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.


On Thursday, the state health commissioner declared a public health emergency for Allen County. That declaration allows the county to establish a syringe services program, or an SSP.

Throughout October, 89.1 WBOI will broadcast debates from this year's political season.  See the schedule below for a list of days and times.  

Monday, September 26, 2016, 9-11pm: 1st Presidential Debate at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.  Moderator: NBC’s Lester Holt.

Monday, October 3, 2016, 7-8pm: 1st Gubernatorial Debate at Lawrence North High School, Indianapolis, Indiana. Moderator: Laura Albright, a political science professor at the University of Indianapolis. (prerecorded from September 27, 2016)

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In September NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik visited WBOI staff and listeners in Fort Wayne. Based in New York City, Folkenflik reports on how the media influence politics and culture, the figures who shape journalism. His stories and analyses are broadcast on NPR’s Morning Edition, Here & Now, and All things Considered, and are also featured on NPR’s website and digital platforms.


89.1 WBOI is trying a new kind of fund drive this fall. It's called a Warp Drive, and we're trying to reach our goal of $200,000 online and by mail, WITHOUT interrupting your favorite programs! 

The deadline to meet our goal is Wednesday, Oct. 12th. If we make our deadline, there will be no on-air fund drive! If we haven't made it to $200,000 by the 13th, we'll begin our traditional on-air pledge drive but stop when the goal is met. 

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One Week is a new series produced by WBOI's Katy Anderson, and it's a pretty simple concept... we give someone a recorder, and ask them to record their thoughts and observations for - you guessed it - one week.    

To kick off the series, we'll hear from sisters Mary and Amina Matata. They're 15 and 17 years old, and their family immigrated to the US from Congo about ten years ago.  We gave Mary and Amina a recorder for one week to get insight on what it's like being African in Fort Wayne,  how media affect perception of Africa, and pop culture.