RHINELANDER - Dave Daniels loves classical music.
He loves sharing it with people even more.
"For me, it's a way to sit in front of a microphone and talk to people and play classical music that I care about, that I think a lot of other people care about," said Midday Classics Host Volunteer Dave Daniels.
For more than three decades, WXPR Public Radio in Rhinelander has thrived with the help of volunteers like Dave.
The station is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year.
Station manager Jessie Dick says community members play a huge role in the success of the station.
"All of our music shows are hosted by local community members and volunteers. Then half of our operating budget, or over half of our operating budget is from community support," said Dick.
Part of WXPR's vision is to bring value to the community that it serves.
"It's always remained faithful to a couple of things. Its community and volunteers that make it work," said Daniels.
The station prides itself on having a voice within the community.
"We really do make a difference in the Northwoods. We really have added something and when people are here and they hear the station. It's just kind of like that frosting on top of the cupcake. It makes living here just a little bit sweeter," said Dick.