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Woman sues LaSalle County claiming false arrest, illegal strip search, and violent handling

A Winnebago County woman arrested two years ago in LaSalle County claims there was no legal basis for her arrest, subsequent strip search and forcible handling, and a blood test she had to undergo. Twenty-eight year old Zandrea Askew’s claim in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday is that deputies intended only “to punish, harass, humiliate,…read more »

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Ottawa High student registration is underway for 2019-2020 school year

Online registration for next school year is underway at Ottawa High School. Asst. Prin. Jeff Dewalt says returning students were expected to register that way last year. This year, incoming freshmen are being told to register online too. Later this month, school counselors will go to the schools where the eighth graders are to sign…read more »

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It’s Wednesday and time for a mid-week “Second Cup” at 1430AM

Wednesday’s show will include a visit with Majoy Hennessey at NORAD giving us the information on how to track Santa on Christmas Eve.  Plus, an IVCC Eagle Eye Update where we will give you information about their dental program.  Food News and Radio Trader too.  Karen Rhodes here, your host for “The Second Cup” and…read more »

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Maggie Frost, host of WCMY’s “The Afternoon Drive”

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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.