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Michelle Kinsey joins WIPB & IPR staff

January 29, 2015 News, Uncategorized

Michelle Kinsey

Michelle Kinsey

Muncie, Ind., Jan. 28, 2015—Michelle Kinsey, a journalist and longtime volunteer in local public broadcasting, has been named community engagement coordinator for WIPB Public Television and Indiana Public Radio at Ball State University.

“She’s an award-winning writer and editor who brings with her more than 20 years of experience engaging the community,” Lori Georgi, membership and community engagement manager for the stations, said Wednesday.

“Michelle has established strong relationships with those in local arts, culture and education. She is well-known among community leaders and non-profit organizations.”

The engagement coordinator serves as the stations’ ambassador to the community, helping increase awareness of public media and its impact on the region.

Kinsey is a former education writer and entertainment editor for The Star Press of Muncie. She has served in numerous volunteer roles at both of the public stations, including pledge drives and hosting the WIPB Telesale fundraiser.

Most recently she served as a fill-in host for Morning Edition and played one of the lead roles in “The Gift of the Magi” radio drama on IPR.

A PBS affiliate, WIPB is licensed to Ball State University and serves more than 1.5 million people in east central Indiana and western Ohio. WIPB endeavors to educate, entertain and engage the communities we serve through distinctive television programs and enriching outreach services. For programming information and more, visit wipb.org.

Indiana Public Radio is a service of Ball State University, a Public Radio International affiliate, and a National Public Radio member station. Its format includes NPR, news and classical music broadcast on WBST 92.1FM Muncie, WBSB 89.5FM Anderson, WBSW 90.9FM Marion, WBSJ 91.7FM Portland, and WBSH 91.1FM Hagerstown-New Castle. Online streaming is available at indianapubicradio.org.

PBS Kids Writers Contest

January 23, 2015 Kids, News

WCLogo_MagChildren in grades K-3 are invited to to write and illustrate their own stories and enter them in the WIPB PBS Kids Writers Contest.

Stories will be judged locally with prizes awarded to first, second and third place winners. First place winners will advance to the national contest, where a panel of esteemed judges will rank the top 12 entries. National winners receive prizes including tablets, e-readers and MP3 players!

View Past Winners! Read More