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The Essentials

Call Letters: WFYI
Frequency: 90.1fm
City of License: Indianapolis
Metro(s): Indianapolis
Power: 10,000 watts @ 561 feet (Class B)
Format: NPR/News/Classical
Address: 1630 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2389
Phone: 317.636.2020
Ownership: Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting, Inc.
Web Presence: http://www.wfyi.org

Station Personnel

Current

President/CEO: Lloyd Wright
GM: Richard Miles
VP of Engineering: Steve Jensen
Station Manager/PD: Roxanna Caldwell
News Director: Michelle Johnson
Production Director: Melissa Davis
Promotions Director: Tricia Schug
Mornings: Morning Edition (5am - 8:30am)
Mornings: Marketplace Morning Report (8:30am - 9am)
Mornings: BBC Newshour (9am - 10am)
Late Mornings: The Diane Rehm Show (10am - 12pm)
Early Afternoons: Fresh Air (12pm - 1pm)
Early Afternoons: Tavis Smiley ("The Tavis Smiley Show") (Monday 1pm - 2pm)
Early Afternoons: No Limits (Tuesday 1pm - 2pm)
Early Afternoons: TED Radio Hour (Wednesday 1pm - 2pm)
Early Afternoons: No Limits (Thursday 1pm - 2pm)
Early Afternoons: Specials (Friday 1pm - 2pm)
Afternoons: Here and Now (2pm - 4pm)
Afternoons: All Things Considered (4pm - 6:30pm)
Late Afternoons: Marketplace (6:30pm - 7pm)
Late Afternoons: Indiana Week in Review (Friday 6pm - 6:30pm)
Evenings: Fresh Air (7pm - 8pm)
Evenings: The Moth Radio Hour (Monday 8pm - 9pm)
Evenings: Vinyl Café (Tuesday 8pm - 9pm)
Evenings: Snap Judgment (Wednesday 8pm - 9pm)
Evenings: The Art of the Matter (Thursday 8pm - 9pm)
Evenings: This American Life (Friday 8pm - 9pm)
Evenings: BackStory (Monday 9pm - 10pm)
Evenings: Stolen Moments (Tuesday 9pm - 10pm)
Evenings: Cultural Manifesto (Wednesday 9pm - 10pm)
Evenings: On Being (Thursday 9pm - 10pm)
Evenings: RadioLab (Friday 9pm - 10pm)
Late Evenings: Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra (Monday 10pm - 11pm)
Late Evenings: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (Tuesday 10pm - 11pm)
Late Evenings: Harmonia (Wednesday 10pm - 11pm)
Late Evenings: Classics by Request (Thursday 10pm - 11pm)
Late Evenings: Alt Latino (Friday 10pm - 10:30pm)
Late Evenings: All Songs Considered (Friday 10:30pm - 11pm)
Late Evenings: On Point (11pm - 12am)
Overnights: BBC World Service (12am - 5am)
Weekends: BBC World Service (Saturday 12am - 5am)
Weekends: Left, Right and Center (Saturday 6:30am - 7am)
Weekends: Only a Game (Saturday 7am - 8am)
Weekends: Weekend Edition (Saturday 8am - 10am)
Weekends: Marketplace Money (Saturday 10am - 11am)
Weekends: Car Talk (Saturday 11am - 12pm)
Weekends: A Way with Words (Saturday 12pm - 1pm)
Weekends: This American Life (Saturday 1pm - 2pm)
Weekends: Vinyl Café (Saturday 2pm - 3pm)
Weekends: Wait Wait Don't Tell Me (Saturday 3pm - 4pm)
Weekends: Art of the Matter (Saturday 4pm - 5pm)
Weekends: All Things Considered (Saturday 5pm - 6pm)
Weekends: A Prairie Home Companion (Saturday 6pm - 8pm)
Weekends: The Blues House Party (Saturday 8pm - 10pm)
Weekends: The Moth Radio Hour (Saturday 10pm - 12am)
Weekends: BBC World Service (Sunday 12am - 6am)
Weekends: Living on Earth (Sunday 6am - 7am)
Weekends: Being (Sunday 7am - 8am)
Weekends: Weekend Edition (Sunday 8am - 10am)
Weekends: A Prairie Home Companion (Sunday 10am - 12pm)
Weekends: Wait Wait Don't Tell Me (Sunday 12pm - 1pm)
Weekends: Car Talk (Sunday 1pm - 2pm)
Weekends: Sound Medicine (Sunday 2pm - 3pm)
Weekends: The Thistle and Shamrock (Sunday 3pm - 4pm)
Weekends: The Splendid Table (Sunday 4pm - 5pm)
Weekends: All Things Considered (Sunday 5pm - 6pm)
Weekends: Stolen Moments (Sunday 6pm - 7pm)
Weekends: From the Top (Sunday 7pm - 8pm)
Weekends: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (Sunday 8pm - 9pm)
Weekends: Pipedreams (Sunday 9pm - 10pm)
Weekends: Hearts of Space (Sunday 10pm - 11pm)
Weekends: BBC World Service (Sunday 11pm - Monday 5am)

Former

WIAN-FM

GM: Art Van Allen (Fall 1958 - December 1986) (Deceased 19 October 2011)
Chief Engineer: John Krom
News Director: Ken Hayes
Sports Director: Kevin Bradley (Deceased 28 August 2006)

WFYI-FM

GM: Jed Duvall
News Director: Sharon Alseth
Mornings: Scott Hoke (NPR Morning Edition local host)
Early Afternoons: Tell Me More (2pm - 3pm)
Early Afternoons: World, Have Your Say (1pm - 2pm)
Afternoons: The World (3pm - 4pm)
Afternoons: BBC Newshour (Monday through Thursday 3pm - 4pm)
Afternoons: Science Friday (Friday 3pm - 4pm)
Late Afternoons: Marketplace (6:30pm - 7pm)
Early Evenings: Tavis Smiley Show (Monday 8pm - 9pm)
Early Evenings: Living on Earth (Wednesday 8pm - 9pm)
Early Evenings: No Limits (Thursday 8pm - 9pm)
Nights: Richard S. (Dick) Rice (Deceased 22 February 2002)
Evenings: The Story (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9pm - 10pm)
Evenings: Sound Medicine (Tuesday 9pm - 10pm)
Late Evenings: Stolen Moments (Wednesday 10pm - 11pm)
Weekends: Indiana Lawmakers (Saturday 6am - 6:30am)

Station History

90.1fm signed on in October 1, 1954.

WIAN-FM

WFYI-FM

Studios formerly located at 1401 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2389.

For Further Reading...

Schoettle, Anthony. "Will Skydiving Bankesr Switch to NPR?: Quirky Ad Campaign Aimed at Winning New Listeners for WFYI." Indianapolis Business Journal. 34, no. 1 (2013): Pages 1A, 28A.


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