OUR MISSION


WFYI Public Media empowers, entertains and connects our community through thoughtful journalism, inspiring stories and lifelong learning.
 


WFYI MANAGEMENT


Lloyd Wright, President and CEO

Connie Fraley Campbell, Chief Financial Officer

Matt Shafer Powell, Chief Content Officer

David Slade, Chief Development and Marketing Officer

Steve Jensen, Vice President of Engineering

Patricia Poehler, Vice President of Organizational Relations

Gail Thomas Strong, Vice President of Community Engagement

Clayton Taylor, Vice President of Television Production
 

To contact any member of station management please call (317) 636-2020 or use our Contact Us form. 


WFYI BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Chair: Michael Heaton, Katz, Sapper & Miller

Vice Chair: Brenda Horn, Civic Leader

Immediate Past Chair: Eric Gillispie, Civic Leader

Treasurer: Daniel Schluge, Franklin College

Secretary: Raqeul Richardson, Netfor

President: Lloyd Wright, WFYI

Additional Executive Committee Members

  • Ted Boehm, Hoover Hull Turner LLP.
  • Tony Felts, Anthem
  • Michele Janin, Civic Leader
  • Kathi Postlethwait, Civic Leader
  • Allen Wright, CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors

Board Members

  • David Arland, Arland Communications, Inc.
  • Simon Atkinson, IUPUI
  • Sue Back, Retired, RJ Pile LLC
  • Mary Beth Claus, IU Health
  • Dina Cox, Lewis Wagner LLP
  • Ronald Fisher,  Schmidt Associates
  • Dr. Tim Garnett, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Frederick (Chip) H. Garver, Faegre Baker Daniels
  • Irena Goloschokin, Copper Mountain Technologies
  • Beth Haney, OneAmerica             
  • David Heger, AES US Services, LLC (IPL)            
  • Michele Janin, Civic Leader
  • Uzma Kazmi, PNC
  • Fred Nation, Civic Leader
  • Judy Okenfuss, Ice Miller
  • Tanya Stuart Overdorf, Attorney
  • Jon Owens, Cushman & Wakefield
  • Eddie Pillow, Pillow Logistics
  • Becca Polak, KAR Auction Services, Inc.
  • LaTona Prentice, Citizens Energy Group
  • Howard Schrott, Schrott Consulting
  • Aaron Williams, Topcoder (a Wipro company)
     

Distinguished Directors Emeritus

  • Michael P. Alerding, Alerding & Co., LLC
  • Jemas Carr, US Bankruptcy Judge
  • Alan B. Cloe, Civic Leader
  • Diana W. Davis, Civic Leader
  • David Sease, Sease Gerig & Associates
  • Norm Tabler, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

 


WFYI COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD


  • Kevin Armstrong, IU Health
  • Dr. Tim Garnett, Eli Lilly and Company                       
  • Terry Magid, Cummins, Inc.
  • Joy Rogers, Indianapolis Opera                                         
  • Gary Stoppelman, Newfields                          
  • Michael Twyman, OpportunIndy                                        
  • Niki Woodson, MSD Washington Township

 

 

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 (1630 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202) 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 on the following dates from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • January 16
  • March 15
  • June 21
  • September 13
  • November 15 (Annual Meeting)

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 21
  • April 18
  • May 16
  • August 15
  • October 17
  • December 12
     

BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE MEETING SCHEDULE


All meetings are open to the public and held at WFYI (1630 N Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202) 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 will meet at WFYI on the following dates from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • July 30 at 2:30 PM

Finance Committee will meet at WFYI on the following dates from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • February 6
  • April 17
  • July 24
  • August 7
  • September 4
  • October 16

Human Resource/Compensation Committee will meet at WFYI on the following dates from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • February 19
  • May 14
  • August 20
  • November 26
Facilities Committee will meet at WFYI on the following dates from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted.
  • April 19
  • August 23
  • November 29
Community Impact Committee will meet at WFYI on the following dates from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m., unless otherwise noted.
  • March 1
  • May 3
  • August 16
  • October 4
Governance & Nominating Committee will meet at WFYI on the following dates from 8:30 to 10 a.m., unless otherwise noted.
  • February 20
  • April 10
  • June 5
  • September 12
  • October 2
Marketing & Promotions Committee will meet at WFYI on the following dates from 8:30 - 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
  • March 13
  • June 12
  • September 11
  • December 11
Special Events Committee will meet at WFYI on the following date from 11:30 a.m - 1:00 pm.
  • February 15
  • June 21

Community Advisory Board will meet on the following dates at WFYI from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm.

  • February 1
  • June 14
  • August 2
  • November 1

 

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. During the overnight hours, viewers will find The Classic Arts Showcase ‒ a documentary-style program that endeavors to bring culture and education together.

 

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.

 


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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.