People

  • Host, Community Calendar

    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.

  • Reporter, All Things Considered Host

    Araceli joins 89.1 WBOI as a reporter and local host for All Things Considered.

    She is a graduate of Indiana University, where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism. While attending IU she interned at FOX59 and ABC7...

  • 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.

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  • Co-Host, The Friday Vibe

    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....

  • Host, Tossed Jazz Salad

    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...

  • Co-Host, The Friday Vibe

    Bruce Reidenbach has been a volunteer jazz host at WBOI/WBNI since 1983.  His favorite music is anything that has a lyrical melody with a bit of underlying complication to the rhythm and harmony, typically found in 50s and 60s bebop.  More...

  • Host, American Stories

    Charles A. Shepard III, Executive Director of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, has been involved in making, presenting, teaching, and introducing people to art for thirty years. He has been a professor of art history, senior curator and executive...

  • Host, WBOI Presents

    Claudia Johnson has spent most of her career in public broadcasting, including 18 years at WFWA PBS39 where she served as Vice President of Programming and Production and produced many national award winning programs. She attended Indiana...

  • Host

    Dennis Moore joined the WFMT announcing staff in 1990 after being a regular listener to the station via cable during his ten years as Music Director of WMFE-FM in Orlando, Florida. Dennis has worn many hats at WFMT – as an announcer, host of...

  • Host

    Hans Haffmans, host of Live! At the Concertgebouw, has been active as a producer and presenter of classical music programs for Dutch and international radio broadcasters since 1991.  He has hosted a wide variety of radio programs in both Dutch...

  • Host, Radiolab

    Jad Abumrad is founder and co-host of Radiolab.

  • Host, 1A

    1A host Joshua Johnson is a breakout public media star, most recently creator and host of the provocative nationwide public radio series, Truth Be Told, which explored race in America. January 2, 2017 will be first broadcast as the host of 1A.<...

  • Host, Joshua's Corner

    Joshua Stephenson is the host of Joshua’s Corner on Thursday’s at 6p.m. on WBNI.  Joshua is a young man with autism who appreciates WBNI letting him on the air expressing his love for music.    

  • Host, Folktales & Meet the Music

    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...

  • Programming & Operations Director, Acting News Director

    Katy manages programming operations and helps direct and produce on-air talent for 89.1 WBOI and 94.1 WBNI.   She has lived in Fort Wayne for most of her life and is a graduate of IPFW where she studied political science and journalism.  Though...

  • Host, The Weekly Experiment

    Martin S. Fisher is the Executive Director of Science Central (Fort Wayne, IN). Martin has worked over 30 years in the science center and museum field. He holds a B.S. degree in Zoology from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) with an emphasis in...

  • Volunteer Producer, Host

    Rob Martinez is a volunteer producer and host at WBOI.  He has helped with many segments and programs on WBOI, including “Meet The Music” and “The Weekly Experiment."

    Since 2011, Rob has produced holiday music specials for 89.1 WBOI.  ...

  • Host, Symphonically Yours

    Rob Nylund is the host of WBNI's "Symphonically Yours" on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  He is a retired Imaging Processor  for Kaman Industrial Technologies.  A native of San Francisco, California, Nylund holds a Bachelor of Arts from San...

  • Host, Guitar Showcase

    Bob Ferguson has been hosting Guitar Showcase since 1985. He operates an independent teaching studio, Ferguson Guitar Studios, in Fort Wayne and serves on the music faculty of both Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Trine...

  • Host, Matinee and Con Brio

    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.

  • Host, The Heritage Trail

    Tom Castaldi, Allen County (Indiana) Historian and retired Essex Group Vice President, hosts "On the Heritage Trail". An audio walk through Fort Wayne's history, On the Heritage Trail, follows historical markers describing  the significant...