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. 

Wellness at Work

Oct 9, 2018

Wellness at Work, talking health with local experts. Today's topic, "getting real" with Dietitian Wendy Brookhouse and Wellness Manager Kristin Sadler.

CASA of Kent County presents its Heart of CASA award to Grand Rapids Public Museum's Maggie Lancaster. We talk about the award, the event and their mission.

Guests from Junior League Grand Rapids join us to discuss the annual Beneath the Wreath.  We talk to Meg Zerfas and Susie Ziegler about the event kicking off the holiday shopping and raising funds.

GR Ballet

The Grand Rapids Ballet opens its first show of the season, Wild Sweet Love, on October 19. We talk to Artistic Director James Sofranko for the details this morning.

Naturally Speaking

Oct 9, 2018
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Naturally Speaking with guests from the Michigan DNR. Today, Michigan's State Archeologist Dean Anderson joins us to discuss his role and a statewide event.

Local First presents Grand Rapids Fork Fest. Mieke Stoub and Ryan Engemann from the event’s presenting sponsor, Brewery Vivant join us to share info.

Hero Maker Showcase

Oct 8, 2018

Check out the Hero Maker Showcase tonight at GVSU’s Loosemore Auditorium in Grand Rapids.  Guests join us in studio, including Founder Doug Kliewer and authors.

Your Home By Design

Oct 8, 2018

Your Home By Design with Designer Deirdre Remtema. Today we talk about 10 Fall Decorating Ideas that Aren't Boring!

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Jewish Theatre presents Miracle on South Division Street, opening this week at GRCC Spectrum's Theatre.  We discuss with actors in studio.

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Perspectives in Philanthropy, monthly putting the spotlight on all things giving with guests from the GRCF. Today, Heather Gill Fox talks about the Council of Michigan Foundations Conference in Grand Rapids this week.