Katy Anderson

Programming & Operations 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 six years years. She's also helped produce award-winning, community-oriented news programming on WBOI.

The WBOI and WBNI studios are currently without electricity due to a large power outage in northwest Fort Wayne. We will keep you updated on the situation. Visit the Indiana Michigan Power website to stay up to date on outages and here to report an outage, and to view an outage map.




Thank you for your patience.

Update 11:45am: 89.1 WBOI's signal was restored after an approximate 45 minute outage. The issue was likely due to ice and mist. Thank you for your patience! 

Update 10:20am: Around 10am this morning, 89.1 WBOI's signal began experiencing static.  Our engineer is diagnosing and addressing the problem and we hope to have the signal back up as quickly as possible. Our online streams are unaffected, and you can tune in at wboi.org or with the WBOI App.  We apologize for the inconvenience! 

Classical 94.1 WBNI will be operating at reduced power for a portion of this afternoon  as it undergoes routine maintenance. We expect to be back at full power by 2pm. 

Online listening will not be disrupted. Thank you for your patience. 

Ryan White

On Sept. 11th 2017, IPFW hsoted a panel discussion called Funding Healthcare. Panelists discussed what works and what doesn't work about the way the US healthcare system is financed. 

The event was sponsored by The Civil Society, American Democracy Project, and the IPFW Department of Political Science.  

Andrew Downs of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics moderated the discussion. 

Panelists include: 

Dr. Peter Hanley

Zafar Nazarov, IPFW Department of Economics

Dr. Jon Walker

This fall, 89.1 WBOI is making some exciting changes to its weekend lineup! Here's what you need to know: 


Fort Wayne’s News-Sentinel has announced its intent to transition to a fully digital product. This transition will discontinue the afternoon print edition of the paper.

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