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WNIN launches Move to Main campaign

John Gibson

WNIN has launched its Move to Main capital campaign.

The station plans to move to the former WEVV building at Main and Riverside at a cost of $3.4 million.

A “quiet campaign” that’s drawn mostly on corporate support has already raised more than half of the needed money.

Now, the campaign is shifting to a public, community-wide effort.

During a news conference, USI President – and WNIN Board Chair – Linda Bennett asked board members to join her at the podium. 

She said the board was behind the Move to Main 100%.

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke praised the effort for a new public media center. He said it will grow into something that will "attract people to our city, our region, and specifically downtown."

WNIN Public Media President Brad Kimmel said plans for the building include a 50-seat theatre that will show PBS programs and local productions.

Plans also include a digital music studio, updated TV, radio, and online production facilities, and more learning opportunities for area students.

Kimmel called the building “newer, more efficient, and more technologically friendly” than the station’s current home, the nearly 170-year-old Carpenter House.

WNIN hopes to move into the new public media center in August. 

Credit John Gibson
Rendering of planned public media center in the former WEVV building at Riverside and Main in Downtown Evansville

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