WIPB Updates:

2014-15 WIPB-TV Program Initiative


The deadline to submit proposals is September 12, 2014.

DOWNLOAD: 2014-15 Call for Proposals (.pdf)


WIPB-TV, the PBS affiliate licensed to Ball State University, is offering funding of up to $10,000 to student teams to support the creation of original local programming. To apply, project producers will submit, in writing (500 words or less), how their team will collaborate with other Ball State students to develop their project, from concept to completion.

Through the initiative, WIPB will utilize the student-based team to explore new ways to create local programming that will enhance and increase awareness of WIPB in central Indiana through the use of broadcast and emerging technologies.

The primary objective is to expand the marketing, promotion, and financial opportunities of WIPB and Ball State University in central Indiana, adding focus into the areas of Hamilton and Marion counties, while continuing to maintain a strong presence within the central Indiana and western Ohio counties.

Past WIPB Program Initiative Recipients

Sculpting the Wind: The Making of the Barbaro Memorial Statue (2009-10)

• Emmy Awards for audio post-production and post production

• Bronze Telly Award

• Platinum Ava Award

• Media Eclipse Honorable Mention

• Videographer Award of Distinction

Vibrations (2010-11)

• Emmy nomination for Program/Special, Director, Lighting Composition and Photography

Seeing Stars in Indiana (2011-12)

This documentary highlights Indiana’s contributions to modern astronomy, discovers

amateur astronomy and showcases Ball State’s new planetarium renovation.

• Emmy Awards for program/special, director, lighting/composition and photography

Cook & Belle’s Playhouse (2012-14)

Country music duo Bret Cook and Michelle Belle welcome and perform with some of their favorite musical artists.

Heading for Home: Adaptive Reuse in the Circle City (2013-14)

This documentary tells the story of how historic Bush Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana became the first adaptive reuse of a sports facility for housing in U.S. history.