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 and 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. Most recently, Irwin was named as one of the 200 Most Powerful Business Leaders in West Michigan by the Grand Rapids Business Journal. Her community involvement extends from the Kent County Park Foundation to the  Michigan Women’s Foundation, Hope Network, Girl Scouts and the Cherry Health Foundation, among others.  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. 

  Author of Swagger: Unleash Everything You Are and Become Everything You Want, Leslie Ehm shows us how to unlock the real you and unlock greater success at work and at life.

Adventure Point

13 hours ago

Adventure Point offer a unique camping experience this summer, a Boy Scouts owned facility offered to Nonscouts for the summer. Director Kimberlee Manor with the summer plans.

  National Foster Care Awareness Month is May, talking today with Dr. Arethusa Kirk about how UnitedHealthCare has teamed up with the Sesame Street Workshop to help.

  The University Club of Grand Rapids celebrates the high school graduates, offering scholarships to those furthering their education. We spotlight 3 winners and hear their inspirational plans.

Travel Talk

14 hours ago
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  Travel Talk, today's talking points including an update on Mask policies while traveling, traveling during Memorial Weekend, plus do you renew your drivers license year? Agent Joanne Verboom with conversation.

Thornburg and Company

14 hours ago

 Holland's Thornburg and Company offers a unique business model and product, much Michigan based hand made, small batch gourmet preserves, honey and maple syrups. We talk to Proprietor Pam DeVries about surviving Covid and planning for 2021.

Diabetic Nerve Pain

14 hours ago

 We discuss Diabetic Nerve Pain with Dr. Rodica Pop-Busui, University of Michigan, and Lindsay Colbert, Foundation for Peripheral Neuropathy, a new study giving hope to those experiencing the pain.

The Beans

14 hours ago

 May is Mental Health Awareness Month, speaking to the CEO and Founder of The Beans, Melissa Pancoast, discussing Mental Health Action Day and how finances are involved.

 Weekly we focus on the work of area individuals and organizations advancing equity in our community. This morning we speak with WGVU Inclusion Reporter Kylie Ambu about her work on-air and in the community. Joining the discussion is WGVU Grants Manager Steve Chappell. This weekly segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

 The GVSU National Student Advertising Competition is going to the national competition this June. We talk to the students and Associate Professor Robin Spring.


May 14, 2021

 How is Virtual Reality Technology being implemented to de escalate incidents? We talk to President of Axon/Former Marine Corps Officer Luke Larson about empathy training Tech.

National Geographic

May 14, 2021

 Get Outside, Adventure Awaits. National Geographic's Allyson Johnson talks about some of our country's most memorable National Parks, discussing travel, and guidebooks for reference.

 Art Happens. Those on behalf of the Midtown Neighborhood Association are restoring a mural, a project of inclusion, community and culture. Midtown Board Chair Jacqueline Scherer with the conversation.


May 14, 2021
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Kendall College

 KCAD students succeed in National, Regional student Entrepreneurship competitions. We talk to KCAD Product Design Program Chair Jon Moroney about the details and how competitions help students develop the entreprenurial mindset most every business wants in a college grad.

Total Olympics

May 14, 2021

  The book Total Olympics: Every Obsure, Hilarious, Dramatic and Inspiring Tale Worth Knowing is written just in time for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, author Jeremy Fuchs with conversation and examples.