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 we will get rolling on a new week here on your "Second Cup" at 1430AM WCMY. First up, Principal Nate Pinter at Jefferson Elementary School will bring us our OES report. Next, Susie Tonielli with "Who's On Your Leash?" featuring adoptable pets from Pet Project. After the news at the top of the hour, Pastor Cheri Stewart will help you get your Lenten season started and you won't even have to get out of your car.
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  • Oops ! Yesterday I said it was Thursday on "The Second Cup" and did not realize until late in the afternoon it was Wednesday ! hahahaha ! sorry about that. So, today I am going to get this right, it is Thursday and Scott Struchen and I will share a "Second Cup" following the 10am news at 1430AM WCMY. Flix 'n' Tix too!! You could win some free movie passes.
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  • Thursday first up on the show we will talk to Quintin Overocker at IVCC for an Eagle Eye Update. Also, a couple of lovely ladies from Friendship House will join us, Beth Mangold and Molly Hughes. And, we can't forget Kayli Battles from Pleasant View a Lutheran Life Community too ! Plus it's Kayli's birthday ! We can have some fun sharing birthday wishes to her. Don't miss WCMY's "Second Cup" following your 10am news at 1430AM.
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  • Tuesday we will be twisting things up when Jonny Freeburg joins me in the studio as my guest co-host. Karen here, Jonny and I will be playing "Answer This" plus we will talk to Karen Ranger about the upcoming Relay for Life. After the news with Rick and N'Jema at 11am, Steve Swett from the American Red Cross hangs out for a bit. It's all coming up about 10:15am on WCMY 1430AM.
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  • Monday is our Pet Project day on "The Second Cup" with Susie Tonielli. We will have some fun talking cats and dogs and let you know about upcoming events such as Trivia Night and the Cutest Pet Contest. Rita Chovan will kick off the show with all the details of Ottawa area St.Baldrick's events. It's your Monday morning "Second Cup" following the 10am news at 1430AM WCMY with me, Karen Rhodes.
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  • Friday on the show, Jonny Freeburg will join us for a "Freeburg Friday." Plus, Mike Cooper will check in from the beautiful campus of Ottawa Township High School. Take a sip on "The Second Cup" about 10:15 @ 1430AM WCMY and streaming live @ 1430WCMY.com
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