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.

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)

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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. 

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One Week is a new series produced by WBOI's Katy Anderson, and it's a pretty simple concept... we give someone a recorder, and ask them to record their thoughts and observations for - you guessed it - one week.    

To kick off the series, we'll hear from sisters Mary and Amina Matata. They're 15 and 17 years old, and their family immigrated to the US from Congo about ten years ago.  We gave Mary and Amina a recorder for one week to get insight on what it's like being African in Fort Wayne,  how media affect perception of Africa, and pop culture.  

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Indiana is celebrating its bicentennial this year, and the events and people who made its statehood possible.  

Earlier this month, WBOI's Katy Anderson spoke with Jim Corridan, Director and State Archivist for the Indiana Archives and Records Administration. They talked about a founding father who recently was discovered to be buried in Fort Wayne, and why the state wants to find and commemorate the resting places of Indiana's founding fathers.