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WGVU has a long tradition of reaching out to audiences and a mission to serve the public both on-air and off. WGVU Engage works with our Outreach and Community Engagement programs to connect to the community. From Preview Screenings and Events to stimulating public discussion, WGVU Engage is there.

The Mission of the Engage Committee is to extend the outreach of WGVU through local events and programs in an effort to better serve the community.

WGVU Staff Spotlight
Ken Kolbe

KEN KOLBE

Ken oversees programming including news and public affairs, local productions, traffic plus new and evolving technologies for WGVU television, radio, dot org, mobile and other digital platforms.  Ken has worked at WGVU since 1995, he started as News Director and his current position is Assistant General Manager.  He previously worked as a reporter and News Director at WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids.  Ken is also an adjunct professor in the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University.

Ken has nearly 40 years of broadcast and management experience.  The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences inducted him into its exclusive “Silver Circle” in 2007 for his more than 25 years of outstanding service and leadership in the television broadcast community.  In 2008, the Michigan Association of Public Broadcasters honored Ken with their prestigious “Pioneer Award” for fostering innovation and inspiring creativity among public broadcasters.  He has also won numerous Emmys and other awards for his news and documentary productions.

Ken is married, has two adult sons and has lived in West Michigan for most of his life.  He holds a BAA in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts from Central Michigan University and an MBA degree from Grand Valley State University.

Other staff spotlights

DAVID MADISON BARB PLUMB RICK BIERLING JANET MILLS JIM RADEMAKER HARVEY MCKNIGHT KIM BRUMMEL BRADLEY GORDON AMANDA READER DAVID OLIVER JACKIE SIRIANNI STEVE CHAPPELL MICHAEL KLUCYZK MARK EPSTEIN CHELSEA DUBEY STEVE SAVASKY BILL BAILEY CAROLINE MACGREGOR KELSEY ROSS JIM VANDER MAAS NICHOLAS DEVRIES BARBARA CHRISTL

Thank you to the following sponsors of WGVU Engage

Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Inclusion sponsored by
GVSU Office of Multicultural Affairs PNC Bank
 
Health sponsored by
Helen DeVos Children's Hospital  
 
Arts sponsored by
Centennial Securities  
 
Veterans sponsored by
On the Border Mexican Grille and Cantina Michigan National Guard
 
Education sponsored by
PNC Bank On the Border Mexican Grille and Cantina
 
 
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