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 Scholarship Foundation of St. Joseph County is a founding sponsor of the areas largest IACAC-sanctioned college fair.  More than 80 colleges, universities and service academies will be represented Thursday, October 5th from 6 to 7:30pm at Century Center in downtown South Bend.  

The Elkhart County Symphony  will be joined by Artisans in Brass,  at 7:30pm Saturday, September 16th, at The Lerner Theatre in downtown Elkhart.  A brass quintet performing together since 2002, Artisans in Brass, along with the Symphony will provide a variety of music; both classic and contemporary, that spans five centuries.  

Tickets may be purchased online through the Lerner Box Office and groups of 10 or more can save 25%.  Click here for more details.

WVPE is proud to support The Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics at IUSB, a partner with the North Central Indiana Small Business Development Center and One Million Cups, a Kauffman Foundation Program that brings together entrepreneurs and the Michiana community for coffee and conversation every Wednesday, beginning September 13th.  

On Friday, September 8, 2017, Don Wycliff and other contributors will be signing copies of Black Domers: African -American Students at Notre Dame in Their Own Words at Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore, from 3:30 to 5pm.  Black Domers​ tell the compelling story of racial integration at the University of Notre Dame in the post-World War II era.  The book contains a series of seventy-five essays that begins with the first African-American to graduate from Notre Dame in 1947 to a member of the class of 2017 who also served as student body president.

The Notre Dame Children's Choir is holding auditions for new singers Tuesday, August 22nd to Thursday, August 24th. Auditions will be facilitated by NDCC conductor, Mark Doerries, and NDCC Administrator, Suze Villano. Parents or guardians are welcome to stay and observe. Each singer will be led through a brief exercise that will test his or her range. The singer will be asked to sing a series of pitches back to the facilitator. Finally, the singer may be asked to sing a simple song, such as "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," or "Are You Sleeping?" in a round with one of the facilitators.

WVPE invites you to the 7th Annual Michiana Renaissance Festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 26th and 27th  this year at Pinhook Park, located in South Bend.  Each day promises to be filled with fun and educational activities for the entire Family. 

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The Goshen Health Entertainment Series will conclude Friday, August 11, with Meet Me on the Island in downtown South Bend.  The island behind Century Center will be the backdrop for an evening of music with the Q Sonics, artists displays and concessions provided by Century Center.  Kevin "Q" Quarandillo and a hand-picked group of A-list musicians will bring their blues based music with heavy rock, soul and funk influence.  Be sure to join us as we conclude another year of fabulous events.

WVPE Public Radio is pleased to invite you to the 56th Annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival, Thursday August 2nd through Sunday, August 5th in Nappanee.   Festivities include farm wagon rides, 4 stages of continuous free entertainment, special festival foods including famous breaded Hoosier tenderloins, bring distinctive flavor to this annual event.  

The Goshen Health Entertainment Series continues Friday, July 21st with Fernwood Friday.  Plan to join us from 5:30 to 9:00 pm at Fernwood Botanical Gardens & Nature Preserve for an evening of music by Danny Barber's Jazz Cats.  The beautiful gardens will serve as a backdrop for this group of seasoned world class musicians.  If your music tastes include songs from the libraries of Duke Ellington, Freddie Hubbard, Cole Porter, and more, Fernwood Friday, July 21st is the place to be.

We are pleased to invite you to join WVPE and The Elkhart Environmental Division for Envirofest, Friday, July 14th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart.  The event features many displays, demonstrations, eco-games, crafts, and "Indiana Wild",  a culturally based live animal show at 7 pm. 

Finish the 4th of July week with Meet Me on the Island, Friday July 7 with music by Southside Denny and the Snyders, and artists marketplace, and concessions provided by Century Center.  Learn more here.

Celebrating twenty-one years of repertory theater, The Round Barn Theatre has designed their season with "Coming of Age" stories of love and discovery.  Now through July 16th, the Tony nominated Broadway hit, Legally Blonde is playing.  Follow the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner.  Join the fun at The Round Barn Theatre with tickets and information available here.

The Elkhart Jazz Festival celebrates thirty years of Jazz when the Festival starts this Friday at 5pm.  More than 15,000 jazz fans are exptected to enjoy the blockbuster weekend that includes three headlining groups; The Ramsey Lewis Trio, Ben Folds with the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra, and Terrence Blanchard  & The E Collective, all appearing at The Lerner Theatre.  

Taste of the Gardens is a ticketed public event featuring fine art, live music and many local restaurants.  Artists will be chosen via a jury process consisting of a maximum of 3 works, with a maximum of 10 photos.   Judging will take place at 11am on the day of the event.  Each artist will designate up to 3 works for review by placing a Yellow Dot, with only three works per booth.   In the event more than one artists shares a booth, there will still only be 3 works reviewed per booth.  

WVPE is a proud media sponsor of the 7th Annual Michiana Jewish Film Festival which will take place May 15th  through 18th at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.   Presented by the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, the festival brings Jewish themed cinema to the greater South Bend area.  Click HERE for a complete line up up films, and to watch their trailers.