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Fort Wayne Ballet presents The Nutcracker

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The Fort Wayne Ballet Presents — The Nutcracker! Tchaikovsky’s timeless holiday classic of magic, mystery, and the Mouse King! Join us in the Christmas dreamworld of Clara and her heroic Nutcracker as they travel to the Kingdom of Sweets. It’s a holiday tradition for the entire family. Performances run Friday, December 5th through Sunday December 14th. Adult Ticket Prices: $43.50 (Regular Seating Area) and $49 (Premium Seating Area). Discounts available for Seniors (Ages 60+), Youth (Ages 11-18), and Children (Ages 3-9). Please call the Box Office at 260.422.4226 for more information. Find out more HERE

Train In Concert


BEST-FM 95.1 WAJI wants to give you the BEST tickets to the BEST shows this fall!

Just listen to BEST-FM 95.1 WAJI weekdays at approximately 8:30a, 10:30a, 12:30, 2:30p, and 4:30p.

When you hear the cue to call, the 9th caller at 260-467-9500 will win a pair of tickets to see Train, Mary Lambert, The 1975 and Jake Miller in concert on December 7th in Indianapolis.

Max and Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite

max n rubyWednesday, December 10th, Max & Ruby bring to life a wonderful tradition this holiday season at the Honeywell Center in Wabash!! Inspired by one of the greatest musical scores ever composed – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite – the beloved bunny siblings star in Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite. Listen to win your tickets on BEST-FM 95.1 WAJI or click HERE to purchase

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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The BEST List


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!





Saturday, November 29, 2014, 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, November 30, 2014, 10 am – 5 pm

On Sat. and Sun., Nov. 29 and 30, the Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace presents an opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind artwork and artisan foods directly from the Hoosiers who make it.  Hosted by Indiana Artisan co-chairs Kristy Jo Beber and Wayne Shive, the event will encourage guests to sample chocolates, candies, noodles, wines, and more, in addition to meeting visual artists recognized for being at the height of their craft.  In addition to shopping for the holidays, guests will enjoy live art and craft demonstrations and food and drink tasting.

Visit for more information.

$7 – no charge for those ages 14 and younger



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.

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday Noon – 4 pm, Closed Mondays
Open Thanksgiving Day, 4 – 8 pm 
Admission: Adults $5,  Children (ages 3-17) $3,  Age 2 and Under FREE


Keeping a long tradition, the annual Night of Lights will take place November 26 making downtown a magical place with sparkling streets and heart-warming traditions.  The Night of Lights will include holiday lighting ceremonies from great downtown businesses and organizations and the fun doesn’t stop after the lightings as great family events and activities will be happening throughout the evening all around Downtown Fort Wayne.


5:15 p.m. History Center Turret Lighting (Barr Street)
5:30 p.m. University of Saint Francis Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center (PAC) Wreath Lighting (Berry Street)
5:45 p.m. Aunt Millie’s Northern Lights (Pearl Street)
6:00 p.m. Community Center Santa’s Workshop display (Main Street)
6:15 p.m. Santa and his Reindeer at PNC with Mayor Tom Henry, Santa and special guests (Main and Berry Streets)
6:45 p.m.  Wells Fargo Holiday Display and Indiana Michigan Power Merry Christmas Wreath with a special performance by the Northrop High School Show Choir (I & M Power Center Plaza)
7:15 p.m. Botanical Conservatory & Embassy Theatre Window Lighting (Jefferson)
7:45 p.m. Parkview Field Fireworks (Jefferson)

Downtown HolidayFest continues through the end of the year with performances, festivals, art events, Holly Trolley Shopping, and so much more. 

Admission Fees: Free, Individual venues may charge admission



The Festival of Gingerbread attracts crowds who come to view the creations of individuals of all ages, families and professionals. Over 100 creations made of edible materials by persons ranging in age from pre-schoolers to adults including professional chefs are featured.
Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Noon to 5:00 p.m.

Admission Fees: Regular museum admission fees apply unless noted otherwise for special events
Adults (19-58)–$6.00
Seniors (59+)–$4.00
Students (3-18)–$4.00
Ages 2 & under–free 

Festival of Gingerbread 2014 Program Schedule:
Wednesday, November 26, 5:00PM to 9:00PM
Visit Santa Claus in the Orientation Room during Lighting Night, $3 per person
Saturday, November 29th, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Create Your Own Ornament, $1 plus regular museum admission
Sunday, November  30th, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Holidays around the World, $1 plus regular museum admission
Tuesday, December 2nd, 5:00PM to 9:00PM
AEP Indiana Michigan Power Free Night
Free Book Giveaway by Women United
Saturday, December 6th, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Visit Santa Claus this afternoon at the History Center, regular museum admission
Sunday, December 7th, 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Storytelling with Real Men Read, regular museum admission
Saturday, December 13th, 1:00PM to 4:00PM
“Science of Sugary Structures”
Presented by Science Central. Explore sturdy (and not so sturdy) structures by making your own edible creation, $3 plus regular museum admission 
Sunday, December 14th, 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Cookie Decorating Party, $1 plus regular museum admission



Beginning with the Night of Lights, the Embassy Festival of Trees is a featured stop in the city’s annual downtown lighting ceremony, offering the opening of the Harrison Street animated holiday windows and viewing of the trees.  Founded in 1984, the Festival of Trees is a fundraising and community goodwill event that supports ongoing operational and restoration efforts for the Embassy Theatre Foundation, Inc.
2014 Event Dates/Times
Night of Lights, Wed., Nov. 26, 6-9 p.m. 
Thurs., Nov. 27, 4-8 p.m. (featuring Grande Page Organ music)
Fri.-Sun., Nov. 28- Nov. 30, 12-8 p.m. (youth entertainment on the Embassy stage)
Mon., Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Senior Day (open to the public, special information for Seniors) 
Tues., Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 
Wed., Dec. 3, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tots and Trees (open to the public, special activities for kids) 



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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Can we add your email to the BEST-FM B.F.F. email club!
Would You LIke To Recieve Emails from Summit City Bikes?

Win a Car for the Kids

peg perigo john deereWin a new “vehicle” for your kids — a Peg Perego battery operated John Deere Gator XUV!! It’s EASY to get in the running… simply stop by Fort Wayne Kia in the 14/69 Auto Mall in Illinois Road, fill out the entry blank! The deadline to enter is November 30th… Good Luck!

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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