A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for over thirty years. She is currently co-producer and host of Folktales, co-coordinator and host of Meet the Music.
David is responsible for grants administration and membership at NIPR, including planning annual on-air fund drives. His background includes experience in journalism and non-profit development. He spent two years as an AmeriCorps Volunteer before joining NIPR in June 2009. David also assists in the design and delivery of digital content through NIPR.fm.
A disk jockey in the 50’s and 60’s with the professional name of Doug Stephens, Doug ended his radio career at WOWO in 1967. He joined NIPR as a volunteer in 1996 and hosts All That Jazz Saturday afternoons 2pm – 5pm on WBOI 89.1FM. He provides reports of home games of the TinCaps, Komets and Mad Ants for Morning Edition. Previews all music received at the station and determines which will be played. Doug is also the voice of automated classical music on WBNI 94.1FM.
Jackie joined NIPR in 1999. She runs traffic for WBOI 89.1FM and WBNI 94.1FM. "Traffic" means scheduling announcements of support from underwriters and during the programs and day parts they sponsor. She is also responsible for billing and receivables, entry of payables and deposits, and assists with data entry in membership.
Ed joined NIPR as Chief Engineer in July 2006. He is responsible for two stations technical infrastructure, WBOI 89.1FM and WBNI 94.1FM, as well as three HD channels (89.1 HD-1, 2, and 3) and three internet radio streams (available at nipr.fm.). His primary duties include repair and maintenance of transmission and broadcast equipment, providing network supervision and support, and serving as the federally-mandated, designated chief operator of WBOI and WBNI.
Jennifer is responsible for creating NIPR's annual budget, completing monthly financial statements, working with CPAs on the annual audit, and handles day-to-day financial needs. She also completes and submits the Corporation for Public Broadcasting annual report. Jennifer joined NIPR in March 2009.
Lea joined NIPR in Fall 2000. She organizes station special events, such as Sunday in the Park with Jazz, Jazzfest, the "Picked by the Pros" Wine Dinner, and Meet the Music Live broadcasts. She also helps coordinate appearances of NPR and public radio personalities here locally. Finally, she is responsible for several administrative tasks as well.