People

  • Host, The Back Porch

    Al Kniola has co-hosted The Back Porch since 1995.  A native of Michigan City, IN, he has been active in music since his high school days, playing in everything from rock bands to folk groups.  He also spent eight years hosting a popular open...

  • Host, The Blues Revue
  • Host

    Host of J:Cubed Jazz to the 3rd Power: Cool, Smooth and Hot

    Karl Smith joined WVPE in August 2014 as a staff announcer.  As a long time listener to public radio, Karl is committed to the purpose and mission of public radio. 

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  • Local Host of Morning Edition

    Kent Fulmer joined WVPE in August of 2020 to take on one of the station's most high profile roles as the local host of Morning Edition. Kent comes to WVPE with...

  • Host, The Back Porch

    After celebrating my 29th Anniversary  on 'the Back Porch'  on Father's Day 2015 it struck me.. I've been there for almost half my lifetime....returning home for 2 weeks at a stretch to raise my family and work as a heavy equipment operator the...

  • Host

    Sid Shroyer has been a part-time announcer at WVPE since 2001. Sid is now most frequently engaged asthe Monday through Wednesday host of All Things Considered. He’s also a contributor to MichianaChronicles and was a co-creator of The Wild Rose...

  • Operations Manager

    Tony has hosted All Things Considered on WVPE for much of the past two decades. He joined the station as ATC host in August 1997, then switched to Morning Edition in August 2000. One of his Morning Edition newscasts earned WVPE a...

  • HOST, THE SLOWDOWN

    Tracy K. Smith is one of the most celebrated poets of our time. She served as the 22nd United States Poet Laureate from 2017 to 2019, and is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Light and several books of poetry, including her...