This Beech Grove, Indiana, native was born blind, but he didn’t let that stop him from pursuing a love of music and entertainment. After graduating from the Indiana School for the Blind in 1975, Bernie went on to Ball State University where he graduated with a degree in Radio and Television Communications. He then accepted a position as a programming consultant at WWHC-FM (later WMXQ-FM), Hartford City, and was hired part-time at WERK-AM, Muncie. Bernie began working at Emmis Communications’ WENS in Indianapolis, becoming Music Director and Assistant Program Director while hosting afternoon drive from 1984 to 2002 and a Friday night retro show 1999-2002. Bernie later hosted mornings on WYXB and afternoons on WXYB-FM, Indianapolis.