Kim Macon

Development Director

Kim Macon joined the WVPE staff in January of 1993 as the Marketing Director, a one-person department, handling membership, underwriting, public relations and special events.   From 1999 to 2005, she focused all of her efforts on securing underwriting and corporate support for the station.   Since February of 2005 Kim has been Development Director, overseeing all aspects of membership, underwriting, public relations and special events.    A graduate of Goshen College, Kim lives in Elkhart with her husband, Carl, and in her spare time, enjoys reading, crocheting, and crafting. 

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WVPE invites you to the event series from the University of Notre Dame Constitutional Studies Program featuring "Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech" by Princeton Professor Keith Whittington on Thursday, August 30;  "Citizenship, Virtue, and the Constitution" by Princeton Professor Robert George on Thursday, September 13; "Populism and Constitutionalism–Are They Compatible?" by Notre Dame Professor Michael Zuckert on Monday, September 17; and "Bringing America Together" by Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute on Tuesday, September 25.

WVPE is pleased to invite you to the 8th Annual Michiana Renaissance Festival, August 25th and 26th on Pinhook Park in South Bend.  This festival includes 4 separate re-enactment areas ; Midieval/Renassaince, The Golden Age of Piracy, Time of the Vikings, and Fairytale Storyland.  

Each day is filled with fun and educational things to see and do for the entire family including, Music, Dance, Living Encampments, Acrobatics, Games, Merchants, Period Demonstrations, Theatre with Swordplay, Live Steel Combat, Story Time, Great Food, Kids Quests, and much more. 

The Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary Fall Semester begins September 4th.  Registration is now open for a variety of classes including Introduction to Peace Studies and Nonviolence; Strange New World of the Bible, Human Sexuality and Christian Ethics, Biblical Sprituality, and more.  

The Studebaker National Museum invites you to the inaugural Concours D'Elegance at Copshaholm, presented by The Collection by Jack Boyd Smith Jr. and LaVine Restoration.  The Councours at Copshaholm is the premier celebration of automotive design and styling in Northern Indiana.  This one day event features unique and rare automobiles of many marques as well as fun programming for the entire family.  

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The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan has a mission of community impact and personal growth and encourages lifelong learning and engagement.  Their Speakers Series provides a way for multi-generational sharing of experiences to learn more about the world around us.  In the world today, driven by headlines, soundbites and social media, The Economic Club provides the opportunity to go beyond the surface of current events to learn more.  This year again, The Speakers Series has representation from a wide variety of fields and expertise. 

WVPE invites you to enjoy the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival presentation of  The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice August fourteenth to the twenty-sixth at the Notre Dame DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.  A story of trust twisted into violence, and beauty lost to terror, Othello is directed in a contemporary staging  by Cameron Knight (last year's memorable Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing), and features Robert Ramirez as lago, with stage and screen actor Esau Pritchett in the title role.  Click 

The Goshen Health Entertainment Series concludes with the final Meet Me on the Island of the year; August 3rd from 5:30 – 9:00 pm and features Linsay Kelly & The Lowlifes.   Linsay Kelly & The Lowlifes is new to this event and bring an eclectic blend of tunes resultingin a polished performance with powerful vocals. Take advantage of this last time to gather with like-minded listeners in the summer of 2018.  We'd love to meet you there!

Envirofest, perhaps the most family friendly event of the Goshen Health Entertainment Series, is scheduled for this coming Friday, at the beautiful Wellfield Botanic Gardens in downtown Elkhart.  This is truly a collaborative event with additional support provided by Wellfield Botanic Gardens, GreenStream, Community Foundation of Elkhart County, NIPSCO, Michiana Recycling, South Bend Brew Werks, Eco Owl Press and Sound Management. July 13 - Envirofest 5:00 – 9:00 pm  The Stampede String BandThe Stampede String Band, now in its 7th year, brings intense, diverse Americana music to life.The ba

The Goshen Health Entertainment Series rolls on this week and we return to Century Center. July 6 - Meet me on the Island 5:00 – 10:00 pm  Shake N’ Chill & Fireworks by Visit South Bend MishawakaThe island behind Century Center will be a great place to end the 4th of July holiday week, withthe Blues, Rock and Swing of Shake N’ Chill. The island will be rockin’ with what has been calledsome “smokin’ rhythm and blues.

Last Saturday on the Common in Buchanan provides world class music.   This weekend, David Gans, folk rock musician, Grateful Dead historian, and host of "The Grateful Dead Hour" & "Tales from the Golden Road" on SiriusXM Radio, teams up with Old Shoe to perform the iconic material of "Dylan & The Dead" .  The show is free, but  non-perishable food donations will be collected for the Redbud Area Ministries Food Bank.  The event is made possible from generous local sponsors including the City of Buchanan's Downtown Development Authority.    Bring your blankets or chairs, with a picnic

Following a near record crowd for Meet Me on the Island June 6th, The Goshen Health Entertainment Series, here's what's next: June 29 - Goshen Blue Friday 5:00 – 10:00 pm (2 bands!)  Big Daddy Dupree and the Broke & Hungry Blues Band followed by: JR Clark and the All Star Blues MobThe Goshen Brewing Company provides the backdrop for Goshen Blue Friday, an evening of great blues, great food and fun.

From its beginning in 1988 and over the years, The Elkhart Jazz Festival has developed into an internationally acclaimed  musical event.  Here, in what has been called the musical instrument capital of the world, approximately 20,000 jazz fans turn out to enjoy the four sessions, over three days, on seven different stages with over 100 world class musicians, that is the Elkhart Jazz Festival.

WVPE Public Radio is a proud media sponsor of the 63rd Season at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts in Warsaw.  Beginning May 30th with Seussical , based on the beloved books of Dr. Suess, the season includes Saturday Night Fever, My Fair Lady, All Shook Up, One Man - Two Guvnors, and  Freaky Friday.  Tickets for the entire season are on sale and available for $180.  Click Here for more information or to buy tickets.

The mission of Goshen Health is to improve the health of our communities by providing innovative, outstanding care and services through exceptional people doing exceptional work. For the seventh consecutive year, Goshen Health is supporting the summer Entertainment Series that is a very valuable benefit of membership.

Since its beginnings in 2011 the Michiana Jewish Film Festival [MJFF] has seen steady growth and success.  Through partnerships with the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and The University of Notre Dame, MJFF examines Judaism with a line-up of cutting edge Jewish themed cinema. 

Monday, May 14th, the festival begins at 5:15 pm with a short film, Stitchers: Tapestry of Spirit.  Following at 5:30, is Bombshell:  The Hedy Lamarr Story , and the evening concludes with Foxtrot at 8:00 pm.