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...

  • 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...

  • Reporter
  • Engineer

    Bob Henning has done work at WVPE on and off for many years. He's began his radio life at WVPE when a student and has turned that into a career. For over 20 years he's been the contract engineer for WVPE. Bob continues to engineer for many...

  • Account Executive (Underwriting)

    David Murray was thrilled to join the WVPE staff in April 2017.  As a lifelong listener of WVPE, he often found himself telling stories to his friends that began with a variation of, “So get this… I was listening to NPR and...”  It is...

  • 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...

  • Host, The Blues Revue
  • Reporter/Host, All Things Considered

    Jennifer Weingart is a reporter and All Things Considered host. She holds a degree in broadcasting and journalism from Central Michigan University, prior work experience from WCMU in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. and WDET in Detroit. She likes stories...

  • Development Director

    Kim Macon joined the WVPE staff in January of 1993 as the Marketing Director, a one-person department, handling membership, underwriting, public relations and special events.   From 1999 to 2005, she focused all of her efforts on securing...

  • Membership Assistant

    Kris has been support staff since 2007 to WVPE’s Membership Manager. Kris helps maintain membership records and member contacts. Membership Campaigns require the extra effort that bring Kris into the office from part time to full time hours...

  • Host, Morning Edition

    Michael has been WVPE’s Morning Edition host since August 2003, and has won numerous awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.  A native of the Midwest, he grew up outside of Chicago, went to school at The...

  • Host, The Back Porch

    After celebrating my 29th Anniversary  on 'the Back Porch'  on Father's Day 2015 it struck me.. I've been there for almost half my lifetime....returning home for 2 weeks at a stretch to raise my family and work as a heavy equipment operator the...

  • Underwriting Advisor

    Thomas A. Labuzienski has been a WVPE Underwriting Consultant since April 2013.  Labuzienski earned his M.B.A. degree from Indiana University and Bachelors Degree in Communication Arts from Loyola University of Chicago.  Currently, he is on the...

  • Membership Manager

    Tom Sibal joined 88.1 WVPE as the membership manager in July 2015. Tom is responsible for meeting with supporters of WVPE and managing the membership database, individual giving through direct mail, telemarketing, and major donors. He also...

  • Operations Manager

    Tony has hosted All Things Considered on WVPE for much of the past two decades. He joined the station as ATC host in August 1997, then switched to Morning Edition in August 2000. One of his Morning Edition newscasts earned WVPE a...

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