Northeast Indiana Public Radio Inc. is planning a move to downtown Fort Wayne. The organization, which owns 89.1 WBOI and 94.1 WBNI, says it will host an event next week to formally kick off a $4.5 million fundraising campaign.
The stations are currently located on the city’s northwest side and the new location would place them near the Grand Wayne Center, Embassy Theater and the central branch of the Fort Wayne YMCA. A ceremony April 11 at 11 a.m. will include comments from Mayor Tom Henry, Building A Sound Future Campaign Chair Doug Powers and the general manager of the stations, Peter Dominowski.
NIPR says plans for the new facility include public engagement space and "will serve as a focal point for cultural enrichment, including music performances, lectures and readings." Its newsroom will "make it possible to fulfill the area’s needs and expectations for multi-platform reporting of important local issues."