Shelley Irwin


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. 

There is much discussion around Early Childhood programming and services both nationally and locally. Key Community Representatives join in to discuss the local landscape system of care around Early Childhood in Kent County.

Today, “Early Care and Education” with Dr. Nkechy Ezeh from Early Learning neighborhood Collaborative, Terese Smith from Great Start to Quality, and Kristen Sobolewski from Campfire West Michigan 4C.

Michelle Steffes

Dec 11, 2018

Local Author Michelle Steffes returns to discuss, her latest work, ‘Your Journey to Greatness Through Routine.’

Telling Your Story

Dec 11, 2018
Emmanuel Hospice
Emmanuel Hospice

Telling Your Story with guests from Emmanuel Hospice bringing us stories from the community about the challenges and joys of life. This month we welcome Bincy Teodorescu, running a successful tutor center.

Naturally Speaking

Dec 11, 2018
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Michigan Department of Natural Resources /

Naturally Speaking with guests from the Michigan DNR. We talk to Mike Michalek, resource analyst, Real Estate Section, discussing the management of public lands.

Wellness at Work

Dec 11, 2018

Wellness at Work is all about nutrition and fitness. Today, guests from the McCahill Group discuss unique classes to get you ready for 2019. We talk to Sarah Van Eerden and Kristin Sadler.

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital recently held a radiothon to raise funds to support the center for child protection.  The Morning Show roving microphone takes you onsite to talk to the players, including Santa.

The West Michigan Community Chorale presents a Christmas Concert this weekend at the Jenison Center for the Arts. Les Rowsey is our guest this morning.

Portraits for Purpose

Dec 10, 2018
Françoise Gilot - oil on canvas / Tyler Loftis

Michael Coleman, who works with artist and West Michigan native Tyler Loftis, joins us to discuss a brand new project, Portraits for Purpose, a charity art auction to raise funds for important social causes. 

Grand Gals shares stories from those who are shaping, inspiring and empowering our community. We talk to Tarah Carnahan from Treetops Collective about how the organization connects refugee women with people and opportunities throughout community. Producer Megan leads the discussion.

We talk about the Get Real Campaign, partners in studio to share this mission of taking small steps toward health. Jill Myer and Cassie Kobler from the KCHD join us.