Michiana PBS

Experience Michiana

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Meet Kelly Morgan Host

About The Show

Experience Michiana features all things Michiana. We are out in our communities showcasing those things that make our region unique: things to do, places to eat, art and music to experience, and community events and activities.

Experience Michiana gives us the opportunity to highlight what there is to see and do in the 50-mile radius of South Bend. It features segments taking you behind the scenes, letting you know about those don't miss events, and showing you places to go to have a great experience. We'll visit museums, art galleries, community theaters, and so much more. Ride along as our co-hosts get in on the action as they show you just what kind of experiences are waiting for you right here in Michiana.

About Kelly Morgan

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Kelly Morgan moved to Long Island at the age of 10 where she began playing the violin. In high school, Kelly received several awards and honors for her musical performance as well as a scholarship to the prestigious Manhattan School of Music's Young Musicians Program. She has performed with several organizations in the New York Metropolitan area including the famous Down East Orchestra and the Long Island Youth Symphony. During this time, Kelly ventured into other areas of performance. She was accepted as a scholarship recipient to the internationally renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and performed in various venues in the Tri-State Area including Lincoln Center , The Brooklyn Academy of Music , The 92nd Street Y and The Brooklyn Tabernacle . At the same time, Kelly began acting classes at the Upper West Side Studios. This resulted in guest appearances on PBS's Sesame Street, ABC's All My Children; and leading roles in NBC's Another World, two ABC After School Specials "Seasonal Differences" and "Choices" and several Independent Films. She was also featured in over 50 national and regional commercials for products such as Hallmark, McDonalds. Pepsi, Colt 45, and AT&T.

Like many women, Kelly went back to pursue her college degree after beginning her family. She graduated the first African American valedictorian from Nassau Community College and then went on to Hofstra University on a full scholarship. It was there that she received the distinguished William Lawrence and Rhonda Pinsley Levine Awards for Musical Performance. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hofstra University in May of 2002.

In 2003 Kelly moved to South Bend, Indiana to host The Harvest Show, a live internationally syndicated, morning show where she garnered over 2,000 hours of live television. From 2010-2013 Kelly appeared on WBST, as the host of "Holiday Shoppe," a guide to the season's best bargains and "Home Sweet Home," Michiana's version of HGTV! She also hosted several shows for Michiana's Public Broadcasting station WNIT. Currently Kelly is an Adjunct Professor at IUSB teaching African Dance and Afro-Jazz. She is also the Founder and Director of UZIMA! A local Dance and Theater Company that celebrates wholeness, health and life. She is the mother of 3 wonderful children and 2 little dogs.

You can e-mail Kelly at experiencemichiana@wnit.org or reach her by phone at 574.675.9648.

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Meet Rick Hummer Host

About Rick Hummer

Rick Hummer was born and raised in North Liberty, Indiana. He grew up minutes from Potato Creek State Park and has loved his experiences throughout his life time in Michiana. After attending John Glenn High School, he attended Butler University in Indianapolis. While at Butler, Hummer began his radio career as an intern at WZPL. Launching his career from there, he has hosted radio shows in South Bend, Fort Wayne, Riverside (CA), Los Angeles, San Diego, Myrtle Beach, and Charlotte before moving back to the Michiana area in 2002 to do a morning show and to be near his ailing father. Rick began his career in radio, television and film career in 1992. Hummer says, "I have lived in a lot of places, but Michiana (North Liberty) is always going to be called home."

Rick Hummer is not a stranger to some viewers in the Michiana area. He once hosted afternoon drive at U93 and mornings at B100 & Pulse-fm. He was very active in the MDA/"Jerry's Kids" Telethons for many years with the staff at WSJV. Hummer is very community driven, has an uncanny ability to never meet a stranger and is strong in his faith of Jesus Christ. Hummer states, "It's amazing how Experience Michiana has become part of my life and I am looking forward to working alongside my friend, Kelly (Morgan). Having a great producer and staff, we will all be doing our best at delivering a product that truly encourages people to get out and Experience Michiana for themselves."

You can e-mail Rick at experiencemichiana@wnit.org or reach him by phone at 574.675.9648.