About The Sauce

The Sauce is a one-hour monthly radio broadcast that celebrates the vibrant and flavorful fusion of the arts, music and culture in the Michiana area and around the world. The Sauce is produced by Karl Smith (Host of J:Cubed Jazz to the 3rd Power.) 

The Sauce is produced by M-PAK Media LLC for WVPE in Elkhart/South Bend. More at wvpe.org

The Sauce is made possible in part, with support from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County.” More at cfsjc.org

Photo by Keith Emerson
Photo by Keith Emerson

Dawn Burns

Host and Co-Creator

Dawn Burns (Host and Co-Creator) born in Annapolis, MD and raised in South Bend. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco, and lived in California for nearly 25 years. She is a mom, educator, musician, radio podcast host and writer. Dawn has written for the Harlem, NY blog Harlem Trends. She resides in the South Bend area.

Karl Smith

Creator / Producer

Karl Smith (Creator/Producer) Born and raised in South Bend, has been active in music working as a professional musician performing, recording
and producing in Chicago, Detroit and Quebec. Karl is a graduate of IUSB. Karl is also host and producer of the program J:Cubed Jazz to the 3rd Power:Cool, Smooth and Hot!™, which airs weekly on 88.1 FM WVPE and recently produced of the WVPE podcast Elmer Street: The Northside.