The All IN Indiana show on the Indianapolis-based National Public Radio (NPR) on Tuesday (Sept. 10) featured a one-hour report on the state of the RV industry. A podcast of the show is now available at www.wfyi.org/programs/all-in .
“We take live questions and topics for the show with social media engagement for All IN,” said show host Matt Pelsor. “We had our business reporter for Indiana Public Broadcasting, Samantha Horton, an economist from the Indiana University Kelly School of Business, Kyle Anderson, and an RV dealer, Scott Moody, from Total Value RV in Elkhart Indiana, all on the show to discuss the RV industry as a whole.
“We looked at the industry and discussed it as an economic bell-weather to the larger economy,” he added.
He said that WFYI’s new show “All IN” was just introduced in July and is ramping up to become a daily news broadcast. “We started out as two-day a week show and are now getting a grip on producing a daily show. Since our reporter was covering the RV industry in a larger piece, we thought it was worth examining on the show.”
“With economists talking about another recession — probably not as big as ‘The Great Recession’ — we wanted to look at the RV industry as an economic indicator.”
A Ball State graduate, Pelsor has spent 20 years honing his skills on various stations with a variety of formats. He joined WFYI as the local host for NPR’s popular “All Things Considered” afternoon drive program in 2016.
The name of the show, “All IN,” reflects the statewide nature of the program that will air on WFYI 90.1 FM locally and other Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) around Indiana.
“The show will be rooted in hearing from and about people who affect public policy,” said WFYI Chief Content Officer Matt Shafer Powell. “We’ll have the full resources of IPR (Indiana Public radio) to help deliver up-to-date information from all over Indiana, and we have a lifelong Hoosier with keen insights and natural curiosity that we think will keep listeners fully engaged.”