. Tom Castaldi, from WBOI’s On The Heritage Trail joins in a panel discussion about the history of manufacturing and innovation in northeast Indiana.

WBOI Weekend News Roundup 02/17/18

Feb 16, 2018
Kara Heingartner

This podcast of the WBOI Weekend News Roundup highlights the top stories to hit the Fort Wayne area this week. It starts with the headlines and an interview with Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll, who will be retiring at the end of March. Then, hearing from the only Hoosier Winter Olympian, Nick Goepper. Finally, Bravas representatives and one lucky winner talk about about the first annual "A Very Bougie Bravas Valentine's". 

For more information about the stories covered in the podcast, here are links to the full articles:

Zach Bernard

Tonight on WBOI Presents, we take a look back through stories from the month of January. For more on school transfers, the Fort Wayne Women's March, and the My Brother's Keeper initiative, listen to this month's edition of the WBOI News Roundup. If you have any story ideas you would like to share with us, send an email to

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Brandon Smith/IPB News

On tonight’s program, we’ll hear from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb for the State of the State address and Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush for the State of the Judiciary. Both addresses were recorded earlier this month and will cover a variety of topics such as the creation of regional drug and veteran courts, workforce development to fill thousands of vacancies in the state, and infrastructure improvements on track to be completed in coming years.

Part One: State of the State

Part Two: State of the Judiciary