Peach is the Voice of Radio/Broadcasting at WVC
When Kyle Peach started taking classes at Wabash Valley College in 1998, little did he know he would be in the classrooms at WVC 18 years later.
It was in high school when Kyle knew he wanted to be a broadcaster. He reached out to local broadcaster Scott Allen, seeking insight on how to break into the business. What he found instead was a job. “I went to him for some advice, and his advice was, ‘You should come work for us,’” Kyle said.
Kyle continued to work for WSJD radio and WCJ-TV12 in Mt. Carmel throughout his time at Wabash Valley. As a student, Kyle was very active. He served as Student Senate President, was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and was involved in many on-campus activities. He graduated from WVC with honors in 1999.
While completing his bachelor’s degree at University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Kyle worked at WTVW Fox 7 as an on-air reporter. Then, in his final semester at USI, Kyle was asked to teach part-time at WVC in the Radio-TV Department. Kyle become Director of Broadcasting a couple of years later and became the Lead Instructor of the program in 2006.
During his tenure at WVC, the Radio/TV Broadcasting program has undergone significant changes. All of the studios have been remodeled. The TV station has expanded its coverage area beyond Mt. Carmel, now being seen in eight area counties. And, both stations now are streaming online.
Kyle says teaching has been a rewarding experience. He has twice been awarded the “Outstanding CTE Instructor of the Year” award. “As an instructor of broadcasting courses, my goal is to inspire, educate, and excite my students about the many professional opportunities available in this field. From announcing to editing there are so many avenues to explore. My goal as an instructor is to make sure you experience those many opportunities. Not just read about them, but experience them,” Kyle said.
Among his other duties, Kyle anchors the department’s local TV news broadcast each weeknight, and announces select high school telecasts on the College station. Kyle is involved in numerous committees on the WVC campus and is faculty advisor for WVC Student Senate. And, just recently, Kyle began doing some broadcast work for the University of Evansville and ESPN 3, serving as play-by-play announcer for volleyball, basketball, baseball, and softball telecasts.
Kyle resides in Mt. Carmel with his miniature schnauzer, Yadi, named after Yadier Molina, the catcher for his beloved St. Louis Cardinals.