Administration

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David Dial

David Dial

David Dial has been President of WNIN-TV/FM for the past twenty-six years. He has both B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of South Florida and has managed public broadcast stations in Tampa, West Palm Beach and Rochester, N.Y. for more than 39 years. In his career, he has built two public radio stations and a public television station from the ground up.

In 1994, Mr. Dial was one of the original developers of the PBS Ready to Learn Service. Recognizing the importance and responsibility that television has to children, WNIN created a series of community workshops to teach parents, teachers and day care operators how to use public television's high quality children's programming to teach children to read. These workshops continue today and impact more than 5,000 children in the Tri-State annually.

Mr. Dial has served on the PBS Board of Directors, and as Vice-Chairman led the Interconnection Committee in a new satellite system that is used by all public television stations. He is a founding member and the current President of public television's Small Station Association. When the federal government mandated the conversion of television to new digital technology, Mr. Dial raised almost $6 million to replace WNIN's entire technical infrastructure.

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Carlin Beckman

Carlin Beckman

Carlin has been with WNIN since February of 2002. Originally Director of Finance and Administration, she has been Vice-President of Finance and Administration since October of 2005. She is responsible for overseeing station finances, including the annual operating budget and financial reporting both locally and to our national affiliates. In addition to finance her areas of responsibility include employee relations and human resource management, and Carlin is the Corporate EEO Officer.

Prior to joining WNIN, Carlin worked as Business Manager for O'Daniel Ranes, Inc. and a local CPA firm, and also has experience in sales and retail management. Carlin graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor's degree in Merchandising, and from the University of Southern Indiana with a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting.

A New Orleans native, Carlin has lived in Evansville since 1988, but still misses Louisiana cooking and other traditions. She enjoys spending time with her 3 children, Chris, James and Jennifer, and is an LSU Tiger fan. Carlin is active in her church and scouting with her children, as Treasurer of her son's Boy Scout Troop.

Development

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Sheryl Flaherty

Sheryl Flaherty

Sheryl Flaherty joined the WNIN family In May of 2004 as the Member Services Manager. Sheryl has a diverse background in customer service and data analysis. Sheryl's primary responsibility is fundraising through direct mail, telemarketing and on air pledge campaigns for both radio and TV.

The educational programming on WNIN and the Kids Club are even more important to Sheryl since she became a grandparent in 2006 with the birth of Kaitlin and again in 2008 when Jacob arrived. It has been fascinating to see a new generation begin the path to lifelong learning.

Sheryl enjoys spending time with her three grown children, Ryan who lives and works in Evansville along with his wife Tori. A son Michael, who served in Iraq and is now attending college in Colorado Springs, CO. And a daughter Angie who is married and lives in Chrisney, IN with her husband David and the two new additions to the family.

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Tonya Wolf

Tonya Wolf

Tonya Wolf joined the WNIN staff as Director of Corporate Development in March of 2007 following the retirement of long time staff member, Pam Filippi. Tonya's primary responsibility is to develop underwriting support for WNIN Television and Radio programming, connecting area businesses, foundations, and non-profits to WNIN's uniquely qualified audience. She also oversees production of the monthly membership guide.

Tonya is an Evansville native most recently employed as Director of Development for CM Benefit Auctions, a Division of Curran Miller Auction & Realty. She has experience in business-to-business sales & consulting and non-profit management. A graduate of University of Evansville, Tonya lettered in three varsity sports and continues her interest in sports but usually from the bleachers. Her husband, two college-age children and five critters (3 dogs & 2 cats) provide all the fun and excitement she can handle.

TV Programming & Production

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Bonnie Rheinhardt

Bonnie Rheinhardt

Bonnie joined WNIN in August 1984. She has filled the positions of Traffic Manager, TV Program Manager, and is currently the Vice President of TV Programming & Operations. Prior to joining the Public Broadcasting station, she spent several years working for commercial stations. Most of Bonnie’s years in Broadcasting have been spent programming the various TV channels, producing live and taped content, and managing the direction of the station's Programming and Production services. She has produced a variety of live forums. Election specials, a series of six funded aviation-career related videos, and has worked with outside clients producing a variety of projects including a promotional video for the IU school of Aviation.

In the early 90’s, Bonnie worked with the EVSC and created the original educational programming service, WNIN ETV that was available on Cable 12 and 13. Recently she developed the content schedule for the State-wide service, the “Indiana Channel”, and developed the “Regional Voices” series that records local speaker presentations for viewing online and on television.

Bonnie graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a B.S. in Business Administration, and has completed Dale Carnegie courses including “Effective Speaking”, “Win Friends-Influence People”, and “Leadership for Managers”. She enjoys the personal contact she has with viewers, and looks forward to many more years serving the audiences of WNIN.

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Wayne Aldridge

Wayne Aldridge

Wayne came to work for WNIN in October of 1977. He was hired as a staging and lighting assistant and worked his way up through Master Control operator to Video Director. In the early 1980's, Wayne worked various "Freelance" jobs and ended up at KPHO in Phoenix AZ. In 1985, Wayne and his family returned to Evansville and WNIN as Supervisor of Studio Operations. Wayne is now the Producer/Director of WNIN's TV division.

Wayne is proud to be part of the WNIN staff. He produces special programs such as the "Shively and Shoulders" election coverage, "Building a Healthier Tri-State," and various local documentaries.

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Jason Bumm

Jason Bumm

After five plus years at a local television station near his home town of Ferdinand, IN, Jason began work at WNIN in the fall of 2003. He has since had the chance to work on a variety of projects and missions that have increased the awareness of early childhood development, local politics, energy conservation and community health.

A regular viewer of Public Broadcasting, Jason’s favorite programs are NOVA, NOVA Science Now, Frontline, Nature, and Austin City Limits.

FM Radio & Web

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Steve Burger

Steve Burger

WNIN Vice President of Radio and New Media manager Steve Burger is a South Dakota native. Steve and his family have been Evansville residents for the past 20 years.

Steve graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD with a B.A. in Journalism. Since then, he has worked in several on air and management roles in radio and television news, earning numerous state and regional news awards for his radio reporting and web development. Before coming to WNIN, Steve managed the successful 14wfie.com online local news site for eight years.

Steve has also served on the Evansville Freedom Festival's airshow board, and on the board of the Southwest Indiana Disaster Resistant Community Corporation. He currently serves on the Vanderburgh County Local Emergency Planning Committee and is a member of the 2011 class of Connect with Southern Indiana.

Steve's wife Jeri is an assistant professor of nursing at USI. They have two children. Steve has worked for many years with youth groups at his church and with the Boy Scouts. That work included leading groups on outdoor adventures in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota, and twice to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.

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Daniel Moore

Daniel Moore

Daniel G. Moore has been in radio for over thirty years. Originally from Kentucky, he's a graduate of Western Kentucky University and has worked at several area radio stations and a local newspaper.

Daniel's interests include all kinds of music and literature. He likes to spend his free time indulging his interests in books, travel, art, baseball and horses.

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Tony Voss

Tony Voss

Tony Voss has been the Operations Director at WNIN-FM since 2004.

He was born in Fredericktown, Missouri, and attended Southeast Missouri State University, graduating with a B.S. in Mass Communications in 2003.

Aside from his work at the station, Tony and his wife Elizabeth are the parents of Lilith Voss, born in February of 2010.

To contact Tony, send an e-mail to tvoss [at] wnin.org.

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Micah Schweizer

Micah Schweizer

Micah Schweizer is on the mic bright and early, hosting Morning Edition on 88.3 WNIN-FM. He's also the creator and host of WNIN's weekly talk show, The Trend. Evansville Living Magazine has named Micah "Best Voice to Wake Up To," and his reporting has been recognized by the Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association and the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists.

He got his start in public broadcasting at WLSU in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he served as a reporter and program host before coming to WNIN in 2008. As a reporter, Micah has contributed to NPR, WNYC, the Ohio River Radio Consortium, Harvest Public Media, the Alaska Public Radio Network, Wisconsin Public Radio, and the BBC World Service, as well as Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations. Micah also occasionally moderates community forums.

He was born in Switzerland and grew up in Pennsylvania, where he graduated from Bucknell University in 2000 with majors in French and German. Micah worked as a middle and high school teacher before succumbing to the siren call of radio.

In his free time, Micah enjoys cooking and playing Irish traditional music on the wooden flute. He lives in Evansville with his wife and several rescued cats.

You can follow Micah on Twitter (@MicahSchweizer) or reach him by email at mschweizer[at]wnin[dot]org.

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Elisabeth Hogan Osborne

Elisabeth Hogan Osborne

Elisabeth joined WNIN as a producer/reporter in fall 2011. She works mornings with Micah Schweizer as a writer for WNIN News during Morning Edition. You can also hear her on Saturday mornings.

She was born in Nashville, Tennessee and hold a bachelor's degree in Broadcast News and Religious Studies from Western Kentucky University.

Before moving to Indiana in 2011, Elisabeth worked as a TV news producer at NBC News in Nashville, Tennessee. She also taught Broadcasting courses at the University of Southern Indiana.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, creative writing, working with inner-city church ministry "Resurgence", spending time with her husband Clark, cheering for the Boston Red Sox, and listening to Frank Sinatra and rock and roll.

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Jacob Johnson

Jacob Johnson

Jacob started working at WNIN in August of 2011. As Web & New Media Producer, he is responsible for the implementation and maintenance of WNIN’s online platforms.

Jacob lives in Mount Vernon, Indiana, the eldest of nine children. He was homeschooled through the 11th grade, after which he graduated and began attending Ivy Tech Community College. He now holds an Associate's Degree in Computer Information Systems, and intends to pursue a Bachelor's Degree beginning in the fall.

When he is not working, Jacob’s time is spent programming and tweaking computers, meditating on theology, drooling over cool-looking automobiles, attending college courses, and running media and sound at the First Methodist Church in Mount Vernon.

Engineering

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Glenn Puder

Glenn Puder

Originally an Evansville native, Glenn's family migrated to St. Louis in 1958 with Chrysler Corp. After attending school there he entered the U.S. Air Force in 1970. Glenn became an electronics technician specializing in the installation and repair of communications equipment.

During his career, Glenn spent tours of duty in Italy, Germany, and England. This accounted for nearly a decade of living overseas with his wife and two children. Glenn also enjoyed many other assignments including one where he was selected to perform communications support for the U.S. Secret Service.

After 21 years of active duty Glenn retired from the military. He enjoyed almost 2 years of retirement before jumping back into the workplace. He has since been employed by WNIN as an engineer. Glenn has worked here since 1998.

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