Shelley Irwin

WGVU Host

Shelley Irwin is the host and producer for The WGVU Morning Show, a newsmagazine talk-show format on the local NPR affiliate Monday through Friday.  The show, broadcast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. features a wide variety of local and national newsmakers, plus special features. She also hosts several public affairs program on the TV side, including Family Health Matters and Kalamazoo Lively Arts. Shelley is award winning in her profession, including five consecutive Gracie Allen Awards from American Women in TV and Radio for excellence as a program host.  She was awarded the 2016 Athena Award  honoring an individual who has demonstrated leadership in their profession, mentored and opened new opportunities for women and contributed time and talent to the community. This year Shelley will receive the Rotary of Grand Rapids’ Service Above Self award, given in recognition of Frederik Meijer, whose humanitarian acts of selfless service made an enduring difference in the lives of others. Her community involvement extends from the Kent County Park Foundation to the  Michigan Women’s Foundation, Hope Network and the Cherry Health Foundation, among others. She has been twice nominated for a Michigan Emmy in Special Documentaries from the Society of Professional Journalists. She has been named one of the “50 Most Influential Women in West Michigan” twice by Gemini Publications, and has represented the U.S. in the Long Distance Triathlon and Duathlon World Championships. 

Weekly we focus on the work of area organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we learn about Family Promise of Grand Rapids providing assistance to children and their families facing a housing crisis. We hear from their Director of Development and Community Engagement, Kate O’Keefe. Joining the discussion is WGVU grants manager, Steve Chappell. This weekly radio segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

TutorMate

8 hours ago

We talk to Becca Walsh-Wolfe about a new literacy endeavor called TutorMate. We discuss the partnerships and the Community Classrooms.

Battle of the Gains

8 hours ago
Battle of the Gains

The rescheduled 3rd Annual Gains Event happens tomorrow, Billy Gains is here studio to talk about this athletic event on the Lakeshore.

We talk to Jeffrey Tripp from the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce. Jeffrey joins us to discuss Muskegon County Airport and the New Air Service schedule.

B.O.B.'s Brewery

8 hours ago

Grand Rapids' oldest working brewery, B.O.B.'s Brewery in The B.O.B., will release its highly-anticipated fall beer, Peanut Butter Porter, on October 19 with a special release of a variety four-pack featuring two new flavors and release party. We talk to those involved, including the Head Brewer.

Sleep Out American

8 hours ago

Sleep Out America is a DYI event where everyone can join the movement to create awareness of the youth homeless issue, including the impact here in Grand Rapids. We talk to Tiffany Clarke about the campaign.

Fountain Street Church is hosting a screening of Nightmare before Christmas at the end of the month. Virginia Anzengruber joins us to talk about it.

Run for Camp 5k

9 hours ago

This weekend three Christian summer camps come together to host the Run for Camp 5k to raise scholarship funds for each of the camps' summer programs.  We talk to Doug Vanderwell, Twila Bennett and Kevin VanderKolk.

United Way
The United Way

Guests from the Heart of West Michigan United Way, Mandy DeWilde and Robbie Metcalf, join us this morning.

Oystein Baadsvik

9 hours ago
Oystein Baadsvik
baadsvik.com

A premier Tuba Soloist, performing Tuesday in Grand Rapids at the Sweet Home on Fulton, joins us this morning. Oystein Baadsvik is our guest.

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