Our Local Content

Ball State Public Media aims to empower individuals of all ages and backgrounds to explore new ideas, gain knowledge, and broaden their understanding of the world. By leveraging the power of public media, we envision a more informed, connected, and enlightened society.

Guided by our Strategic Plan, our strategy for creating local content focuses on three pillars: Arts & Culture, Economic Development, and Regional Stories.

Arts & Culture
Ball State PBS will highlight the rich arts and culture of the region. This can include interviews with local artists and performers, documentaries, and coverage of local festivals, museums, cultural institutions, and events. By showcasing the unique artistic offerings of the area, Ball State PBS can help connect viewers to the local arts community and promote cultural understanding.


Economic Development
We will explore the economic development of the region, such as success stories of local businesses, interviews with entrepreneurs, and coverage of community development initiatives. By showcasing the growth and innovation happening in our region, Ball State PBS can help inspire viewers to get involved in local economic development efforts and promote the area as a great place to live and do business.


Regional Stories
Ball State PBS will focus on regional stories, such as the history of the area, notable landmarks, and local heroes. This can include interviews with historians, community leaders, and everyday citizens who have interesting stories to tell. By focusing on the unique characteristics of the region, Ball State PBS can help viewers feel more connected to their community and foster a sense of pride in their hometown.



Innovation is at the heart of what we do at Ball State Public Media. Our new Digital-First Initiative focuses on creating unique, online content and delivering it to our digital platforms so that we reach new audiences wherever they are. Our platforms include:


Ball State Public Media is committed to becoming a leader in amplifying diverse perspectives. This is essential in fulfilling our vision to connect people to educational experiences and trusted stories. We commit ourselves to this work by stating it clearly as part of our Vision Statement and doing the daily work to live up to moving ever towards that vision. Read our full Diversity Statement.


Do you have a program or an idea you’d like Ball State PBS to consider? Use our online form to submit a program proposal.


Angie Rapp,
Director of Audience Development