Katy Anderson

Programming & Operations Director

Katy manages programming operations and helps direct and produce on-air talent for 89.1 WBOI and 94.1 WBNI.   She has lived in Fort Wayne for most of her life and is a graduate of IPFW where she studied political science and journalism.  Though her interests and background in non-profits and public policy were what initially brought her to NIPR, she quickly found herself drawn to public radio programming and audience research.  Anderson is a strong believer in centering programming on listeners, and oversaw the station’s major programming changes over the past eight years. She's also helped produce award-winning, community-oriented news programming on WBOI.

Katy Anderson / WBOI

Schools across Indiana will be closed for the next several weeks to help curb the spread of coronavirus. 

WBOI put out a call on social media asking area students to serve as Youth Correspondents to get their perspective on the global pandemic, and how it's affecting their lives.  

For their first assignment, we asked correspondents to record their personal reactions to their schools being shut down for the next several weeks… and to also get their parents’ take on the situation. 

Kathleen Simunek: Homestead High School, Senior

Due to a delayed start of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Masterworks broadcast on March 5th, Classical 94.1 WBNI will re-broadcast the conert on Thursday, March 12th at 7pm.  

Sorry for any inconvenience, and thank you for listening! 

3:27 PM: The 94.1 WBNI FM transmitter is experiencing techincal difficulties due to a power outage in the area.  The electric company is working to restore power as soon as possible.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  You can still listen to 94.1 online or on 89.1 HD 2.   

Classical 94.1 WBNI has your soundtrack for the holidays.  Listen to the following programs as you enjoy the season.  

December 21st from 7-9pm: Paul Winter's 38th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration

Violins of Hope Fort Wayne

Classical 94.1 WBNI is proud to partner with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Jewish Federation of Fort Wayne to bring you a new original series that explores the music, composers, themes, and stories behind the Violins of Hope commemoration.  

About Violins of Hope:

The transmitter for 94.1 WBNI is currently undergoing maintenance and is currently off the air.  We hope to be operating at full power at some point today.  Sorry for the inconvenience! In the meantime, you can listen online at wbni.org, on the WBNI app, or 89.1 HD channel 2.   

89.1 WBOI is temporarily off the air this afternoon to undergo electrical maintenance on our tower. We don't anticipate the disruption to last for more than an hour and will keep you updated on progress.  You can still listen on our website's online stream and with the WBOI mobile app. Sorry for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience!   

Rebecca Green/WBOI News

May's Question Of The Month comes from listener Lyndsy Rae Porter, who wants to know what you think it means to be a good neighbor.  

Just go to your recording app in your smartphone or computer, record your name and response (please keep it brief!) and email it to news@nipr.fm. You can write your response as well.  

We'll share some of your responses in the first week of June and on our website. We look forward to hearing from you! 

04/03/2019 11:15 AM: Power to the building and transmitters has been restored. However, the sudden power outage caused significant damage to the computer that controls our online streams.  Parts are being purchased to repair the damage and we hope to have the streams restored late this afternoon. Thank you for your patience!   

In February the WBOI news team asked listeners to share their thoughts on what they think is our community's greatest asset.  The responses were wide-ranging: from the people, the cost of living, to our trail system.

You can listen to the submissions we received by clicking below.