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: a tweet from the president stalls a bill intended to protect Mashpee Wampanoag tribal land;  Dennis town meeting rejects a new regional school pact, throwing a future middle school into jeopardy; and the body of a humpback whale washes ashore and is towed away.   

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The Cape and Islands are known for great recreational fishing. The sport is an economic driver for the state, a passionate pursuit for many, and recreational fishermen’s knowledge of fish species, habitat and historical trends help aid in the management of fisheries. On The Point, we talk about the science, sport and even some superstitions of recreational fishing, Steve Junker hosts.

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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: Brayton Point’s two cooling towers disappear into rubble with a record-setting implosion; new rules to protect endangered right whales would impact the gear fishermen can use; and T-mobile is suing the town of Barnstable over a cellphone antenna.

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May is officially here, bringing with it a number of celebrations and event openings. 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: some Cape town meetings are voting on an effort to change the state flag; Stop & Shop supermarkets are back in business after an 11-day strike; and after more than a century, the Cape has a documented pair of nesting bald eagles.

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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: new developments in the contention between Dennis and Yarmouth over their regional school district; the Stop & Shop strike enters its 2nd week, leaving some shoppers without local options; and shark researchers are expanding their efforts in Cape Cod Bay.

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It’s Easter weekend coming up. There are plenty of egg-hunt activities — but also music, and movies. 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: today marks a year since Sgt. Sean Gannon of the Yarmouth Police was killed in the line of duty;  Stop and Shop supermarkets go out on strike, with a big impact for the outer cape and the islands; and a right whale calf is spotted in Cape Cod Bay.

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Edward Gorey and model boats are celebrated in events this weekend. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

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Music, hockey, and an event that will open your eyes to even more to-do. 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: the state’s Attorney General questions the financials behind the decommissioning of the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant; the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe gets a hearing on a bill to protect its lands; and Cape towns receive state money to help address the shark threat.

It’s a spring ritual: the start of another season of baseball. The pressure is on for the Red Sox to defend their World Series Championship Title. WCAI'S Steve Junker talks with Steve Derderian, Staff Writer at the Cape Cod Times and John Garner, Director of Broadcasting at the Cape Cod Baseball League, about this year’s team and the players to watch this season.

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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: it’s called the Cape’s busiest intersection, and it's poised to get a 3-year makeover; Wellfleet is being asked to buy a $3.4M stretch of tidal flats to protect local oyster farmers; and Dennis and Yarmouths’ town meetings will decide the fate of a new middle school.

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Spring has sprung! Re-emerge from hibernation with these local events. 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: three men with Cape Cod ties are named in the national college admission scandal; two people are killed in a Wellfleet house fire, pointing to larger difficulties for firefighters in that area; and community leaders meet to tackle the problems of litter and plastic pollution.

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