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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Eve Zuckoff

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: a storm knocks out power to parts of the Cape and Islands, causing schools to close; the long-awaited shark safety study underwhelms many people with its conclusions; State Senator Vinny deMacedo announces his mid-term retirement; and a defaced Israeli flag draws widespread condemnation. 

Merrily Cassidy / Cape Cod Times

 

Oysters, pirates, and jazz music are all part of events happening around the region. Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

Falmouth Community Center

Updated October 13, 6:30pm

Falmouth police continue to investigate an anti-Semitic incident at the Falmouth Jewish Congregation. 

S Junker

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: Barnstable has a plan for sewering, to happen over 30 years with a price tag of one billion dollars; Cape schools are feeling optimistic about an increase in state aid; and remembering the man known as the architect of Cape Cod Healthcare.

Dan Tritle

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: a new study finds nearly half of private wells sampled on the Cape test positive for PFAS contamination; the State’s Supreme Judical Court comes to Barnstable; and Edgartown and Vineyard Wind settle an undersea cable dispute.

Steve Heaslip / Cape Cod Times

As we launch into October, we’ve got plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the season. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

S Junker

It's the last Fishing News of 2019 (sigh). We look back at some of the highlights of the season past (great fishing for albies and Spanish mackerel), and lowlights (striped bass do seem to be, as scientists tell us, not as abundant). And we look forward to some great autumn fishing (the Fall Run, tautog, trout in freshwater). 

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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 statewide ban on vaping products hits local vape users and retailers, as health officials applaud; the latest MCAS scores show Cape students keeping pace with state averages; and a new funding formula is proposed for public schools.

Sarah Dennehey

As we turn the corner into fall, there are a number of festivals happening this weekend. 

S Junker

This time of year is a great moment for snapper blues, and we’re having a good season for them. Snapper blues are just young bluefish, and they are feisty. They're also delicious to eat.

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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: students across the Cape region join in a nationwide call for Climate Action; more Cape towns are restricting vape sales; and a member of the Oak Bluffs fire department is killed in Fall River.

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New regulations are being proposed for the striped bass fishery. For fishermen— and for the fish—they’re a big deal.

S Junker

September brings a special excitement to local anglers. As warm inshore waters start to cool, bigger striped bass show up. And they're hungry, looking to feed before they migrate south.

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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 state’s attorney general continues to push back against the new owner of the Pilgrim nuclear plant; subpoenas are issued to the Mashpee Wampanoag’s treasure and former treasurer; 2 people are injured by an electrical issue on Provincetown’s pier.

Cape Cod Times

 

There are a number of “fun” fundraising events happening this weekend. Here’s your Weekend Outlook.

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