Jessie Dick

Station 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

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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!

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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.

Record Store Day

Jan 9, 2018

Record Store Day will be celebrated this year on April 21st.  It’s day dedicated to honoring and celebrating the culture of indie record stores.

On April 21st WXPR will open our own “pop up record store” selling used vinyl and CDs.

The fun will take place at ArtStart in downtown Rhinelander, Saturday, April 21st from noon to 4pm and will include a cash bar and music.

Do some spring cleaning, dust off those old records and CDs in your closet, and bring them into WXPR!

All proceeds from the sale benefit WXPR.

Questions? Call us 715-362-6000.

Holiday Programming

Nov 29, 2017


Season's Greetings! 

On behalf of the staff, volunteers, and board of WXPR, thank you for your support this year.  You make WXPR possible!  We look forward to serving you with news and great music in 2018.

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The Writer’s Almanac will no longer air on WXPR. Minnesota Public Radio has discontinued production of the program due to the recent allegations and subsequent firing of Garrison Keillor.

Statement from Minnesota Public Radio (APM)

Tune in to hear Bluegrass Host, Allie Johnson, interview The Last Revel. They will be performing in a WXPR sponsored concert live at the Nicolet Theater on Saturday, December 2nd at 7:30 p.m.

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

During the Thanksgiving holiday, we pause to express gratitude for the blessings of family, friends and the abundance of our lives. In this spirit, the WXPR staff and volunteers send you our best wishes for the season.



Tune in to WXPR's Crossroads Cafe Friday, October 20th , at 3:30pm for a special live concert with Amy and Adams.

They will also be performing live at the Three Lakes Center for the Arts Saturday, October 21st at 7:00pm.

Don't miss this unique Live from the White Pine performance, in the convenience of your own home!

91.7 fm Rhinelander    91.9 fm Wausau   100.9 fm Ironwood/Hurley

Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson stopped by WXPR to perform in the White Pine Room. Hear the archive of this show.