Giving Tuesday Is December 1st

Nov 24, 2020

Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for people around the world to stand together in unity--to use their individual power of generosity to come together to make an impact and remain connected in these socially distant times.

WVPE Welcomes New On-Air Staff

Sep 3, 2020
Peter Ringenberg

WVPE is welcoming two new hires to our on-air staff.

Happy National Radio Day! What better way to celebrate than by showing your support of public radio and WVPE. 

Donate Your Car - Support WVPE!

Jul 21, 2020
Tom Sibal/WVPE

WVPE Honored With Another 1st Place Journalism Award

Jun 26, 2020

Congrats to former WVPE journalist, Jennifer Weingart. She was honored Thursday with a First Place award for Best News Feature by the Public Media Journalists Association.

Jennifer's report on 'Water Levels, High Winds Erode Lake Michigan Coastline' aired in December of 2019. 

Earlier this year, Jennifer and WVPE's Justin Hicks also picked up awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for their reporting work. 

Peter Ringenberg & Justin Hicks

#GivingTuesdayNow is a day for people to stand together to rally around the causes they care about. Show your appreciation for the vital news coverage you depend on by donating to WVPE today. Click this link to show your support.


WATCH VIDEO: Donate Your Car To WVPE

Apr 24, 2020
John Blosser

Donating a car is fast, easy and secure. We accept any vehicle - running or not - including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles, and more. Simply call or fill out our secure online vehicle donation form, and one of our friendly Donor Support Representatives will take you through the process from start to finish. The pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible! 

It's Never Too Late To Support WVPE

Mar 31, 2020

WVPE is social distancing, but you can still stay close and help power public radio. 

We just wrapped up our modified membership campaign with online donations only. Thanks to all of you who contributed to the success of  your local NPR station.

WVPE Listener-Members Tell Our Story Best

Mar 26, 2020
Screenshots from Twitter

Nobody tells the WVPE story better than our loyal listener-members. This week some of them have taken to Twitter to show their support. Others have left us comments when they went online to financially support the fact-based journalism and amazing storytelling that informs, entertains and inspires them everyday on 88.1 WVPE. 

Let us know what you love about your local NPR station.

Peter Ringenberg

WVPE Station Manager, Anthony Hunt, talks about the vital role your local NPR station plays during this pandemic and how you can help the entire community during these unprecedented times by keeping public radio strong. 

Please watch his video message.

WVPE Is Hiring In 2020

Sep 30, 2019

88.1 WVPE is looking to hire for three positions, a Business Account Manager, Part-TIme Development Assistant and Office Manager.

If you are passionate about public radio and are interested in joining our team, please click to learn more about these job opportunities. 

Read the letter from Anthony Hunt, WVPE General Manager.   

In case you missed the announcement by WVPE General Manager Anthony Hunt regarding programming changes happening at the end of September, here is a copy. 


Today on Stateside, we talk with vaccine-hesitant parents as measles cases spread. Plus, learn how your old photos can help researchers track changes to Lake Michigan's dunes.

Peter Ringenberg

Tuesday the Vibrant Communities movement of Elkhart County recognized WVPE Station Manager Anthony Hunt as the most energetic, cheerful and generous resident of Elkhart County for March 26, 2019.  The movement is recognizing a different person every day. Vibrant People of Elkhart County is a year-long daily celebration of the doers and how they #LoveElkhartCountyIN and make Elkhart a vibrant community.

Giving Tuesday is a day to support the organizations making a difference in your community.

Your NPR station, 88.1 WVPE, has a Giving Tuesday goal of $10,000. Support the insightful, fact-based journalism you rely on.

Join WVPE for this day of celebration and generosity and make your contribution now here or you can call 888-399-9873 anytime between 6 AM and 6 PM.

Thank you for your support.

WVPE's 2018 Fall Membership Campaign is underway! If you are not a member, call now 888-399-9873 or click on the donate button. We rely on listeners like you to support the station and pay for the programs that you rely on, as well. If you have been a member but are unsure of your membership status or know that it's been awhile since you contributed, please consider becoming a sustaining member. Thank you for supporting your NPR station, 88.1 WVPE.

Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour: McKasson & McDonald

Jun 2, 2018


Violist Ryan McKasson, who studied his instrument at the University of Southern California, and guitarist Eric McDonald, schooled at Berklee in Boston, bring innovation and spontaneity to traditional forms, to create an environment of their own design that transcends boundaries and appeals to all sorts of music lovers. Listen for their intimate radio show performance on the Wild Rose Moon Radio Hour, Monday night at 9:00 on 88.1, WVPE.

Photo provided by Mike Franz of Visit South Bend Mishawaka

MISHAWAKA – Which member of WVPE’s team won an award this week?  Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!  Tom Labuzienski, an underwriting consultant with 88.1 WVPE Public Radio, received the honor as one of the “Faces of Tourism” at the 2018 Visit South Bend Mishawaka Tourism Awards Reception.  The award honors individuals dedicated to promoting the area and having "a positive impact"

on the local tourism industry:

Semi knocks down guy wire, causing power outage in Elkhart

Apr 11, 2018
Jennifer Weingart

A semi truck struck an overhead guy wire at the intersection of Reedy Drive and Jeanwood Drive, just north of County Road six in Elkhart last night, knocking out power in the area.

The Elkhart Area Career Center and WVPE were impacted by the outage. WVPE lost power, satellite connection and audio for about 15 minutes starting at about 5:30 p.m. On-air audio was restored on generator power at about 5:45.

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 :)

Goshen College cancels Keillor performance

Nov 29, 2017


Garrison Keillor will not perform at Goshen College in May following allegations of inappropriate behavior against the popular public radio personality.

Goshen College says it is cancelling the performance scheduled for May 6th as part of Goshen College Music Center’s performing arts series.

Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media severed ties from Keillor after allegation surfaced of inappropriate behavior during his time as the producer of ‘A Prairie Home Companion.’

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