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Former WBNI GM Tim Singleton has passed away

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The station's first GM, Tim Singleton, and early station staff and volunteers.

WBOI joins the wider public radio community in mourning the passing of the station’s first general manager, Tim Singleton, at his home in Florida last month.

Singleton was at the station when it was under an education license for public radio stations. It was WIPU then, and was located on the campus of the former IPFW. He then helped the station transition from an education license to a community license.

Singleton departed then-WBNI in 1986, and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Along with stations in New Mexico and Alaska, Singleton spent time at WEKU in eastern Kentucky and then finally at WBAA in West Lafayette.

While at WBAA, he helped that station transition from 5,000 watts to 14,000 watts.

Long-time station volunteer and host of Friday Vibe Bruce Reidenbach remembered Singleton as being instrumental in making Northeast Indiana Public Radio what it is today.