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.

Starting July 1st 2018, 89.1 WBOI will no longer broadcast the BBC World Service, which can be heard overnight and weekdays at 3pm. 

In its place, WBOI will broadcast a variety of NPR programming such as 1A, Fresh Air, On Point, and Hidden Brain. WBOI will also be introducing the critically acclaimed PRI program, The World, at 3pm on weekdays. 

Throughout the evening NPR newscast updates will be available one minute past every hour.

89.1 WBOI is operating at reduced power for a portion of Friday. Technicians are climbing the broadcast tower to conduct routine maintenance on the tower safety systems, requiring us to temporarily lower our power to less than 20% than normal. We expect normal power to be restored sometime this afternoon. 

Online streams are operating at normal power. Thank you for your patience.

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic diocese issued a statement Tuesday in response to the Trump administration’s controversial immigration policies.  

Here is his statement verbatim: 

05/26/18 11:45 a.m: According to the Indiana Michigan Power website, power is now expected to be restored by 3 p.m. on Saturday. 


05/26/18 8:30 a.m: 89.1 WBOI and 94.1 WBNI are experiencing outages this morning due to a car accident that occurred late last night on Hillegas Rd.  The driver crashed into a utility pole, which brought down several power lines.

Update 5/9/18 @ 4:19pm: Power was restored around noon today and our signals are up and running. However, our online streams are requiring maintenance and are currently being worked on. We apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your patience! 

A power outage affecting the Centennial office park is disrupting our signal and streams. We apologize for the inconvenience and will keep you updated on restoration!