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Karen and Scott are back together today on your Thursday “Second Cup”

It’s Thursday (Friday Eve) on “The Second Cup” with me, Karen Rhodes along with Scott Struchen.  We have a very special treat in store today when two of the members from the Parachute Team of the United States Army Golden Knights stop in.  Plus, Scott will share a “Morning Brew” with us and we will…read more »

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We are hitting mid-week on “The Second Cup” and I am ready.

It’s Karen Rhodes from your “Second Cup” and today we are filled up on “The Cup.”  Jeannette Frahm from IVCC will be in the studio to bring us our “Eagle Eye Update.”  From First Federal Savings Bank, Krista Appleman and Chris Baxter will share driving tips for teens and parents.  The lovely Kayli Battles from…read more »

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“The Second Cup” will fill you up Tuesday

Karen Rhodes checking in from the studio of WCMY 1430AM.  Today on “The Second Cup” first up we have Pam Muzzarelli, President of the OSF St. Elizabeth Auxiliary.  Next, get all the details of the upcoming Mendota Sweet Corn Festival and after the news at 11am we will get an update from the American Red…read more »

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Monday morning with Karen on “The Second Cup” at 1430AM

I will pour you more of “The Second Cup” today, Monday at 1430AM WCMY. Monday is pet day on the show which means we will be checking in with Pet Project’s Susie Tonielli. Susie will let us know everything about what is happening at Pet Project and she will feature a cat and dog ready…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.