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

Memorial Brainworks presents the 2015 Mary Morris Leighton Lecture, titled “Thrive More: The Art and Science of Living in Your Sweet Spot”.   This presentation is by Christine Carter, Ph.D, author of The Sweet Spot:  How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work.   A sociologist and happiness expert at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, Carter is a sought after keynote speaker.  

  WVPE invites you to join the South Bend Education Foundation for their annual Truck Pull, October 3rd at Four Winds Field.  Have fun supporting your South Bend Public Schools, while participating in a great team-building activity of pulling a tractor-trailer 20 ft with your group (no mud or tractors involved!). This year's event will take place at the family-friendly Four Winds Field on Saturday, October 3rd. All South Bend Schools will be participating. Additional activities include, children's activities, and games.

88.1 WVPE supports scouting that provides opportunities for adventure, learning life skills, a chance 

to understand responsibility and more.  Area scouting projects provide over 91,000 annual service hours to the local council.  

If you are a regular listener or supporter of WVPE, you undoubtably are aware of the WVPE Business Honor Roll. These are the businesses that help pay the costs of the programs you listen to on a regular basis.  These businesses contribute varying amounts and in exchange they are acknowledged with on-air name mentions for a full year.  In addition, these businesses receive varying amounts of tickets for the IU Health Goshen Entertainment Series, as well as a listing and link on  


The fourth annual MoonTree Festival is planned for MoonTree prairie and around The Center at Donaldson on Saturday, September 19, 2015. The theme this year takes us back to our MoonTree roots—the confluence of Art,             Nature and the Spirit within. MoonTree Festival Day 2015 will be comprised of activities that celebrate the mission of        MoonTree Studios, including:

  The 3rd annual MBIFF in Michigan will take place September 2nd - 5th at the Michigan Theater in South Haven, Michigan and Spetember 9th - 12th at the Wonderland Theater in Niles, Michigan. Films from around the world will be showcased. The MBIFF has received prestigious national and international awards which include recognition as one of the Top 25 film festivals to submit to by Movie Maker Magazine.  We continue to be a venue for up and coming film makers as well as seasoned professionals. The MBIFF brings these same films which screened at the prestigious MBIFF in April of 2015.

  On Labor Day weekend Saturday, The Buchanan Preservation Society presents 4 events at Pears Mill to close out the "Summer at Pears Mill" season. As on all Saturdays, there will be milling demos and mill tours. In addition, Rug hooking and wool spinning demonstrations will take place, as well as the ever-popular "Pies for Preservation" sale. Pears Mill is open 10-4. Demonstrations and Pies are 10-1. Details can be found at

  The Forever Learning Institute mission is to improve the quality and dignity of senior adult life through continuing intellectual challenge, spiritual reflection, and social interaction.  On-site registration takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, September 8, 9, and 10 in Room 2/3. Online registration is available now.  Teacher orientation is September 11th with classes starting September 14th.  The last week of fall classes are November 16th through the 19th.

  Art Beat returns on Saturday, August 29, to downtown South Bend from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The streets of downtown South Bend will be transformed into a living gallery as artists, dancers, musicians, actors, poets, and culinary specialists display their talents. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.