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

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News
2:07 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

President Obama to Address Nation Tonight at 8 p.m.

Tonight at 8 p.m., President Obama will address the nation. He is expected to unveil executive actions on immigration, and 89.1 WBOI will preempt the first hour of Meet the Music to bring you Obama’s speech, and analysis from NPR. That’s tonight from 8-9 p.m. on 89.1 WBOI.

Station News
1:42 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

An Update on Car Talk

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By now, you likely have heard the news that Car Talk co-host, Tom Magliozzi, passed away earlier this week due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease.  Tom was one of the biggest and brightest personalities in public radio, and this news is very difficult for the public radio family and the millions of Car Talk listeners to receive. 

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Politics & Government
7:18 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Get the Latest Election Coverage from 89.1 WBOI!

From 8 to 11 this evening you can get updates and analysis of this year’s election results on 89.1 WBOI.

Control of Congress is up for grabs in this midterm election, and NPR's political team will have comprehensive coverage from districts around the country. 

We’ll also be bringing you reporting on statewide and local races from Indiana Public Broadcasting and WBOI News, including analysis from Andrew Downs from the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW.

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Election 2014
12:00 am
Tue November 4, 2014

WBOI's Election Coverage Starts Tonight at 8 p.m.

Tonight starting at 8 p.m., you can get updates and analysis of this year’s election results on 89.1 WBOI.

Control of congress is up for grabs in this midterm election, and NPR's political team will have comprehensive coverage from districts around the country. 

We’ll also bring you reporting on statewide and local races from Indiana Public Broadcasting and WBOI News, including analysis from Andrew Downs from the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW.

Don't miss our special coverage of the 2014 midterm elections, starting Nov. 4th at 8 p.m. on 89.1 WBOI.

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Station News
11:33 am
Wed October 15, 2014

89.1 WBOI at Reduced Power this Afternoon Due to Tower Maintenance

Due to tower maintenance, 89.1 WBOI will be operating at reduced power at some point this afternoon.  We anticipate to be at reduced power for no longer than an hour.  Thank you for your patience, and remember you can always listen online at wboi.org.  

News
7:10 am
Fri September 26, 2014

New Challenges Await Record Crowd at Fort4Fitness

It’s off to the races this weekend as thousands of runners are expected to gather for the Fort4Fitness in downtown Fort Wayne.  WBOI’s Katy Anderson reports on what participants and spectators can expect this year, and some new additions to the festival. 

This year marks the seventh annual Fort4Fitness Festival in downtown Fort Wayne.  Hundreds of spectators line the streets along the race routes to cheer on thousands of participants as they complete 4-mile, 10k and half marathon challenges.

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My Summer Vacation
5:30 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

My Summer Vacation

Waynedale Elementary teacher Julie McCoy traveled to France over the summer to attend a a French attending.  Julie first visited France several years ago, when she took a gap year after high school to be a nanny in the country.  WBOI's Katy Anderson sat down with Julie to talk about her trip, French weddings, and why she's glad she took that gap year.    

Sara Pulse is a music teacher at Indian Village Elementary and traveled abroad in Europe over the summer. She traveled to Europe this summer and talked about why this trip was so meaningful.

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Station News
11:56 am
Wed September 3, 2014

NPR's Ask Me Another Coming to WBOI!

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Starting  this weekend, you can hear NPR's Ask Me Another every Saturday at noon and Sundays at 7pm!  Ask Me Another is a game show that features word games, puzzles, and trivia played before a live audience.  

It's hosted by comedian Ophira Eisenberg and is a fun addition to the weekend schedule.  To learn more about the show and its host, click here.  

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My Summer Vacation
6:40 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Lisa Dunn & Janice Hunter: Our Summer as Engineers

Lisa Dunn and Janice Hunter are teachers at Fort Wayne's Lakeside Middle School who both have a passion for teaching students about STEM concepts and careers. STEM is shorthand for "science, technology, engineering and math."

It's a passion that led them to Purdue University in West Lafayette over the summer, where they were selected to participate in a program called TechFit.  

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My Summer Vacation
6:40 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Carissa Richardson: My Summer in Europe

Most teachers use their summer vacation to take some time away from students.  However, this wasn't the case for Towles New Tech Middle School teacher Carissa Richardson.  She spent her summer traveling all over Europe with 40 students.   

Richardson spent time in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, France and the United Kingdom in the People to People Ambassador Program.  The program was founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower, with the notion that peace comes through traveling abroad and understanding other cultures.

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