Kim Macon

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 underwriting and corporate support for the station.   Since February of 2005 Kim has been Development Director, overseeing all aspects of membership, underwriting, public relations and special events.    A graduate of Goshen College, Kim lives in Elkhart with her husband, Carl, and in her spare time, enjoys reading, crocheting, and crafting. 

Ways to Connect

Saint Mary's College invites college-bound students (grades 10-12) to attend a unique, three-day event with her mother or a female role-model in her life, December 1st through the 3rd.  This unique program  will allow mother and daughter, or  student and mentor to connect with each other, explore career possibilities and engage in workshops that will help  the transition from parent to mentor and help the student with her evolution from daughter to adult.   The weekend starts Friday evening, with all day sessions Saturday and Sunday.  Monday, December 4th is an optional chance to explore Sa

Diners will have the opportunity to step back in time during the 45th Annual Madrigal Dinners, December 1st through the 3rd in the Regina North Lounge of The Moreau Center For The Arts, on the campus of Saint Mary's College.  The dinners are December 1st and 2nd at 7pm and feature prime rib, while there is a matinee at 2pm on December 3rd and features cornish game hen.  

Peter Ringenberg Photography

Let us say farewell to a remarkable musician and legendary drummer, Mr. Billy "Stix" Nicks.   Billy passed away Wednesday, November 15th after an illness.  A frequent performer at WVPE events,  Billy will always be remembered for his talent, energy, and commitment to excellence. 

​Internationally r​enowned pianist, Stephen Hough, is scheduled to perform Wednesday, November 8th in the Leighton Concert Hall, Debartolo Performing Arts Center, on the University of Notre Dame campus.  Hough will perform solo piano works of Debussy, Schumann and Beethoven.  ​The Washington Post calls Hough "a virtuoso who begins where others leave off​." ​  The Guardian describes Hough​'s work as "the most perfect piano playing conceivable​." 

WVPE invites you to "Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds:  The Final Performances", Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at the  Morris Performing Arts Center in downtown South Bend.  The concert will include fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin.  Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. 

The Scholarship Foundation of St. Joseph County is a founding sponsor of the areas largest IACAC-sanctioned college fair.  More than 80 colleges, universities and service academies will be represented Thursday, October 5th from 6 to 7:30pm at Century Center in downtown South Bend.  

The Elkhart County Symphony  will be joined by Artisans in Brass,  at 7:30pm Saturday, September 16th, at The Lerner Theatre in downtown Elkhart.  A brass quintet performing together since 2002, Artisans in Brass, along with the Symphony will provide a variety of music; both classic and contemporary, that spans five centuries.  

Tickets may be purchased online through the Lerner Box Office and groups of 10 or more can save 25%.  Click here for more details.

WVPE is proud to support The Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics at IUSB, a partner with the North Central Indiana Small Business Development Center and One Million Cups, a Kauffman Foundation Program that brings together entrepreneurs and the Michiana community for coffee and conversation every Wednesday, beginning September 13th.  

On Friday, September 8, 2017, Don Wycliff and other contributors will be signing copies of Black Domers: African -American Students at Notre Dame in Their Own Words at Hammes Notre Dame Bookstore, from 3:30 to 5pm.  Black Domers​ tell the compelling story of racial integration at the University of Notre Dame in the post-World War II era.  The book contains a series of seventy-five essays that begins with the first African-American to graduate from Notre Dame in 1947 to a member of the class of 2017 who also served as student body president.

The Notre Dame Children's Choir is holding auditions for new singers Tuesday, August 22nd to Thursday, August 24th. Auditions will be facilitated by NDCC conductor, Mark Doerries, and NDCC Administrator, Suze Villano. Parents or guardians are welcome to stay and observe. Each singer will be led through a brief exercise that will test his or her range. The singer will be asked to sing a series of pitches back to the facilitator. Finally, the singer may be asked to sing a simple song, such as "Row, Row, Row Your Boat," or "Are You Sleeping?" in a round with one of the facilitators.

WVPE invites you to the 7th Annual Michiana Renaissance Festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 26th and 27th  this year at Pinhook Park, located in South Bend.  Each day promises to be filled with fun and educational activities for the entire Family. 

WVPE invites you to enjoy the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival presentation of  Much Ado About Nothing August fifteenth to the twenty-seventh at the Notre Dame DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.  The comedy about men returning  home from the war with marriage on their minds is set in the forties with Big Band music.  This much beloved comedy will keep your toes tapping and bring tears to your eyes.  Click here for tickets and information.

Peter Ringenberg Photography

The Goshen Health Entertainment Series will conclude Friday, August 11, with Meet Me on the Island in downtown South Bend.  The island behind Century Center will be the backdrop for an evening of music with the Q Sonics, artists displays and concessions provided by Century Center.  Kevin "Q" Quarandillo and a hand-picked group of A-list musicians will bring their blues based music with heavy rock, soul and funk influence.  Be sure to join us as we conclude another year of fabulous events.

WVPE Public Radio is pleased to invite you to the 55th Annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival, Thursday August 3rd through Sunday, August 6th in Nappanee.   Festivities include farm wagon rides, 4 stages of continuous free entertainment, special festival foods including famous breaded Hoosier tenderloins, bring distinctive flavor to this annual event.  

The Goshen Health Entertainment Series continues Friday, July 21st with Fernwood Friday.  Plan to join us from 5:30 to 9:00 pm at Fernwood Botanical Gardens & Nature Preserve for an evening of music by Danny Barber's Jazz Cats.  The beautiful gardens will serve as a backdrop for this group of seasoned world class musicians.  If your music tastes include songs from the libraries of Duke Ellington, Freddie Hubbard, Cole Porter, and more, Fernwood Friday, July 21st is the place to be.

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