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: 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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Lurking along sandy bottoms, ready to pounce on a passing baitfish or tasy morsel, is the summer flounder. Here's what you need to know about this great eating fish—where to search it out, and what kind of rig to use.  Plus, we've got a roundup of the week's fishing action.  

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Some days it seems like none of your old standby spots, or lures, or tricks are working. So what then? For fishermen, it's a serious question.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. This week's guests include: Cindy McCormick of the Cape Cod Times, Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner, George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times, and Andy Tomolonis of SouthCoast Today.

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You hear plenty of talk about tides, when people ask about fishing. But just as important—maybe more important—is the effect of current. Particularly in shoaling areas, the flow of current over rapidly shallowing bottom creates turbulence—what fishermen call "rips"—that can be just the spot to find stripers, bluefish, and even fluke.

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The weather looks fantastic and there's lots going on this Father's Day Weekend. Here's your Weekend Outlook.  

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. This week's guests include: Geoff Spillane of the Cape Cod Times, Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, K.C. Myers of the Provincetown Banner, Jim Kinsella of the Enterprise Newspapers, George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times, and Andy Tomolonis of SouthCoast Today. 

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Perhaps the strangest fish you can pull out of our local waters is the sea robin. Maybe those aren't really wings, but they do look like them. And it has feelers. And for sure, it does croak.

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WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. This week's guests include: Cindy McCormick of the Cape Cod Times, Brittany Feldott of the Falmouth Enterprise, Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner, George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times, and Andy Tomolonis of SouthCoast Today.

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Black sea bass season opened on May 19th, and there have been reports of very good fishing. If you don’t know a sea bass from a striped bass, don’t worry—here’s what you need to know.

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week. This week's guests include: Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times, Sarah Tan of WCAI, Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, K.C. Myers of the Provincetown Banner, Brittany Bowker of the Martha's Vineyard Times, and Andy Tomolonis of SouthCoast Today. 

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Birds aren’t the only species migrating in our area. Fish are also on the move. And around the Cape and Islands, there’s one particular fish whose whereabouts are a fixation for most anglers: striped bass. 

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Events this weekend highlight a lot of what the Cape is great at doing: supporting nonprofits, playing good music, and showcasing our area's natural beauty. 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. This week's guests include: Patrick Cassidy of the Cape Cod Times, Sara Brown of the Vineyard Gazette, Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle, Josh Balling of Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror, Ed Miller of the Provincetown Banner, Jim Kinsella of the Enterprise, and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

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