Ben Clemmer

Ben Clemmer is a Fort Wayne native and host & producer for 89.1 WBOI. He is the local host of All Things Considered and hosts and produces 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 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, WBOI Artcentric, and Act of Listening. Ben is regularly on the lookout for podcast creators to partner with WBOI. In 2020, WBOI began partnerships with Women Are: Fort Wayne and Heart of the Hustle.

Before taking on his role as a host and producer, Ben 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. 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

Barbara Belli de Oliveira

For our show this week, we are listening to a presentation from Brittiane Jones, Monique Moss, and Paul Porter. They spoke on the topic of Insecure at CreativeMornings on June 26.

Faith Van Gilder

The full title of this week’s episode of WBOI Presents is “An Uncomfortable Conversation with Sharon Tucker and Friends.”


Face coverings are one of the most effective ways to contain the spread of COVID-19. 

Indiana Center for Middle East Peace

For our show this week, we are hearing from Reverend Graylan Hagler, Pastor at Washington DC’s Plymouth Congregational Church. 

Heart of the Hustle

Jun 9, 2020
Aaron Robles

WBOI is partnering with Founders Spark to bring you Heart of the Hustle.

Barbara Belli de Oliveira

For our show this week, we are listening to a presentation from Zach Benedict. He spoke on the topic of Purpose at CreativeMornings’ via Zoom on May 22.


Indiana’s primary election was pushed back to June 2 because of the coronavirus pandemic. This week, we’ll be diving deeper into the process of how candidates are nominated for office.

WBOI Presents: April News Roundup 2020

May 9, 2020
Joel Chidls, Justin Hicks, Julia Meek

This week on WBOI Presents, we are listening back to stories from this past month for our April News Roundup.


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. This is Kruse’s third time speaking with WBOI’s Ben Clemmer, after previous conversations about Appleseed Con and Stan Lee. How did Steve Ditko’s art and writing shape comic books? How have dramatic stories featuring superheroes shown changes within our own society? That’s all on this episode of WBOI Presents: In Session.