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An informed, inspired and inclusive Indiana.
WFYI is committed to representing the rich diversity of our community and amplifying stories that represent the experiences of all. Read more about WFYI's commitment here.
Greg Petrowich, President & CEO
Erin Earnest, Chief Content Officer
Connie Fraley Campbell, Chief Financial Officer
David Slade, Chief Development and Marketing Officer
Gail Thomas Strong, Vice President of Community Engagement
To contact any member of station management please call (317) 636-2020 or use our Contact Us form.
WFYI BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair: Raquel Richardson, Centric Consulting
Vice Chair: Neelay Bhatt, Next Practice Partners LLC
Immediate Past Chair: Brenda Horn, Civic Leader
Treasurer: Sue Back, Civic Leader
Secretary: Howard Schrott, Schrott Consulting
President: Greg Petrowich, WFYI Public Media
Additional Executive Committee Members
- Ted Boehm, Hoover Hull Turner LLP
- Terry Magid, Cummins
- Tanya Stuart Overdorf, Attorney
- Tiffani Taylor, Community Health Network
- Bob Elzer, Civic Leader (Ex-officio)
- Katie Culp, Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM)
- Whitney Ertel, Civic Leader
- Rosie Foulke, Champlin Architecture
- Irena Goloschokin, Copper Mountain Technologies
- Beth Haney, Elanco
- Kathy Johnson, IUPUI
- Rebecca Kubacki, Civic Leader
- Tim Maginn, Civic Leader
- Alex Mereish, PNC Bank
- Fred Nation, Civic Leader, Terre Haute
- Judy Okenfuss, Civic Leader
- Jon Owens, Cushman Wakefield
- DeShong Perry-Smitherman, Eli Lilly and Company
- LaTona Prentice, Civic Leader
- Stefani Quarles, Microsoft
- Anne Sellers, AE Sellers Consulting, LLC
- Karin Veatch, UBS
- Aaron Williams, Google
- James Yang, OneAmerica
Distinguished Directors Emeritus
- Alan B. Cloe, Civic Leader
- James Carr, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge
- Diana Davis, Civic Leader
- David Sease, Sease Gerig & Associates
- Norm Tabler, Faegre Drinker Bittle Reath LLP
WFYI FOUNDATION BOARD
Chair: Robert Elzer, Drinker Bittle Reath LLP, Retired
Vice Chair: Susanne McAlister, Civic Leader
Immediate Past Chair: George Plews, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
Treasurer: Dan Appel, Gregory & Appel Insurance
Secretary: Brian Welch, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum LLP
President: Greg Petrowich, President
Foundation Board Members
- Barbara Branic, Civic Leader
- Eric Gillispie, Civic Leader
- Mary Greist, Dermatologist
- John Guy, Wealth Planning & Management
- Michael Heaton, Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM)
- Marnie Maxwell, Maxwell Planning
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING SCHEDULE
Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media Inc. (MIPM) is the governing body of WFYI. The Board of Directors consists of a diverse group of community leaders who provide guidance and work to promote a better understanding of the mission of WFYI.
All meetings are open to the public and held at WFYI headquarters located at 1630 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 and/or via videoconference. The schedule below is subject to change. Please contact us to confirm meeting times and dates or to get more information.
The MIPM Board will meet in 2023 on the following dates from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
- January 25, 2023
- March 15, 2023
- June 21, 2023
- September 20, 2023
- November 15, 2023 (Annual Meeting) *
The MIPM Executive Committee will meet on the following dates from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
- February 15, 2023
- April 19, 2023
- May 17, 2023
- August 16, 2023
- October 18, 2023
- December 13, 2023
BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE
All meetings are open to the public and held at WFYI headquarters located at 1630 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202 and/or via videoconference.The schedule below is subject to change. Please contact us to confirm meeting times and dates or to get more information.
Audit Committee meeting dates will be published once confirmed.
Finance Committee meeting dates will be published once confirmed.
Human Resource/Compensation Committee meeting dates will be published once confirmed.
Facilities Committee meeting dates will be published once confirmed.
Community Impact Committee meeting dates will be published once confirmed.
Governance & Nominating Committee meeting dates will be published once confirmed.
Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Committee meeting dates will be published once confirmed.
WFYI COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD
Chair: Kevin Armstrong, IU Health
- Fernanda Beraldi, Cummins
- Rod Brown, Ivy Tech Community College
- Julie Goodman, Arts Council of Indianapolis
- Gurinder Hohl, Immigrant Welcome Center
- Brenda Horn, Civic Leader
- Khaula Murtadha, IUPUI
- Stefani Quarles, Microsoft (ex-officio)
- Raquel Richardson, Centric Consulting (ex-officio)
- Joy Rogers, IU School of Medicine
- Wanda Thruston, IU School of Nursing IUPUI
Community Advisory Board meeting dates will be published once confirmed.
HISTORY OF WFYI
Going Beyond Programming
Known for quality programming throughout Central Indiana, WFYI Public Media provides more than just the standard radio and television services. WFYI has been involved as a community leader and partner in education, health, public affairs, and the arts since 1970. We serve as a public forum where people are encouraged to discuss and debate issues important to the local community. Our award-winning documentaries and public affairs programs have addressed many relevant topics including financial literacy, healthcare, workforce development and environmental affairs. This broadcast schedule combines with local community outreach programs to focus on developing successful solutions to local issues.
Four Decades of Service to Central Indiana
More than 50 years ago WFYI Public Media was formed after many local residents in Central Indiana voiced the need to create the state’s first educational television system. A local community leader, Ardath Y. Burkhart, passionately led a small grass-roots campaign to create a local educational television station. This group became affectionately known as "Ardath's Army" and quickly gained community support by traveling door-to-door across Indianapolis and its six surrounding counties. The volunteers pushed the station into existence in just a few short weeks by raising enough money to cover a full year of operating expenses.
The station first signed on the air with a no-frills staff of nine employees, three black-and-white television cameras, and a signal that reached just beyond downtown Indianapolis. WFYI was the city's first UHF television signal and the only channel to provide commercial-free programming a novel idea, even more than 40 years ago.
A New Era in Public Service Media
More than 80 professionals work hard at WFYI Public Media to make it Indiana’s chief PBS and NPR member station and one of Central Indiana’s leading not-for-profits. The WFYI headquarters is a state-of-the-art facility conveniently situated at 1630 N. Meridian St. in Indianapolis. The WFYI location is one of Indianapolis' premier media hubs and centers for civic engagement.
WFYI Public Television's strong broadcast signal covers a 58-mile radius over the most heavily-populated urban and rural areas of Indiana. Over 80 cable companies extend WFYI's educational television programming to residents in West Central and East Central Indiana, bringing WFYI Public Television's service area to nearly two million households. WFYI is also honored to serve as the flagship PBS and NPR member station for Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations Inc. (IPBS). Approximately 450,000 households throughout Central Indiana continue to tune in to WFYI Public Television at least once a week, and 110,000 Hoosiers listen to FM 90.1 HD1 on the radio each week.
As WFYI Public Media looks towards the future, it will continue to focus on expanding its local production capacity; enhancing its community services to both mainstream and underserved audiences; and building on its proven track record of delivering first-rate local, national and international news coverage.
Digital Television Broadcasting
WFYI Public Television inaugurated its first digital broadcast in 2003. And Digital TV (DTV) technology, has enabled viewers across Indiana to have their choice of three separate WFYI channels! Today, WFYI has created three distinct public television services to provide for a variety of needs.
WFYI 1 (20.1) is the station's main channel offering the traditional PBS fare that Central Indiana families have come to enjoy for more than four decades.
WFYI 2 (20.2) carries WFYI's PBS KIDS around the clock, 24 hours a day. Voted the #1 educational media outlet in the country, PBS KIDS has research-based, award-winning programs proven to give children a boost in development and improve their chance of success in school. WFYI's PBS KIDS offers 21 different programs each day. The line-up can be viewed on our schedule page.
WFYI 3 (20.3) offers how-to programming during the day and national and locally-produced shows during primetime.
A New Radio Experience
With the advent of digital radio broadcasting, WFYI Public Radio features two distinct digital services:
WFYI 90.1 FM HD1 Home to WFYI Public Radio's traditional NPR and BBC program fare, along with 90.1 FM's award-winning local news and public affairs shows.
WFYI 90.1 FM HD2 (also known as "The Point") This alternative service features the same thought-provoking programming that local public radio fans have grown accustomed, but with a trendier and more engaging media format that's not just available through HD radio technology, but also available live-streamed online through WFYI's website.
MAIN STUDIO ADDRESS: WFYI PUBLIC TV & 90.1 WFYI PUBLIC RADIO
1630 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 636-2020
WFYI CLOSED CAPTIONING QUALITY CERTIFICATION
All programming provided by WFYI complies with the closed captioning requirements established by the Federal Communications Commission as embodied in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1, including regulations concerning closed captioning quality. Programming provided by WFYI complies with these regulations by either: (i) satisfying the caption quality standards set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(j)(2); (ii) adopting and following the “Video Programmer Best Practices” set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(k)(1); or (iii) being subject to one or more of the captioning exemptions set forth in 47 C.F.R. § 79.1(d), including programming for which the audio is in a language other than English or Spanish and that is not scripted programming that can be captioned using the “electronic news room” technique; interstitial material, promotional announcements, and public service announcements that are 10 minutes or less in duration; and/or programming that consists primarily of non-vocal music.
CONTACT WFYI ABOUT CLOSED CAPTIONING
Questions or comments having to do with closed captions should be directed to email@example.com or (317) 715-2090.