Jessie Dick

General Manager/ President

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Jessie joined WXPR in 2003 and has served as Marketing Director, Development Director, Volunteer Coordinator and was named General Manager and President in 2018.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.

Originally from Hartland, Wisconsin, Jessie is a graduate of Colorado State University. 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

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The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association has awarded WXPR Public Radio eight Awards for Excellence in the small market radio category, including Best Election Coverage. This is the largest number of WBA awards the station has ever received. The following stories were produced in 2020.

Congratulations to our news staff!

1st Place - Best Election Coverage: Election 2020 Coverage

Sarah Vos of Dead Horses & Adam Greuel of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

4:00 P.M. Concert Link

7:00 P.M. Concert Link

WXPR, The Midwest Music Hour, and The Bertsch Barn present The Rucksack Revolution in a virtual concert Saturday, March 27th at 4pm and 7pm.

Jerrika Mighelle

Mar 10, 2021

Join Scott Kirby as he hosts Jerrika Mighelle on the Midwest Music Hour.

Mighelle's sophomore album, "Brightest Star," was released on February 24, 2021. Inspired by the sudden loss of her mother in the summer of 2016, "Brightest Star" is a personal album written by Mighelle from grief and coming to terms with her mother's death.

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Governor Tony Evers will deliver his 2021 State of the State address. on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, at 7 p.m. The livestream will be availalbe here.


Thursday, December 17
6pm Northwoods Café
A gift bag full of the best holiday folk, world and alternative music on the Northwoods Café with Bill Kopanda.

We invite you to join us Thanksgiving Day for special programming.

9am: Thanksgiving Midday Classics with Molly Rose Teuke

An annual tradition, WXPR’s Molly Rose Teuke fills your home with music to delight your Thanksgiving Holiday.

11am: Turkey Confidential

The Splendid Table’s annual Thanksgiving show. Francis Lam takes calls and comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and inner guests during the biggest cooking day of the year.

1pm: Every Good Thing

The School District Of Crandon annouced on Thursday that they will quarantine a grade level at the Elementary School due to a potential exposure of COVID-19 within the grade. The following information was posted on the webpage for the District.

October 1, 2020

Dear Parent/Guardian,

WXPR introduces ‘Employed,’ a weekly reporting series focused on the new Northwoods.

The landscape of living, playing, and working in the Northwoods is changing. Where we work, where we shop, where we eat, where we reside, and how we support our families looks different than it did even a decade ago. It continues to shift as industry, tourism, retail, services, and natural resources shift.

WXPR seeks to bring its listeners the stories of those shifts through a new weekly series, ‘Employed.’

WXPR is pleased to annouce the appointment of Katie Thoresen as the new News Director for WXPR.

While new to WXPR, she's not new to Rhinelander. Katie previously worked for WJFW and has spent the last five years working in TV. She covers the news that matters to people in northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula and takes a special interest in environmental and health care related stories. 

Erica Brewster

You only get days like I had last week a few times in your life.  A birthday or two, school graduation, wedding day, all days where you are happy those around you are there to  help celebrate.

After 28  years at WXPR, I retired Friday and continued my polka celebration Saturday morning.

Robert Rueckl

Please join WXPR in extending best wishes to Ken Krall, who is retiring today.  Ken has served as WXPR News Director since 2000 and previously as Operations Manager and Morning Edition host from 1987-1995.

A 1976 graduate of UW-Stevens Point, Ken’s career included a variety of roles in radio including sports play-by-play, sales, Program Director along with an extensive background in news. Ken has also worked as an assignment editor in a TV newsroom and as a city reporter for a local newspaper.

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Since the killing of George Floyd in an arrest by Minneapolis Police on May 25th, the summer has unfolded with an outpouring of grief, anger and calls to action. NPR is producing three one-hour specials, comprising new reporting as well as our best reporting on racial injustice, the protests that have swept the country and where the nation is headed. The series is called “Summer of Racial Reckoning” and is hosted by NPR’s Ailsa Chang and Rachel Martin.

Program Archive

Aug 17, 2020

WXPR’s Program Archive is currently unavailable. As of August 15, 2020, the provider for the Program Archive ceased operations.

WXPR is looking for an alternative, and we plan to add a replacement as soon as possible.

Thank you for understanding. 

WXPR is pleased to sponsor The Live from the Pines – BLUE OX VIRTUAL MUSIC FESTIVAL – JUNE 12TH & 13TH.

Friday, June 12, 2020 from 1:00PM CDT to 10:30PM CDT

Saturday, June 13, 2020 from 1:00PM CDT to 10:30PM CDT

Blue Ox Music Festival is proud to present a weekend of live muisc, music workshops, yoga and mediation broadcasting  from Whispering Pines Campground in Eau. Claire, WI.  The event coincides and celebrates the release of Pert Near Sandstone’s new album, ‘Rising Tide’, set to debut on June 12th.