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

August 4–30, 2015

Regis Philbin Studio Theatre
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame

Presented in Association with Shakespeare Napa Valley

  FIDDLER ON THE ROOFBook by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon HarnickBased on Sholem Aleichem's stories by special permission of Arnold PerlJULY 31-AUGUST 8 Fischgrund Performing Arts Center at St. Patrick's County Park

  Michiana will head to Elkhart to celebrate the environment, sustainability, and all things local this summer. On Friday, July 10 the Elkhart Environmental Center and 88.1 WVPE Public Radio will proudly host EnviroFest, Michiana’s festival for the environment, at the beautiful Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart. This is an evening event that starts at 5:30pm and ends at 9:00pm. EnviroFest features family-friendly entertainment, live music, local food and lots of fun!


  Placemaking  is Thursday, June 18th from  5:30 – 6:30 PM in the  Buchanan Art Center, located at  117 W. 

  Front St., in Buchanan Michigan.  Join Andrew Haan, from Governor Snyder’s Office of Urban & Metrolpolitan Initiatives, and Jim Tischler, from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) to learn about Michigan Placemaking.

WVPE needs some volunteers for the upcoming IU Health Goshen Entertainment Series.  If you are at all familiar with these events, then you know they provide opportunities to mix and mingle with many friends, neighbors, and fellow WVPE members.  What better way to "see, and be seen" than to take tickets at the gate.  Taking tickets is a great way to meet new people, and provide additional support for your public radio station, WVPE.   Check out the dates for this year's series and see if you might be able to fill a 5 to 7pm or 7 to 9pm shift.

August 21 - Meet Me on the Island 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Big Daddy Dupree and the Broke & Hungry Blues Band headline the final of the 2015 IU Health Goshen Entertainment Series, Meet Me on the Island. This full-blown nine piece, soul infused blues band is a musical force to be reckoned with. Their selections pay homage to all of the great forefathers of the Blues. Join us as we close out another great season.

  Long time WVPE Membership Manager Elaine Wolkins is retiring and I know you'll want to join us in wishing her well. While we’re sad to see her go, it’s an opportunity for the right individual who loves the station  and can keep over 6,000 members happy and donating using Blackbaud Razer’s Edge & NetCommunity, Microsoft Excel & Word, and Adobe InDesign & Publisher, PLUS be able to marshal the staff during our Spring and Fall membership campaigns.

  Since 1983, jazz legends and fans have gathered each summer for a memorable weekend at the Elkhart Jazz Festival.  Combining warm, intimate, small-town hospitality with the excitement of big city jazz, the Elkhart Jazz Festival has become an internationally acclaimed event.

Today, the festival draws an audience of 15,000 to  our community celebration of America’s classic art form – jazz.

Known as the Band Instrument Capital of the World, Elkhart companies employ nearly 2,000 skilled craftsmen in the production of instruments that turn music into art.

  We are thrilled to announce the line up for the 5th Annual Michiana Jewish Film Festival which will take place May 11 through 14, 2015 at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.   Presented by the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley, the festival brings Jewish themed cinema to the greater South Bend area.  Click HERE for a complete line up up films, and to watch their trailers.  

  WVPE invites you to celebrate Mom....with a Mother's Day Brunch, Sunday May 10th from 11am to 3pm in the Morris Inn Ballroom, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame.  The brunch will feature a buffet of appetizers, carving stations, side dishes, sweet treats, and includes a mimosa or glass of sparkling wine.  Reservations can be made by calling (574) 631-2000 and valet parking is included. More information is available here.