November 8, 2023
In a groundbreaking project for collegiate journalism, Ball Bearings Magazine, the Ball State Daily News, and the Western Kentucky College Heights Herald, in collaboration with Ball State PBS and Western Kentucky PBS, were named joint winners of the Associated Collegiate Press’ Innovation Pacemaker Award for the cross-platform multimedia project, “Fleeing to Flyover Country.”
October 10, 2023
A new documentary, “Fleeing to Flyover Country,” produced in collaboration with Ball State PBS, Western Kentucky PBS, The Ball State Daily News, The Western Kentucky Herald, and Ball State’s Department of Media, premieres at 8:30 p.m. ET Thursday, Oct. 12. It will air on Ball State PBS.
September 20, 2023
The second annual Happy Little Fest is set for 1–4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1, at University Green, located between Bracken Library and the Architecture Building, 1120 N. McKinley Ave., on the campus of Ball State University.
September 13, 2023
“Happy Little Fest”/Ball State PBS was named the winner of the “Special Events” award within the Marketing and Communications category at this year’s National Educational Telecommunications Association’s (NETA) 55th Public Media Awards.
August 22, 2023
“Happy Little Fest,” a celebration of the 80th birthday of iconic painter and instructor Bob Ross hosted by Ball State PBS and Bob Ross, Inc., has been named a finalist for the National Educational Telecommunications Association’s (NETA) 55th annual Public Media Awards.
August 14, 2023
“Now Entering…Anderson” premieres live at 8 p.m. on Ball State PBS. It can also be seen online at ballstatepbs.org, and on the PBS App or Ball State Public Media App.
July 12, 2023
Dr. Phil Hoffman, assistant dean of Media and general manager of Ball State Public Media, has been elected to the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Central Great Lakes Chapter. Governors are voted in by their peers in each chapter of NATAS.
July 10, 2023
Ball State Public Media (Ball State PBS and Indiana Public Radio), has been awarded grants from The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) to support its new arts and culture content initiative.
November 9, 2022
Dr. Phil Hoffman, assistant dean of Media and general manager for Ball State Public Media at Ball State University, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the board of Vision Maker Media. The nonprofit organization is a premier source for quality American Indian and Alaska Native educational videos.
October 13, 2022
Ball State PBS—which brought Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting to the world for many years—will be celebrating the 80th birthday of the beloved painter and instructor—and the station is also celebrating its 50th year on the air—with the "Happy Little Fest" on Oct. 29.
February 17, 2022
Ball State PBS is looking for stories about Cicero, Indiana. Ball State PBS, the Muncie PBS station located on the Ball State University campus, will feature Cicero in its ongoing series celebrating small towns in its viewing area.
October 11, 2021
Ball State PBS (formerly WIPB-TV) is looking for stories about Eaton, Indiana. Ball State PBS, the PBS station located on the Ball State University campus, will feature Eaton in its ongoing series celebrating small towns in its viewing area.
April 20, 2021
Personnel from Ball State PBS will be in New Castle, Ind., on April 24 to conduct on-camera interviews for its upcoming program, “Now Entering…New Castle.”
March 31, 2021
Ball State PBS will feature New Castle, a Henry County town, in its ongoing series celebrating small towns in its viewing area.
August 4, 2020
WIPB-TV will feature the Hancock County town of Fortville in its ongoing series celebrating small towns in the station’s viewing area.