WFYI Public Media inspires the best in our community by sharing stories and connecting people.


Lloyd Wright, President and CEO

Barry Bentley, Vice President of Finance and CFO

Steve Jensen, Vice President of Engineering

Richard Miles, Vice President of Interactive Media and Content Strategy

Jenny Pfeil, Vice President of Development

Patricia Poehler, Vice President of Organizational Relations

Gail Thomas Strong, Vice President of Community Engagement

Clayton Taylor, Vice President of Television Production


Chair: Eric Gillispie, Mays Chemical Company

Immediate Past Chair: Yvonne Shaheen, Civic Leader

Vice Chair: Michael N. Heaton, Katz, Sapper & Miller

Treasurer: Daniel Schluge, Franklin College

Secretary: Amy Conrad Warner, IUPUI

Additional Executive Committee Members
Ted Boehm, Hoover Hull Turner LLP
Gareth W. Kuhl, Kuhl & Grant LLP
H. Allen Wright, Jr., PNC
Margaret Maxwell, Ex-Officio

Board Members
David Arland, Arland Communications, Inc.
Sue Back, Retired, RJ Pile LLC
Chris Campbell, CNO Financial
Mary Beth Claus, IU Health
Dina Cox, Lewis Wagner LLP
Jim Crampton, OneAmerica
Andrea Derrer, Civic Leader
Tony Felts, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
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
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

Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

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.

The MIPB Board will meet on the following Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • January 21
  • March 24
  • May 19
  • September 15
  • November 17 (Annual Meeting)

Executive Committee
The MIPB Executive Committee will meet on the following Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • February 16
  • April 19
  • June 21
  • August 16
  • October 18
  • December 13

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.

Finance Committee
Held Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. rotating between on-site (WFYI) and teleconference meetings. 

  • January 14

Human Resource/Compensation Committee
The Committee will meet on the following Friday mornings at 8 a.m., unless otherwise specified.

  • Dates to be confirmed

Interactive Media Committee
The committee will meet at 11:30 a.m. on the following dates, unless otherwise noted.

  • Dates to be confirmed

Facilities Committee 
The committee will meet on the following dates at 3:30 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • Dates to be confirmed

Community Engagement Committee
The committee will meet on the following dates from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • Dates to be confirmed

Government Relations Committee

  • Dates to be confirmed

Governance & Nominating Committee
The committee will meet on the following dates from 8:30 to 10 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • Dates to be confirmed

Community Advisory Council

  • Dates to be confirmed

Marketing & Promotions Committee

  • Dates to be confirmed

WFYI Foundation Board
The Foundation Board will meet on the following Tuesdays from 8 to 9:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • February 2
  • May 3
  • August 2
  • November 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 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

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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
Email: viewerswfyi@wfyi.org


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 captions@wfyi.org or (317) 715-2090.