A Message From the President

What difference can one family or one person make? This month, our television programming demonstrates the power of one to make lasting change.

Whether you watch Ken Burns’ new epic documentary, The Roosevelts, or our 16th annual Live United simulcast, you will see how individuals, famous and ordinary, have impacted people’s lives, and continue to do so in a multitude of ways. Later in the month on American Graduate Day, Sept. 27, you can hear the inspiring stories of organizations and individuals who make a world of difference each day to improve graduation rates for students in Indiana. It is our fervent hope that the telecast will inspire you to become an active American Graduate Champion yourself.

Thanks to dozens of people who responded to our request last month for insights and trends into your various neighborhoods, WFYI’s radio news team is at work creating stories that begin airing this month and continue throughout the fall. These stories will reflect the changing face of Indianapolis neighborhoods.

Speaking of WFYI Public Radio…thank you to the readers of NUVO newsweekly for voting 90.1 WFYI the “best local radio station in Indianapolis” for the 4th year in a row. We are proud of this honor, and of our dedicated radio team who takes to the airwaves each day to keep listeners informed and inspired.

All of what we do at WFYI, we do with you, our donors and supporters, in mind. To those who joined WFYI or renewed their membership last month during our television pledge drive, we thank you for your support. To each and every one of our members, we thank you for all that you do to keep public media alive and well in central Indiana. Because of your support, we hope to inspire the very best in our community by sharing the stories, amplifying the voices and connecting people. Thank you for trusting WFYI with this opportunity to strengthen our community.

Lloyd Wright
WFYI President and CEO