A Message From the President

For the second year in a row, WFYI Public Television has received the Station of Excellence Emmy Award for quality and breadth of the station’s operations. We are delighted with this honor, which was presented at the 45th Annual Emmy Awards of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences – Lower Great Lakes Chapter, in Cleveland, Ohio early last month. Because of your ongoing support, WFYI is able to create and present award-winning programming to all of central Indiana!

Even as we slip deeper into summer, WFYI has not taken a vacation from informative and engaging programs. Learn about the differences and similarities among generations of people in WFYI’s new three-part series America’s Generations with Chuck Underwood. It’s a fascinating look at how different generations of people think and behave. What you learn just may help you understand your family or coworkers better.

Also this month, you are invited to attend the premiere of two of WFYI’s newest productions. On Tuesday, July 29, join us at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the premiere of Bobby “Slick” Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier, a film that looks at the life and career of Indiana’s basketball icon. Then on Thursday, July 30, meet us at the IMAX theatre to watch the premiere of The Fringe Factor: Ten Years Onstage with IndyFringe, a documentary celebrating a luminary of the Indy arts scene. Both programs broadcast on WFYI 1 next month, but you can be among the first to see them at these premieres.

On 90.1 WFYI this month, we offer a new program, in partnership with our friends at NUVO, by local DJ Kyle Long. A Cultural Manifesto explores the spectrum of global music, and just may have you up and dancing. And our news team is hard at work bringing you the stories and sounds of summer with entertaining features, and the best in local news. Don’t forget to check out wfyi.org for the latest in news and to hear podcasts of stories and programs you may have missed.

Also, a big THANK YOU to all who attended our signature family festival last month. PNC Presents PBS KIDS in the Park is one of my favorite summer events, and it is one of the ways we say “thank you” to our community for your ongoing support of the best in Children’s Programming and a commitment to keep WFYI Public Media vital, strong and growing. A special thank you also to our friends at PNC and all our many sponsors, as well as hundreds of volunteers and staff who helped us bring this entertaining and educational festival to Indy.

As always, a big THANK YOU to YOU for your investment in WFYI, and for the many ways you support our work in the community.

Lloyd Wright
WFYI President and CEO