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. 

The Roving Microphone brings you a special hour of conversation about Leadership from the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce's Inaugural CEO Summit.

The Roving Microphone brings you a special hour of conversation about Leadership from the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce's Inaugural CEO Summit.

Weekly we focus on the work of area individuals and organizations advancing inclusion and equity in our community. This morning we welcome Kenyatta Brame, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Cascade Engineering Family of Companies, here to talk about their diversity, inclusion and anti-racism efforts. Joining the discussion is WGVU Grants Manager, Steve Chappell. This weekly radio segment is part of a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Heart of West Michigan United Way
Heart of West Michigan United Way /

Guests from the Heart of West Michigan United Way join us monthly. Today Bob McKown, Sr. Director of Evaluation and Accountability is here along with Arielle Goodson of Bethany Christian Services.

The Downtown Market continues its Culinary Conversations with Food Failures. Speakers will be talking about failed projects in the food industry. We get the details about this June 18th event from Kelli Smith, lending coordinator at GROW and Dexter Dakota of Big Damn Cliff Restaurant Consulting.

We talk about summer entertainment returning to East Grand Rapids which kicked off last night and runs through August 16. Event coordinators, Pam Slater and Rachel Seese join us.

National Writers Series

The annual National Writers Series takes place in Traverse City and includes van evening with Daniel Pink and Steve Hamilton. Anne Stanton joins us in studio to discuss it.


Jun 14, 2019

Guests from DisArt, Christopher Smit and Paul Amenta, join us to discuss the upcoming ArtPrize Project 1 and access infrastructure.

Paws with a Cause

Jun 14, 2019

Paws with a Cause presents an open house, so we talk about this 22nd of June event this morning and the need for Puppy Raisers. Cara Conway is our guest.

Humane Society of West Michigan logo
Humane Society of West Michigan

Breaking Mews and Pupdates with guests from the Humane Society of West Michigan joining us to talk about pet adoption and more.  We talk Kitten Season with Parker Smart and Amy Stockero.