A Message From the President

I am proud to report that for the third year in a row, WFYI Public Media has been named Station of Excellence with an Emmy Award from the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences! WFYI is the only station in the region to have achieved this honor in consecutive years.

It is an entire team effort to create an award-winning station, from our talented staff to our dedicated board of directors and financial supporters such as you.  Thank you for all that you do to help WFYI positively impact central Indiana!

One more immediate way you can help us, is to take a few minutes this month to share your thoughts in the enclosed readership survey. Your opinions and insights are so valuable, and will help us create a magazine that is the most useful to you. We’ve tried to keep the survey brief so you can complete it quickly. Please go online to http://www.wfyi.org/MagazineSurvey and take the survey there. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us.

In this combined issue of the WFYI Member’s Magazine, we bring you highlights on some fabulous new programs coming up in August and September, Big Blue Live, a live television production, starting August 31, that will explore the thriving ecosystem of California’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary; Indian Summer, a new drama from Masterpiece coming in September; and three new programs from WFYI.

Our production team put in hundreds of hours to cover every angle of some important local arts events earlier in the year, and their efforts have resulted in beautifully filmed programs that premiere in September, taking us inside the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Butler ArtsFest and the American Pianist Association Jazz Finals.

This month we officially launch our new health reporting partnership with KBIA in Columbia, Missouri, and WXXI in Rochester, New York -- Side Effects Public Media. This news team has already created some impressive work. Along with the reporting of WFYI’s other skilled journalists, WFYI is fast-becoming a go-to source for local and national news.

We hope you will enjoy all that WFYI Public Media has to offer you in the months ahead – television,  radio, online, social media and in-person experiences.  Thanks to our multi-platform delivery of programs and services, we are delighted to be an active part of the central Indiana community. Thank you again for all your generous support. I hope you have a good rest of the summer!

Lloyd Wright
WFYI President and CEO