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: the offshore wind company Vineyard Wind pushes ahead on siting its power transmission cable, as Yarmouth residents raise concerns; the state is working to expand shark research; and a drowning calls attention to the dangers of big waves along the Outer Cape.

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Woods Hole is the star in this weekend's lineup, but you won't want to miss the two other musical events happening around the Cape. 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: sharks and what we can do about them are the focus of a forum in Wellfleet, bringing together experts and community members; the National Seashore is getting an almost 10 million dollar fix-up; and MCAS results show a mixed bag for local schools.

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As September wraps up, so too does another season of the Fishing News. But for many local anglers, this moment brings the hope of one more wave of great fishing: the Fall Run.

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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: a 26-year-old man boogie-boarding in Wellfleet becomes the state’s first shark bite fatality in more than 80 years, Cape responders head to North Carolina to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, and the nursing program at 4Cs is under scrutiny.

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Last week the state Division of Marine Fisheries announced it would be expanding the commercial striped bass season for the remainder of the fishing year. It's a decision that's provoked a lot of conversation within the recreational and commercial fishing communities.

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Fall on Cape Cod is always a big time for festivals, and there are several going on this weekend. Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

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They're speedy fish with good eyesight, and they're terribly picky. False albacore are back, to the delight of many local anglers. With their blitz-and-disappear behavior, they have fishermen on edge, waiting for the next eruption.

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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: the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe faces uncertainty after a federal decision rescinds its lands in trust; questions continue over the fate of spent fuel at Pilgrim Nuclear Plant; and the region marks the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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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: this week’s primary elections saw higher voter turnout than anticipated across the Cape and Islands; an aerial park in Sandwich is ordered to close; and Outer Cape towns look to improve communications at remote beaches, in case of shark bites. 

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An unusual catch sparked interest this week: juvenile bonito were being taken in numbers at a few spots on Cape Cod Bay east of the Canal. We talk about it in this week's Fishing News, and look at the seasonal change that means good opportunities for shore fishermen.  

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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 reviews conclude the Mashpee police chase that ended in 3 fatalities should have been stopped; the victim of the mid-August shark attack in Truro speaks about the experience; some schools delay the start of the academic year because of the heat; and opponents of an offshore power line through Lewis Bay are mobilizing.  

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Just one month ago, a lot of local fishermen were scratching their heads and wondering where the bluefish were. We had gone deep into the season without seeing these voracious fish in any numbers. Well, guess what. If you're heading out this weekend, you may be lucky if you don't run into bluefish. Now they seem to be everywhere. 

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The unofficial end of summer is among us, but there's still lots to do locally. 

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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: the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) is partnering with another tribe to build a gambling facility on Martha’s Vineyard; the town of Sandwich has state approvals for restoring Town Neck Beach – now it’s waiting on the Army Corp of Engineers; and a new tick species may be making its way to the Cape.

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