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August 17, 2023

CPB Awards $1.5M to America Amplified Public Media Initiative Ahead of 2024 Elections

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has awarded Indianapolis-based WFYI Public Media a $1.5 million grant for America Amplified, a public media journalism initiative that focuses on listening to communities in the reporting process.
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July 31, 2023

Past WFYI President & CEO Lloyd Wright to be inducted into Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations Hall of Fame

Former WFYI President and CEO Lloyd Wright will be inducted into the Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) Hall of Fame on August 2, 2023, as one of four hall of fame inductees. IPBS is a collective of NPR and PBS stations throughout Indiana that serve as a trusted and free resource for news, educational programming and entertainment.
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June 14, 2023

WFYI Expands Its Leadership Team with the Addition of Sean Anker as Chief Technology Officer

WFYI Public Media, Indiana’s largest NPR and PBS member station, will add Sean Anker to its senior leadership team as the organization’s first chief technology officer. As CTO, Anker will be responsible for WFYI's technology efforts, including engineering, broadcast operations, IT and digital distribution.

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May 24, 2023

WFYI Expands Digital News Team

$2.4 million grant from Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation supports expansion, continued education and health reporting initiatives
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February 17, 2023

WFYI Announces New Chief Content Officer, Erin Earnest

WFYI Public Media announced that, following a nationwide search, Erin Earnest has been selected as chief content officer of the station. Earnest previously worked at Butler University and Live Nation, and joins WFYI, Central Indiana’s NPR and PBS member station, in a period of expanded, multiplatform audiences.
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November 1, 2022

WFYI Selected to Receive Ready To Learn Grant to Support Early Literacy and Critical Thinking Skills

WFYI Public Media has been awarded a planning grant to develop a Learning Neighborhood plan to engage local partners and extend the reach and impact of PBS KIDS early learning resources in the community.
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September 2, 2022

WFYI Issues Statement on Wire Fraud Case

WFYI Public Media issued a statement today on the charges against a former employee who is accused with a co-conspirator of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The charges were filed by the Department of Justice’s U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana on September 1, 2022.
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May 18, 2022

CPB Funds Public Media Initiatives to Inform Participation in 2022 Elections

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) will award the WFYI-based America Amplified engagement journalism initiative an additional $375,000 to help public media stations across the country ensure that American citizens have the facts they need to participate in local, state, and Congressional elections this fall.
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March 1, 2022

WFYI to Update Weekday Radio Schedule with Third Hour of Here & Now

WFYI Public Media today announced updates to its weekday program schedule that will provide listeners with an additional hour of Here & Now, as well as regular opportunities for the station to share expanded local segments. These updates will begin April 4.
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February 24, 2022

WFYI Names New Officers & Welcomes Ten New Directors to Organization & Foundation Boards

WFYI Public Media named new officers for its board of directors and added 10 new board members – five to the WFYI / Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media (MIPM) board of directors and five to the WFYI Foundation board of directors.
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