Jessie Dick

General Manager

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Jessie joined WXPR in 2003. She feels thrilled to work with such a talented and dedicated group of volunteers and staff, and enjoys meeting and getting to know the supporters that make WXPR possible. When she’s not at WXPR, she’s reading, camping, skiing, or spending time with her two sons and husband Jay. WXPR listeners hear Jessie on various music shows, during membership drives, weekly on All Things Considered, and occasionally on Morning Edition

WXPR’s Annual Auction and Concert will be held Sunday, November 4th at Holiday Acres Resort in Rhinelander. Featuring a live and silent auction, complimentary wine and horsd’oeuvres, and music by the Jazz/ Funk band Boat Patrol.  Tickets are $25 or $20 for WXPR members. Tickets are availabe at the door.

  •  An update on the fatal house fire Friday in Rhinelander,
  • A study is underway in this area about state-threatened wood turtles,
  • Tomorrow is voter registration day,
  • and the Iron Mountain VA gets high grades.

  • It is Constitution Day, and a local historian says writing this document wasn't so smooth,
  • the next Never Forgotten Honor Flight is on its way to Washington, D.C.,
  • and the state will consider a proposal to build an ATV trail near Highway 64 in Langlade county.

  •   Registration is still open for ArtStart Rhinelander's 2018 School of the Arts Legacy Program,
  •  in Rhinelander, you can donate your old crayons or purchase crayons that have been remolded into new ones at the Hodag Farmer's Market,
  • and more Rain could make a bad situation worse for Madison.

Michelle Coltrane recently performed at the Campanile Center for the Arts in Minocqua. Before her performance WXPR host Jeff Burke spoke with Coltrane.

  The Northern Lights (Garrett Thorn, Mike Godwin and Nial Hay) stopped by the studios this week to play and chat about their new EP. Hear the archive here.

Listen- Jason Moon

Jun 29, 2018

Jason Moon stopped by the studio on June 29th to talk about his recent project Women At War: Warrior Songs Vol. 2, which is to be released in November. Listen to the interview with Moon and host Jeff Eaton.

Jason Moon will be at the Warehouse Art Center in Eagle River friday night from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 5th, you can catch Moon at Almon Park in Rhinelander as part of “Recovery Unplugged.” The concert starts at 6:00 p.m. and the event is substance free.

  •  Families Belong Together March on Saturday in Minocqua,
  •  Jason Moon promotes Warrior Songs Volume 2,
  • and AARP Releases Livability Index.

The 2017 US National Scottish Fiddling Champion, Joanna Johnson, with her mother Deb Johnson, performing at WXPR.

Robert Rueckl

WXPR News Director, Ken Krall, has been chosen to receive the Wisconsin Public Health Association’s 2018 Excellence in Public Health Media Award. The nomination was recommended by the WPHA Awards committee, and chosen by the WPHA Board of Directors. The award will be presented during the May WPHA annual conference in Green Bay, WI.

Congratulations Ken!

Robert Rueckl

WXPR Public Radio announces that long-time staff member Becky Tegen has been promoted to WXPR’s Finance Director.

Becky Tegen started her work at WXPR in 1994. “This new opportunity will allow Becky to utilize her strengths and talents to the benefit of WXPR. Becky is a continuous learner who is constantly evaluating ways to better serve our listeners“, said Station Manager Jessie Dick.  “Becky has already demonstrated her strong financial skills as WXPR’s Business Manager and Membership Director and we’re excited to have her in this financial leadership role."

Scott Kirby hosted Shoestrings Alive during the Midwest Music Hour in March. Listen to the archive here. If you are a local musician that would like to play live or have your music played during The Midwest Music Hour contact host Scott Kirby. 

Radio and storytelling go all the way back to the days of Marconi. This Sunday, on Open Turntable we will be celebrating the fine art storytelling! Hosted by Mike Skuball and backed by his Wheels on the Curb actors, Mike will share real and imagined tales about car trips, the circus, the Northwoods, family and more. Performances by the Rhinelander Women’s Club, Rhinelander High School students, long time rockers and more will be featured. Tune in from 5 to 8 Sunday, February 18th  to a very special storytelling edition of Open Turntable.