It's May in Indianapolis, and that means race cars, parades, barbeques, family gatherings and of course quality radio and television programming and community engagement from WFYI that helps to strengthen our community.
On television this month, Peter Sagal hosts a fascinating exploration of the United States' Constitution throughout the month. The host of NPR's Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me took a break from his radio show and traveled across the country on a Harley Davidson to talk with ordinary Americans and constitutional experts about this important document.
And, if you are a fan of Sagal's radio show on NPR, you will want to catch Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me on the big screen. The show will be beamed live into select movie theaters across the country.
While we're working to improve the community through our programs and services, we're also doing our part to improve the environment and bring a little beauty to our Meridian Street neighborhood. Last month, we installed a green roof above our television studios. It's the fourth largest green roof in the Indianapolis area and will include a mixture of prairie flowers. As you visit or pass by WFYI this summer, don't forget to look up. You may catch a glimpse of our urban prairie peeking above the edge of the facade. You can read more about the project on page 4.
And while we're on the subject of “green,” you won't want to miss your chance to hit the greens of Prairie View Golf Club in July during WFYI's Golf Scramble. More information about registering your foursome can be found online here.
WFYI recently completed its Spring Membership Drive on the radio. I would like to welcome our newest members, and say thank you to everyone who made a pledge. Your investment not only keeps quality local and national programs on the air; it makes it possible for WFYI to amplify the voices of the Central Indiana through community engagement and outreach initiatives that only public service media, like WFYI, can provide.
All of this is made possible by our viewers and listeners, like you, who have made a commitment to support public media. Thank you for helping WFYI to amplify the voice of Central Indiana through its unique programs, services and special events.
WFYI President and CEO