Katy Anderson

Programming & Operations 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.

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Many schools are back in session, and some students may be asked how they spent their summer vacations.

This week on WBOI, we’re flipping things around and asking area teachers how they spent their time away from the classrooms in our Summer Vacation Series.

Larry Linson is a third grade teacher at Cedarville Elementary school. Larry had the opportunity this summer to explore the national parks out west after receiving funding from a Lilly Foundation Teacher Creativity Grant.

Jim Dettmer

This week on WBOI, we’re asking area teachers how they spent their summer vacations. It’s part of our Summer Vacation series.

Jim Dettmer works at Fort Wayne Community Schools, but that’s not his only job. He also trains, shows, and breeds horses with his family year-round. They show horses at a high level, and last year one of their foals placed in the top ten at the largest horse show in the world.

Programming on 94.1 WBNI will be temporarily disrupted this afternoon while the tower undergoes routine maintenance to replace a lightbulb.  We anticipate to be back on the air by 2:30pm.  Thank you for your patience, and in the meantime you can stream 94.1 WBNI online.  

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It’s the essay question every kid has been assigned at some point in their academic career: “What did you do on your summer vacation?”

But teachers have summer vacations too. So, as students head back to school, we’re flipping the script and asking area teachers about the unique experiences they had while away from the classroom.

Rob Martinez

The summer is in full swing but for Rob Martinez, the calendar always reads Christmas.  89.1 WBOI's resident holiday music expert wanted to celebrate the month of July with a special one time version of his show "The Nights Before Christmas".  This special airs on Tuesday, July 7th from 8 PM to 10 PM.

"We've watched our Facebook page explode with new likes since January," Martinez said.  "It's gone from 150+ likes to over 450+ in less than six months.  I really wanted to do a show for these new potential listeners so they don't have to wait until December."

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties that are disrupting our signal for 89.1 WBOI.  We hope to have the issue resolved as soon as possible.  In the meantime, you can still stream us online.  Sorry for the inconvenience! 

The HD transmitter is experiencing technical difficulties and is undergoing maintenance.  Depending on when we receive the parts to fix the transmitter, we hope to have HD service restored tomorrow at some point. Thanks for your patience! 

For the next 30 days, NIPR's HD transmitter will be operating at reduced power as it undergoes scheduled maintenance.  This will only effect HD streams.  Thank you for your patience! 

Maintenance is scheduled this evening that may disrupt programming on 89.1 WBOI and 94.1 WBNI.  This will result in periods of silence and and programming interruptions with music after midnight.  We expect to resume normal operations early Monday morning.  Thank you for your patience!    

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This weekend, Cinema Center will feature a special screening of the independent film, Animals

The movie was directed by Fort Wayne native Collin Schiffli. And it’s picking up accolades, and a lot of attention.

Last year, Animals won the “Courage by Storytelling” award at the South by Southwest Film Festival and has been picked up for national distribution.

And at 28 years old, Schiffli is younger than your typical feature film director. 

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