WFYI Introduces “WFYI News Now” Daily Podcast

Indiana’s largest public media station launches streaming audio product to expand audience and distribution for award-winning journalism

INDIANAPOLIS – WFYI Public Media announced the public launch of a new daily podcast, WFYI News Now, bringing its award-winning reporting to a new generation of listeners and longtime fans.

WFYI News Now builds on the station’s longtime broadcast news products, including daily news updates and audio storytelling from both the WFYI News team and Indianapolis Public Broadcasting News, a statewide collaborative of public media stations based at WFYI. Hosted by Darian Benson and Abriana Herron and produced by Kendall Antron, the podcast brings high-quality, trusted, non-commercial reporting to listeners who prefer on-demand products. 

With new episodes Monday through Friday, listeners can get updates on essential Central Indiana and statewide news in ten minutes or less. Additionally, in-depth reports on education, health, policy, culture and more deliver rich context and insights from experts and Hoosiers. 

“WFYI remains focused on bringing trusted journalism, inspiring stories and lifelong learning to all members of our community,” said WFYI Chief Content Officer Erin Earnest. “This podcast allows us to ensure that regardless of individual preferences, our team’s reporting is available to more listeners craving access to news delivered with integrity.”

WFYI News Now reflects the station’s increasing focus on multi-platform content delivery. Earlier in 2023, the station relaunched the Across Indiana series as a digital-first product and has several cultural podcasts with dedicated audiences, including Cultural Manifesto and Echoes of Indiana Avenue. Additionally, the station's news can be heard on WFYI 90.1 FM, WBAA 105.9 FM, WBAA AM 940 and freely accessible online at wfyi.org, with no paywall or barriers.

“We know that audiences’ habits evolve over time, and part of our mission is to evolve with them,” said WFYI News Director Sarah Neal-Estes. “What won’t change, though, is our dedication to bringing curiosity, compassion and facts to everyone we can.”

WFYI News Now listeners will hear reporting from familiar WFYI voices. The podcast is available on all major podcast platforms, as well as wfyi.org/newsnow.

About WFYI Public Media
Since 1970, WFYI Public Media has served Central Indiana with its nonprofit public radio and TV stations, digital content and community engagement activities. With a mission to provide trusted journalism, inspiring stories and lifelong learning to Hoosiers of all ages and walks of life, WFYI broadcasts original content, as well as PBS and NPR programs, on three television channels, five radio services – including WBAA – and online. Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media (MIPM) is the parent organization of WFYI Public Media. Learn more at wfyi.org and follow WFYI online on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and X/Twitter.

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