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

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Wilson's six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.  The play runs now through February 21st.

Saint Mary’s College, in collaboration with Lampkin Magic Production, will welcome the critically acclaimed Dance Theater of Harlem to campus on Wednesday, February 17 for their Michiana Debut. 
Features the "World Premiere of Divertimento"  Choreographed by Elena Kunikova

Artistic Director Virginia Johnson will be on site for this very special appearance.

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) announces J. Daryl Byler as the Peace Studies Guest for "Conversations on Peace with Justice and the Middle East".   J. Daryl Byler, JD and MDiv, is a lawyer, pastor, peacebuilding practitioner, and executive director of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Learn more here.

Schedule of Public Events:

The countdown to Science Alive! is on, scheduled for Saturday February 6th at the St.

Due to the continued generosity of IU Health Goshen, Meet Me in the Gallery opens the 2016 IU Health Goshen Entertainment Series on Friday, February 5th .  The event, from 5:30 to 9:00pm, features the Annual Scholastic Art Awards on exhibit, as well as music by The Dean's List Jazz Quintet.  

WVPE has always worked hard to use your donations wisely.  In part, because of the tremendous success of the “Day of Giving” last year, in this new year we have made a few changes designed to be even more beneficial.  As always, tickets for our IU Health Goshen Entertainment Series will continue to be a valuable benefit of membership.  However, instead of gifts at the $120 or $240 dollar contribution levels, the cost of any thank you gift, at those levels, will instead be invested in one of our area community foundation endowments.  Based on the volume of county contributions, we will contr

Over this last year, WVPE has brought you stories of all kinds, from all kinds of people - artists and entrepreneurs...teachers and students...factory workers and farmers...scientists and philosophers...ordinary citizens and powerful politicians.

WVPE tells remarkable and memorable stories with insight and context, bringing you important issues, unique experiences, and essential moments that connect you with Michiana and the wider world.  

WVPE Christmas Wish List

Dec 1, 2015

In the final weeks of 2015, you will probably hear of many non profit organizations with lists of items that are needed and  WVPE is no different.  In addition to the monetary contributions that are so crucial, there are many things needed that you might not think about giving.      Perhaps you have access to office items that could be of great use to your local NPR affiliate.  With that being said, here's a list of things that we could really use:

2 Heavy Duty Staplers

25 Slot Mail Distribution Cabinet

Heavy Duty CD Storage shelves

Office Chairs

Goshen College invites prospective students to apply by December 15th to be considered for Achievement Scholarships  which range from $1,000 up to full tuition.  You will need to have applied to Goshen College and submitted your transcript and test scores prior to applying for the scholarships.  

This timeless holiday classic returns to thrill and enchant audiences of all ages. Delightful sets and costuming will enhance your travels with Clara as you watch her Nutcracker come to life, see her Christmas tree grow, and travel with her to faraway places. The magical production is sure to awaken the child in you as you join Clara in her Christmas journey. Southold’s Nutcracker is the largest and the only full, unabridged Nutcracker production in the Michiana area.