Deal With Indiana State U. Brings WFYI/Indianapolis Programming To Terre Haute
August 21, 2014 at 4:22 AM (PT)
INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY's recent purchase of noncommercial Variety WMHD-F/TERRE HAUTE, IN from ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY for $16,465 has led to a partnership with WFYI PUBLIC MEDIA that will shuffle INDIANA STATE's present student-run Variety programming from WISU to WMHD and simulcast News-Talk WFYI/INDIANAPOLIS on WISU's signal. WMHD will change calls to WZIS. The changes are expected to take place in SEPTEMBER.
ISU Pres. DAN BRADLEY said. "This arrangement will satisfy a need for a full-time NPR news and information station in the WABASH VALLEY while continuing INDIANA STATE's 50-year tradition of providing experiential learning for student broadcasters. I would like to thank the leadership of ROSE-HULMAN for their assistance in making this possible."
WFYI Pres./CEO LLOYD WRIGHT said, "WFYI PUBLIC MEDIA is thrilled with the opportunity to partner with INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY, not only to bring our top-quality public radio programming to the WABASH VALLEY, but also to build a closer connection with the communities of west-central INDIANA. We hope that by sharing the stories and amplifying the voices of our Hoosier community, we will inspire the very best in people. WFYI looks forward to serving the TERRE HAUTE community and the people of WEST-CENTRAL INDIANA."
ROSE-HULMAN VP/Enrollment Management and Strategic Communications JIM GOECKER said, "WMHD has had a long broadcasting tradition in the WABASH VALLEY and we are pleased to see the station reborn at INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY. The fact that it began as a student-operated station on the ROSE-HULMAN campus and will continue to operate with the same student focus at INDIANA STATE is great."