Author: Karen Rhodes | The Second Cup | AM 1430 WCMY
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Host of The Second Cup weekday mornings from 10:00 to 11:30

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.

  • Monday morning we get started with Lincoln Elementary School Principal Ryan Lemberg. Susie Tonielli will join us next when we talk about Pet Project and Rob Borsenius will help us wrap up the show for Monday. Karen here, take a sip on "The Second Cup" following the 10am news Monday at 1430AM WCMY, streaming live at 1430 WCMY.com.
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  • Sit back and take a sip on your Friday morning "Second Cup" at 1430AM WCMY and let me, Karen, ease you right into the weekend. Meteorologist Mark Strehl will join us and take on another weather question and Jonny Freeburg will be in to guest co-host. Walt Willey too !! Don't miss all the fun Friday on "The Second Cup" at 10:15 @ 1430AM WCMY.
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  • Thursday Walt Willey from Starved Rock Country Childrens Learning Theatre will hang out with us on "The Second Cup" plus Mark Robison will check in to talk about Tangled Roots and The Lone Buffalo. After the news at 11am we will play Karen's Flix 'n' Tix and give away 2 free movie passes to the Roxy Cinemas in downtown Ottawa. It's coming up on "The Second Cup" about 10:15 at 1430AM WCMY.
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  • IVCC will share an Eagle Eye Update on the show today and Maralee Halterman with Angel Bears of Hope is coming in the studio with a couple of very special people. Kayli Battles from Pleasant View a Lutheran Life Community too ! Karen Rhodes here and I will serve up your "Second Cup" about 10:15 at 1430AM WCMY.
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  • Tuesday on the show, Carol McConville will talk about Moose Miles, and we will get a few minutes with the American Cancer Society. After the news at 11am it's Steve Swett with the American Red Cross. It's your "Second Cup" for Tuesday about 10:15 at 1430AM WCMY with me, Karen Rhodes.
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  • It's all about pets today on your Monday morning "Second Cup." Karen Rhodes here and today we will be checking in with Susie Tonielli from Pet Project when we do our "Who's On Your Leash?" segment. If you are looking for a great pet there our some fluffy furries ready for adoption from our local no-kill animal shelter. Find out more coming up on your Monday morning "Second Cup" at 1430AM WCMY about 10:15.
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