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 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.

4TH ANNUAL South Bend Jazz Festival  

August 26, 27, 28, & 29

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday nights $10 | Saturday Free


All Ages Welcome for all shows


  The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF) is pleased to present William Shakespeare’s beautiful tragicomedy, The Winter’s Tale, from August 18-30 at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Set in the contrasting worlds of cold, suffocating Sicilia and warm, nurturing Bohemia, The Winter’s Tale weaves together music, magic, courtroom drama, shipwrecks, and bear attacks. Sicilian King Leontes unfairly accuses his wife, Hermione, of adultery with his best friend, the King of Bohemia.

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.