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

The holiday season is about giving.  IUSB patrons are getting into the holiday spirit and giving teddy bears to those less fortunate in exchange for a great show.  

Dean Marvin Curtis will serve as director of the choirs of IU South Bend for the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts’ annual “Teddy Bear Concert” on Friday, December 11 in the Campus Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets will cost $7-$12 or the gift of a new teddy bear to brighten the yuletide of a stranger. The new teddy bears will be donated to South Bend Dismas House and the Center for the Homeless after the concert.

The Conservatory of Dance is thrilled to once again present the Contemporary Nutcracker in the breathtaking Lerner Theater. What images come to mind when you think of the Nutcracker? Swaying ball gowns that glide at the foot of a decked-out evergreen? Heaps of brightly wrapped boxes with shimmering bows? A girl traveling through a magic world of sweets and a handsome prince to accompany her? The Conservatory of Dance invites you to view this classic Christmas tale from a unique perspective.

Today, our communities, our states and the nation face a health epidemic that is having a critical financial and physical impact on the citizens of our country and our health care system at large. Through a speakers’ series, open to the public, Elkhart Rotary proposes to present nationally recognized authorities to address our wellness through the way we eat and exercise and the impact these choices have on our health and wellbeing.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Krönungsmesse comes to Ancilla Domini Chapel Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm EST.  A part of the Mary Lou McCarthy-Artz Concert Series, the performance features many accomplished soloists contrasting with the larger musical force of the Ancilla Community Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Jennings, Director of Liturgy and Music at The Center at Donaldson.

Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Grandma, Uncle Fester and Lurch — plus Wednesday’s boyfriend Lucas and his “normal” mom and dad arrive November 6 for a three weekend run at Elkhart Civic Theatre’s Bristol Opera House. When the Addams’ invite the prospective in-laws to dinner, hidden secrets, ghostly ancestors and strange pets aren’t the only surprises in this award-winning musical based on the famous New Yorker cartoons, the 60s TV show and the motion pictures.  “The Addams Family” is presented with major underwriting from Thor Industries and media support from WVPE public radio.

American RadioWorks is the national documentary unit of American Public Media.  On four consecutive Fridays, WVPE will air the first of these Friday night specials.  


Friday, November 13, at 9:00pm:

One of the most successful and popular plays ever written, the Pulitzer Prize winning Harvey by Mary Chase is currently on the Joseph Stein Stage at Amish Acres Round Barn Theater, and continues through Sunday, November 8. The hilarious comedy has been adapted for film and television several times, most notably in the 1950 film starring Jimmy Stewart.

The St. Joseph County Public Library presents NPR contributor and best-selling humorist, David Sedaris, Tuesdsay, October 27th at 7:30pm in the Morris Performing Arts Center in downtown South Bend.  Sedaris will offer selections of all-new readings and recollections, in addition to a Q&A session and a post show book signing.   Find ticket information is here.

Down To Earth in Granger announces their annual Customer Appreciation Day, October 24th from 10am to 3pm.  The day will include food and product samples, beer and wine tastings, information, facials, and  demonstrations.  Down To Earth is located at the corner of Capitol Avenue and State Road 23 in Granger, Indiana.  Learn more here.

Almost There....

Oct 14, 2015

Thank you to everyone who contributed to WVPE during our Fall Membership Campaign.  During seven days of active pledging, we fell just short of our $120,000 goal.  As of today we stand at $117,721.  If you did not have a chance to contribute during the campaign, there's still time.  Click here to make your contribution online.