background_fid.png
Inform, Entertain, Inspire
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Listen To A 2015 Conversation With Joe Kernan

kernan_baseball_old_0.png
https://www.joekernan.com/photo-downloads?pgid=kd0n4pz8-a76dc870-fce3-4526-974b-c7d75b7ec0b6
/

In 2015 as the City of South Bend was celebrating its 150th anniversary, WVPE featured a segment called South Bend Stories. 

One of those stories focused on a conversation wtih Joe Kernan talking about baseball. 

Kernan not only was instrumental in bringing and keeping minor league baseball in South Bend, but he also played baseball while he was a student at Notre Dame. 

kernan_baseball_catcher__nd_baseball_team__1967.png
Credit https://www.joekernan.com/photo-downloads?pgid=kd0n4pz8-1746ea39-a988-4550-b857-b1403302b3ba
/
Joe Kernan as a catcher for the Notre Dame baseball team in 1967.

Tony has become WVPEs program director, after working as operations manager since 2014. He also produces Michiana Chronicles and works on other special programming and digital projects. He joined the station as All Things Considered host in 1997, hosted Morning Edition in 2000 and 2001, then returned to the ATC host chair from 2007 to 2016. One of his Morning Edition newscasts earned WVPE a Best Radio Newscast Award from the Associated Press in 2002. An Iowa native, Tony got his start in radio as a student at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Harrisonburg, Va., and managed the radio station there for three years after graduating. He also worked in commercial and Christian radio prior to his time at WVPE. Tony lives in Goshen.