Northeast Indiana Public Radio is the licensee for 89.1 WBOI - NPR News & Diverse Music - and Classical 94.1 WBNI. NIPR is a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization.
The mission of Northeast Indiana Public Radio is to strengthen the cultural, civic, and social fabric of the communities we serve, and to engage audiences with content that enriches the human experience. We apply our core competencies of reporting and storytelling, our relationship with audiences, and our capacity for innovation to create a space where audiences congregate, connect and contribute to a shared understanding of their community, their country, and the world.
We inform and engage audiences and create dialogue about state and community issues with accurate reporting that is based on a disciplined methodology for verifying facts and communicating clearly.
We expand perspectives through exposure to creative and thoughtful individuals, cultural and musical experiences.
Programming is produced by staff and over 80 volunteers. Over 3,000 households in Indiana and elsewhere are donating "members" of our stations, accounting for more than 50% of our annual budget. Programming is also underwritten by local businesses, and about 9% of our annual budget comes from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
NIPR's board chair is John Burda. Chair of our ‘Building A Sound Future’ building campaign is Doug Powers. WBOI's program director and operations manager is Katy Anderson. Rebecca Green, Zach Bernard, Ben Clemmer, and Julia Meek also produce news and arts and cultural reports.
Listening data from the Spring, 2019 Nielsen Audio survey shows that the average number of listeners to 89.1 WBOI and the market share of WBOI are at the highest levels in station history. The community listens to 89.1 WBOI and Classical 94.1 WBNI for more than 19 million hours each year. We have purchased our future home at 210 East Jefferson Blvd. in downtown Fort Wayne. The facility will include public engagement spaces where we will convene community conversations and explore issues that define our region. It will foster community participation and enhance the creative dialogue in our region. Our building will serve as a focal point for cultural enrichment, and we will serve the public with a newsroom which will make it possible to fulfill our area’s needs and expectations for multi-platform reporting of important local issues.
WBOI 89.1 NPR News & Diverse Music broadcasts programs from NPR. Additional providers include PRX and the BBC. WBOI produces about 30 hours of local programming each week.
WBOI is available on the radio at 89.1FM, via HD radio at 89.1-1 (Channel 1), streaming online at WBOI.org, and in the WBOI App for iPhone and Android.
Classical 94.1 WBNI is a 24-hour classical music station, offers locally-programmed music each week. In addition, WBNI airs orchestras and ensembles from around the world, as well as the Metropolitan Opera and the Masterworks concerts of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
WBNI is available on the radio at 94.1FM, via HD radio at 89.1-2 (Channel 2), streaming online at WBNI.org, and in the WBNI App for iPhone and Android.
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