The WBAA is now part of Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana— Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media (MIPM) and Purdue University announced Friday, July 1, the official completion of the license transfer and sale of WBAA to WFYI/MIPM.

WBAA, which will continue to operate from the current studios at Purdue’s Elliott Hall of Music, is now apart of all of WFYI/MIPM’s services and continues to be National Public Radio (NPR) member station portion Purdue University, West Lafayette and Greater Lafayette.

Under the final agreement, the WBAA will maintain its call letters, strong heritage and a physical presence in Greater Lafayette. Local news and features, NPR and world news, and classical music – mainstays of WBAA’s current programming – will continue to air on WBAA-AM and WBAA-FM and its digital frequencies.

Once the transfer is complete, improvements to WBAA operations will include:

  • Purdue students at WBAA internship partner Brian Lamb School of Communication will have access to expanded learning and development opportunities both locally with WBAA and through the wider networks of MIPM and WFYI , in roles spanning broadcasting, digital media, sales and marketing, and more.
  • Over time, active WBAA members will receive free WFYI Passport membership, including access to a robust video streaming library of PBS and local programs.
  • Program and subscription partners will have access to a wider audience via shared programming that will also air on WFYI stations.

Media contact: Tim Doty, [email protected]