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.

Ways to Connect

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.

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Dale Ogden about the "Lincoln Mallet"

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Shari Wagner, the new poet laureate of Indiana - who also shares her poem, " The Lerner Theater 1953 Elkhart


WVPE's Michael Linville speaks with Peter Hanscom of Indiana Competes about his organizations efforts to ensure civil rights protections for LGBT Hoosiers and tonight's state of the state address.

WVPE Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Scott Jackson - executive director of Shakespeare at Notre Dame - about "First Folio: The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare" a display on campus of the first bound copy of all of Shakespeare's plays.

Morning Edition host Michael Linville speaks with Station Manager Anthony Hunt about new programs on WVPE.

WVPE's Michael Linville speaks with  Elkhart School Superintendent Dr. Robert Haworth about upcoming referenda on school funding for transportation and capital improvements. [Postscript: both referendums passed]