Michael Linville

Host, Morning Edition

Michael has been WVPE’s Morning Edition host since August 2003, and has won numerous awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.  A native of the Midwest, he grew up outside of Chicago, went to school at The University of Iowa and previously worked in radio in Minneapolis and elsewhere in Minnesota. As a self described “morning person,” Michael is well suited for a job that requires a weekday wake up time of 3:15 a.m. And although such a schedule does cut into his nightlife, it does afford him a lot of opportunities to paddle, pedal or in other ways get off the beaten path, as he pursues his passion for the outdoors.

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A look at some of the events at this year's River Bend Film Festival in Goshen

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speak with WVPE's new announcer and reporter Jennifer Weingart.

Elkhart Area Career Center Commercial Photography

Tamara Ashley retires from WVPE after devoting more than twenty years of service to the station. First, she volunteered at various station events for more than a decade. Since the early 2000s, she has been an underwriting account executive. Thank you, Tamara, for your dedication. All the best in your retirement. 

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) shares his thoughts on the first week of the Trump Presidency and other issues.

WVPE Morning Edition host speaks with Lynn Coleman, the Democratic candidate for Indiana's second district seat in the U.S. House

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with WVPE's Tom Labuzienski and Grant Carlile, president of the Michiana Runners Association, about the WVPE Live Well Expo and Fun Run.

WVPE's Michael Linville speaks with Anne Reel, Director of The Humane Society of Elkhart County, about the society's new facility and capital campaign.

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with the new superintendent of the South Bend Community schools.

WVPE's Michael Linville speaks with Elkhart Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Haworth about a possible restructuring throughout the school system.

Witney Behnke, executive director of St. Joe Today discusses Saturday's BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass event in downtown St. Joe.

WVPE's Michael Linville speaks with Maestro Tsung Yeh about his final concert tomorrow as the musical director of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra.


Goshen hosts the River Bend Film Festival March 31 through April 2. The festival is showing both short and feature length films and provides opportunities to meet and speak with some of the actors, writers and directors.

WVPE's Michael Linville spoke with Carrie Lee Kendall, the entertainment coordinator for the festival.

Additional information on show times, locations and ticket costs and other festival activities is available at Riverbendfilmfest.com

WVPE Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Notre Dame sociology professor Christian Smith, co-author of "The Paradox of Generosity" about his research on the benefits of being a generous person.