A Message From the President

As we come to the end of another year together, we want to thank you for the many ways you invite public media into your lives. Whether you have turned to WFYI through radio, television, online or in-person, we hope you have experienced what one WFYI member describes: “WFYI keeps my mind sharp, and opens my eyes to new perspectives.”

This month, we introduce you to a trio of incredibly talented musicians connected to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra — Time for Three. You’ll want to tune in December 9, on WFYI 1, to see their lively performance of classical music rearranged in ways you may not have experienced. It has been a thrill for our WFYI production team to work with the group — Nick Kendall and Zach De Pue (violins) and Ranaan Meyer (double bass) — along with our partners at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Universal Music Classics to bring this up-and-coming trio’s engaging concert to public television.

Someone who needs very little introduction, one of the “stars” of NPR in fact, Diane Rehm of The Diane Rehm Show, was in our 90.1 studios a few weeks ago. She spent time with our radio staff talking about her appearance at Clowes Memorial Hall, and her diverse experiences in the broadcast industry. If you missed her interview on WFYI’s No Limits, you can listen to the podcasts online at wfyi.org/nolimits.

Also, while you’re online, go to wfyi.veteranscominghome.org and check out our WFYI series of compelling local veteran stories. Through our partnership with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library and Herron School of Art and Design, we have documented moving and inspiring stories of hope and courage by local veterans using art to express their experiences of war. We have shown these video stories at several events this fall, and continue to receive positive feedback about the pieces.

All month long, you’ll find enthralling performances on WFYI 1, and hear a myriad of heartfelt stories on 90.1 WFYI.

Finally, in this season of giving, we at WFYI thank YOU for all the ways you give of your time and treasure to support public media in central Indiana. Whether you found your way to WFYI through radio, television, online or through one of our in-person events, we are glad you have joined with us. Members tell us that WFYI “improves the quality of my life,” “provokes conversation with my kids,” “brings value to the everyday,” and much more. It is through your support that WFYI is able to sustain our work as we strive to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. Thank you.

Lloyd Wright
WFYI President and CEO