WFYI Public Media inspires the best in our community by sharing stories and connecting people.
Lloyd Wright, President and CEO
Connie Fraley Campbell, Chief Financial Officer
Jenny Pfeil, Chief Development Officer
Matt Shafer Powell, Chief Content Officer
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
To contact any member of station management please call (317) 636-2020 or use our Contact Us form.
WFYI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair: Eric Gillispie, Mays Chemical Company
Vice Chair: Michael N. Heaton, Katz, Sapper & Miller
Treasurer: Daniel Schluge, Franklin College
Secretary: Brenda Horn, Ice Miller - retired
President: Lloyd Wright, WFYI
Additional Executive Committee Members
Ted Boehm, Hoover Hull Turner LLP
Amy Conrad Warner, IUPUI
H. Allen Wright, Jr., CliftonLarsenAllen Wealth Advisors
Margaret Maxwell, Ex-Officio
David Arland, Arland Communications, Inc.
Sue Back, Retired, RJ Pile LLC
Mary Beth Claus, IU Health
Dina Cox, Lewis Wagner LLP
Andrea Derrer, Civic Leader
Ronald Fisher, Schmidt Associates
Dr. Tim Garnett, Eli Lilly and Company
Frederick (Chip) H. Garver, Faegre Baker Daniels
Gregory W. Goelzer, Goelzer Investment
David Heger, AES US Services, LLC (IPL)
Brenda Horn, Ice Miller
Michele Janin, Civic Leader
Uzma Kazmi, PNC
Mandy Moore, Virtual Marketing Strategies
C.J. O’Donnell, Hulman Motorsports
Tanya Stuart Overdorf, Attorney
Jon Owens, Cushman & Wakefield
Eddie Pillow, Pillow Logistics
Becca Polak, KAR Auction Services, Inc.
Kathi Postlethwait, Civic Leader
LaTona Prentice, Citizens Energy Group
Raquel Richardson, Netfor
Distinguished Directors Emeritus
Michael P. Alerding, Alerding & Co., LLC
Alan B. Cloe, Civic Leader
Diana W. Davis, Civic Leader
Norm Tabler, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
WFYI COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD
Kevin Armstrong, IU Health
Andrea Derrer, Community Volunteer
Dr. Tim Garnett, Eli Lilly and Company
Terry Magid, Cummins, Inc.
Gary Stoppelman, Indiana Museum of Art
Michael Twyman, OpportunIndy
Betty Wilson, Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis
Niki Woodson, MSD Washington Township
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING SCHEDULE
Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media Inc. (MIPM) 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 (1630 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202) unless otherwise noted. The schedule below is subject to change. Please contact us to confirm meeting times and dates or to get more information.
The MIPB Board will meet on the following Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
- January 19 (meeting from 11 am - 2 pm)
- March 16 (meeting from 11 am - 2 pm)
- June 15
- September 21
- November 16 (Annual Meeting)
The MIPB Executive Committee will meet on the following Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
- February 15
- April 19
- May 24
- August 16
- October 18
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.
The committee will meet at WFYI, 1630 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis on the following dates from 8:30 am - 10:30 am.
- January 17
- April 17
- July 18
- August 10
- September 14
- October 17
Human Resource/Compensation Committee
The Committee will meet at WFYI, 1630 N. Meridian, Indianapolis on the following dates at 8:30 a.m., unless otherwise specified.
- February 13
- April 10
- July 17
- October 9
- December 4
The committee will meet at WFYI, 1630 N. Meridian on the following dates at 8:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted.
- February 16
- May 18
- August 24
- November 9
Community Engagement Committee
The committee will meet at WFYI on the following dates from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted.
- Dates to be confirmed
Governance & Nominating Committee
The committee will meet at WFYI on the following dates from 8:30 to 10 a.m., unless otherwise noted.
- February 9
- April 26
- June 14
- September 6
- October 25
Community Advisory Council
The Community Advisory Council will meet on the following dates at WFYI from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm.
- February 27
- May 24
- August 23
- November 15
Marketing & Promotions Committee
The Committee will meet on the following dates at WFYI from 8:30 am - 10:00 am.
- March 7
- June 13
- September 12
- December 12
Special Events Committee
The committee will meet on the following dates at WFYI from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
- March 2
- March 23 (at 5:30 PM)
- April 20
- June 22
- August 17
- September 22
WFYI Foundation Board
The Foundation Board will meet at WFYI, 1630 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis on the following Tuesdays from 8 to 9:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted.
- February 7
- May 2
- August 1
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 WFYI's PBS KIDS around the clock, 24 hours a day. Voted the #1 educational media outlet in the country, PBS KIDS has research-based, award-winning programs proven to give children a boost in development and improve their chance of success in school. WFYI's PBS KIDS offers 21 different programs each day. The line-up can be viewed on our schedule page.
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
- 2015 CPB Annual Financial Report Radio
- 2015 CPB Annual Financial Report Television
FY 2014 - 2015 Independent Auditor's Report and Financial Statement
WFYI PUBLIC FILES
MAIN STUDIO ADDRESS: WFYI PUBLIC TV & 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 715-2090.