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1:10 pm
Sun April 19, 2015

WBOI News Earns Website, Public Affairs Awards from AP

Virginia Alvino and Sean Bueter accepted two awards on behalf of WBOI at the Indiana APBA banquet Saturday.
Credit Courtesy / AJ Mast

WBOI News won two awards in the 2015 Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Awards competition recognizing excellence in journalism. The winners were announced at a ceremony Saturday in Indianapolis.

The awards:

First Place

"Best Website (Metro Radio)" - Sean Bueter, Virginia Alvino, Katy Anderson

Second Place

"Best Public Affairs Program (Metro Radio)" - Sean Bueter, Virginia Alvino, Katy Anderson

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Upcoming Events
1:29 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Join WBOI for Issues & Ales on March 26th!

Join WBOI's Sean Bueter and Virginia Alvino for Issues & Ales on Thursday, March 26th!  It's a fun, laid-back event that features panels of experts and community leaders discussing important issues in our region.

The first hour will focus on Downtown Development and Downtown Living. We'll look at the critical mass of residential and commercial development projects, discuss the challenges, benefits and future of living downtown, and look at how these projects originated.

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Station News
4:39 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

WBOI's Five Buck Friday is February 20th

As 89.1 WBOI continues to grow and expand our news and programs, we must also continue to grow financial support from our listeners.

WBOI's Sustaining Members represent a reliable, steady, and incredible source of funding for the community news coverage and NPR programs you can hear every day on WBOI.

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NPR News
4:22 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Remembering Tom Magliozzi, Beloved Tappet Brother

Richard Howard

Originally published on Mon November 3, 2014 2:33 pm

Tom Magliozzi who, along with his brother Ray, hosted NPR’s hit comedy show Car Talk for the last 37 years, died Monday morning, November 3, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. “Turns out he wasn’t kidding,” said Ray. “He really couldn’t remember last week’s puzzler.”

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Station News
11:56 am
Wed September 3, 2014

NPR's Ask Me Another Coming to WBOI!

Credit NPE

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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Station News
5:42 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

NPR Correspondent Kelly McEvers Coming to Fort Wayne

89.1 WBOI is proud to announce that NPR correspondent Kelly McEvers is coming to Fort Wayne on Monday, Aug. 25th for a lecture and reception at the Manchester University College of Pharmacy in Fort Wayne.  

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Station News
5:33 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Longtime Public Radio Host and Advocate, Leah Tourkow, Dies at 91

Leah Tourkow spun jazz records for more than 60 years in Fort Wayne.
Credit Courtesy / WBOI Archives

Friends, family and fans from around the community are remembering a longtime radio veteran and a key member of the NIPR family, Leah Tourkow, who died this week at the age of 91.

Leah Tourkow spent more than 60 years on the airwaves, and spent much of that time as an ardent supporter and occasional savior of public radio in Fort Wayne.

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Station News
12:17 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Your Public Radio Station Needs Your Support

Toll-free pledge number:  1-800-471-9264   Pledge online: Click Here

It's WBOI's Spring Fund Drive, one of a few times per year when we come to you to ask for your help paying for programs like Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as the programs we produce here on 89.1 WBOI and Classical 94.1 WBNI. Pledge now!

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Station News
2:08 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Update On 89.1 WBOI's Signal Strength

As many listeners know, on March 19th, a power surge caused significant damage to 89.1 WBOI's transmitter. Our chief engineer began working on the problem immediately to prevent further damage, but the incident forced us to utilize a back-up transmitter with reduced signal strength. This means fewer listeners outside the Fort Wayne metro area can hear us clearly as of now.

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Station News
5:08 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Former NIPR Host Doug Gruber Dies at 77

WBOI's former host and jazz coordinator, Doug Gruber, died Wednesday after a long battle with illness. As a volunteer, Gruber helped shape the sound of NIPR for nearly two decades.
Credit File / Northeast Indiana Public Radio

Former WBOI host and longtime station volunteer Doug Gruber died Wednesday at the age of 77 after battling complications from several illnesses.

Gruber's distinctive voice helped shape the organization’s musical footprint and overall sound for nearly two decades.

He started as a classical music host for WBNI, but his passion for the likes of Dave Brubeck and others eventually led him to become WBOI’s jazz coordinator and host of the Saturday program “All That Jazz.”

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