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. 

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Dr. Alan Steinman with the Annis Water Resources Institute joins us to talk about water levels, an award winning Grad student, and a visit by the president of Krakow University of Economics.

Rapid Growth Media

Jul 11, 2019
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Tommy Allen from Rapids Growth Media joins us with Entrepreneur Corey Hart this morning.


BCBS's Registered Dietician Grace Derocha is here to discusses making the most of your Farmer's Market experience.

Grand Rapids Magazine

Jul 11, 2019
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Grand Rapids Magazine

Charlsie Dewey from Grand Rapids Magazine joins us to discusses weekend happenings in West Michigan.

GR Ballet
GR Ballet

We talk to Dancers Luca and Madison Massara of the Grand Rapids Ballet.  They are soon headed overseas to train and attend a master class in the language of dance.

For A Better Us

Jul 11, 2019
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For A Better Us with guests in from the Y joining us to talk today about day camps and the Y's curriculum. Assistant Youth Director Emma Bailey and Eva Alexander are here.

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Grand Rapids Civic Theater

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre presents its Summer Repertory Theatre Intensive. Shows include All Shook Up and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. We talk about it with Krista Price and Maudie McLaughlin.

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Humane Society of West Michigan

Megan Ellinger from the Humane Society of West Michigan joins us to talk about Summer as a great time to adopt and about partnerships with GRFC and Sweetwaters Coffee.

KDL Happenings

Jul 11, 2019
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Kent District Library offers Career Online High School and Career Skills Training, Joyane Hutson-Swanson and Shea Johnson join us to talk about this new workforce development.

Bye Bye Birdie

Jul 10, 2019

Shadblow Theatre presents Bye Bye Birdie, inspired by the career and draft notice of Elvis Presley. We’re joined by Shea Hager, Todd Avery and Hailey MacKay.