Madison
69° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

53-year-old Wis. radio program to sign off

Published On: Dec 28 2012 03:27:26 PM CST
ARCADIA, Wis. -

After more than a half-century of broadcasting, the "Arcadia on the Air" radio program is about to sign off for good.

"Arcadia on the Air" has been broadcast daily from KWNO's Arcadia studios since 1959. It was hosted by local bandleader Ernie Reck until his death in March 1996.

Reck started on the air with a weekly broadcast from KWNO's Winona, Minn., studios 10 years earlier. Since Reck's death, the program -- featuring polka music and local Arcadia news -- has been hosted by his former assistant, Ruth Gappa.

KWNO Radio reports Gappa's retirement means the end of "Arcadia on the Air."

The public is invited to be part of the live audience for the final broadcast at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the Arcadia Area Historical Society.

Advertisement
  • Gaza devastation, woman wailing blurb

    REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

    Gaza: A region destroyed by conflict

    After more than seven weeks of heavy fighting, Israel and Hamas have agreed to an open-ended ceasefire. Take a look at images of the Gaza Strip, a region now devastated by this conflict.

  • Peter Theo Curtis

    From the Curtis Family

    Americans detained abroad

    American writer and journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who was held captive for nearly two years by Syrian militants Jabhat al-Nusra, returned to the United States Tuesday. Here's a look at other Americans who have been detained abroad. Some are alive. Some are not.

  • Food, dinner, plate generic

    Good food that costs less than $1

    Today is National Banana Lovers Day! Lucky for you, bananas are super healthy. But did you know they're also one of several foods that cost less than $1?

Advertisement