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. 

ABVI Crafting Vision

Oct 11, 2018

ABVI presents their major fundraiser, Crafting Vision, on October 18. We talk about the reasons to support this organization that helps those with low vision or blindness thrive in a sighted world with Linda Zizos and guests.

This year's Athena award goes to Jennifer Maxson, of Jennifer Maxson and Associates. We welcome her in this morning for conversation on leadership, and enhancing the credibility of today's leaders.

Tech Talk

Oct 11, 2018

Tech Talk with Laura Vaughn discussing Care Circle, providing private patient websites in order to share health updates with friends and family.

This is National Fire Prevention Week, a reminder to be aware, fire can happen anywhere. National Fire Protection Association's Susan McKelvey is our guest.

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The Grand Rapids Public Museum welcomes Expedition:  Dinosaurs opening this weekend. We talk to Kate Kocienski all about it.

Will Hoge

Oct 11, 2018

Musician Will Hoge comes to GR's 20 Monroe live. We get an update on his latest tour and release of My American Dream.

Dr. Dan McGee of Helen DeVos Children's Hospital joins us to talk about Flu shots and Flu shot myths.

The Hero Foundation

Oct 11, 2018

We talk about the Hero Foundation, founded by GVSU Alums who had been continuously impacted by cancer. The 4th annual Wine and Cheese event happens next week. Adam Henige is our guest.

For a Better Us

Oct 11, 2018
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For a Better Us with guests in on behalf of the YMCA. Today, Marta Rozema and Deborah Rissi from the Lowell Y discuss an event that benefits the Livestrong program.

Garry Trudeau

Oct 10, 2018
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Doonesbury writer Garry Trudeau is coming to the Frauenthal Theatre on October 22. We talk to Garry this morning.