January 19, 2024
Indianapolis, Ind. – The Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, Inc. (IPBS) board of directors has elected Anthony Hunt as its new chairman. Hunt is the general manager of 88.1 WVPE-FM in Elkhart, which serves parts of northern Indiana and southern Michigan.
Hunt will head a consortium of 17 public radio and television stations that reaches 95 percent of Indiana’s population. More than 2.5 million Hoosiers consume IPBS station programming on a weekly basis over the air, online, and in person.
“Anthony brings a wealth of experience to the chairmanship,” said Mark Newman, IPBS Executive Director. “He is one of our longest tenured board members, has more than 30 years of experience in the industry, and has successfully led stations all across the country. He’s moving into this role at a pivotal time in our organization’s evolution.”
Hunt has played a key role in IPBS’s strategic planning efforts to date and continues to be a driving force behind the organization’s statewide news collaborative and efforts to reach more diverse audiences.
“Additionally, we’re trying to migrate great programming from standard delivery through television and radio channels to the many distribution methods that are now available. It becomes more about the programming and less about the distribution as public broadcasting continues to provide some great content,” noted Hunt.
Hunt was the IPBS vice chair in 2022 and 2023 and prior to that served as secretary/treasurer. Joining him as board officers for 2024 are:
Vice Chair – Chuck Roberts, President and CEO, Lakeshore Public Media (Merrillville)
Secretary/Treasurer – Phil Hoffman, Assistant Dean of Media and General Manager of Ball State PBS and Indiana Public Radio (Muncie)
Radio Representative – John Bailey, Director of Broadcast Operations, WFIU/WTIU (Bloomington)
Television Representative – Greg Giczi, President and General Manager, WNIT Public Television (South Bend)
Immediate Past Chair – Nichole Carie, General Manager, Vincennes PBS and Director of Operations, WVUB-FM (Vincennes)
IPBS board officers are elected for a one-year term and may serve multiple terms.
About Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, Inc. (IPBS)
Committed to serving the state of Indiana, Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, Inc. (IPBS) is a non-profit association of 17 public television and radio stations. Working collaboratively, these stations provide engaging, educational, and informative programming designed primarily for the residents of Indiana. The blend of PBS and NPR content, along with locally celebrated programs and statewide news, encompasses the diverse services offered to Hoosier homes and classrooms. IPBS stations are strategically positioned in Bloomington, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Merrillville, Muncie, South Bend, Vincennes, and West Lafayette. Explore additional details at IPBS.org.
About 88.1 WVPE-FM
88.1 WVPE-FM is a public radio station dedicated to Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan, offering a blend of news, music, and cultural programs. With a focus on quality journalism and community involvement, WVPE enriches the region’s media landscape through its broadcasts and online content. Learn more at WVPE.org.