Your Legacy and Public Radio
89.1 WBOI and 94.1 WBOI

Public Radio in Northeast Indiana has grown and matured...

Much has changed since public radio first began in Fort Wayne more than thirty-five years ago. What was once a small, struggling operation has become a permanent and indispensable presence in the lives of so many in Northeast Indiana. Thousands of people just like you tell us that they just could not imagine going through their day without the in-depth news and classical music that 89.1 WBOI and 94.1 WBNI provide.

Regular membership contributions from listeners support the station’s basic needs and day-to-day operations. But the future of in-depth news and classical music on WBOI and WBNI depends more and more on special gifts from listeners who want to ensure the strength of public radio in the years to come.

Leaving A Legacy

The Fort Wayne area is a wonderful place to live. You care about our community and wonder what impact you can have on its future. A valuable way that you can do great things for Northeast Indiana and express your commitment to public radio is to include 89.1 WBOI and 94.1 WBNI in your will. Leaving a legacy is a way to make a lasting contribution to both public radio and the community, without affecting your current financial security and freedom.

Your thoughtful choice to include 89.1 WBOI and 94.1 WBNI in your estate plans means that your influence will be felt for generations all across Northeast Indiana. With your gift, in-depth news will continue to inform, and classical music will continue to flourish.

Your Gift Makes An Impact

When you make a Legacy Gift to 89.1 WBOI and 94.1 WBNI, you support much more than you probably imagine:

Of course, there is our National and Community-based programming:

“We truly enjoy the independent and balanced reporting presented by your station. Also, we are very pleased with the additional local programming which has been rolled out in the past few years! Keep up the good job.”  Dave (89.1 WBNI listener)

Our many Partnerships with Community Organizations

“Martin Fisher of Science Central is doing a wonderful job of educating listeners. He's attuned to his audience, providing basic information, explaining cause and effect, and applying concepts to daily life without "speaking down" to listeners.” Kerry (89.1 WBNI listener)

We help Maintain Connections with the Community and the World:

“Thank you for the diverse programs you offer our community. We would be much less connected to our world without this station!” Christine (89.1 WBNI listener)

We also provide Educational Opportunities:

"I interned at WBOI, learned a great deal, and hope this wonderful opportunity remains for students in the years to come. Keeping WBOI programming alive and well goes even further than people might expect. It also ensures that educational opportunities like radio/journalism internships remain.”  Caylen (former 89.1 WBOI Intern)

And bring the community Classical Music:

“I wake up to NPR, and 94.1 WBNI is the only place you can get decent music. Love that we have a 24/7 classical music station.”  Katherine (94.1 WBNI listener)

Help Sustain the Mission

For more than thirty years, 89.1 WBOI and 94.1 WBNI have provided quality programs that educate, inspire, and entertain. Our goal is to perpetuate this tradition of quality broadcasting for you, our listeners, and for future generations.

To step beyond our on-air drives and create alternative, more permanent sources of funding, the legacy of our mission begins and ends with you... WBOI and WBNI donors.

Create your own legacy of giving by including WBOI and WBNI in your will, trust, or general estate plans.

For more information

There are many ways to plan a gift for 89.1 WBOI and 94.1 WBNI. You may choose to give a percentage of your estate, or all or part of what remains after all other bequests are made. Specific sums of money, stocks or bonds, and gifts of real estate are also welcome.

Whatever your plans may be, we encourage you to call or write for more information, without obligation. Please contact our General Manager at:

Peter Dominowski
President and General Manager
89.1 WBOI | 94.1 WBNI
3204 Clairmont Court
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
(260) 452-1189

Please note that our full legal name is:

Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Inc.

Northeast Indiana Public Radio Inc. is not engaged in rendering legal or tax advice. For advice and assistance in specific cases, the services of an attorney or other professional advisor should be obtained. State laws govern wills, trusts and charitable gifts made in a contractual agreement. Advice from legal counsel should be sought when considering these types of gifts.


There are several methods of making a Legacy Gift to WBOI and WBNI. Below are some descriptions of gifts that you may choose to utilize in your estate planning.

General Bequests are legacies left to certain people or organizations that come from the general value of the estate. They are made by designating a specific dollar amount, a particular asset or a fixed percentage of the donor's estate to the organization of choice.

General bequest language:
"I give, devise, and bequeath to Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Inc., the sum of $________(or a description of the specific asset), for the benefit of Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Inc. and its general purposes."

Specific bequests are made when a particular item or property is bequeathed for a designated purpose. (i.e., instruments bequeathed to the local school district for use in music education; dollar funds to be used in the operation of a school or church.)

Specific bequest language:
"I give, devise, and bequeath to Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Inc.

the sum of $_______ (or a description of a specific asset), for the benefit of Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Inc. to be used for the following purpose: (state the purpose). If at any time in the judgment of the trustees of Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Inc. it is impossible or impracticable to carry out exactly the designated purpose, they shall determine an alternative purpose closest to the designated purpose."

Residuary Bequests are made when you intend to leave all or a portion of the residual portion of your assets after other terms of your estate plan have been satisfied.

Residuary bequest language:
"All [or a specified percentage of] the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Inc. for its general purposes."