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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The Art of Sofa Selection
7:41 am
Sun August 4, 2013

Couch Potato Race

A couch on asphalt is a good omen when contemplating entry in YMCA's Couch Potato Race at Rhinelander's PotatoFest August 31.
Peg Arnold

Seeing a couch in a parking lot is hardly a fortuitous event, until you're driving around town contemplating entry in the YMCA of the Northwoods' Couch Potato Race. The race will be held August 31 in conjunction with PotatoFest Rhinelander.

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Live from the White Pine
10:19 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Mike Mangione & The Union Live on WXPR August 7

Mike Mangione & The Union
Credit Artist

Tune in to WXPR's Northwoods Cafe Wednesday, August 7, at 7 pm for a live broadcast performance with Mike Mangione & The Union.   

Colleen Finn will be your host with this versatile Chicago/Milwaukee touring group that combines a folk-rock sound with orchestrated strings and soulful vocals.

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

91.7 fm Rhinelander    91.9 fm Wausau    100.9 fm Ironwood/Hurley

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Live Blues in the Northwoods
12:00 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Boulder Junction Breaks Out The Blues

Aaron Williams of Aaron Williams & the Hoodoo
Peg Arnold

For anyone loving the blues, the Boulder Junction Blues Breakdown became the place to be Saturday July 13th in the Northwoods. Great talent, variety, organization, and community participation made for a delightful day.

WXPR is pleased to have been one of the many sponsors supporting live blues and community powered events. Our congratulations to the organizers of this inaugural Boulder Junction blues celebration with hopes for many more to come.

Follow the music...

The Nick Moss Band

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Northwoods Splendor
4:22 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Splendor in the Spring Grass

Nesting Sandhill Crane
Mitch Mode

Today's takes on Northwoods Splendor in the spring grass come from Mitch Mode.

Northwoods Splendor
1:58 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Chestnut-Sided Warbler

Credit John Rasmussen

Chestnut-Sided Warbler image taken by John Rasmussen June 4, 2013 in Oneida County submitted as part of WXPR's Northwoods Splendor photo series.

Northwoods Splendor
5:14 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Fawns' First Days

Fawn looks on from wooded cover
Tuckey Requa

Tuckey Requa had the pleasure of encountering newborn fawns near Phelps, WI on Sunday, June 2, 2013. She shares these photos as part of our Northwoods Splendor series.

Northwoods Splendor
5:03 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

A Loon in Morning

Northwoods Loon
Credit Mitch Mode

A loon takes a break from nesting responsibilities to catch breakfast. Mitch Mode captured this perspective while kayaking. If you have spectacular Northwoods photos that the WXPR online audience would enjoy, please send them along to General Manager, Peg Arnold. And help create WXPR's online photo gallery depicting Northwoods Splendor.

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Call for Community Journalists
12:57 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

Become a WXPR News Contributor

Credit Peg Arnold

WXPR is expanding our news coverage. If you have a passion for local news, arts, and interesting stories about people and happenings in your area, consider becoming a contributor on WXPR.

We're recruiting volunteer citizen journalists to cover local news and events from Ironwood to Wausau-Merrill and Park Falls to Iron Mountain. Modern technology makes it possible for you to contribute from anywhere in the WXPR listening area.

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Join the Discussion
8:47 am
Sat May 25, 2013

WXPR Visits Eagle River June 20

Credit OiMax

WXPR is hosting a community listening session in Eagle River on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm at Eagle River Roasters.

News Director Ken Krall and WXPR's new Community Features Editor, Natalie Jablonski, will be on hand to tell you more about exciting opportunities to become a contributor journalist. As WXPR expands our news service, we're looking for people with an interest in covering local news in their communities.

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WXPR Music
4:46 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Live from the White Pine

Cobb Brothers Duo join Hand Picked Bluegrass at Live from the White Pine
Credit Peg Arnold

Shad and Jesse Cobb joined Hand Picked Bluegrass for a Live from the White Pine studio performance during WXPR's Bluegrass Saturday. Theresa Seabloom of WXPR's Country Legends hosted the March 23rd on-air broadcast.

We caught up the Cobb Brothers on their spring foray into northern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Shad came up from Nashville and his work with the John Cowan Band. Jesse recently completed his work with the Infamous Stringdusters. The brothers were are taking a moment to collaborate on new material and explore creative opportunities.   

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