Julia Meek

Host, Folktales & Meet the Music

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for over thirty years. She is currently co-producer and host of Folktales, co-coordinator and host of Meet the Music.

Courtesy/Manchester University

Manchester University has been celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's novel, Frankenstein, this semester, including participation in a state-wide read, a discussion of the story's ongoing significance, and coming up in November, a showing of Kenneth Branagh's 1994 film, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

Andy Laverghetta

Stan Whippo has hosted the live, four-hour classical music show Matinee every weekday on our sister station, Classical 94.1 WBNI, for more than twenty years.

And being in his early nineties, Stan has decided that now feels like the right time to retire.


Eighty years ago, Orson Welles shocked the nation with a Halloween spoof, announcing an alien invasion over the radio airwaves, and beginning tomorrow, the University of Saint Francis is bringing that story back to the limelight with its stage production of "War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast."


Valparaiso, Indiana's Troy Webdell, a noted conductor and educator, is the new director of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's revitalized Youth Orchestras.

Courtesy/The Ruin

When Fort Wayne resident, Cassie Ledbetter decided to change careers, she traded her Archaeology tools in for a defunct Main Street bar in need of TLC, hired Left Lane Cruiser's Pete Dio as music booking manager and, well...dug in.