The Morning Mix with Maggie Frost


Have some fun with Karen and Bob at the fair on “The Second Cup” Thursday

Thursday it’s Rhodes on the Road to the LaSalle County 4-H Show and Junior Fair with “The Second Cup.”  Bob Beautke will be co-hosting our broadcast from the 4-H grounds just off 4-H Road on the southside of Ottawa.  It’s summer and that means time for the County Fair.  It all comes to you live…read more »


Turn us up Tuesday on WCMY’s “Second Cup” at 1430AM

Tuesday on your “Second Cup” with me, Karen Rhodes, folks are checking in from all across town.  First up, Kayli Battles will chime in from the beautiful southside of Ottawa and let us know what’s happening at Pleasant View a Lutheran Life Community.  Up next, our good friend Brianne Riley checks in from OSF St.…read more »


I’m back and ready to go with another “Second Cup” on WCMY

Karen here and it is great to be back serving up your “Second Cup.”  It’s Monday and that  means “Who’s On Your Leash?” with Susie Tonielli from Pet Project.  I have some fun animal stories and an animal trivia question all set to go.  Plus, after the news at 11am, IVCC will bring us an…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.