Mackenzie Martin

Operations Director and Morning Edition Host

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Mackenzie joined the WXPR team this year as the Operations Director. She splits her time between operations duties and hosting Morning Edition every weekday from 6am until 9am.

She graduated from Macalester College in the Twin Cities with a major in Media & Cultural studies. A Wausau native and radio enthusiast, she jumped at the chance to move to the Northwoods after graduation. In the past, she's worked with Minnesota Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Radio, and spent a semester abroad studying radio journalism in Morocco.

Mackenzie is a proud podcast fanatic and is excited to help out with expanding local coverage during Morning Edition. If you have any ideas, shoot her an email.

Adequate sleep is essential to a smoothly functioning brain – and here’s a little-known fact: Your brain is more active when you’re asleep than when you’re awake.

We still don’t know all there is to know about sleep, but in today’s episode of BrainWaves, our monthly commentator Molly Rose Teuke shares some tips on how to get more of it.

Molly Rose Teuke is host of WXPR’s Thursday Midday Classics and a certified brain-based coach and leadership trainer, helping people master the art and science of personal change.

Decisions, decisions… We make hundreds of them every day. The more reasonable we can be, the better our decision, right?

In this month’s installment of BrainWaves, Molly Rose Teuke decides to explore that very question.

Her conclusion might surprise you: Don’t be too quick to discount your intuition.

Molly Rose Teuke is happy she can make a real job out of her abiding curiosity about how our brains work. She is a certified brain-based coach and trainer helping people master the art and science of personal change.


Feb 20, 2017

There’s an old saying that our natures are all alike; it’s our habits that distinguish us.

Today in our new monthly feature called BrainWaves, Thursday Midday Classics host Molly Rose Teuke takes us on a guided tour through habits — what are they, how do they work, and why should we care?

Pert Near Sandstone

This weekend, WXPR is happy to sponsor Minneapolis based bluegrass band Pert Near Sandstone at the Nicolet College theater in Rhinelander.

Evan Verploegh got a chance to talk to Nate Sipe from Pert Near Sandstone ahead of their Saturday night debut.

Evan Verploegh writes about arts and culture for the Lakeland Times.


Pert Near Sandstone will be performing at Nicolet college this Saturday night at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at

Sarah Juon

State Senator Tom Tiffany and State Representative Rob Swearingen held a listening session in Rhinelander on January 23.

Tiffany also held sessions with Representative Jeff Mursau, and Representative Mary Felzkowski.

All three Assembly districts are within the 12th State Senate district.

About 60 citizens attended the session with Tiffany and Swearingen in Rhinelander.

The session began with the voice of Representative Rob Swearingen....

A 48 year old Green Bay man has died in a Minocqua snowmobile crash.

Minocqua Police report the crash Tuesday evening at the intersection of Camp Nine Road and Cedar Falls Drive.

Police report Jeffrey Lee Royle was was traveling on Lower Kaubashine Road Road when he lost control and crashed in a wooded area.

Royle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The DNR reports its the four fatal snowmobile crash in Wisconsin this winter and the second since the start of 2017.

It’s that time of year when we’re wondering if we can get our brains in gear to help us keep those new year’s resolutions. In his 2001 classic, A Users Guide to the Brain, neuropsychiatrist Dr. John Ratey wrote, “Our own free will may be the strongest force directing the development of our brains, and therefore our lives.”

In the first episode of our new monthly feature — BrainWaves — WXPR’s classical music host and brain-based coach Molly Rose Teuke says it’s not hard to use your free will to build yourself a better brain.

Bob Mainhardt

Tonight is the 2016 annual candlelight ski at the Rhinelander Community Trails at Rhinelander High School.

While today Rhinelander has a fairly prominent Nordic skiing program, it has ebbed and flowed over the years. Mackenzie Martin got a chance to delve into the history of Nordic skiing in Rhinelander ahead of tonight’s event.

You will hear from Rhinelander High School Nordic Coach Charil Reis, Rhinelander Middle School Nordic Coach Jim Wood, and Bryan Fish, the U.S. Ski Team Development Coach.

This week the Northwoods have been privy to a very unique international tour.

South African musician Lorraine Klaasen and her ensemble have spent the week touring around northern Wisconsin ahead of her show this Saturday night, Nov. 19th at the Nicolet College Theatre.

WXPR’s Mackenzie Martin has the story.

Listen here to a forum involving the candidates for the 34th District Assembly seat: Republican Rob Swearingen and Democrat Matt Michalsen. This forum is moderated by WXPR's Ken Krall. The media panel consists of WPR's Glen Moberg, Stephanie Haines of WJFW-TV, Eileen Persike of Star Journal Now, and Brian Jopek of the Lakeland Times.

Listen here  to a forum involving the candidates for the 12th State Senate seat: Republican Tom Tiffany and Democrat Bryan Van Stippen. This forum is moderated by WXPR's Ken Krall. The media panel consists of WPR's Glen Moberg, Stephanie Haines of WJFW-TV, Eileen Persike of Star Journal Now, and Brian Jopek of the Lakeland Times.

Devin Smith

Devin Smith graduated from Lakeland Union High school in 2015. Since then he has become quite the expert in a very tiny field: miniatures. WXPR’s Mackenzie Martin got a chance to talk with Devin about how it all began.

WXPR's Mackenzie Martin chats with singer songwriter, Krista Detor. Detor will be performing at the Three Lakes Center for the Arts on July 30th.

Father's Day, June 19, Dillman's Creative Arts Foundation is presenting the Blue Canvas Orchestra in Concert at Dillman's Bay Resort in Lac du Flambeau. WXPR is a co-sponsor of the event. The Blue Canvas Orchestra is a weekly musical feature of "Tent Show Radio" heard Saturday evenings at 10 p.m. on WXPR. Ken Krall talks to a person who is inviting the public to come and enjoy...

Ken Krall with Dennis Robertson from Dillmans' Creative Arts Foundation. This feature was mixed by WXPR's Mackenzie Martin.