Steve Junker | WCAI

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

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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.

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There are a number of “fun” fundraising events happening this weekend. 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 non-profit Cape Cod Child Development is closing - a surprise announcement that’s left parents and employees asking a lot of questions; Tisbury School scrambles after chipping lead paint shuts down the 1929 building; and officials urge vigilance in the wake of the triple-E death of a Fairhaven woman.

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Bonito, albies, Spanish mackeral, king mackeral... late August has brought an abundance of fast-swimming fish to our local waters.  Many fisherman say it's the best season for funny fish they've seen. 

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Musical acts highlight our local entertainment options. Here’s your Weekend Outlook.

Merrily Cassidy / Cape Cod Times

 

There's plenty of fun to choose from this weekend. 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: members of the Kennedy family gather to say a final goodbye to Saoirse Kennedy Hill, granddaughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy; local spraying will begin after mosquitoes bearing the virus EEE are found in Woods Hole and Falmouth; Cape towns continue tallying the bill for the July tornadoes.

Fishery managers are meeting to discuss potential changes to striped bass limits, to protect the species as it has been declared overfished.

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There’s plenty of music happening locally to get out and enjoy. Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

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You're not likely to run into a tile fish unless you spend some time and effort to target them. But they may be one of the best tasting fish around.

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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 announces a million-dollar emergency fund to help local businesses recover from last week’s tornadoes; Yarmouth drops a lawsuit against its regional school district; and the future of Cape Cod is the subject of a two-day summit.

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Films, books and plenty of music as we get into August, there’s plenty of fun stuff to do around the area. Here's your Weekend Outlook.

Striped bass are semi-nocturnal and feed with particular enthusiasm at night – especially the big ones.  So when daytime beaches are crowded and boats are busy in the inshore waters, it's a perfect moment to focus on fishing at night. 

Sarah Mizes-Tan

WCAI News Director Steve Junker hosts a roundup of some of the top local and regional news of the week, including: tornadoes touch down in Yarmouth and Harwich, leaving tens of thousands of people without power. A hotel lost a portion of its roof, and the damage has got some in Harwich comparing it to Hurricane Bob.

This week's guests are Ethan Genter of the Cape Cod Times; WCAI's Sarah Mizes-Tan; Tim Wood of the Cape Cod Chronicle; K.C. Myers of the Provincetown Banner; and George Brennan of the Martha's Vineyard Times.

Courtesy Woods Hole Film Festival

Summer is in full swing with annual events happening all over the Cape. Here's your Weekend Outlook.   

One musical show this weekend involves two celebrity impersonators who were brought together both by birth -- and by Carol Burnett.

Geoffrey Bartlett https://bit.ly/2Yh7vbS / https://bit.ly/1hYHpKw

When a fish ranges from 30lbs to 1000lbs, there's got to be more than one way to fish for it.  

Courtesy Melissa Errico

 

Music is in the air and there are plenty of concerts of all types happening this weekend. 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 highest court is weighing the legality of license plate readers on the Cape bridges; Vineyard Wind gets pushback from the federal government and the Edgartown Conservation Commission; and some Provincetown art gallery owners are asking for tighter restrictions on who can sell art.

Cape fishermen are getting a summer gift: bonito are showing up 2-to-3 weeks ahead of their typical arrival.

C.L. Fornari

 

This is a perfect time of year for garden tours, and we’ve got some opportunities for you to check out.  Here's your Weekend Outlook. 

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Nearly 300 million tons of plastic is produced each year, half of which is for items we use once, then toss, like straws, coffee cup lids, and plastic bags and bottles. Only a small percentage of the plastic produced is recycled or repurposed. What’s left is slowly degrading into smaller and smaller pieces that we’re finding in our soil, water and even the air. On The Point, we discuss ways to reduce our consumption of single use plastic in our homes and communities.  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: necropsies confirm a number of recent right whales deaths were caused by ship strikes; scientists are tracking a red tide that may be heading toward the Cape; and strikers at the Vineyard Transit Authority take to Five Corners.

Fishing for a Doormat

Jul 5, 2019

Fishermen have lots of peculiar nicknames for the fish they want to catch. If you hook a really big fluke – also known as summer flounder – you've caught a "doormat."

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