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 is here to talk about the happenings of the Annis Water Resources Institute. Our topics today are a new postdoc, Igor Mrdjen, from Ohio State, and a microplastics project.

The Willowsong Music Festival is the last weekend of September on the grounds of the Raby Homestead. We talk to Jo and Eric Raby for the details.

Festival of the Arts

Sep 14, 2018
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Festival of the Arts

Festival of the Arts has announced Honorary Co-Chairs for the 50th year.  Festival director David Abbott joins us in studio to discuss.

We talk music with Dr. Patrick Coyle, Minister of Music at Park Congregational Church.  We discuss performances by the Gold Company and Voce8 among others.

For a Better You

Sep 13, 2018
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For a Better You with guests in on behalf of the YMCA to discuss wellness. Today we talk about the Y Achievers with Kevin Myers and Sonya Hernandez.

Walk 4 Paws

Sep 13, 2018

This Sunday, it's the Walk 4 Paws, benefiting the Companion Animal Fund. We talk Race Director Doug Bostian and "Dr. Ryan" in the house.

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The City of Grand Rapids Community Relations Commission will be celebrating the 65th Anniversary of the Commission on September 21, 2018. We discuss with Patti Caudill and Misti Stanton.


Sep 13, 2018

A Grand Rapids Start Up and a local Honda Dealer team up for a new car giveaway. We get the details from Carmony cofounder Lance Beaudry.

Coming Up For Air

Sep 13, 2018

A community discussion happens Wednesday in Ludington on mental illness and its effects on families. The discussion includes a screening of the upcoming film, Coming Up for Air. We speak with those involved.

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Heart of West Michigan United Way presents the day of caring campaign kickoff tomorrow. Ellen Carpenter is in studio to talk about this event.