Sarah Juon

Substitute Host

I first discovered WXPR’s unique voice while vacationing in the Northwoods. Then, when my husband and I moved to Rhinelander from New York City 24 years ago, I appreciated WXPR all the more for its amazing coverage of local news and diverse music programs hosted by dedicated volunteers. For 13 years I had the pleasure of serving as a volunteer host for Blues Friday, and currently volunteer as a substitute host for Sunday Jazz. I’ve also had the honor, as a retired journalist, of volunteering for Ken Krall as a news reporter. And most important, I am very happy to be serving for a second time on the Board of Directors.

The impact of tourism on Oneida county's economy was outlined Tuesday in a presentation to the Board of Supervisors.

Dana DeMet, who heads the Rhinelander Chamber of Commerce also is President of the Oneida County Tourism Council..

" spent $185 million dollars in Oneida county in 2013. That's more than $5,000 for every man, woman, and child within our county. It accounts for  over 2000 full-time equivalent jobs (here), and if we take it to a state level, one of every 13 jobs is tourism related..."

For the third time in two years, Oneida County Board supervisors refused to budge the Board's meeting hours from morning to afternoon or evening. At its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, the Board listened to the results of a survey conducted this summer that asked Oneida County citizens what their preferred time would be for holding Board and committee meetings.

Tribute to Dick Timmons

Jul 30, 2014
Peg Arnold

Richard “Dick” Timmons, host of Midday Classics for the past 15 years, has died at age 84.  His dedication and commitment to the WXPR family will be sorely missed.

Dick was passionate about music. He could talk about jazz and big band with authority, but classical was his true love.  He played the piano, and early in his life had played the standup bass.  Upon retiring as publisher of the Rhinelander Daily News (currently named Northwoods River News), Dick showed up at the doors of WXPR asking to volunteer as on-air host for one of the classical programs.