Peg Arnold

General Manager

As media evolves, the essential role of public radio is to embrace the qualities that made it invaluable – the smart combination of national perspective and local relevance. Peg is passionate about the mission of public radio to deliver content that enlightens, informs, and inspires while reflecting the community from which it is created. That passion brought her to WXPR as General Manager in January of 2012.   

Prior to WXPR, Peg served the public radio mission at Wyoming Public Media for 14 years. There she secured funding to advance a single signal operation into a powerful statewide network of public media services.

Eastern Michigan University and the University of Wyoming are alma maters. Her Bachelor’s degree focused on History and Business Management and Master of Arts is in History. Life-long learning continues through public radio content every day. 

Involvement in community initiatives outside WXPR is also important. She is a graduate of the 2013 Leadership Oneida County program, 2014 Leadership Oneida County II, and Rhinelander Citizens Police Academy. Peg is a member of Rotary Club of Rhinelander and serves on the board of Rhinelander Northwoods Branch of the American Association of University Women promoting higher education in the region.   

When not at the WXPR studios, appreciation for arts and nature are strong life influences through music, photography, writing, fiber arts, and many things canine and outdoors. The Northwoods is a beautiful region to enjoy them all.      

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Other Side of Ninety Series
10:19 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

WXPR Wins WBA Award

Matthew Rethaber and Natalie Jablonski at WBA's Awards for Excellence
Credit Peg Arnold

WXPR received recognition from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Saturday night in Madison. The Ocean Epic of Walter Wendt by Community Features Editor Natalie Jablonski earned WXPR’s placement in the Best Features category for small markets.

In the Veteran’s Day feature, Wendt shared his experiences serving in the Navy during World War II. He described being aboard the U.S.S. Helena while under torpedo attack in Pearl Harbor.  

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Tonight at 7:30 PM
10:50 am
Thu March 6, 2014

SXSW Live Webcast

Credit NPR Music

CLICK HERE FOR SXSW LIVE WEBCAST

WXPR.org will feature the sounds and sights of SXSW 2014. Damon Albarn, St. Vincent, Kelis, Eagulls, and Perfect Pussy will perform at NPR Music's SXSW Showcase.

Surf over to WXPR.org Wednesday, March 12th at 7:30 pm. to enjoy the excitement from Austin, on your favorite device, from anywhere. And you can preview the lineup anytime.

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Join the fun of broadcasting!
2:13 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Love the Music?

Northwoods Cafe Hosts, Craig Harrison and Jeremy Starz
Credit Peg Arnold

Love the music you hear on WXPR? Classical, jazz, blues, adult alternative, polka, bluegrass, folk, country – it’s all here.

And you can become an integral part of it. Volunteer on-air hosts are essential in creating and delivering 70 hours of vibrant and unique musical programming each week.

Actualize your sonic passions. Give us a call at 715-362-6000 or email and we’ll show you how.

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Winner in WXPR's Fall Drawing
1:41 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Paul Kage Scores The Kayak

Paul Kage, winner of the Dagger Zydeco Kayak in WXPR's Fall Drawing.
Peg Arnold

Paul Kage, avid kayaker and cyclist of Wausau, is the winner of the Dagger Zydeco Kayak offered in WXPR’s Fall Drawing. Our thanks to Mitch Mode of  Mel’s Trading Post for donating this enticing grand prize.    

Paul called in his pledge on late Blues Friday. He was cycling home from second-shift work thinking the show might end before he arrived home. So he stopped in a park and made the winning pledge from his cell phone.  

Cheer on the WXPR Team
5:38 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

Couch Potato Race in Rhinelander August 31

Sneak peak of the WXPR radio flyer.
Credit Peg Arnold

Teams of couch potato enthusiasts will race through downtown Rhinelander in the YMCA of the Northwoods' inaugural Couch Potato Race. The event will be held in conjunction with Rhinelander's PotatoFest celebration August 31. Laurie Schlitt, the Y's Interim CEO said there are 10 teams entered. WXPR is one of them.

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Spirit of a Woman
6:51 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

Live from the White Pine - Kelly Jackson

Kelly Jackson singing from her 2012 album, Spirit of a Woman.
Peg Arnold

Kelly Jackson's soulful voice and poignant lyrics filled WXPR's White Pine Room with the Spirit of a Woman. Craig Harrison of Northwoods Cafe hosted this Live from the White Pine on-air broadcast Thursday, August 22. 

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Perfect Day on the Wisconsin River
7:31 am
Sun August 25, 2013

WXPR Blues Cruise with Hughes

From left, Dale Zimmerman, Jeff Burke, Eric "Scrappie" Hughes and Craig Harrison. Dale and Jeff host Blues Friday on WXPR and you can hear Craig on Thursday's Northwoods Cafe.
Peg Arnold

Direct from Memphis, Eric Scrappie Hughes or the "Boss of Beale Street" as he's known, brought his deep river blues to the Northwoods August 24th. Floating down the Wisconsin River took on a real Delta feel with Scrappie's authentic delivery of original compositions and blues classics. 

From "The Ballad of Weevil Point Willie" to "Tested Positive for the Blues," Scrappie's musical storytelling and artistry are a pleasure to share with WXPR listeners on Blues Friday and live at the WXPR Blues Cruise.     

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Live from the White Pine
4:49 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Kelly Jackson Live on WXPR August 22

Kelly Jackson's Spirit of a Woman CD
Credit Artist

Tune in to WXPR's Northwoods Cafe Thursday, August 22, at 7 pm for a live broadcast performance with Kelly Jackson.   

Craig Harrison will be your host showcasing this celebrated Northwoods artist. Now residing in Madison, Kelly hails from Wausau originally, and is a member of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. 

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Hear the Music and Conversation
3:06 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Live from the White Pine - Mike Mangione & The Union

Tom Mangione (L) and Mike Mangione of Mike Mangione & The Union performing Live from the White Pine.
Credit Peg Arnold

Relive the magic of Mike and Tom Mangione's Live from the White Pine August 7th performance. Colleen Finn hosted the live broadcast event with the key members of Mike Mangione & The Union on WXPR's Northwoods Cafe.   

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Conservation Big Year
4:05 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Live from the White Pine - Laura Erickson

Laura Erickson - Live from the White Pine.
Peg Arnold

Laura Erickson, creator and host of For the Birds, stopped by the WXPR studios Friday July 26th sharing her Conservation Big Year presentation with bird-loving WXPR members.

A major component of a birding big year is to see and document as many species as possible within the calendar year. Laura describes her objectives.

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