A Message From the President

It’s shaping up to be an adventurous summer here at WFYI. It starts right away as we host our TV membership drive June 2 – 10 highlighted by an Andrea Bocelli concert recorded in Florence, Italy. Andrea will be performing in the Midwest this fall, and we’ll have tickets available for you to see him live.

The PBS “Summer of Adventure” picks up more steam in July with several programs that will feature fascinating foods, cultures, structures and natural wonders from all over the country and the world. One of these shows, “10 Streets That Changed America,” paid a visit to central Indiana for a profile of The National Road that was an integral part of America’s expansion and development. We hope you tune in for that July 10.

As we showed you last month, The Great American Read is a summer-long endeavor to determine America’s favorite novel. If you haven’t seen the 100 books that made the list, find them at pbs.org/the-great-american-read/home/. Then, take a minute to vote for your favorite and let us know, too (#GreatReadPBS). We’ll be sharing personal stories throughout the campaign.

Finally, we couldn’t be more proud of all the recent awards we’ve received. Honors from the Indiana Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association are all great indications that our commitment to journalism is being widely recognized. We have also been nominated for 21 Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for a wide variety of television and digital productions.

“Thanks” goes to the hard-working, creative, award-winning WFYI staff that produces this quality content every day, and to you for supporting our mission to connect the community through thoughtful journalism and inspiring stories. We could not do it without you!\


Lloyd Wright
WFYI President and CEO