OUR MISSION


Trusted journalism, inspiring stories and lifelong learning.


OUR VISION


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. 


WFYI MANAGEMENT


Greg Petrowich, President & CEO

Connie Fraley Campbell, Chief Financial Officer

David Slade, Chief Development and Marketing Officer

Steve Jensen, Vice President of Broadcast Operations

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, PROS Consulting

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
  • Michele Janin, Civic Leader
  • Terry Magid, Cummins
  • Tanya Stuart Overdorf, Attorney
  • Tiffani Taylor, Smith Amundsen LLC
  • Bob Elzer, Civic Leader (Ex-officio)

Board Members

  • Katie Culp, Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM)
  • Whitney Ertel, Civic Leader
  • Ronald Fisher, Schmidt Associates
  • Rosie Foulke, Civic Leader
  • Eric Gillispie, Civic Leader
  • 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, Ice Miller
  • Kathi Postlethwait, Civic Leader
  • LaTona Prentice, Citizens Energy Group
  • Stefani Quarles, Microsoft
  • Anne Sellers, AE Sellers Consulting, LLC
  • Karin Veatch, UBS
  • Aaron Williams, Google
  • James Yang, OneAmerica

Distinguished Directors Emeritus

  • Michael Alerding, Alerding & Co
  • 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: Susanne Sogard, Civic Leader

President: Greg Petrowich, President

Foundation Board Members

  • Barbara Branic, Civic Leader
  • Rollie Dick, Civic Leader
  • Eric Gillispie, Civic Leader
  • Mary Greist, Dermatologist
  • John Guy, Wealth Planning & Management
  • Michael Heaton, Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM)
  • Marnie Maxwell, Maxwell Planning
  • Brian Welch, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum LLP
     

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 currently being held via videoconference unless otherwise noted. The schedule below is subject to change. Please contact us to confirm meeting times and dates or to get more information.

Board
The MIPM Board will meet in 2022 on the following dates from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • January 26, 2022
  • March 16, 2022
  • June 15, 2022
  • September 21, 2022
  • November 16, 2022 (Annual Meeting) *

At this time, all meetings will be via videoconference until further notice. If you would like to participate in a meeting, please contact mhodge@wfyi.org for more information.

Executive Committee
The MIPM Executive Committee will meet on the following dates from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • February 16, 2022
  • April 20, 2022
  • May 18, 2022
  • August 17, 2022
  • October 19, 2022
  • December 14, 2022

BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE


All meetings are open to the public. At this time all meetings are being held via videoconference,  unless otherwise noted.  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 will meet via videoconference on the following dates from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • February 21, 2022
  • May 16, 2022
  • August 15, 2022
  • November 14, 2022

Facilities Committee meeting dates will be published once confirmed.

Community Impact Committee will meet via videoconference on the following dates from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • February 24, 2022
  • May 19, 2022
  • August 25, 2022
  • November 17, 2022

Governance & Nominating Committee will meet via videoconference on the following dates from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • March 4, 2022
  • June 10, 2022
  • September 16, 2022
  • October 28, 2022

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 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
  • Rob McPherson, Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) 
  • 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                                                            
  • Michael Twyman, InExcelsis Consulting

Community Advisory Board will meet virtually on the following dates from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

  • January 19, 2022
  • April 20, 2022
  • July 20, 2022
  • October 19, 2022

 

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 40 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
Email: viewerswfyi@wfyi.org
 


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 captions@wfyi.org or (317) 715-2090.