A Message From the President

Even if I couldn’t feel the dip in temperature outside, I can still tell when it’s Autumn at WFYI because the building is bustling with increased energy. Did you know that many community groups use our facility for their meetings and events? It’s one of the pleasures of being Public Media – our building is a place that welcomes the community in.

From hosting U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly and Major General Martin Umbarger of the Indiana National Guard, to the filming of representatives from 38 Indianapolis organizations for American Graduate Day, along with hosting guests for our regular programs Indiana Week in Review, Inside Indiana with Gerry Dick, No Limits and community groups holding meetings and trainings, our WFYI building is vibrant with activity.

That vibrancy continues into our programming this month as we kick off the Fall Arts Season. You’ll want to make a date of it each Friday evening at 9 p.m. PBS is America’s largest stage and WFYI brings you a full slate of world class performances by some of the best entertainers in the industry. We also bring you compelling science programs, independent documentaries, intriguing mysteries and much more.

I want to heartily welcome our new radio listeners in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley area. Through a new partnership with Indiana State University, WFYI is now broadcasting 24/7 on WISU, 89.7 FM. This partnership not only extends our reach, but will allow us to build our collaboration with ISU students in the ways that we already partner with students from Franklin and Wabash Colleges.

While you tune in to WFYI Public Radio this month, we hope you’ll consider renewing your commitment to WFYI during our Fall Membership Campaign. Once again, we have kept our on-air pledge to only one week. However, you can get a jumpstart on the campaign by making an online pledge during WFYI Smart Week, October 11-17, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a new iPhone 6.

Thank you for all that you do to support WFYI Public Media. WFYI is proud to serve central Indiana Hoosiers, bringing you our distinctive brand of high quality national and local programming, objective and balanced news, and opportunities to engage more deeply within our community. All that we do at WFYI is intended to inspire the very best in our community.

Lloyd Wright
WFYI President and CEO