A Message From the President

Spring is on the way, and we at WFYI are experiencing renewed energy and commitment to provide you, our viewers and listeners, with quality programming that provokes, entertains, informs and inspires.

As part of our Spring Television Membership Drive this month, WFYI will air many new television programs that feature stirring music and dance, as well as informative specials that offer practical tips to help us live more healthful, vibrant lives.

Also this month, from renowned producer Ken Burns, WFYI presents The Story of Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. The documentary is a comprehensive look at cancer as one of the most significant human challenges of our times. In addition, WFYI is partnering with Sound Medicine Radio Hour to continue the cancer conversation locally through three events this month that are open to the public. We hope you will join us and help spread the word about these important gatherings.

We debut the first in a series of features that will highlight what many members of our central Indiana community are doing to champion the academic success of our children. George Plews, a WFYI Foundation board member and co-chair of our Amplify the Voices of our Community Capital Campaign, is our first American Graduate Champion. If you know someone who is going the extra mile to help our community’s kids succeed, send us your American Graduate Champion ideas at amgrad.wfyi.org.

And speaking of your ideas, our Radio News Team would like to hear from you through our partnership with the Public Insight Network (PIN). Joining the network is another way for you to support the journalistic efforts of public media. If you have comments about what being a Hoosier means to you, or examples of above-and-beyond kindness, share them with our reporters.

Thank you for the many ways you help to keep public media vibrant in central Indiana. Your support undergirds all that we do, and we hope that you are as proud to call yourself a WFYI Member as we are in serving you.

Happy Spring!

Lloyd Wright
WFYI President and CEO