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 January Series

Oct 8, 2018
Calvin College January Series
January Series / Calvin College

Calvin College has announced its 2019 January Series schedule.  Director Kristi Potter discusses the lineup with us which includes the former President of Ireland.

Kaiser Kuo

Oct 8, 2018
World Affairs Council
World Affairs Council

The World Affairs Council of Western Michigan welcomes a national conversation on China with guest Kaiser Kuo, editor at large, We talk to Kaiser this morning.

What is Philanthropy on Marquee
What is Philanthropy

This Saturday Beacon Hill at Eastgate hosts a free screening of the documentary ‘What Is Philanthropy?’ followed by a panel discussion. We talk to those involved, including Producer Salvatore Alaimo, Sarah Johnson from Beacon Hill and Chef Timothy England.

We bring you Part two of a series about how the brain is affected by music. The event M3, Mind, Music Magic brings the partners of AARP, the Alzheimers Assocation, and the West Michigan New Horizons Music Ensemble. We talk to Noelle Frost and Jennifer Feuerstein.

Julian Voss-Andreae

Oct 5, 2018

Artist Julian Voss-Andreae, quantum physicist turned sculptor, is in the ArtPrize top 20. We discuss his work, Quantum Meditation, as seen in front of the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Derek Call

Oct 5, 2018

We come full circle with ArtPrize's Derek Call, Director of Operations, on what to look forward to this evening with award announcements.

The Grand Rapids Symphony

President Peter Perez from the Grand Rapids Symphony and the musician who will be playing the saw stop join us to share more news about this weekend's performance.

More conversation when it comes to educational events from Universal Health Solutions. October 15th's event includes Avoiding Opioids:  Integrative Pain Management Techniques. We speak to presenters Cathy Taig, DC and Laurie Agnell, LMT.

Artprize Artist Robert Shangle is in the top 20, his work in video can be seen at the GR Police Station. Robert’s son Tim is our guest.

Catholic Charities West Michigan launches a food truck named God's Roamin' Kitchen on October 22. We talk about the details with God's Kitchen’s  Jeff Hoyh and Colleen Vorel.