Katy Anderson

Operations Manager, 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 two years. She's also helped produce award-winning, community-oriented news programming on WBOI.


Station News
11:44 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Classical 94.1 WBNI to Broadcast Fort Wayne Phil's Freimann Concert

This Thursday at 7pm, Classical 94.1 WBNI will feature a special broadcast of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's Freimann concert at the Reinhart Recital Hall, performed on March 9th, 2014.  The concert features  chamber music performed by the musicians of the philharmonic and will feature the music of Beethoven, Hagen, Takemitsu, Debussy, and Pärt.  

5:03 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Amid Financial Trouble, Frost Turns to Donations for Help

Frost Illustrated is one of the oldest African-American-owned businesses in Fort Wayne, and one of the leading black voices in the community, as well.

But in recent weeks, the paper has hit some financial trouble, and has turned to the internet for help.

As of Monday, the Frost campaign had raised about a third of its $5,000 goal.

Katy Anderson sat down with Frost’s Managing Editor, Michael Patterson, to find out a little more about the publication’s history and future.

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8:00 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

This Week on WBOI Presents: "Growing Up in the Arab World"

This week on WBOI Presents, we bring you a fascinating conversation on what it's like to grow up in the Arab World.  

The panel discussion features IPFW professors Mohammed Alhassan of the Engineering Department and Assem Nasr of the Communications Department, who both grew up in Arab countries.  

Ipfw Arabic instructor Farah Combs moderated the discussion.  

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9:06 am
Thu April 24, 2014

This Week on WBOI Presents: James Haslam, President and CEO of Pilot Travel Center

This week on WBOI Presents, we featured a speech by James Haslam, who is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pilot Travel Center and Cleveland Browns Majority Owner He spoke at the Economic Club of Indiana last March.  He discusses entrepreneurship and of course, the NFL.  

Click here to listen to his speech.  

You can hear WBOI Presents every Wednesday at 7pm, and Saturday at 3pm.   

10:53 am
Thu April 10, 2014

This Week on WBOI Presents: Henry Paulson, Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

This week on WBOI Presents, we featured a speech by the 74th U.S Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson, who spoke at the Economic Club of Indiana earlier this year. He led President George W. Bush’s economic team during the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression. 

Click here to listen to his speech.  

You can hear WBOI Presents every Wednesday at 7pm, and Saturday at 3pm.   

Station News
11:53 am
Sat March 29, 2014

Transmitter Repairs May Cause Outages on 89.1 WBOI

Throughout today, intermittent outages may occur on 89.1 WBOI.  These outages are necessary as our engineers work to repair the damage to our transmitter from last week's power surge.  Our HD transmitter is still working so you can listen to us online at wboi.org or through the free NIPR app for your smartphone or tablet.   Thank you so much for patience! We hope to have these issues resolved this weekend.  

11:22 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Counselors Race to Enroll Minority Residents Before ACA Deadline

Healthcare.gov is the main portal for the federally-facilitated healthcare marketplace. The deadline to sign up for insurance under Obamacare is Monday.
Credit Courtesy / Healthcare.gov

President Barack Obama announced Thursday more than six million people had signed up for health insurance through federal Affordable Care Act exchanges.

The deadline to enroll for individual insurance through the exchanges is Monday, March 31st. Most Americans must have insurance by then or face fines. 

Nationwide, there has been a major push to enroll specific groups, like young people and minority applicants. 

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Station News
7:15 am
Thu March 20, 2014

89.1 WBOI Running at Reduced Power Due to Electrical Issues

Due to electrical issues beyond our control, 89.1 WBOI is running at reduced power.  We hope to have the issue resolved as soon as possible.  Remember, you can always listen online at wboi.org or by downloading the free NIPR app for your smartphone or tablet.  We apologize for any inconvenience, and thank you for your patience!

Station News
4:43 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

94.1 WBNI to Broadcast Fort Wayne Philharmonic's "Audience Choice 2013/14"

94.1 WBNI is proud to broadcast the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's Masterworks Series.  This Thursday, March 13th at 7pm we will be featuring the March 1st concert,  "Audience Choice 2013/14."  

You can also hear these Fort Wayne Philharmonic performances on Thursday at 7pm on the following dates: 

Thursday, April 10: Bizet's Carmen

Thursday, April 24: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony

Thursday, May 22: Closing Night: Beethoven's Ninth Symphon

Station News
1:53 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

94.1 WBNI Signal Disrupted Due to Weather Conditions

Snow and ice have accumulated on the antennas that send our signal from our studio site to the transmitter site in Roanoke.  We are working on finding a solution to this issue.  In the meantime, you can still listen live at wbni.org or on 89.1 HD-2.  Thank you for your patience!