Players Prepare For The U.S. Senior Open In South Bend

Jun 26, 2019
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Monday, July 1, 2019 at 9 PM

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

Peter Ringenberg

It's an extended Independence Day weekend celebration when we gather on the island behind the Century Center in South Bend Friday, July 5th for the second Meet Me on the Island event for the summer. It's the second event in WVPE's 2019 Four Winds Entertainment Series. Music will be provided by Darryl Buchanan's Soul Motown Allstars. WVPE thanks the Navarre Hospitality Group for supporting this event.  Fireworks will cap off the evening brought to you by Visit South Bend Mishawaka. The fun starts at 5:30pm and wraps up at 10pm.

Early Elton: An Elton John Appreciation

Jun 23, 2019

Monday, June 24, 2019 at 9 PM

With the movie Rocketman sparking buzz about Elton John, 88.1 WVPE presents Early Elton, a lively special spotlighting Elton John's early work from 8 remarkable albums released in three years from 1970- 1973.

WVPE Turns 47 - Last Day To Join WVPE For Just $47

Jun 23, 2019
Elkhart Truth via the Elkhart City History File at Elkhart Public Library

On June 23, 1972 WVPE was granted its license from the FCC.  We are celebrating our birthday all week long in a number of ways, including special membership opportunities.

Great weather brought out crowds to the Elkhart Jazz Fest Friday night. The music continues through Sunday with performances at eight different venues throughout the city. 

South Bend Civic Theatre

The South Bend Civic Theatre presents the musical Oliver! based on the Charles Dickens' novel about young Oliver Twist who falls into London's dark underworld and many adventures ensue.

 Songs such as Consider Yourself have helped to make this show a beloved classic.  The musical Oliver! is showing in the South Bend Civic Theatre's Wilson Auditorim July 12-27. More information about showtimes and tickets is available here:

OMG Photography

WVPE's Jennifer Weingart Wins Award

Jun 16, 2019


Teacher by day and rapper by night, Joe Ruiz, may not have won NPR's Tiny Desk Contest - but it has given him a big break. He and his fellow musicians in Rhymer/Educator will open for Vanilla Ice July 14th at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds.

Justin Hicks

Thanks to everyone who came out June 7th to join us at Meet Me on the Island. Check to see if you are featured in any of our many photos.

WVPE is thrilled to present Four Winds as our partner in bringing you the 2019 Entertainment Series.