This year WCAI will produce even more original programming, thanks to special funding from The Circle of Ten, ten locally owned businesses and organizations who value WCAI’s mission to educate, entertain and inspire listeners on the Cape, Islands, and South Coast. We’ll be delving into the issues, events and personal stories that make our region unique. Stay tuned all year for locally produced programming, made possible by ten community-minded local businesses. We are grateful to all of our business sponsors and to our listeners, whose contributions fund our operating expenses and the annual dues we pay for national programming. The additional funding, provided by The Circle of Ten businesses listed below allows us to further serve our local community.
The Changing Face of Aging: Challenges and Opportunities – station-wide effort currently in production to create a multi-part Series.
Hidden History – Reporter Brian Morris focuses on lesser-known historic events, places and people from around Cape Cod, the Islands and the South Coast.
Creative Life – a bi-monthly arts and culture series offering an audio tour of arts, culture, and inspiration on the Cape, Islands and South Coast. Creative Life is edited by Jay Allison.
Sonic ID’s - WCAI’s signature audio snapshots. We continue to build our library of local voices and sounds by interviewing community members from the Cape, Islands and South Coast, and creating short, highly-produced vignettes we call “sonics.” Over the years, we’ve built a database of nearly 1,000 sonics, giving listeners here and afar short bursts of the flavor and stories from this special place. These sound portraits and short stories weave throughout the broadcast day of WCAI.
Cape Cod Baseball League All-Star Game – play-by-play, color commentary, and interviews from a Cape Cod summer tradition, the Cape League All-Star game.
“By Car, Truck and Boat: Handling an Island's Trash” (Martha’s Vineyard)
“Political Climate renews interest in Dystopian Books like 1984”
“Local Businesses Struggle to Prepare for Summer Without 3000 Seasonal Workers” (H-2B Visas)
“Strong Opinions on Strong Drink: Tisbury Votes on Allowing Alcohol”
“With Help from Volunteer Attorneys, Immigrants Take a Path to Citizenship”
South Coast Reports
New Bedford Golf course controversy
New Bedford as a sanctuary city
Amazon coming to Fall River
Carlos Rafael, New England’s “Codfather,” and fudged fishing quotas
Regular conversations with Mayor Jasiel Correia of Fall River and Mayor Jon Mitchell of New Bedford