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Another Public Radio Station on the Way in RhinelanderSubmitted: 12/11/2012

Ben Meyer
Executive Producer
bmeyer@wjfw.com

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RHINELANDER - A new public radio affiliate will broadcast in Rhinelander next year.

But leaders say head-to-head competition with community radio fixture WXPR is unlikely.

The Ideas network of Wisconsin Public Radio will activate a frequency from Rhinelander at 89.9 FM in 2013.

"The northeast region of the state has been pretty sparse with the ability to receive any or our frequencies," says Rick Reyer of Wisconsin Public Radio.

This map shows the coverage area the new station is likely to have.

Although the new frequency will join WXPR on the public radio airwaves, WXPR General Manager Peg Arnold doesn't expect too much competition.

"We have very different services. WXPR is local. It is community-based. It is community volunteer-based. We're NPR News, with Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and a broad gamut of musical programming," Arnold says.

Neither public radio outlet expects their programming to overlap.

In fact, they've worked together to make sure they would coexist smoothly.


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