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/IPB News

Although meteorologists are forecasting sunny skies for much of Indiana over the next several days, you may be wondering why things look a bit… hazy.

Liam James Doyle / NPR

Lawmakers honor Rep. John Lewis before he lies in state at the U.S. Capitol. Lewis, a civil rights icon, served in Congress for more than three decades.

We are experiencing technical difficulties with our satellite, possibly due to a bee or wasps' nest in the horn of the equipment.  The issue is being investigated. Thank you so much for your patience! 

The I In Immigrant: Ahmed Abdelmageed

Jul 1, 2020

This week WBOI is launching a new podcast called The I In Immigrant. Hosted and created by Ahmed Abdelmageed, the podcast features interviews with residents about their experiences living as an immigrant in Northeast Indiana. 

In the first episode of the series, Ahmed spoke with WBOI’s Katy Anderson about his own experiences as an immigrant, grappling with identity, and why these kinds of conversations are needed.     

Click here to learn more about The I In Immigrant.  


Fort Wayne’s tumultuous protests downtown lead to clashes with police, teargas, broken windows and injuries.


On Friday evening, a small crowd began to gather on the Courthouse Green in downtown Fort Wayne. Many members of the crowd held signs, raised their fists over their head or chanted as cars passed by, heading down South Clinton Street.

Rebecca Green / WBOI News

WBOI is featuring voices of people who attended the protests this past weekend in downtown Fort Wayne.  

 Saturday’s protests in downtown Fort Wayne started on a peaceful note.  Various demonstrators spoke earlier in the afternoon, some representing their faith communities.  WBOI’s Katy Anderson spoke with Sister Elizabeth Oppel of the Church of God in Warsaw about why her congregation was participating in the protests.  

KATY ANDERSON: What made you want to come out here today?

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