Katy Anderson

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 her interests and background in non-profits and public policy were what initially brought her to NIPR, she quickly found herself drawn to public radio programming and audience research.  Anderson is a strong believer in centering programming on listeners, and oversaw the station’s major programming changes over the past four years. She's also helped produce award-winning, community-oriented news programming on WBOI.

Last night the transmitter for Classical 94.1 WBNI sustained some damage due to isolated storms, which is currently disrupting the signal.   The issue is being looked at by an engineer and we hope to have the signal back up and running soon. We apologize for the inconvenience. In the meantime, you can listen to our online stream at wbni.org or with the Classical 94.1 WBNI app on your mobile device.  Thank you for your patience. 

City of Fort Wayne

Updated 5/25/17 at 8:24 a.m.

The City of Fort Wayne issued the following news release Thursday morning:

Three portions of Fort Wayne streets remain closed this morning due to high water caused by flash flooding. The Street Department placed barricades at 36 impassable streets last night.

Intersections still closed:

Taylor at Freeman

Oakmont at Kent

4500 Block of Oliver


FORT WAYNE, Ind.— Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Chancellor Vicky Carwein and Purdue President Mitch Daniels today announced Carwein's plans to retire by the end of 2017. Chancellor Carwein released the following message to the campus community:

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On Feb. 17th, the College of Arts and Sciences, History, and Honors Program at IPFW organized a panel discussion titled "Is This Any Way To Elect A President? A Discussion Of The Electoral College." 

The discussion looks at the history, function, and controversy of the electoral college. The panel was moderated by Andrew Downs of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics.  

Panelists include:

Michael Wolf, IPFW Department of Political Science

James Toole, IPFW Department of Political Science

Jeff Malanson, IPFW Department of History

Classical 94.1 WBNI is pleased to broadcast the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's 2016-2017 Masterworks series! 

You can hear the following performances at 7pm on 94.1 WBNI:

Thursday, Oct. 13th - Olga Kern Plays Rachmaninoff

Thursday, Nov. 3rd - Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony

Thursday, Dec. 1st - Holst: The Planets 

Thursday, Jan. 26th - Mozart and Tchaikovsky

Thursday, Feb. 16th - Puccini's Tosca

Thursday, Mar. 9th - All Beethoven

Thursday Mar. 23rd - Guitar Premiere

Thursday, Apr. 13th - A Midsummer Night's Dream


Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne Chancellor Vicky Carwein issued the following statement Monday afternoon in response to President Trump’s executive order on immigration:

The transmitter for 94.1 WBNI is currently undergoing maintenance and is operating at reduced power.  We hope to be operating at full power at some point today.  Sorry for the inconvenience!  If you're not getting a clear signal, remember you can listen online.  

Rob Martinez

Six years ago, Rob Martinez was interviewed by WBOI’s then-program director Andrew Anderson for a segment on his hobby collecting Christmas music.  The interview was the springboard for all of his shows that have followed to now.

“My specials didn’t even have a title back in 2011,” says Martinez.  “I didn’t even have a Facebook page for the show until 2013!”

Each December since, Martinez has created an average of five hours of original Christmas programming.

This month Classical 94.1 WBNI will feature a variety of holiday programming! Below is a list of some of the programs WBNI will air to help you get into the holiday spirit.  


Leroy Anderson ChristmasSaturday, December 17th from 8-9 p.m.


Below are the unofficial election results for Allen County as of 10:00PM. These results will be updated throughout the evening: 

Number of Precincts: 338

Number of Precincts Reported: 88

Registered Voters: 29.02%

Public Question 1 (Hunting-Fishing): 

YES: 76.94%

NO:  23.06%

President and Vice President: 

Donald Trump (R) 56.24%✔

Hillary Clinton (D) 37.67%

Gary Johnson (L) 4.52%

Write-In Candidate 1.56%