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

Notre Dame Film, Television and Theater presents the rock musical, Spring Awakening, that tells the story of  teenagers exploring the journey from adolescence to adulthood.  Shows are April 18th through the 22nd at 7:30pm, Wednesday through Saturday, with a  matinee on Sunday at 2:30pm , in the Patricia George Decio Theatre  located in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. 

The United Religious Community 2018 Prayer Breakfast is Friday, April 20 from 7:30 to 9am at Century Center in  downtown South Bend.  Beginning with addresses from Bishop Kevin Rhoades and Mayor Pete Buttigieg,  after which there will be a multi-faith prayer service. The featured speaker is Ali Noorani, the Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, an advocacy organization promoting the value of immigrants and immigration. 

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart  offers students the opportunity to take up to two courses before being admitted to one of the seminary's degree or certificate programs.  There is a limit of one course per term, which are well suited to students who have an interest in exploring seminary studies.

IDEA Week is a celebration of the innovative, entrepreneurial and creative energy, talent and leadership that is reinvigorating the South Bend-Elkhart region.  The week-long  event, April 21-29, is a festival hosting a variety of  business, technology, and entertainment events designed for entrepreneurs, students, and community members  to gain creative inspiration, and the tools to innovate within their own life circumstances.  

Cameron Mackintosh, a master magician among producers of theatrical shows, has created another version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera.  March 28th through April 8th, audiences at The Morris Performing Arts Center will see the show which is part of a brand new North American Tour bringing Broadway to South Bend.

The St. Joseph County Public Library's One Book, One Michiana is a month-long celebration taking place from April 1 - April 30, 2018.  The book title is The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande, and is an opportunity for the community to engage in a conversation by coming together to read the same book at the same time.  The goal of One Book, One Michiana is to unite the community through compelling literature and lively discussion.  Ultimately, the program is meant to foster literacy and a lifelong love of reading.

Notre Dame Film, Television, and Theatre presents the play Native Gardens, February 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, March 1,2,3 and 4.  Evening shows are at 7:30 pm with Sunday matinees at 2:30 pm in the Philbin Studio Theatre , DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on campus.  

Good fences make good neighbors…or do they?  A good-natured comedy about a backyard border wall.

WVPE is a proud media sponsor of An Evening with Isabel Wilkerson, Monday, February 26th, from 6 to 7:30 pm at the main branch of The Saint Joseph County Public Library.  Wilkerson , the Pulitzer Prize Winning author of "The Warmth of Other Suns", The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, will discuss her book,  host a question and answer period, and will sign books.  

Advance registration is requested for this event, and you can click here  to sign up.

In its 60th year, The University of Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival is the oldest and most prestigious jazz festival in the nation.  The event features musical groups from Western Michigan; University of Illinois, Chicago; Roosevelt University; Lee University; Columbia College; and Alma College. 

For the ninth consecutive year, Indiana University South Bend presents "Lift Every Voice: Celebrating the African American Spirit" as part of Black History Month.  The celebration is scheduled for 7pm, Saturday, February 24, 2018 in the Campus Auditorium of Northside Hall.  

For The Love of Art Fair 2018, is scheduled for February 17, from 10am to 6pm, at the Century Center in downtown South Bend.  This art marketplace features a variety of mediums, including , pottery, fine woodwork, hand-crafted furniture,  fiber art, sculptures, paintings, plus many more items for you to peruse.  

Marimba Magic is the Elkhart County Symphony's next event scheduled for 4pm on Sunday, February 11th.  With a focus on students and their teachers, percussionist and educator Ben Runkel  will take the stage at The Lerner Theatre to perform with the Elkhart County Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Elkhart County Symphony Orchestra.  Click here buy tickets.

On Friday, February 2, Meet Me in the Gallery  opens the 2018 Goshen Health Entertainment Series.  The event begins at 5:30, concludes at 9pm and features The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit, as well as music by ND Jazz Trio. The South Bend Museum of Art is the venue with concessions provided by Century Center.  

Notre Dame's  Mendoza College of Business announces a Preview Day of the Executive MBA program Saturday, December 9th from 8am to noon.  Visitors will have the opportunity to sit in on a class, meet current students, faculty and alumni and EMBA admissions staff.  

The South Bend Chocolate Company has been making handmade chocolates since 1991.  The makers of Classic American Chocolate announce their selection of holiday treats which include Chocolate Charlie, Christmas Pretzels, The twelve Cookies of Christmas, Christmas Crunch, Christmas Cookie Crunch, and Snowballs.   Products can be  purchased by the pound, and in boxed gift sets.  Tours are available at their main facility, with 16 additional locations.  Click here for more information.