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 nine years. She's also helped produce award-winning, community-oriented news programming on WBOI.

The I In Immigrant: Max Montesino

Jan 15, 2021

89.1 WBOI’s new podcast, The I In Immigrant, is hosted and created by Ahmed Abdelmageed. The podcast features interviews with residents about their experiences living as an immigrant in Northeast Indiana. 

The I In Immigrant: Oleg Kovalov

Jan 13, 2021

89.1 WBOI’s new podcast, The I In Immigrant, is hosted and created by Ahmed Abdelmageed. The podcast features interviews with residents about their experiences living as an immigrant in Northeast Indiana. 

Andrew Downs / Purdue University Fort Wayne

 

A dangerous and surreal scene unfolded at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday afternoon as pro-Trump extremists breached the complex, resulting in the death of one of the extremists, a lockdown, and hours of chaos and violence.

To get perspective on this unprecedented event, WBOI's Katy Anderson reached out to Andy Downs, director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, to get his initial reactions to the situation, and how this could be a turning point in American politics. 

 

The I In Immigrant: Irene Paxia

Jan 6, 2021

89.1 WBOI’s new podcast, The I In Immigrant, is hosted and created by Ahmed Abdelmageed. The podcast features interviews with residents about their experiences living as an immigrant in Northeast Indiana. 

The I In Immigrant: Najla Jarjour

Dec 29, 2020

  89.1 WBOI’s new podcast, The I In Immigrant, is hosted and created by Ahmed Abdelmageed. The podcast features interviews with residents about their experiences living as an immigrant in Northeast Indiana. 

Richard Howard / NPR

Changes are coming to 89.1 WBOI’s weekend lineup in 2021.  Beginning Jan. 2nd, WBOI will no longer broadcast The Best of Car Talk, and will feature two new programs.  

Tom and Ray Magliozzi - affectionately known as Click and Clack - announced their retirement from Car Talk in 2012. NPR rebranded the program as The Best of Car Talk, culling segments from the Car Talk archives that spanned over thirty years. 

Rob Martinez / Rob Martinez/WBOI

In 2011, Rob Martinez was a new volunteer at WBOI, helping with production segments like "The Heritage Trail", "The Entertainment Report", and Julia Meek's "Meet The Music" (which he still works on).  He was interviewed on WBOI in May of that year by then-PD Andrew Anderson about his hobby.

"We talked about my hobby of collecting Christmas music," Martinez recalled.  "The very first Christmas song that I was able to get on the air was an Arabic version of 'Jingle Bells', followed by a great 1980s Christmas tune called "Happy Santa Claus" by Billy Rancher and The Unreal Gods."

Beginning at 2:30pm Wednesday, Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indiana State Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lindsay Weaver will host a virtual media briefing to provide updates on COVID-19 and its impact on Indiana. 

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.

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