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 bachelor's 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. Ben is regularly on the lookout for podcast creators to partner with WBOI. In 2020, WBOI began a partnership with Women Are: Fort Wayne.

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


This week on WBOI Presents, we are listening back to a presentation from Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick.

Zack Kruse


On this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session, we are joined by Zack Kruse, a PhD candidate at Michigan State University. Our conversation focused on the subject of Kruse’s research, Steve Ditko, the creator of Spider-Man and many other well known comic book characters.

WBOI Presents: February News Roundup 2020

Mar 4, 2020
IDOE, Justin Hicks/IPB, Doc West, Norwell Middle School

This week, our news team is looking back at some of the biggest stories from February.


WBOI Presents: Les Paul

Feb 28, 2020

Few people have made a greater impact on what music is today than Les Paul. The guitarist, songwriter, and inventor passed away in 2009 at the age of 94. During this show we’ll hear from Christine Olding from Trine University with a symposia presentation called Les Paul: Composing Through The Times.

Colin Madden

This week on WBOI Presents we’ll hear from WBOI’s own Julia Meek with a live Folktale of Investment, counting out the dividends that come with putting capital into the community. 

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Last week, Teresa Lubbers, Indiana’s Commissioner for Higher Education, delivered her eighth annual State of Higher Education address on February 11 and her presentation followed the theme of the Commission's strategic plan, “Reaching Higher in a State of Change.”

The City of Fort Wayne

Last week, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry gave his State of the City address at the Grand Wayne Center and the theme for the speech was “Moving Forward Together.” 


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 Let’s Talk About Impeachment.

WBOI Presents: January News Roundup 2020

Feb 6, 2020
Senate Television/AP, Women Are: Fort Wayne, Bad Hombres, Eric Allix Rogers, Flickr

Legislators’ websites and Lauren Chapman

The full title of this week’s episode is the Northwest Allen County Schools Education Forum.