Ben Clemmer

Ben Clemmer joined 89.1 WBOI as a host and production assistant in 2017. After serving as an intern during his last semester at the University of Saint Francis, Ben graduated from USF with a degree in music technology and a minor in communication.

Ben is the host of All Things Considered and WBOI Presents on WBOI. He also hosts Weekend Edition on Saturday mornings. Since 2017, Ben has produced WBOI Presents. The show can be heard on Wednesdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 7am. In addition to producing local programs like news roundups, panels, lectures, and storytelling showcases, he also lends his voice to underwriting, promos, and other projects at the station. Ben has also reported on a variety of topics and has written stories on energy, conspiracy theories, student movements, protests, elections, sports, arts, and entertainment. In February of 2019, Ben created and produced a new series called WBOI Presents: In Session. The program showcases local educators speaking about topics within their expertise, and can be found on multiple podcast platforms. Additional podcasts Ben produces include WBOI Presents, WBOI's Behind The Mic, and Act of Listening. He also serves as producer for Trap Door Stories and other local podcasts.

Before taking on his role as a host and producer, Ben served as interim host of All Things Considered and the backup host for both Morning Edition and ATC. In the past, Ben has worked as the assistant speech team coach at Bishop Dwenger High School, where he coached radio broadcasting and discussion.

Ways to Connect

Justin Sims

On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Justin Sims, Director of Video and Motion at Boyden and Youngblutt. Our conversation focused on film. Where do the worlds of film and animation overlap? What goes into producing a short film? What sets the best directors apart from their peers? WBOI Presents: In Session takes a turn for the cinematic. 

Art Herbig


On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Art Herbig, Associate Professor of Media Production at Purdue Fort Wayne. Our conversation focused on film. What does filmmaking in Fort Wayne look like? What can viewers expect at the Hobnobben Film Festival? Who produced the commercial for the opening of Promenade Park with the song and dance number? WBOI Presents: In Session takes a turn for the cinematic. 

Faith Van Gilder

For our show this week, we are listening back to a civil conversation put on by AVOW, Advancing Voices Of Women. The full title is Republican and Democratic Women: Alike or Different? 



Our August News Roundup on WBOI Presents features election analysis, a look at a new downtown attraction and conversations with reporters from around the state. 

Ann Livschiz


On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Ann Livschiz, from the Purdue Fort Wayne Department of History. Our conversation focused on history. How is US foreign policy still impacted by the Cold War era? Where do we see the impact of Russian propaganda? What happens when credibility and trust are not part of relationships between superpowers? Russian history can help us understand our own on WBOI Presents: In Session.