WGVU Public Media

Events planned to celebrate Asian American culture

Grand Valley will host the annual Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Celebration with a series of events through April. 

Feb 8, 2019


WGVU Public Media to host debate between Stabenow and James

Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Republican opponent John James will take part in a debate October 14 at the WGVU Public Media studios at the Eberhard Center on the Pew Grand Rapids Campus.

Oct 12, 2018


Longtime WGVU engineer retires

After nearly 40 years of service to WGVU Public Media, Bob Lumbert retired August 31.

Aug 31, 2018


Lowe named acting general manager of WGVU Public Media

Jay Lowe has been named acting general manager of WGVU Public Media, effective June 30. Lowe has served as assistant general manager of WGVU since being hired in 2015.

Jun 12, 2018


WGVU general manager receives lifetime achievement award

The Michigan Association of Broadcasters honored Michael T. Walenta, general manager of WGVU Public Media, with its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Jun 7, 2018


WGVU general manager to retire after 30 years

Longtime general manager of WGVU Public Media Michael Walenta, who led the station through tremendous growth, announced his retirement effective June 29, 2018.

Apr 26, 2018


Arnold receives AP Achievement Award

Damon Arnold, director for academic services for student athletes, received the Administrative Professional Achievement Award at the annual AP Luncheon April 10 in the Kirkhof Center.

Apr 12, 2018


WGVU to address racial disparities through community engagement

WGVU Public Media will launch "Shaping Narratives," a project aimed at increasing West Michigan's capacity to influence public narratives affecting children and families of color. The project is funded by a $538,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Michigan.

Mar 15, 2018


WGVU presents "I Have Made a Difference" Awards

A total of 13 people or organizations received an "I Have Made a Difference" award from WGVU Public Media, in recognition for their contributions in the community.

Jan 15, 2018


Escort for Wall That Heals begins on campus

Dozens of area military veterans and law enforcement officials led by the Patriot Guard Riders escorted The Wall That Heals from the Allendale Campus to Fifth Third Ballpark September 20.

Sep 20, 2017