"WFYI’s morning voice
Mike Fenwick, host of WFYI-FM (90.1) midday programming and producer of the arts and culture series The Art of the Matter, died Sunday. He was 59.
Fenwick spent seven years at WFYI, where he also lent his voice as a narrator for WFYI (Channel 20)’s Across Indiana television series. A story he recorded for NPR about the U.S.S. Indianapolis can be found here: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1127639.
Fenwick had been off the air for about a month battling health issues.
“Mike was an exceptional individual who made the purposeful decision to leave a successful commercial broadcasting career to pursue his love of public radio,” Richard Miles, WFYI Public Radio’s station manager and vice president of audio services, said in announcing Fenwick’s death. “As a Louisville native, Mike made many friends in Indianapolis, especially in the arts community, for which he had a real passion.”
Robert Michael “Mike” Fenwick worked in television news for nearly 20 years at stations in Cincinnati, St. Louis and Denver. In 1997, he decided to return to his early roots in public radio. Prior to joining WFYI in 2000, he worked for two public radio stations in Lexington, Ky.: WUKY, an NPR member station affiliated with the University of Kentucky, and WRVG, which originates from the campus of Georgetown College.
Fenwick was a graduate of Georgetown College and the Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.
Memorial contributions can be made in care of WFYI Public Broadcasting, 1401 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46202, or by calling the station: 317-715-2009. A public celebration of his life will be held — details will be announced soon.