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. 

Ways to Connect

WVPE invites you to the IUSB Ernestine M Raclin School of the Arts production of Mamma Mia,  Thursday through Saturday, October 4th through the 6th in Northside Hall in the Campus Auditorium.  Evening shows are at 7:30 pm plus a 2 pm matinee on Saturday.  

This classic story of a daughters' quest to find her Father on the eve of her wedding features the timeless songs of ABBA that tell a tale of love laughter and friendship.  Click here for more information.

WVPE is pleased to invite you to the Notre Dame Cushwa Center's Fall events.  On Friday, September 21st  the first event is the Hibernian Lecture by Professor Ruan O'Donnell.   He will speak at 4:30pm in McKenna Hall on campus.   Thanks to the generosity of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, since 1978 the Cushwa Center has administered a variety of programs supporting the study of the Irish experience in Ireland and America.

WVPE invites you to see the silent movie classic “Steamboat Bill Jr. in downtown Elkhart.  This silent comedy follows college boy William Canfield Jr (played by Buster Keaton) and his reunion with his boat captain father in a Mississippi River town….  Two shows on Thursday, Sept 13th at 2pm and 7pm featuring organist Clark Wilson.

The Elkhart County Symphony presents Heroes & Legends Music of the Stage & Screen, Sunday, September 9th at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart.  The Gates  open at 2pm, with the concert beginning at 4pm.  Enjoy popular soundtracks and musical scores including highlights from "Wicked", Tribute to Elvis, "Man of Steel", Pinball Wizard,  Moana, Suite from "Hamilton", The Greatest Showman and more.   Carrie Lee Bland -Kendall is the featured soloist under the direction of Dr. Jose` Rocha, guest conductor.  

The DeBartolo Performing Arts Center has something for everyone in this years' Presenting Season.  From Todd Rundgrens' Play Like A Champion Concert on September 7th, to the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company in May, the season includes a rich variety of performances.  Broadway, Film and TV star Kristen Chenowith, presents a one woman show and Tony Award Winner, Renee Elise Goldberry Presents her concert tour Revive. There is African drumming and dance, Irish Theatre of Chicago, Czech National Symphony Orchestra,  The Monteray Jazz Festival on Tour, and much more. 

The Outsiders Outside Art Fair kicks off Labor Day Weekend at the Judith Racht Gallery in Harbert, Michigan.  Outside refers to art made by someone not typically in the mainstream world of art and who is not educated in the arts.  The result is a wide variety of contemporary art as well as those who deal in vintage materials. 

The Buchanan Commons has been the venue for musical entertainment throughout the summer.  Saturday evening, the widely acclaimed reggae sensation, The Itals bring their show to Buchanans' very own outdoor amphitheatre for the Final Last Saturday on the Commons.  Over the years The Itals have performed countless shows world-wide, their sweet harmonies back the groups original lead singer Keith Porter.  

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