IPBS Announces 2024 Hall of Fame Inductees

Today Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, Inc. (IPBS) announced its 2024 class of inductees into the IPBS Hall of Fame. The inductees include: Alan Cloe (former WFYI executive), Bob Ross (beloved artist and Joy of Painting creator), Harvey Stauffer (host of The Blues Revue on 88.1 WVPE-FM), and George Walker (legendary public radio host on WFIU-FM).


 [Fort Wayne, IN]– May 23, 2024] – PBS Fort Wayne announced today that 4 of their local productions have garnered wins in the record breaking 45th annual Telly Awards. Three productions won Silver Telly awards, and one, a Bronze Telly award. The award winners were: 

Productions winning Silver Telly Awards were: 

•A Home for the Arts in Best Documentary: Short Form (Under 40 minutes). ProducerDirector: Jonathon Nuthals

•Fort Wayne Ballet Dancer’s Legacy – Edward Stierle in Music, Dance & Performance –Television. Executive Producer: Todd Grimes

•Writers Contest 2023 in Children-Television.

IPBS Stations Honored with Nine Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards in 2024

Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, Inc. (IPBS) is proud to announce that WTIU/WFIU, WFYI, and Indiana Public Broadcasting News (IPB News) have collectively been awarded nine prestigious Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in recognition of their exceptional work in broadcast journalism. Region 7 comprises Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. These awards underscore the unwavering commitment of Indiana’s public media outlets to delivering high-quality, local reporting and innovative storytelling.

Major Taylor: Champion of the Race

Explore the remarkable life and legacy of speed cycling champion, civil rights activist, and Hoosier hero Marshall Walter “Major” Taylor through this documentary produced by WTIU. Scan the QR code with your smartphone to watch a preview. This documentary airs beginning Monday, February 26. Check local PBS station listings for dates and times. 

WVPE’s Anthony Hunt Elected IPBS Board Chair

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.

Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, Inc. Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Inductees

(Indianapolis, Indiana, July 17, 2023) Today Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, Inc. (IPBS) announced its inaugural class of inductees into the IPBS Hall of Fame.  The inductees are: Perry Metz – Former Executive Director of Indiana University Radio and Television Services and General Manager of WFIU/WTIU (Bloomington), Dr. Joe Misiewicz – Former General Manager of Ball State Public Media and Emeritus Chair of the Department of Telecommunications at Ball State University (Muncie), Roger Rhodes – Former Executive Director Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations, Inc. and General Manager of WFWA-TV (Fort Wayne), and Lloyd Wright – Former President and CEO of WFYI Public Media (Indianapolis).

WNIT and Other Broadcasters Launch NextGen TV in South Bend

South Bend, IN – June 29, 2023 – The leading television stations serving the South Bend-Elkhart television market today began broadcasting with NextGen TV, a revolutionary new digital broadcast technology. Today’s launch includes WSJV (H&I), WNIT (PBS), WSBT-TV (CBS and Fox), WNDU-TV (NBC), and WHME-TV (Independent).

Based on the same fundamental technology as the Internet and digital apps, NextGen TV can support a wide range of features that are currently in development. In addition to providing a new, improved way for broadcasters to reach viewers with advanced emergency alerts, NextGen TV features stunning video with brilliant color, sharper images and deeper contrast to create a more life-like experience.