Station News

Station News
5:20 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

WBOI Launches "The Difference," A Look at Black Male Achievement in Fort Wayne

Credit Virginia Alvino / WBOI News

Fort Wayne is a diverse community. With nearly 25% non-white residents, it’s one of the most diverse cities in Indiana. 

But in 2013, data compiled by the Fort Wayne Commission on African-American Males pointed to a wide achievement gap between black males in Fort Wayne and other men in the community. From education to income to incarceration, they’re generally worse off than their peers. The city received a technical grant from the National League of Cities to keep investigating the issue.

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Station News
2:35 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

94.1 WBNI to Broadcast Fort Wayne Philharmonic's "A Lincoln Portrait"

94.1 WBNI is proud to broadcast the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's Masterworks Series.  This Thursday, January 23rd at 7pm we will be featuring the January 11th concert,  "A Lincoln Portrait."  

You can also hear these Fort Wayne Philharmonic performances on Thursday at 7pm on the following dates: 

Thursday, February 6: Schubert Symphony No. 4

Thursday, February 20: Scottish Fantasy

Thursday, March 13: Audience Choice 2013/14

Thursday, April 10: Bizet's Carmen

Station News
12:28 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Doug Gruber, NIPR Host and Volunteer, Steps Down

WBOI Jazz Coordinator and Host of "All That Jazz," Doug Gruber.
Credit File / Northeast Indiana Public Radio

Northeast Indiana Public Radio’s jazz coordinator and longtime volunteer, Doug Gruber, notified station management this week he will no longer host his popular music program, “All That Jazz,” and will step away from his other station duties, as well.

He says health concerns drove his decision to take time away from the station.

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Station News
2:29 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Holiday Programming on 94.1 WBNI!

Saturday, December 21st

7pm-9pm Heartland Sings: The Messiah

Monday, Dec. 23rd: 

6pm - Leroy Anderson Christmas

Tuesday, Dec. 24th

4pm-6pm St. Olaf Christmas Festival

6pm Child's Christmas in Bethlehem

7pm-9pm Heartland Sings: The Messiah 

9pm Welcome Christmas! 

Christmas Day

9am-11am St. Olaf Christmas Festival 

11am A Chanticleer Christmas 

12pm Harmonia

1pm Best Seat in the House Firestone Christmas 

Station News
2:14 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Essential Maintenance Causing Outages on 89.1 WBOI

Essential maintenance is causing 89.1 WBOI to be off the air  this afternoon.

This may impact listening for up to three hours, but the time and the length of these interruptions could change based on weather and other conditions.

Remember that you can listen to 89.1 WBOI online anytime at, and on our app for Apple and Android devices (search your app store for NIPR).

Thanks for listening to and supporting 89.1 WBOI!

Station News
6:10 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Join us for WBOI Talks, December 19th

Credit Virginia Alvino

This Thursday from 2-4 pm you're invited to join us for a special presentation of WBOI Talks. Our guests will weigh in, and we'll take your comments and questions as well.

After more than a decade leading the department, Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York is leaving to become the city's new public safety director.

We'll talk to him about his career in the police department, his new job, and the record violence seen in Fort Wayne this year.

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Station News
10:17 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Special Membership Gift: 2014 NPR Wall Calendar

The 2014 NPR Wall Calendar

This year we have a special holiday membership gift: The 2014 NPR Wall Calendar!

What does NPR look like to you?

Each year NPR asks prominent artists, who are also avid NPR listeners, to answer that question in their favorite medium. This year’s calendar features 14 incredible images, each representing NPR in its own way, crafted by talented artists who are also loyal NPR listeners. An NPR product truly created by the listeners for the listeners.

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Station News
2:24 pm
Sat December 7, 2013

89.1 WBOI Holiday Program Schedule

Monday, December 16 from 8pm - 10pm  Meet the Music People's Choice Holiday Encore: Alicia Pyle (solo & with her Quartet) and  Rick Brown Combo's 'Charlie Brown Christmas' Tribute

Thursday, December 19th from 8pm - 10pm: Meet the Music Holiday Special featuring: elle/The Remnant, Smooth Edge 2,  Jerome Schooley Family Holiday Band, and the Farmland Jazz Band 

Friday, December 20th from 8pm - 11pm  - Rob Martinez's The Nights Before Christmas I

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Station News
11:32 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Dates Announced for Rob Martinez's "Nights Before Christmas"

For the third consecutive year, WBOI will present unique holiday music specials produced by Rob Martinez, a station volunteer and owner of one of the largest private collections of Christmas music in the United States.  

Three specials will be broadcast this December with a different theme for every half-hour segment.   Some of the themes will include Christmas disco, Modes of Christmas Transporation, an NFL Christmas, Christmas Obesity, and Christmas Blues.  

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Station News
4:00 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Fort Wayne Philharmonic Masterworks Series

94.1 WBNI is proud to broadcast the Fort Wayne Philharmonic's Masterworks Series.  You can hear these performances on Thursday at 7pm on the following dates: 

Thursday,  October 31: Brahms Symphony No. 4

Thursday, November 14: Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings

Thursday, January 23: A Lincoln Portrait

Thursday, February 6: Schubert Symphony No. 4

Thursday, February 20: Scottish Fantasy

Thursday, March 13: Audience Choice 2013/14

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