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

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.  

Musical Arts Indiana celebrates 25 years of providing performance and educational opportunities for singers and instrumentalists throughout northern Indiana and southwest lower Michigan.  After its inception in 1993, Vesper Chorale was formally incorporated in 2004 as Musical Arts Indiana, combining with Vesper Chamber Orchestra, Consortia, and Children's Choir of Michiana.  

The Fischoff Competition is the largest chamber music competition in the nation and is its longest consecutively running competition.  On average, the yearly competition draws 125 ensembles in either the wind or string categories of three to six performers, with representation from 22 nationalities.  Since its inception, in 1973, more than 6,800 musicians have participated, with many going on to distinguished careers in music education and performance. 

Notre Dame Film, Television and Theater presents the rock musical, Spring Awakening, that tells the story of  teenagers exploring the journey from adolescence to adulthood.  Shows are April 18th through the 22nd at 7:30pm, Wednesday through Saturday, with a  matinee on Sunday at 2:30pm , in the Patricia George Decio Theatre  located in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. 

The United Religious Community 2018 Prayer Breakfast is Friday, April 20 from 7:30 to 9am at Century Center in  downtown South Bend.  Beginning with addresses from Bishop Kevin Rhoades and Mayor Pete Buttigieg,  after which there will be a multi-faith prayer service. The featured speaker is Ali Noorani, the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, an advocacy organization promoting the value of immigrants and immigration. 

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart  offers students the opportunity to take up to two courses before being admitted to one of the seminary's degree or certificate programs.  There is a limit of one course per term, which are well suited to students who have an interest in exploring seminary studies.

IDEA Week is a celebration of the innovative, entrepreneurial and creative energy, talent and leadership that is reinvigorating the South Bend-Elkhart region.  The week-long  event, April 21-29, is a festival hosting a variety of  business, technology, and entertainment events designed for entrepreneurs, students, and community members  to gain creative inspiration, and the tools to innovate within their own life circumstances.  

Cameron Mackintosh, a master magician among producers of theatrical shows, has created another version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera.  March 28th through April 8th, audiences at The Morris Performing Arts Center will see the show which is part of a brand new North American Tour bringing Broadway to South Bend.

The St. Joseph County Public Library's One Book, One Michiana is a month-long celebration taking place from April 1 - April 30, 2018.  The book title is The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande, and is an opportunity for the community to engage in a conversation by coming together to read the same book at the same time.  The goal of One Book, One Michiana is to unite the community through compelling literature and lively discussion.  Ultimately, the program is meant to foster literacy and a lifelong love of reading.