WFYI Pressroom

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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December 6, 2021

WFYI One of 75 Public Media Stations Selected for Digital Transformation Program

Seventy-five public media stations, including WFYI Public Media, have been selected to participate in the Digital Transformation Program, a virtual program developed by the Poynter Institute to educate, assist, and coach public media senior leaders and their staff on the best strategies and tactics to transform their organization’s digital operations and culture.
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October 21, 2021

WFYI’s America Amplified Initiative Launches Community Engagement Work with 20 Public Media Stations

The America Amplified 2.0 initiative, based at WFYI Public Media in Indianapolis, announced today that 20 public media stations will be part of its 2021 and 2022 community engagement journalism cohorts. Each of the stations will receive funding and support from the initiative, which is supported by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
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