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


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%


Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

As of Tuesday, IPFW’s Philosophy, Women’s Studies, French, and German individual degree programs are suspended. Additionally, eight majors within other departments, six stand-alone teaching programs, and four graduate programs are also suspended. 


On Thursday, the state health commissioner declared a public health emergency for Allen County. That declaration allows the county to establish a syringe services program, or an SSP.

Throughout October, 89.1 WBOI will broadcast debates from this year's political season.  See the schedule below for a list of days and times.  

Monday, September 26, 2016, 9-11pm: 1st Presidential Debate at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.  Moderator: NBC’s Lester Holt.

Monday, October 3, 2016, 7-8pm: 1st Gubernatorial Debate at Lawrence North High School, Indianapolis, Indiana. Moderator: Laura Albright, a political science professor at the University of Indianapolis. (prerecorded from September 27, 2016)

Stephen Voss / 2007 NPR

In September NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik visited WBOI staff and listeners in Fort Wayne. Based in New York City, Folkenflik reports on how the media influence politics and culture, the figures who shape journalism. His stories and analyses are broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition, Here & Now, and All things Considered, and are also featured on NPR’s website and digital platforms.


89.1 WBOI is trying a new kind of fund drive this fall. It's called a Warp Drive, and we're trying to reach our goal of $200,000 online and by mail, WITHOUT interrupting your favorite programs! 

The deadline to meet our goal is Wednesday, Oct. 12th. If we make our deadline, there will be no on-air fund drive! If we haven't made it to $200,000 by the 13th, we'll begin our traditional on-air pledge drive but stop when the goal is met.