Anthony Hunt

Station Manager

Anthony Hunt has over 30 years experience at radio stations in Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Maryland, and Indiana. From announcer to development director to station manager, Anthony has helped build audience, membership, & underwriting in every market.

Though he started as a newscaster and DJ in commercial radio, in college, Anthony moved to public broadcasting because he preferred classical, jazz, and coffeehouse music offered there. He learned that public radio stations in the NPR network presented the most credible, honest and accurate analysis of world events for the constantly curious. This has given him his life’s passion—to get more people to listen, enjoy, and support this publicly funded news and entertainment service. He loves public radio’s respect for the listener’s intelligence and its ability to feed both sides of the brain: left & right—art & science.

Anthony grew up in a musical household. His father directed high school bands for many years. His mother has taught piano and been a church organist for over 60 years. Anthony had a small solo in La Boheme at age 11, performed in several Gilbert and Sullivan musicals in high school, played “Snoopy” in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, and been both the dentist and the voice of the plant in "Little Shop of Horrors."
 

While working at Radio Kansas, Anthony met his wife, Carolyn, in Hutchinson, Kansas during rehearsals of the Reno Choral Society. They are raising their 4 boys: Zachariah (20), Killian (17), Silas (15), and Ren (12) in Elkhart, Indiana. Besides playing or reading with his boys, Anthony enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, biking, & swimming.
 

He has served on the Governor's Lead Safe-Housing Advisory Council as a parent of children with lead poisoning as well as the boards of Bike Elkhart, Elkhart County Symphony, Heart City Health Center, and the IUSB Center for a Sustainable Future.

Ways to Connect

I'm going to do something out of the ordinary by stepping in as a Michiana Chronicles commentator. Of course this is the Fall Pledge Drive, so maybe it won’t sound too different. WVPE has been a part of NPR since 1991. That's 28 years of service to the community. 

We weren’t original National Public Radio members; that started in 1970. Today, it's a news source heard by 40 million people each week.  No change was more significant than that infamous day in Sept. 2001 when the network audience doubled, and the network became less analysis of news and more live coverage…

Kavanaugh hearings begin: Opening statements are underway in the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Watch the hearing live.

Where's Car Talk?

Jan 6, 2017

Car Talk will end in September. While still popular, it has lost many listeners recently. However, it remains a costly program. So WVPE is moving Car Talk to our second HD channel, NEWS2, because programs aired on HD channels do not cost as much as when they are on the main FM.  Car Talk will air Saturdays at 9:00 am and Sundays at noon.

WVPE is a proud media sponsor for Premier Arts, as they present Spamalot this weekend (July 15, 16,17). The musical is the stage re-imagination of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975).  The movie and musical are irreverent parodies of the Arthurian Legend, but are different in many ways. The original 2005 Broadway Production won 3 Tony Awards and ran for over 1,500 performances.

Volunteers Needed

Sep 9, 2014

WVPE Fall 2014 Membership Campaign

October 1 through October 7, 2014

Volunteer Sign-up Schedule

WVPE is in need of volunteers to answer telephones and take contribution information during our upcoming membership campaign. Please consider volunteering. We always have a great time visiting and getting to know each other.

If you are willing to volunteer, please contact Elaine Wolkins (574-262-5823) or ewolkins@wvpe.org.

Conversation with Susan Page about being the first female Prime Minister in Australia and about her current passion with educating the world's poorest children.

Krista Tippett discusses how vital rough & tumble play is vital to positive character development with Dr. Scott Brown.