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2015 Outdoor Sports, Lake and Cabin Show

outdoor sports lake2BEST FM 95.1 WAJI and Coliseum Productions present the 2015 “Outdoor Sports, Lake And Cabin Show”, January 23th thru 25th, the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum! Gear up for 3 exciting days of fun and adventure… from camping, hunting, vacations, accessories, gear, tackle, rv’s, trips, biking, fitness and much more. Everything you can imagine for the outdoor enthusiast! This year it’s a salute to local hero’s and look for BEST FM 95.1 WAJI at the “honor wall” with OPERATION: VALENTINE, where you can send valentines to the troops. You can also show your support for the “War Beards” — we’ll even be pass out free fake beards to kids, while supplies last. And you don’t want to miss the Paul Bunyon Beard photo booth. There will also be live fishing, where a portion of the proceeds benefit the “honor flight” of Northeast Indiana, a military lumberjack competition, a zip line, kayak rides, chainsaw woodcarving, and much more! And on Sunday, bring the kids for face painting from from TAG ART. Be sure to Click HERE a coupon for $2 off admission. For event for details, go to

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 has 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?


Hours: January 14-25, various restaurant locations

Enjoy 12 delicious days of menu deals during Savor Fort Wayne!  Savor Fort Wayne is the first Fort Wayne restaurant week – celebrating our local eateries.
Savor Fort Wayne is presented by area restaurants with support from Visit Fort Wayne, as well as the Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association.  In its inaugural year, organizers anticipate 20 participating restaurants featuring steaks, sandwiches, seafood, salads and much more.  Some menus will also include vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.

Restaurants include: Asakusa Japanese Restaurant & Sushi, Bandido’s, Beet Street Juicery, Black Canyon, Bourbon Street Hideaway, Casa Grille, Casa Grille Italiano, Casa Ristorante, Casa Ristorante Italiano, Champions @ Courtyard Downtown, Club Soda, Cut’z @ the Hilton, DeBrand Fine Chocolates, Eddie Merlot’s, El Azteca, Hall’s Gas House, Hall’s Guesthouse Grill, Hall’s Tavern at Coventry, Henry’s Restaurant, JK O’ Donnell’s Irish Ale House, The Oyster Bar, Red River Steak House, Takaoka of Japan, The Factory, Triangle Park Bar & Grill, Toscani Pizzeria, Tucanos Brazilian Grill

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Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
Thursday, 10 am – 8 pm
Sunday, Noon – 4 pm
Closed Mondays

This winter, the Botanical Conservatory invites internationally-known artist Sayaka Ganz to create an imaginative seascape in the midst of our lush Showcase Garden using recycled materials. Discarded everyday items such as plastic forks, knives and bowls are reborn with new purpose and meaning as the artist transforms them into colorful and lifelike sculptures of jellyfish, kelp, dolphins and coral reef. You can practice seeing the possibilities for yourself as you try your hand with “one man’s trash” in our hands-on Discovery Gallery. Let the beauty of this ocean scene inspire you to do more than recycle waste items – consider their value and start upcycling.
Winter Market


Hours: Saturday, January 24 10a-2p
Our market offers fresh and unique local produce, plants, meats, baked goods and homemade crafts in a cultural setting. The YLNI Winter Farmers Market is a producer-only market, meaning that our vendors personally make or grow the products they sell. Every vendor is local, coming from Allen or surrounding counties. Live music and children’s activities add to the experience.


Hours: January 22-25, 2015
The Mizpah Shrine Circus is a premier family entertainment extravaganza. Located at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana, this family-friendly event is the most fun you can have for the whole family and should not be missed!


HoursFriday, January 23, 12 – 9 pm, Saturday, January 24, 10 am – 8 pm, Sunday, January 25, 11 am – 5  pm

Book your next outdoor adventure, customize your very own rustic dream home, or compare, test and purchase top-quality products with over 150 exhibitors focused on: Vacation and Travel, Hunting and Fishing, Log Cabin and Cottage Living, RVs and Motor Sports, Boating and Water Sports, and Biking, Hiking and Fitness.
NEW this year: 
The Coliseum’s very first zip line
Live Chainsaw Woodcarving Demos
Goods available from Bass Pro Shops
Portion of the proceeds will go toward the Northeast Indiana Honor Flights
Fishing hole & zip line will be totally free last 2 hours of the show on Sunday

Admission: Adults $10; Kids 12 and under are free. All military (active/veterans) get in half off for just $5






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…

Upcoming Concerts



Here is a list of upcoming concerts:

Jan 16th, 2015         Dancing Pros Live at the Honeywell Center in Wabash

Feb 28th, 2015         MAROON 5 at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis

May 31st, 2015         The Main Event: NKOTB with very special guests TLC and Nelly

June 6th, 2015         JOHN MELLENCAMP at the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne

July 1st, 2015           Fall Out Boy & Wiz Khalifa w/Hoodie Allen at Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville

July 11th, 2015         Nickelback at Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville

July 12th, 2015        Train, The Fray, & Matt Nathanson at Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville

July 31st, 2015         ONE DIRECTION at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis

Wet Nose Wednesday

These puppies are so CUTE!

We’ve teamed up with Hope For Animals Spay/Neuter Clinic to help showcase animals from area rescues and shelters that need a fur-ever home!

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Don’t miss out on HAPPY NEUTER YEAR! Get your male dog or cat neutered for just $20! Schedule your appointment now: 260-420-7729!

Watch and share these videos… maybe you’ll even find that you want to add one to YOUR family!

This week, meet KENZIE from the Allen County SPCA:

Want to adopt KENZIE or another dog from the Allen County SPCA? Click HERE to find out more!

Ask a Vet

BEST FM 95.1 WAJI and HOPE FOR ANIMALS presents Ask A Vet. Each week we will select a question asked by you and get advice from a local veterinarian.

This week, we were asked: How often should I brush my dog’s teeth?

Veterinarian: At least once every 24 hours to prevent the buildup of tartar, but it won’t remove the tartar already there. The best option is to get a dental cleaning done at a veterinary clinic.

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