31-year-old RADIO HOST found dead

A cause of death remains undetermined for a local radio personality who died while celebrating her second wedding anniversary, officials say.

Stevi Ollinger

Courtesy of NRG Media

Stevi Ollinger

Stephanie Ollinger, known on air as Stevi, died Oct. 1 in Minocqua. She was 31.

Stephanie Ollinger, known by her air name as “Stevi,” was found dead Oct. 1 at a Minocqua cabin, but the cause of her death remains unclear, says NRG General Manager Kurt Luchs. Ollinger had been involved in a minor car crash two days earlier but suffered no obvious injuries, police say. Investigators do not know if the crash played any role in her death. Results of an autopsy, performed this week, were inconclusive, officials say.

The 31-year-old radio host was a familiar voice in central Wisconsin, working the midday shift on country music station WYTE-FM 106.5 and the overnight shift at WBCV-FM 107.9, known as Big Cheese. Both stations are owned by NRG Media and are broadcast from Plover.

Ollinger is the third well-known radio personality to suffer a serious medical condition in recent months. Mike Mathers of WIFC-FM 95.5, has been off the air since having a stroke in September. Glen Moberg of Wisconsin Public Radio is also on hiatus while recovering from a heart condition.

A celebration of Ollinger’s life will be held Oct. 15 at Boston Funeral Home in Stevens Point. Visitation begins at 1:30 pm with services at 3 pm.