WFYI Public Media inspires the best in our community by sharing stories and connecting people.
Barry Bentley, Vice President of Finance and CFO
Steve Jensen, Vice President of Engineering
Richard Miles, Vice President of Interactive Media and Content Strategy
Patricia Poehler, Vice President of Organizational Relations
Gail Thomas Strong, Vice President of Community Engagement
Clayton Taylor, Vice President of Television Production
WFYI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair: Yvonne H. Shaheen - Retired CEO, Long Electric
Immediate Past Chair: Julie A. Davis - Director of Business Development, Worth New York
Vice Chair: Eric L. Gillispie - Controller, Mays Chemical Company
Treasurer: Michael N. Heaton - Partner, Katz, Sapper & Miller
Secretary: Amy Conrad Warner - IUPUI Vice Chancelor & IU Assistant Vice President, External Affairs, IUPUI
Additional Executive Committee Members
Theodore R. Boehm - Mediator/Arbitrator, Van Winkle Baten
Gareth W. Kuhl - Partner, Kuhl & Grant, LLP
H. Allen Wright, Jr., Vice President, Sr. Relationship Manager, PNC Wealth Management
Margaret Maxwell, Ex-Officio
Dan C. Appel - President, Gregory & Appel
David H. Arland - President, Arland Communications, Inc.
Sue Back - Managing Partner, RJ Pile
Chris Campbell - Senior Vice President, Marketing/Communications, CNO Financial Group, Inc.
Mary Beth Claus - General Counsel, IU Health
Dina Cox - Partner, Lewis Wagner, LLP
Jim Crampton - Vice President, Corporate Tax OneAmerica Companies
Andrea Derrer - Director of Engineering Program Management, Citizens Energy Group
Tony Felts - Director of Public Relations, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Frederick H. Garver - Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP
Gregory W. Goelzer - CEO, Goelzer Investment Management
David Heger - Sr. Counsel, AES US Services, LLP
Brenda Horn - Partner, Ice Miller LLP
Michele Janin - Civic Leader
Mary Lisher - Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP
Mandy Moore - Principal Officer, Virtual Marketing Strategies
C.J. O'Donnell - Chief Marketing Officer, IMS Business Affairs
Tanya Stuart Overdorf - President, Tanya S. Overdorf, P.C.
Jon Owens - Managing Director, DTZ
Becca Polak - Executive Vice President, General Counsel, KAR Auction Services, Inc.
Kathi Postlethwait - Civic Leader
LaTona Prentice - Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Citizens Energy Group
Raquel Richardson - Chief Marketing Officer, Apparatus
Daniel Schluge - Vice President Finance, Franklin College
David G. Sease - Vice Chairman, Sease, Gerig & Associates
Distinguished Directors Emeritus
Michael P. Alerding - Senior Partner, Alerding & Co., LLC, Past Chair of MIPB Board
Diana W. Davis - Civic Leader, Past Chair of MIPB Board
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING SCHEULE
Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting Inc. (MIPB) is the governing body of WFYI. The Board of Directors consists of a diverse group of community leaders who provide guidance and work to promote a better understanding of the mission of WFYI.
All meetings are open to the public and held at WFYI, unless otherwise noted. The schedule below is subject to change. Please contact us to confirm meeting times and dates or to get more information.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE
The schedule below is subject to change. Please contact us to confirm meeting times and dates or to get more information.
HISTORY OF WFYI
Going Beyond Programming
Known for quality programming throughout Central Indiana, WFYI Public Media provides more than just the standard radio and television services. WFYI has been involved as a community leader and partner in education, health, public affairs, and the arts since 1970. We serve as a public forum where people are encouraged to discuss and debate issues important to the local community. Our award-winning documentaries and public affairs programs have addressed many relevant topics ‒ including financial literacy, healthcare, workforce development and environmental affairs. This broadcast schedule combines with local community outreach programs to focus on developing successful solutions to local issues.
Four Decades of Service to Central Indiana
More than 40 years ago WFYI Public Media was formed after many local residents in Central Indiana voiced the need to create the state’s first educational television system. A local community leader, Ardath Y. Burkhart, passionately led a small grass-roots campaign to create a local educational television station. This group became affectionately known as "Ardath's Army" and quickly gained community support by traveling door-to-door across Indianapolis and its six surrounding counties. The volunteers pushed the station into existence in just a few short weeks by raising enough money to cover a full year of operating expenses.
The station first signed on the air with a no-frills staff of nine employees, three black-and-white television cameras, and a signal that reached just beyond downtown Indianapolis. WFYI was the city's first UHF television signal and the only channel to provide commercial-free programming ‒ a novel idea, even more than 40 years ago.
A New Era in Public Service Media
More than 80 professionals work hard at WFYI Public Media to make it Indiana’s chief PBS and NPR member station and one of Central Indiana’s leading not-for-profits. The WFYI headquarters is a state-of-the-art facility conveniently situated at 1630 N. Meridian St. in Indianapolis. The WFYI location is one of Indianapolis' premier media hubs and centers for civic engagement.
WFYI Public Television's strong broadcast signal covers a 58-mile radius over the most heavily-populated urban and rural areas of Indiana. Over 80 cable companies extend WFYI's educational television programming to residents in West Central and East Central Indiana, bringing WFYI Public Television's service area to nearly two million households. WFYI is also honored to serve as the flagship PBS and NPR member station for Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations Inc. (IPBS). Approximately 450,000 households throughout Central Indiana continue to tune in to WFYI Public Television at least once a week, and 110,000 Hoosiers listen to FM 90.1 HD1 on the radio each week.
As WFYI Public Media looks towards the future, it will continue to focus on expanding its local production capacity; enhancing its community services to both mainstream and underserved audiences; and building on its proven track record of delivering first-rate local, national and international news coverage.
Digital Television Broadcasting
WFYI Public Television inaugurated its first digital broadcast in 2003. And Digital TV (DTV) technology, has enabled viewers across Indiana to have their choice of three separate WFYI channels! Today, WFYI has created three distinct public television services to provide for a variety of needs.
WFYI 1 (20.1) is the station's main channel ‒ offering the traditional PBS fare that Central Indiana families have come to enjoy for more than four decades.
WFYI 2 (20.2) carries V-me ‒ a Spanish language service that features smart, engaging and empowering entertainment for both Central Indiana's Hispanic and Latino families and those who wish to broaden their knowledge of the Spanish language and the Hispanic/Latino culture.
WFYI 3 (20.3) offers how-to programming during the day and national and locally-produced shows during primetime. During the overnight hours, viewers will find The Classic Arts Showcase ‒ a documentary-style program that endeavors to bring culture and education together.
A New Radio Experience
With the advent of digital radio broadcasting, WFYI Public Radio features two distinct digital services:
WFYI 90.1 FM HD1 ‒ Home to WFYI Public Radio's traditional NPR and BBC program fare, along with 90.1 FM's award-winning local news and public affairs shows.
WFYI 90.1 FM HD2 (also known as "The Point") ‒ This alternative service features the same thought-provoking programming that local public radio fans have grown accustomed, but with a trendier and more engaging media format that's not just available through HD radio technology, but also available live-streamed online through WFYI's website.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WFYI
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM
WFYI PUBLIC FILES
Main studio address for WFYI Public Television and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio
1630 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 636-2020
WFYI CLOSED CAPTIONING QUALITY CERTIFICATION
All programming provided by WFYI complies with the closed captioning requirements established by the Federal Communications Commission as embodied in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1, including regulations concerning closed captioning quality. Programming provided by WFYI complies with these regulations by either: (i) satisfying the caption quality standards set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(j)(2); (ii) adopting and following the “Video Programmer Best Practices” set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(k)(1); or (iii) being subject to one or more of the captioning exemptions set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(d), including programming for which the audio is in a language other than English or Spanish and that is not scripted programming that can be captioned using the “electronic news room” technique; interstitial material, promotional announcements, and public service announcements that are 10 minutes or less in duration; and/or programming that consists primarily of non-vocal music.
Contact WFYI About Closed Captioning
Questions or comments having to do with closed captions should be directed to email@example.com or (317) 715-2090.