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. 

All parents want to give their children a strong start in life, and are interested in resources to help support their child’s early development and future success. In 2016, a group of parent and systems leaders, newly established as the Nurturing Parent Power workgroup of the Great Start Collaborative of Kent County, came together to find a way to communicate to parents of young children the most important, actionable information about how to help little ones get a strong start in life.

Dr. Philomena V. Mantella

Dr. Philomena V. Mantella joins us in studio this morning to share her vision, goals and mission as she leads GVSU as the University’s fifth President.

The Right Place

Jul 16, 2019
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Andria Romkema from The Right Place joins us to talk about their happenings.  Today we recap the Intern Connect event and the importance of retaining interns, and we discuss ReThink West Michigan.

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Guests from the Michigan Farm Bureau join us this morning.

Serie Latina

Jul 16, 2019

DeVos Place and DeVos Performance Hall announce Serie Latina 2019, a three event series celebrating Latin culture through entertainment. We talk to this weekend's entertainer, Armando Vega.

Boston Marathon winner Greg Meyer joins us this morning to discuss Thursday's Metro Health-University of Michigan Health's 10 annual 5k/10k.

The Padiman Experience is coming to Rising Grinds Café on July 27, showcasing African musicians, literature and storytelling from African immigrants in an intimate and interactive setting. We hear the stories today from Myra Maimoh, Reouhidi Reuben Ndjerareou and Netty BM.

Muskegon Bike Time

Jul 15, 2019

It's Muskegon Bike Time, welcoming motorcycle enthusiasts from all around the country July 18th through the 21st. Timothy Lipan with the info about the 13th year for this event.

Travel Talk

Jul 15, 2019
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Travel Talk Joanne Verboom. Today's topics are; new information about passports, hidden fees revisited, and can you still travel to Cuba?

Guests join us to discuss the 7th annual Purple event happening Wednesday at the Cyber Hub of WMCAT. The West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium will encourage practice, increased capabilities, and interest in the sector. We discuss with WMCAT's Anthony Tuttle and the Consortium's Abe Jones.