WXPR Community

WXPR Board Of Directors Elects New Officers

May 29, 2015

WXPR recently welcomed two new members to its White Pine Broadcasting, Inc. Board of Directors.

 Jeff Burke, of Presque Isle, and Phil Hejtmanek, of Harshaw  were elected to serve. Both also volunteer as music program hosts on WXPR. The board consists of twelve community volunteers, bringing WXPR a variety of skills, backgrounds, and in all cases, a passion for excellent public radio.

Love the Music?

Jan 10, 2014
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.

Paul Kage Scores The Kayak

Oct 25, 2013
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.  

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.   

Live from the White Pine - Laura Erickson

Aug 5, 2013
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.

Couch Potato Race

Aug 4, 2013
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.

Splendor in the Spring Grass

Jun 11, 2013
Mitch Mode

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

Chestnut-Sided Warbler

Jun 5, 2013
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.

Fawns' First Days

Jun 3, 2013
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.

A Loon in Morning

May 31, 2013
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.

Become a WXPR News Contributor

May 25, 2013
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.

WXPR Visits Eagle River June 20

May 25, 2013

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.

Live from the White Pine

Apr 10, 2013
Cobb Brothers Duo with Hand Picked Bluegrass
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.