Friday, May 10, 2013
WCAI in Woods Hole will be broadcasting local music during the MVY Music Hour with Barbara Dacey the last Sunday of each month, beginning May 26, at 90.1 FM.
While MVY Radio continues to be available to Island listeners only via the internet, one of its most popular hosts will be featured in a monthly team-up with Cape and Islands public radio station WCAI, 90.1 FM in Woods Hole. Spotlighting local artists, the MVY Music Hour with Barbara Dacey will air at 9 p.m. on the last Sunday of the month beginning May 26, station executives said. The new partnership with WCAI was announced Friday. “All of us at WCAI miss the sound of MVY on our local air. We are all fans of locally-grown radio,” said Jay Allison, WCAI station founder and host of Sunday Nights Arts and Ideas, in a statement. “We are very pleased that WMVY was so quick to accept our invitation to bring the local Cape and Island music scene…
Friday, May 3, 2013
Hear and talk about birds of the Cape and Islands on the first Saturday of the month with hosts Mindy Todd and Vern Laux.
Whether you're a full-fledged bird nerd or just a fan of wildlife on and near Martha's Vineyard, you'll want to check out the monthly "Bird News" call-in program on WCAI returns Saturday morning on 90.1 FM. As described on the program's Facebook page, Bird News airs the first Saturday of each month from 11 to noon with hosts Mindy Todd and Vernon Laux. Mindy is an award winning veteran broadcaster with over 30 years experience in radio and television and amateur birder. Vern Laux is a bird expert, butterfly enthusiast, international bird tour leader, educator, radio commentator, columnist and author who also happens to love to fish. Now based in Nantucket, Laux formerly wrote the Bird News column for the Vineyard Gazette. The program is…
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The Cape and Islands' own National Public Radio affiliate is looking for a development representative on Martha's Vineyard. Here's a link to the full job description with an application button.
WCAI in Woods Hole, part of public radio powerhouse WGBH, is looking for a contract development director to work on Martha's Vineyard. The mission, according to the job posting: Local Development and Marketing enables the WGBH Educational Foundation to carry out its public media mission by raising annual contributions from individuals and business partners for TV, Radio, and Web program support, as well as special projects at WGBH, WGBY, and WCAI (The Cape and Islands NPR Radio Station). Through database marketing, corporate sponsorship sales, member engagement, relationship building, and traditional and web-based fundraising, the Membership Marketing and Development team provides WGBH with the economic resources to pursue its mission. …
Friday, February 22, 2013
It was standing room only at the Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company when Stephan Junker, Mindy Todd, Shelley Christiansen and other on-air personalities from public radio station WCAI paid a visit Wednesday night. Were you there?
Cape and Islands public radio station WCAI, a subsidiary of Boston's WGBH, kicked off its 2013 "Pub Nights" season Wednesday at the Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company in Oak Bluffs. The two-hour gathering at the bar gave Islanders a chance to mingle with their favorite WCAI radio personalities, including Stephan Junker, Mindy Todd and Shelley Christiansen. Heard on FM frequencies 90.1, 91.1 and 94.3 and online at capeandislands.org, WCAI is virtually the only remaining terrestrial radio station to cover Martha's Vineyard news and issues. Low-power Island station WVVY broadcasts on 93.7 FM, but its signal fades outside Vineyard Haven and Oak Bluffs. It can also be heard online at wvvy.org. Longtime local station WMVY went online-only Feb. 9 …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The popular Cape and Islands public radio station returns to the Vineyard Wednesday at the Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company.
Island fans of Woods Hole radio station WCAI can once again mingle with hosts and producers from the WGBH affiliate as "Pub Nights" resume for 2013. Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m., WCAI personnel will be on hand at the Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company, 9 Oak Bluffs Ave. in Oak Bluffs, according to an event posted on Facebook. Admission is free; food and beverages are available. Are you a fan of WCAI? What do you enjoy on its airwaves? Tell us in the comments. Are your Martha's Vineyard events listed in our calendar? Don't miss the chance to reach thousands of readers on our home page and through our daily newsletter: Post your events for free at marthasvineyard.patch.com/events/new. You can even login via Facebook. Stay Patched in! Follow …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Did you see how far the tide went out on Sunday and Monday? Have you ever seen it so low on Martha's Vineyard?
The Cape and Islands saw midday tides fall to what the Chappy Ferry Facebook page called "nearly historic lows" Sunday and Monday. In Edgartown Monday afternoon, Fuller and Lighthouse beaches were high and dry, with a bathtub ring of rocks and a string of sandbars. "The tide went out and stayed out," posted Woods Hole radio station WCAI on its Facebook page, along with a NOAA chart showing the dramatic change between Saturday's ebb and that of the following two days. Posting on its Facebook page, the Woods Hole Inn called it "an epic low tide." Chappy Ferry had no explanation: "This was supposed to be a regular half-moon low tide. We didn't really have a storm surge during the gale of the previous day." Can anyone answer the question: What…
Friday, December 16, 2011
Stephen Colella was recently named the new managing director of WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR Stations.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Former Cape Cod Broadcasting executive Stephen Colella has been named the new managing director of WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station. Operating from Woods Hole, the listener-supported public radio station is a service of WGBH. Colella will oversee membership development across the Cape and Islands, as well as local corporate sponsorship opportunities for both WCAI and WGBH’s newest partnership with Bryant University’s WJMF in Smithfield, Rhode Island. “Supported by a strong and seasoned team at WCAI, Stephen will increase our engagement with prospective and current members and sponsors,” said Susan Dwyer, WGBH’s executive director for Membership Marketing and Development. “Originally from Providence, his knowledge of both the Cape and…