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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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

Show Intro

Part One

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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

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Every month, the news team at 89.1 WBOI covers events in northeast Indiana and around the state. This week on WBOI Presents, we are taking a look back 2017.

Part One. Zach Bernard has more on the status of Fort Wayne’s fight against opioids (00:38), Zach Bernard joins us in the studio (09:21), Araceli Gomez-Aldana looks back at the regional healthcare shakeup with Sherry Slater from the Journal Gazette (14:35)

Bill Scott

This past Saturday, the University of Saint Francis football team won the NAIA National Championship for the second straight year. The undefeated USF Cougars came into the game at Municipal Stadium in Daytona Beach riding a 22 game winning streak. 

After winning a national championship in December of 2016, the University of Saint Francis extended Head Coach Kevin Donley’s contract through 2021. Donley’s Cougars haven’t lost a game since.

“Winning one is quite an accomplishment. To do it back to back really kind of puts the university in an elite category.”

This panel discussion was held on December 4th and was moderated by Andy Downs, Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics.


Ken Fries

Retired Allen County Sheriff

Desiree Koger-Gustafson

Fort Wayne Director of the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

James Toole

Associate Professor of Political Science

Another conversation about immigration issues in our region can be found here: