Over the weekend Hubbard Hill celebrated the opening of its new Living Wisdom Center. The center creates what designers and leaders at Hubbard Hill feel is a new gold standard in memory care. Olympic gold medalist Dan Jansen spoke to guests Saturday evening after they had toured the center. Jansen not only talked about his personal story of losing his sister on the same day he was scheduled to race in the Olympics, but he also shared his family's story of dealing with his father's memory loss. 

WVPE is proud to be a media sponsor of the 58th Annual Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff in St. Joseph, Michigan. This year 200 artists from across the U.S will be on the bluff Saturday, July 13 through Sunday, July 14.

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. 

Elkhart Civic Theatre

WVPE is a media sponsor of Meredith Willson's The Music Man at the Elkhart Civic Theatre. This Broadway classic is on stage at the Umble Center at Goshen College July 12 through July 14.

The beloved musical features fast-talking salesman and con man, Harold Hill, descending on River City, Iowa, promising instruments and uniforms to start a boys band. But before Hill can skip town with the cash he has collected, Marian the librarian enters the scene.

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.