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.”
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.
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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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.
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.”
Northeast Indiana Public Radio’s jazz coordinator and longtime volunteer, Doug Gruber, notified station management this week he will no longer host his popular music program, “All That Jazz,” and will step away from his other station duties, as well.
He says health concerns drove his decision to take time away from the station.