Michael Linville

Host, Morning Edition

Michael has been WVPE’s Morning Edition host since August 2003, and has won numerous awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.  A native of the Midwest, he grew up outside of Chicago, went to school at The University of Iowa and previously worked in radio in Minneapolis and elsewhere in Minnesota. As a self described “morning person,” Michael is well suited for a job that requires a weekday wake up time of 3:15 a.m. And although such a schedule does cut into his nightlife, it does afford him a lot of opportunities to paddle, pedal or in other ways get off the beaten path, as he pursues his passion for the outdoors.

Ways to Connect

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Mark Mow about his decison to return his old post  as the district searches for a permanent replacement for Rob Haworth who retired earlier this year.

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Dave Freeman about the book he and his wife wrote about their year in one of our nation's largest wilderness areas and about their efforts to stop sulfide ore copper mining near The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with the active Democratic candidates for the second district seat in the US House.

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Reyna Grande, the author of The Distance Between Us, this year's book for One Book One Michiana the Saint Joseph County Public Library's community wide reading program.

The headliner for the 31st annual Elkhart Jazz Festival will be guitarist Lee Reitnour, a Grammy Award winner, and 19 time Grammy nominee, who’s recorded more than 40 albums.

Also on this year’s lineup is the Preservation Hall Jazz Band- a New Orleans style septet that’s currently on tour with Arcade Fire.

David Smith is the Executive Director of the Lerner Theatre and festival co-chair. He’s said while they typically look for local, regional and national acts, this year they’re expanding their reach.

Here's a heartfelt (and, yes goofy) thanks from your friends at WVPE for all the support during our recently concluded Spring Membership Campaign. The real heartbeat of any public radio station is listener members, and if you didn't get a chance to make a contribution during our campaign you can do so by clicking the green button up there in the right hand corner. 

We made this video (and made absolute fools of ourselves) to say thank you! Enjoy :)

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Alan Hamlet, an assistant professor of civic and environmental engineering and earth sciences at The University of Notre Dame, about the affects climate change could have on Indiana.

Morning Edition Host Michael Linville speaks with Dr. Rebecca Stoltzfus about her early tenure as Goshen College President and her inauguration ceremony tomorrow morning at 10 in Sauder Concert Hall.

Alicia Thomas and SaeJin Lee / Bethany Christian Schools

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Holocaust survivor Inge Auerbacher about her experience in a concentration camp, and a play about her experience being performed next week by the students at Bethany Christian High School in Goshen.

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with David Smith - co-chair of the 30th annual Elkhart Jazz Festival.

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with WVPE's Norm Mast about his 31 years hosting our Sunday evening acoustic music program "The Back Porch".

A look at some of the events at this year's River Bend Film Festival in Goshen

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speak with WVPE's new announcer and reporter Jennifer Weingart.

Elkhart Area Career Center Commercial Photography

Tamara Ashley retires from WVPE after devoting more than twenty years of service to the station. First, she volunteered at various station events for more than a decade. Since the early 2000s, she has been an underwriting account executive. Thank you, Tamara, for your dedication. All the best in your retirement.