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.

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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.

Indiana Public Broadcasting

Last week, Chief Justice Loretta Rush gave her State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly. The Indiana Constitution requires the chief justice to provide an annual update on the condition of the courts. Her address this year is called “Connecting, Convening, and Collaborating with our Communities.”


Indiana Public Broadcasting

Last week, Governor Eric Holcomb gave his State of the State address to a joint session of the Indiana General Assembly. Governor Holcomb focused on everything from teacher pay to adoptions and we aired his address live on January 14.