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Start your new week with a “Second Cup” Monday at 1430AM WCMY

What a way to start a new week with a total eclipse of the sun !!!! That never happens.  While you are getting ready to check out the eclipse you can take a sip on “The Second Cup” at 1430AM WCMY with me, Karen Rhodes.  First up today, the Voluntary Action Center with Kathy.  Next,…read more »

It’s Friday !!!! Finish out your week with a “Second Cup” on WCMY

Happy Friday !! Karen checking in with you from WCMY 1430AM and “The Second Cup.”  WCMY News Director Rick Koshko will be in to give us the rundown on what is happening with the solar eclipse.  Also, Meteorologist Mark Strehl and Pamela Beckett from the Starved Rock Community Foundation.  We are sliding into the weekend…read more »

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Enjoy a “Second Cup” with Karen on WCMY Thursday

On the show Thursday morning with me, Karen Rhodes, we will start out with some trivia and chatter with Scott Struchen from Tangled Roots and the Lone Buffalo.  Plus we will enjoy a “Morning Brew” and find out what’s happening downtown and we will play Karen’s Flix ‘n’ Tix giving you a chance to win…read more »

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Wednesday on your “Second Cup”

Karen here, here is what’s coming up today on “The Second Cup” at 1430AM.  We will get started about 10:15 with some fun trivia, next IVCC will check in with an Eagle Eye Update and Ottawa Elementary Schools Superintendent Cleve Threadgill will help us get ready to kick off the new school year.  Jack Imel…read more »

Maggie Frost

Maggie Frost
The Morning Mix

The Morning Mix from 10-11:45 a.m. on WCMY1430 is hosted by Maggie Frost.

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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.