Tony Krabill

Operations Manager

Tony has been WVPE's operations manager since 2014 and produces Michiana Chronicles. He joined the station as All Things Considered host in 1997, hosted Morning Edition in 2000 and 2001, then returned to the ATC host chair from 2007 to 2016. One of his Morning Edition newscasts earned WVPE a Best Radio Newscast Award from the Associated Press in 2002. An Iowa native, Tony got his start in radio as a student at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), Harrisonburg, Va., and managed the radio station there for three years after graduating. He also worked in commercial and Christian radio prior to his time at WVPE. Tony lives in Goshen.

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Wild Rose Moon

Monday, June 7, 2021 at 9 PM

This episode of the Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour features songwriter Matt Watroba.

Image of Dave Miller posted Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 on his campaign's Facebook page. Credit

Updated May 24, 2021 at 6:28 PM

Former Elkhart Mayor Dave Miller has died, according to a press release from current Mayor Rod Roberson's office, which said Miller died at Elkhart General Hospital Sunday due to complications from COVID-19. He was 62.

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is traveling to Midland and will provide an update at 11:30 AM regarding the state’s response efforts to COVID-19. You can also listen live on 88.1 WVPE.  

You can watch it live here.

Office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel

Former Sturgis Police Chief Geoffrey Smith has pleaded guilty to driving while impaired after charges in connection with an Aug. 15, 2020 incident.

(Read more in the release from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's office.)

The former Sturgis Police Chief has pleaded guilty in a drunk driving case, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today.  

Through Zoom, Geoffrey Smith of Sturgis, 46, pleaded guilty to driving while impaired Wednesday morning before Calhoun County District Court Judge Paul Beardslee.  

Wild Rose Moon

Monday, May 3, 2021 at 9 PM

Episode 43 of The Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour features singer/songwriter Patti Shaffner, from northwestern Indiana... aka "The Region."

In honor of Poetry Month, the show also features the work of Alaskan poet Kaylene Johnon Sullivan, as read by Sidney Davis. Sidney also reads one of her own poems.

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State leaders will provide an update on House Bill 1001, Indiana’s two-year budget .

Gov. Eric Holcomb will be joined by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, House Speaker Todd Huston, Senate President Pro Tem Rodric Bray, Rep. Tim Brown, Chair of the House Committee on Ways and Means; Sen. Ryan Mishler, Chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations; and Office of Management and Budget Director Cris Johnston.

Watch live here:

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North Central Indiana SCORE

Monday, March 29, 2021 at 9 PM

Hour Six: "Music" and "More Music and Less Talk"

In the first half of the hour, we hear how African American musicians found more acceptance as major record companies recognized the crossover appeal of Black music. In the second half of the hour, we hear about how AM radio lost its popularity to FM and how big personalities survived and prospered.

Listen To A 2015 Conversation With Joe Kernan

Jul 29, 2020

In 2015 as the City of South Bend was celebrating its 150th anniversary, WVPE featured a segment called South Bend Stories. 

One of those stories focused on a conversation wtih Joe Kernan talking about baseball. 

Kernan not only was instrumental in bringing and keeping minor league baseball in South Bend, but he also played baseball while he was a student at Notre Dame. 

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Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9 PM

Monday, June 1, 2020 at 9 PM

Listen Monday, April 20, 2020 at 9 PM. 

John Prine passed away Tuesday evening, April 7, 2020 from complications of the corona virus.

Monday, April 13, 2020 at 9 PM

Monday, April 6, 2020 at 9 PM

International phenomena April Verch brings with her a sense of inner joy that ushers in a deep sense of spring. Her love for step-dancing, singing beautiful country ballads, and fiddling is simply entrancing. Her enthusiasm helps us all to remember the child we all carry inside of us and the hope that springs eternal!


Today the Superintendent of the Elkhart Community School system confirmed that the district has its first cast of COVID-19.

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Monday, February 10, 2020 at 9 PM.

The Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour will feature the Celtic folk band, Soltre, during this week’s program.

King's Last March

Jan 18, 2020

Monday, January 20, 2020 at 9 PM.

Aha! With Alastair: Episode #2 - Vienna's Riches

Jan 8, 2020
South Bend Symphony

What do Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Strauss Polkas have in common?

South Bend Symphony Music Director Alastair Willis presents an exploration of Vienna's musical riches.

"I've always loved theater, and love putting concerts in historical context, surprising and delighting with a script, a character or two, to create a concert experience that comes alive in fresh, new ways," says Willis.


Monday, January 13, 2020 at 9 PM

The behind-the-scenes history of a '90s cultural phenomenon that put singing vegetables in living rooms across America. A one-hour radio special from Preach, the podcast about the messiness of faith from KUER and PRX.

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Live Coverage Resuming Friday at 10 AM.

The House Judiciary Committee  is expected to vote on two articles of impeachment against President Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Watch as the panel debates and then votes on the allegations.

South Bend Symphony

WVPE partners with the South Bend Symphony for a new podcast series, "Aha! with Alastair," featuring South Bend Symphony Orchestra Music Director Alastair Willis. In each episode, Maestro Willis will discuss pieces the symphony is slated to perform in upcoming concerts.

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Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 at 9 PM

NPR presents a one-hour special remembering longtime correspondent and one of the "founding mothers" of NPR, Cokie Roberts. The special is hosted by Michel Martin and features friends of Cokie’s, as well as audio of her reports and commentary over the years.


Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 at 9 PM

DHS Report Hearing

Jul 12, 2019
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After an inspector general report found "dangerous overcrowding" at Border Patrol facilities, the House oversight committee is holding a hearing about conditions for detained migrants. Watch the hearing live.

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President Trump is speaking from the White House about his administration's push to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. Watch his remarks live.

Capitol Steps

Monday, July 8, 2019 at 9 PM

The Capitol Steps answer all of the burning questions! What rhymes with Pete Buttigieg? If Joe Biden and Donald Trump have a Twitter exchange at 3am, how fast can the Capitol Steps write a song about it? And if Vladimir Putin appears shirtless on the radio, does it violate the FCC’s decency standards?

Monday, July 1, 2019 at 9 PM

Singer-songwriter Claudia Schmidt is the guest performer on the next Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour.

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NPR live special coverage begins at 11 AM on 88.1 WVPE.

Special counsel Robert Mueller is making a statement about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Watch his remarks at the Justice Department live.

Wild Rose Moon

Monday, May 6, 2019 at 9 PM

On this episode of the Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour, folk music veteran Bill Staines performs his favorites, including "A Place in the Choir."  We also hear from 16-year-old Emma Hamel of Berrien Springs, winner of the 2018 Acorn Singer-Songwriter competition.