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Thursday “Freezin’ Friday Eve” on your “Second Cup”

Well, I am just a little distracted today thinking about our big day tomorrow but I will do my best to serve you up a grrrrrrrrrrrreat “Second Cup” around 10:15 on WCMY 1430AM.  It’s Karen Rhodes here and today from Tangled Roots Brewing Company, Scott Struchen will be sharing the studio with me.  We will…read more »

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Coming up on Wednesday mornings’ “Second Cup” at 1430AM WCMY

Wednesday is our day to check in with IVCC for an Eagle Eye Update.  Bruce Hartman from the Truck Driver Training Program will be on the phone lines with us.  From Reddick Library, Miss Annette will stop in and tell you all about their kids holiday events and Jessica Stayton from Liberty Village joins us…read more »

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Get your “Second Cup” with WCMY Tuesday at 1430AM

Tuesday morning on “The Second Cup,” we get started with Kelly Peterson from the Ottawa “Y” and then it’s Ottawa Police Chief Brent Roalson in the studio taking your calls. Caitlin from OSF St. Elizabeth joins us after the 11am news too.  Karen Rhodes checking in with you on a cloudy, cold Tuesday morning.  Let…read more »

Monday’s “Second Cup” on WCMY

Principal Ryam Lemberg from Lincoln Elementary School will get us started today with an OES report. Next, Pet Project’s Susie Tonelli shares a segment of “Who’s on Your Leash?” and features a cat and dog ready to be part of your family.  Steve Swett will check in with information on the crazy weather in central…read more »

Karen Rhodes

Karen Rhodes
Host of The Second Cup

Born and raised in Ottawa, I absolutely love this community. I attended all Ottawa schools and participated in choir at OHS. My parents also were born and raised in Ottawa attending the schools locally.


I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers (one is deceased). My father had his own business in Ottawa for over 30 years, sadly he passed away in 1995.
Personally, I am a cancer survivor, I have been divorced and have four children plus five grandchildren. I have been with WCMY 1430AM for 10 years and feel very blessed to have my dream job.


As a young girl my only wish was to be on WCMY. I listened to Dan Parker, Bunny Morse and of course Jay LeSeure every day. Then, one day, Jay said they were looking for some on-air talent. So, I bravely typed up my story, also talked about my ambition to be on the air and sent it off to Jay. After that, my dream came true and I have been living it ever since.

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Karen Rhodes

Karen Rhodes
Host of The Second Cup

Born and raised in Ottawa, I absolutely love this community. I attended all Ottawa schools and participated in choir at OHS. My parents also were born and raised in Ottawa attending the schools locally.


I have 2 sisters and 2 brothers (one is deceased). My father had his own business in Ottawa for over 30 years, sadly he passed away in 1995.
Personally, I am a cancer survivor, I have been divorced and have four children plus five grandchildren. I have been with WCMY 1430AM for 10 years and feel very blessed to have my dream job.


As a young girl my only wish was to be on WCMY. I listened to Dan Parker, Bunny Morse and of course Jay LeSeure every day. Then, one day, Jay said they were looking for some on-air talent. So, I bravely typed up my story, also talked about my ambition to be on the air and sent it off to Jay. After that, my dream came true and I have been living it ever since.