Katy Anderson

Programming & Operations Director, Here & Now Host

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.

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Five years ago, Rob Martinez was a new volunteer for WBOI who was interviewed for a recurring segment on hobbies.  His hobby was collecting Christmas records.

Every December since, WBOI has been proud to present selections from his expansive, ever growing collection.  This December marks the fifth consecutive year "The Nights Before Christmas" will air on Northeast Indiana Public Radio.

In this week's episode of WBOI Presents, we feature an IPFW panel discussion entitled "Voting: Right, Privilege, or Burden?" This discussion was recorded on November 9th in the Helmke Library at IPFW.  The event was moderated by Political Science Professor James, and the panelists were history professor Ann Livshiz and political science professors Andrew Downs and Michael Wolf.  

We apologize for the technical difficulties our HD transmitter is experiencing.  Currently, you can hear HD-1 (89.1 WBOI) and our engineers are working around the clock to get HD-2 (Classical 94.1 WBNI) and HD-3 (PRX Remix) back on as soon as possible.  We'll keep you updated on these repairs. In the meantime, you can stream all stations online, or by downloading the WBOI app for your mobile device. Sorry for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience! 

Science Central


A science museum uses collections and research to teach its visitors. A science center is a little bit different, according to Science Central executive director Martin Fisher. 

"Science centers are hands-on and interactive and fun and exciting and loud and stimulating," Fisher said.

Twenty years ago, that sounded pretty good to the community leaders, elected officials, and business leaders of Northeast Indiana. After visiting science centers in other cities, they decided to create one here. And Science Central was born.

The Allen County Election Board prepared for a 30 percent voter turnout rate in this year’s election, but some are predicting it will be even lower.  

Here's one easy way to predict voter turnout: look at the year. Especially if it’s an odd-numbered year – one that features only local elections – turnout will likely be lower.

Another predictor is something people say they hate: partisanship. National races can be highly partisan, rallying voters to one side or another. Not so for many local elections.  

This election was the first year in which Allen County voters could cast their vote at satellite locations around the community.  While the turnout was higher than expected at these satellite locations, early voting in general may still be lower than the last off-year election.  

In previous elections, the only option voters had for early voting was to go downtown to the Rousseau Center or to mail in an absentee ballot.  This year, residents could also vote at selected library branches around the county.

Katy Anderson

Nov. 2nd is All Souls' Day and is a holiday that commemorates the departed.  Cemeteries are frequented on such days to mourn and remember  and aren't typically viewed as places to go for a walk, host a 5k, or take a field trip.  

But that's not the case at Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne.  WBOI's Katy Anderson met with the cemetery's general manager, Tom Pehlke, to talk about the history of this landmark and its place in the community.  

Classical 94.1 WBNI is pleased to broadcast the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's 2015-2016 Masterworks series! 

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

Thursday, Oct. 15th - Rachmaninoff and Dvorak

Thursday, Nov. 5th - Beethoven's Eighth Symphony 

Thursday, Dec. 3rd - Dvorak's New World Symphony 

Thursday, Jan. 21st - Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

Thursday, Feb. 4th - Midwinter Mozart

Thursday, Mar. 3rd - An Evening with George Gershwin

Thursday Mar. 24th - Legends and Fairy Tales

In this week's episode of WBOI Presents, we’ll feature a panel discussion recorded at IPFW on Wednesday, September 16th that looks at the European refugee crisis.  

Associate Professor of History Ann Livschiz, and associate professor of political science James Toole, will talk about the background of this crisis, global responses and implications, and what we can learn from history.  


In this episode of The Weekly Experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central explores buoyancy.  What is this force, who was an early researcher, and what are some examples in the world around us?