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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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The week finishes with fine weather - sunshine, temperatures in the mid-60s. Saturday offers clear skies, Sunday should bring some clouds. And Next week? Meteorologist Phil Burt of forecasts a mix of sun and clouds, with a chance for some rain to sneak in.

Listen to the weather discussion above.

Diane Rome Peebles


For anglers fixated on the arrival of striped bass, cool temperatures slowed the start of this year's fishing - especially when compared to the last few years with their above-average warm spring seasons. But the fish that's caught a lot of attention this spring is an unusual visitor to our waters - the weakfish. The Fishing News looks at the strange historical cycle of weakfish in Cape Cod waters.

Audio of the conversation posted above.

Here's a few weakfish facts:

Provincetown Chamber of Commerce

There's plenty happening this weekend. In Chatham, a public art installation opens, giving kids and adults a way to enjoy the idea of sharks. Provincetown is busy with a Monumental Yard Sale and a celebration of TV. Cape Cod Maritime Days get going.

Lots of great events happening on the Cape and Islands this weekend. On the Outer Cape, the 2nd Cape Cod Women's Music Festival takes over Provincetown Town Hall, with headliners Dwight & Nicole. St.

After 3 years with above-average springtime temperatures for the Cape and Islands, this year we are just about back to normal. No wonder it feels chilly! Meteorologist Phil Burt of explains what's happening, and he forecasts fine weather for the weekend and into next week, thanks to a "stubborn high pressure system."

Audio of Phil Burt's conversation with Steve Junker from All Things Considered posted above.

Going out this weekend? Here's what's happening.

Looking to go out this weekend? Here's a round-up of events to check out.

One degree or so below normal - that's all this spring has been, though it has felt colder. Meteorologist Phil Burt explains why we've been staying bundled, and he makes a forecast for a return to warmer temperatures.

Get Phil's forecasts at

Audio posted above


April springs forth with events across Cape Cod and the Islands. Here's a roundup of things to do and places to go, including the seasonal re-opening of Highfield Hall in Falmouth. Harwich Junior High presents the area premiere of the musical "Freckleface Strawberry." In Hyannis, a dance marathon is raising funds for cancer research.


No need to hunt far for Easter egg hunts and other great activities this weekend. We have a rundown of things to do, including a couple of egg hunts on the Cape and one on Martha's Vineyard. Also this weekend, the exhibition Mutual Muses pairs poets and visual artists.

Colder than normal temperatures may prevail into April, thanks in part to a negative North Atlantic oscillation. Say what? Meteorologist Phil Burt of explains why temperatures should remain cooler than average over the next couple of weeks.

Audio posted above.

Conor Doherty

There's plenty to do this weekend. The Chatham Chorale presents a “Celtic Invasion,” which includes St.

Robert Finch

As the slow-moving storm begins to pull away, it appears the Cape coastline caught a break. Wind gusts did not peak as high as anticipated, meaning erosion was not so drastic as feared. Meteorologist Phil Burt of explains what happened with the wind, and marvels at the spotty distribution of snow accumulation across our region, while Talking Weather on All Things Considered.

Greg Berman, Sea Grant & Barnstable Co.

A coastal geologist assesses storm impacts along Cape Cod Bay this morning, in expectation that a similar assessment late tomorrow morning will reveal erosion wrought by the storm. Greg Berman talks about barrier beaches already being overwashed, and how the storm could contribute to reshaping the coast.

Credit Cape Cod Times/Steve Heaslip

Let the mighty winds blow! There are still great events to get out for this weekend, including the Cape Cod St. Patrick's Parade, two fine nights of music at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, and a Natural History Conference is happening at 4Cs, open to the public and natural history professionals.

March 1st marks the beginning for meteorological spring. Steve Junker and meteorologist Phil Burt of talk weather - and it looks like a classic blustery early-spring forecast for the weekend. 

Aquinnah's Master of the Telecaster, Arlen Roth, stopped by All Things Considered to say hi, talk about his Grammy-nominated CD, his latest project "The Slide Guitar Summit," and an upcoming benefit for the families of Newtown.

“Puddle jumping” © 2012 by trec_lit via Creative Commons/WJLA

Rain and wind dominate the weekend forecast. After the last two weekends, that's nuthin'! Steve Junker and meteorologist Phil Burt discuss the chance of picking up a little snow with all that rain, and look to next week as well.  Guess what's coming... could be another storm.

Lots to do this weekend on the Cape and Islands. Steve Junker and Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll have a rundown of events. There's an Oscar watching party on Martha's Vineyard with a real Oscar you can hoist, and a concert of Oscar music with the Cape Cod Opera. The "King and I" is in production with a father-and-son angle. A Rogers and Hammerstein review features a notable harp. And Chinese-American dancers celebrate the Lunar New Year at Cape Cod Community College.

Listen to the conversation above.

Last weekend's blizzard ranked 25th on the NESIS scale, which rates winter storms in the US Northeast. Steve Junker and meteorologist Phil Burt of talk weather, including how the storm scored, and look ahead to snow and colder temperatures in the forecast for the Presidents Day Weekend.

Audio posted above.

Itching to get out this weekend?  Steve Junker and Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll have a rundown of events happening this weekend. High School students are mounting a fundraiser concert called Shelter from the Storm, and at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, a new documentary premieres on the 1913 Armory Show that redefined modern art in America. Also, a couple of family theater shows are among the options for your school holiday week, and the Nantucket Film Festival is trying something new with a winter film series.

Audio is posted above

Night of the Storm 2

Feb 9, 2013

Saturday Night: the High Wind Advisory from the National Weather Service has been lifted, but northwest wind gusts will still be significant overnight - especially considering the weight of ice and snow on trees and power lines. 

As of 9:20pm NStar is still reporting new failures on its equipment across Cape Cod, even as it struggles to catch up from the outages of Friday night into Saturday morning. 

Blizzard Day

Feb 9, 2013

Power outages and storm surge the big story today, as the blizzard continues.  As of midday a majority of Cape Cod homes and businesses remain without electricity, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket faring much better. Coastal flooding and beach erosion expected for Sandwich to Brewster, Provincetown to Chatham, and east-facing beaches on Nantucket. 

A road travel ban continues today for the duration of the storm.

Snow continues throughout the day. Northwest winds gust to 60 mph through the day, dropping to 50 mph in the evening, and 40 mph gusts overnight.

Forecast as of 4:30 pm Friday. Listen to the full forecast and analysis here, with Steve Junker and meteorologist Phil Burt of

So a little snow is headed our way... there's still a chance you'll be able to plow your way out to take in the Boatbuilders Show in Hyannis, or comedy at the Cape Codder, or enjoy great musicians gathered around the (fake) fireplace at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.  Steve Junker anbd Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll have the details for you in the Weekend Outlook!

Audio posted above.