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.