"Arcadia on the Air" has been broadcast daily from KWNO's Arcadia studios since 1959. It was hosted by noted local bandleader Ernie Reck until his death in March of 1996. Reck started on the air with a weekly broadcast from KWNO's Winona studios ten years earlier. It is believed to be the longest running remote broadcast radio program in the nation.
Since Ernie's death, the program has been hosted by his former assistant Ruth Gappa. Gappa's retirement means the end of "Arcadia on the Air."
Everyone is invited to be a part of the live audience for the final broadcast at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2012 ,at the Arcadia Area Historical Society at 401 South Washington Street. There will be live bands, dancing and refreshments.
All of us at Winona Radio thank Ruth for the wonderful work she has done promoting old time music and the people of Arcadia.