Steve Junker

Managing Editor of News

Steve is Managing Editor of News. He came to WCAI in 2007. He also hosts the weekly News Roundup on Friday mornings, and produces The Fishing News and Weekend Outlook.

A writer, a fisherman, an occasional boat builder, a recovering musician, a longtime chicken rancher, a beekeeper... Steve keeps busy in Woods Hole, where he lives with his wife and two children.

 

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: hundreds of people line the route of a funeral procession for Kevin Quinn of Mashpee; a decommissioning buyer for Pilgrim Nuclear plant raises hopes… and questions; and Yarmouth selectmen tell Vineyard Wind to make a better offer.

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Normally, this is prime time for bluefin tuna fishing, but so far it's been a bit quiet. There’s an idea that the phenomenal bluefin action happening this year off northern New Jersey may be related—that those fish are the ones we're missing.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: two Falmouth Police officers are shot, and the suspect is arraigned in his hospital room; the owner of the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant wants to sell it for decommissioning; and Vineyard Wind submits its proposed rates for electricity.

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Last year king mackerel showed up in our waters, to the surprise of many anglers. Now, it looks like we're seeing them again this year. If you’ve got your sights set on catching a “smoker,” here’s a simple how-to.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: an indictment is issued in the slaying of Sergeant Sean Gannon; the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe looks to a bill in congress to secure its reservation land, and as recreational marijuana rolls out, local police are get training to handle drivers using drugs.

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"Where are the bluefish?" It's a puzzler. Most years, blues are as plentiful as squirrels on the village green, popping up where they aren't wanted, a nuisance to fishermen targeting more glamorous species like striped bass.

Not this year.

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There's family friendly fun in every corner of the peninsula in the next few days. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: Yarmouth residents raise concerns about plans to bring a power line ashore through Lewis Bay; Gosnold will look for a new site for its proposed drug rehab facility—one that’s not next to a school; and Cape Cod sees a decline in opioid prescription rates.

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It's seven miles long and offers some of the best shore fishing anywhere. Welcome to the Cape Cod Canal. 

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: community outcry continues to build in Falmouth over a proposal to locate a rehab facility next to a school; local towns are increasingly communicating through social media; and a prince comes to the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole.

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In the last few years, offshore fishermen from the Cape have started to adopt a technique more commonly used in southern waters. It's called deep dropping, and it means fishing more than a quarter-mile deep, using electric reels and as much as eight pounds of sinker weight.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: some Falmouth residents worry about a plan to locate a drug rehabilitation facility next to a public school; new details in the rescue of a boy from a near-drowning; and five loggerhead turtles are released from a West Dennis Beach.

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Set aside what you think you know about fly fishing. It doesn't always happen on mountain streams. There's plenty of saltwater fly fishing going on around the Cape, with anglers picking up bluefish and striped bass. 

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: Barnstable County considers establishing its own public safety training academy; Cape Cod towns continue to struggle with questions around selling and growing marijuana; and plans for a pet cemetery in Harwich on hold.

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Fourth of July is right around the corner and there's lots to do to celebrate. Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

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