People

Host, The Back Porch

Al Kniola has co-hosted The Back Porch since 1995.  A native of Michigan City, IN, he has been active in music since his high school days, playing in everything from rock bands to folk groups.  He also spent eight years hosting a popular open...

Michiana Chronicler

Andrew Kreider was born and raised in London, England.  He moved to Elkhart over twenty years ago, but somehow never totally lost his accent.   Most weeks you will find him somewhere in the bowels of the Lerner Theater in Elkhart, where he...

Station Manager

Anthony Hunt has over 25 years experience at radio stations in Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Maryland, and Indiana. From announcer to development director to station manager, Anthony has helped build audience, membership, & underwriting in...

Michiana Chronicler

April Lidinsky is a writer, activist, mother, foodie, black-belt, organic gardener, and optimist.   She directs the Women's and Gender Studies Program at IU South Bend.

Michiana Chronicler

David James is a musician, activist, adjunct faculty member, editor, writer, and grandfather. A first-time homeowner for one-and-a-half years, he hangs his wash on a line, gardens, cans, mows, edges, clears snow, splits wood, and uses tools.

Staff Announcer

Diane joined WVPE in 2009 covering the weekend morning newscasts during Weekend Edition Saturday and Sunday. Weekends are particularly busy for her, as she also anchors the weekend evening newscasts at WSBT-TV. 

Diane has had a presence...

Membership Manager

Elaine Wolkins has been Membership Manager for 88.1 WVPE since 2003. Elaine is responsible for managing the membership database, individual giving through direct mail, telemarketing, and major donors. She also reports and tracks membership...

Host, The Blues Revue
Michiana Chronicler

Heather Novak's professional history includes sales and customer service training and troubleshooting for businesses, but she loves motivational speaking best. Heather leads church events for youth, singles and women, has spoken for Chicago...

Michiana Chronicler

Jeanette Saddler Taylor lives a retiring life in South 
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