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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Weekend Snow Possible

Feb 1, 2013

Big winds blew across our region this week. So where do you think the strongest wind gust in our region was measured? You might be surprised.  Meteorologist Phil Burt and Steve Junker talk weather on All Things Considered. And: that snow in the forecast for Saturday into Sunday might not amount to much.

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Chandler Travis, self-proclaimed King of the World, has a new CD.  He joins Steve Junker to talk about "This Is What Bears Look Like Underwater," recorded with his group the Chandler Travis Three-O. And while on-air, he trots out his first new song of 2013.  Says Chandler, "It's strangely optimistic!"

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Visit Chandler's World - his website chock full of music, videos, photos, and more.

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Temperatures this past week ran about 20 degrees below average. Meteorologist Phil Burt of joins Steve Junker to discuss the mechanics of our recent cold snap, to explain where the snow disappeared to in Friday night's forecast, and to predict when temperatures will get back to normal in the upcoming week.

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Video from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which shows how the cold air spread from last Saturday (Jan. 19) through Thursday.

Looking for something great to do this weekend? Steve Junker and Kathi Scrizzi-Driscoll have a rundown of arts-and-culture events. Comedian Kelly MacFarland and others come to Hyannis for a fundraiser, and Provincetown Theater is hosting a festival in which plays get written and staged all in 24 hours! Also, the venerable Woods Hole Folk Music Society welcomes Bill Staines for the 41st time in 41 years! The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival gets underway next Tues, bringing more than 1000 students from all over New York and New England.

Also, consider Nantucket's marathon reading of Moby Dick, starting Saturday at 11am and ending midday on Sunday. And on Martha's Vineyard, at the Pit Stop in Oak Bluffs a trio of great musicians perform, including Dylan Foley, three-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion. 

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How cold could it get next week? How about daytime temperatures in the teens. Steve Junker checks in with meteorologist Phil Burt of about the weather that was this week, and the weather that may be coming, on All Things Considered.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Steve Junker and Kathi Scrizzi-Driscoll have a few suggestions for you. Wellfleet is hosting three days of events to commemorate the Matin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. After six years, Provincetown's Universal Theatre Festival is closing with big hurrah.  And singer Tedi Marsh performs at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, with special guests and new songs.

Okay, we had one cold snap. Now daytime temperatures are back into the 40s. So when does winter arrive? Meteorologist Phil Burt, of says cold is coming! Steve Junker speaks with him about our mild spell and the forecast for the next week.

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Hunting for something to do this weekend? Steve Junker and Kathi Scrizzi-Dricoll have suggestions in the Weekend Outlook. Check out the new documentary on Rowland Scherman, visit the 24th annual Orchid Show, the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater has a free reading - and the Harwich Conservation Trust is talking all about the Cape Cod Bear.

Snow appears in the weekend forecast as a weather system moves through on Sunday. Steve Junker talks with meteorologist Phil Burt of, who says come mid-week, we could see temperatures touching 50 degrees - and mild weather could continue through next weekend.

Beatlemania Stage Show

Making plans for this weekend? Steve Junker and Kathi Scrizzi-Driscoll have got some suggestions for you! Beatlemania is coming to Barnstable High School.  The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the Cotuit Center for the Arts are collaborating on an exhibit geared for children: "Making Waves." And there's music, and poetry, for this Sunday's marking of Epiphany.

Chatham is well-known for its First Night celebrations, but this year Sandwich and Nantucket join the fun, offering family-friendly events for New Year's Eve. Steve Junker speaks with Kathi-Scrizzi Driscoll about the town celebrations, as well as a musical event - the Ibis Chamber Society at Wellfleet Preservation Hall -  on this week's Weekend Outlook.