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Mandi’s Favorite Things

FremontMandi Micheals, not unlike Oprah, is giving you her favorite things! YOU get a shopping spree…  YOU get a shopping spree… and YOU get a shopping spree! You get the idea… Listen to Mandi Michaels each weekday through December 23rd, call in, and be the first person to solve her riddle! You’ll win a $100 shopping spree to The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont! Who’s ready for more shopping!

Countdown to Noon at Science Central

countdown to noonRing in 2015 with the entire family and BEST FM 95.1 WAJI… It’s the 15th Annual Countdown to Noon at Science Central! We will ring in 2015 with New Year’s activities and our annual balloon drop! Admission is $8 per person, ages 3 to adult. Children 2 and under are admitted free. Click HERE to find out more.


Laugh in 2015 at Snickerz Comedy Club

craig carmean Come Laugh In the New Year with BEST FM 95.1 WAJI at Snickerz!carmen valone Join us for comedians Craig Carmean  and Carmen Vallone on Wednesday 12/31! Tickets are $22.50 advance, $25.00 Day of Show. Show begins at 8:30 Show with a live music opener! Click HERE to find out more!

Riley Radiothon



The BEST FM 95.1 WAJI RILEY RADIOTHON will be December 17th from the Simon Family Tower located in the heart of the Riley Hospital for Children. We are excited to bring you a new date this year to recognize the Gift Of Hope for the thousands of Fort Wayne area children who are served by Riley.  There are several ways to participate including giving the day of the Radiothon or by donating early by clicking HERE.

Thanks to our sponsors:

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Each week, BEST FM 95.1 WAJI and SUMMIT CITY BICYCLES AND FITNESS have teamed up with VISIT FORT WAYNE to present:

The Best List: Five Things To Do In Fort Wayne

This list is updated constantly with new things for you and your family to see, do and explore around greater Fort Wayne. Who knew we had so much to do every weekend?

Plus, you have a chance to win a brand new bike to start the new year from Summit City Bicycles and Fitness… just scroll down to the bottom of this page and fill out the entry form!




Hours: December 19 at 7 pm, December 20 at 11 am & 2 pm, December 21 at 2 pm

In 1934 Youtheatre opened our doors with “The Steadfast Tin Soldier,” our very first production! Hans Christian Andersen’s heartwarming story of a toy soldier’s struggle to win the heart of his ballerina true love! The Auer Black Box Theatre becomes a Christmas toy box complete with holiday carolers! This production features an original dance by the Fort Wayne Ballet!

Admission: To purchase tickets call (260) 422-4226 or buy online.  Visit for more information.



Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday Noon – 4 pm, Closed Mondays
All the flair and panache of the era between World War I and II are captured in the Conservatory’s holiday interpretation of Art Deco style and Roaring 20s chic. An elegant plaza invites festive gatherings under a snowflake canopy, where guests relax with the free-ranging sounds of big band jazz music. Crisp symmetry merges with uptown drama as wine-colored poinsettias anchor the shimmering décor of silver, gold, and champagne.  Make your own wonderful holiday memories in the midst of gossamer elegance, a setting of beauty and romance.
Admission: Adults $5,  Children (ages 3-17) $3,  Age 2 and Under FREE


Hours: Saturday, December 20, 2014 10 am – 4 pm 
The tradition continues with Santa and his red caboose!

Join us for a train ride with Santa Claus during the day from 10AM-4PM aboard a vintage caboose. 20 minute train rides depart our restoration facility at 15808 Edgerton Road with a 1950s diesel locomotive and caboose as passengers visit with Santa during their ride.

Families can also reserve a special Santa Charter train in the evening for up to 15 people. Santa Charters are $250 and run at 6PM, 7PM, and 8PM on the 20th. Charters include snacks and refreshments, a 45-minute trip with Santa. We recommend families or groups bring presents for Santa to deliver. To reserve a charter, click here.

Trains run continuously all three Saturdays. Tours of steam locomotive no. 765 and other activities will be available.

Admission: For the first time ever, purchase your tickets online and avoid the wait! Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for children. Purchase your tickets here. 


Hours: Monday & Tuesday – Closed , Wednesday through Friday – 10 am – 4 pm, Saturday – 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday – 12- 5 pm
Amoebas, crabs, willow trees, elephants, whales and people all look different on the outside, but inside; billions and billions of molecules interact in similar ways to carry out common life functions-moving, sensing, defending and reproducing. Likewise, the variety of different molecules found in living things is vast, but these molecules are all based on combinations of only 25 different atoms. In Marvelous Molecules: The Secret of Life, a series of exhibit stations, computer interactives, and hands-on models, invite visitors to explore how and why these different interactions happen by breaking life down into smaller and smaller parts and revealing the similarities and differences among life-forms in this world. The exhibition was developed by the New York Hall of Science.
Admission: Adults & Kids (3-12) – $8, Seniors (65+) – $7, Kids (2 & under) – FREE



Open every night thru December 31st

Light up your holidays with this amazing event filled with more than 75 holiday light displays! Young and old alike will enjoy the casual drive through the park where you’ll see everything from a nativity scene to an animated rocking horse!  All proceeds benefit the AWS Foundation.

AND, don’t forget to register to win an Electra Townie 7D men’s or women’s bike from Summit City Bikes and Fitness!

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The Townie introduced Electra’s patented Flat Foot Technology® to the world.  With an upright seating position that lets you see the world better and place your feet flat on the ground whenever you want, the Townie sets a new standard in comfort and control.

To Enter, fill out the entry form below and click send!




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Our Story Project


Your story is an invaluable part of our story!

The Our Story Project aims to discover who we are as a region and use that information to create a compelling story to collectively market Northeast Indiana. Aligning our marketing messages will allow organizations to reinforce key themes; establish a strong reputation for the region; and make Northeast Indiana economically competitive on a global scale.

Consultants Scott Ochander and Tyler Borders are leading the project. They are using their proprietary consensus-building process so that everyone will have the opportunity to weigh in and affect the outcome.

Northeast Indiana residents are invited to participate in workshops that will be held across all 10 counties this fall. In addition, an online interactive tool will be developed to allow the general public to weigh in on the process.

The idea for the Our Story Project originated from last year’s regional exchange trip to Cincinnati. Over 50 Northeast Indiana leaders visited Cincinnati to learn from their best practices, and one of the top three takeaways from the trip was developing a master narrative similar to Cincinnati’s efforts.

Read the news release and be sure to visit this page for the latest updates as the Our Story Project progresses.


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Regional Workshops

Collectively, the region will put in hundreds of hours to shape our story and who we want to be. By offering only three hours of your own time, you have the opportunity to affect the future of Northeast Indiana. At the end of the Our Story Project, this data will be used by economic developers, chambers and CVBs from across our 10 counties to better market our region, which means increased growth and prosperity for residents across Northeast Indiana.

Workshops will be conducted in two phases. The first phase of workshops will focus on discovering the region’s personality, while the second phase of workshops will center on how we talk about the region. The public is invited to attend any phase one and/or phase two workshop. (You can choose to attend a phase two workshop without attending a phase one workshop.)

Reserve your spot at an upcoming workshop!

Week of September 15 – Phase 1 Workshops (Discovering the Region’s Personality):

  • Monday, September 15 from 7:00-10:30 am at Ramada Inn, 3855 Indiana 127, Angola1
  • Monday, September 15 from 2:00-5:00 pm at La Quinta Inn, 306 Touring Drive, Auburn
  • Tuesday, September 16 from 7:00-10:30 am at Impact Institute, 580 Fairview Blvd., Kendallville1
  • Tuesday, September 16 from 12:00-3:00 pm at LaGrange Public Library, 203 W. Spring St., LaGrange2
  • Wednesday, September 17 from 7:00-10:30 am at Girls Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana, 10008 Dupont Circle Drive East, Fort Wayne1
  • Wednesday, September 17 from 2:00-5:00 pm at Region 8 Education Service Center, 251 W 850 N, Decatur
  • Thursday, September 18 from 12:00-3:00 pm at Wells County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, 211 W. Water St., Bluffton2
  • Thursday, September 18 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Parkview Whitley Hospital, 1260 E. State Road 205, Columbia City3
  • Friday, September 19 from 7:00-10:30 am at Wabash County Chamber of Commerce, 210 S. Wabash St., Wabash1

Week of September 29 – Phase 2 Workshops (Refining our Messaging):

  • Monday, September 29 from 7:00-10:30 am at Ramada Inn, 3855 Indiana 127, Angola1
  • Monday, September 29 from 2:00-5:00 pm at Waterloo Train Depot, 215 W. Van Vleek St., Waterloo
  • Tuesday, September 30 from 7:00-10:30 am at Noble County Public Library, 813 E. Main St., Albion1
  • Tuesday, September 30 from 2:00-5:00 pm at Shipshewana Event Center, 760 S Van Buren St., Shipshewana
  • Wednesday, October 1 from 7:00-10:30 am at Parkview Whitley Hospital, 1260 E. State Road 205, Columbia City1
  • Wednesday, October 1 from 12:00-3:00 pm at Manchester University, 604 E. College Ave. (JYSC Hoff Room – 2nd Floor), North Manchester2
  • Wednesday, October 1 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Huntington University (Habecker Dining Commons – Room A), 2303 College Ave., Huntington3 **
  • Thursday, October 2 from 7:00-10:30 am at Clock Tower Inn, 1335 US 27 N, Berne1
  • Thursday, October 2 from 12:00-3:00 pm at Wells County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, 211 W. Water St., Bluffton2
  • Thursday, October 2 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Pizza Hut Corporate Office, 7100 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne3
  • Friday, October 3 from 7:00-10:30 am at Huntington University (Habecker Dining Commons – Room A), 2303 College Ave., Huntington1 **

Seating is limited. RSVPs will be taken on a first come, first served basis. Reserve your spot today!

**Due to scheduling, the phase one and phase two workshops in Huntington County will both be held the week of September 29.

Click HERE or click the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership logo to head over to their website and learn more!


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WAJI Job Opportunities WAJI, 95.1 an Equal Opportunity Employer, is dedicated to providing broad outreach regarding job vacancies at the station. We seek the help of local organizations in referring qualified applicants to our station. Organizations that wish to receive our vacancy information should contact WAJI by calling (260)-423-3676. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm.




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Andy Grammer 6-7-14

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Andy Grammer came back to visit and kick off his 2014 Tour with 95.1 BEST-FM at Jefferson Pointe!

Scroll down to see performance videos… event pictures… and the MEET-N-GREET photos!


Andy Grammer performs “Keep Your Head Up”!

Andy Grammer performs “Back Home”!


Here are some of the pictures…


Check out the Meet-N-Greet photos with Andy Grammer…