Cape Cod Broadcasting NewsCenter
The award-winning Cape Cod Broadcasting NewsCenter provides the Cape Cod community with a constant, credible source for local, regional, and national news.
We are on the job seven days a week, 365 days a year.
You may reach the Cape Cod Broadcasting NewsCenter at 508-771-1224 ext. 104 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Listen live on the radio or online:
Kathryn Eident – News Director
Kathryn didn’t fall into a career in news the way most people do; she took a ship to get there. It was at sea aboard the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s ship Oceanus that Kathryn realized she wanted to be a journalist, not a sailor. In between trips to sea, she went to Boston University and earned a Masters in Journalism. Since then, Kathryn has been a “backpack journalist,” writing for the Cape Cod Times and Boston Globe, blogging for Scientific American and InsideOut Cape Cod, producing multimedia for WHOI and voicing radio stories for the Cape and Islands’ NPR station, New Hampshire Public Radio and New York Public Radio. A Cape Cod native, Kathryn often finds herself on the beach or boat when she’s not reporting for the Cape Cod Broadcasting NewsCenter.
Annie Ropeik - News Reporter
Annie comes from a family with a passion for journalism and writing. She began her own news career at Boston University, where she served as editor-in-chief, city news editor and science editor of B.U.’s Daily Free Press. She fell in love with radio while working in various roles as an intern at National Public Radio. She was the executive producer of Intern Edition at NPR in Washington, D.C., and also interned at All Things Considered and WBUR Boston’s Radio Boston and CommonHealth. A native of Silver Spring, Md., Annie is proud to be a wash-ashore on the Cape. When not reading the morning news, she enjoys singing and writing fiction. She has a B.A. in Classics & Philosophy.
Dan McCready - News Reporter
Dan got the news bug while working as an entertainment reporter in Boston. Dan captured Boston’s entertainment scene on video, including independent movie premiers, film festivals and more for the website, Production Line Online. Later, while studying for his Masters in Journalism at Northeastern University, he was the staff coordinator for the New England Newspaper & Press Association E-Bulletin. He’s also worked as a multimedia journalist for the Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass and the Enterprise of Brockton, Mass, writing stories and producing video news packages for their websites. Dan has also moonlighted as a DJ, Standup Comic, and actor. In his spare time, Dan enjoys hanging with friends, making videos, and learning new things.
Jeremy Zeitlin - News Reporter
Jeremy cut his broadcasting teeth while at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he served as a radio announcer and news reporter. Among his regular duties as navy sailor, Jeremy broadcast command information, sports, and entertainment programming, as well as serving in the capacity of base public affairs officer. Jeremy was recognized for his work by the Armed Forces Radio and Television Services Worldwide Broadcasting Center.
Dave Read, Weather Forecaster
It’s a 3-B guarantee or double your sunshine back!” Dave Read, who has been with WQRC since 1979, resides in Sandwich and is this region’s only full time local weather forecaster. He enjoys the creativity radio requires and describes it as another acting venue, where you have to think on your feet or some other way, to keep it fresh. He’s proud to have received the AP “Radio Weathercast of the Year award” for three years running; and after winning it 3 times in a row, the award was retired by AP. When not at work, Dave can be found running around the Cape with his wife and digital camera taking pictures of the beauty and history that surrounds us.
Jay Grandmont – News Reporter
Jay’s been interested in broadcasting since he was a kid summering on the Cape. His first experience in radio was working at a college station hosting a weekly music show. Shortly thereafter, he moved on to community radio at a local high school and then served as producer for two oldies shows, as well as board operator. Jay now writes and delivers local news and weather reports on the weekends and enjoys keeping people up-to-date with what’s happening on the Cape. He’s been a full-time resident for more than 20 years and currently lives in Buzzards Bay with his wife and three teenage kids.
Tracy James- News Reporter
In 2009, Tracy joined the Cape Cod Broadcasting team where she writes and delivers local news and weather reports on the weekends. Tracy’s radio career began at Wittenberg University where she hosted an afternoon music show, coordinated the station’s news team, and headed up the Music Preview Committee, which launched new artists into the community. She also produced a variety of radio shows in Boston. When Tracy isn’t reporting Cape news, she enjoys running, cycling and spending time with friends.
Rob Woodard – News Reporter
Rob Woodard began a career in radio working as a general assignment reporter and fill in morning anchor for an FM station in Providence, RI. A Rhode Island native, Rob is happy to be back on the East Coast after spending over two decades in the West. As part of the fill-in news team at Cape Cod Broadcasting, Rob is committed to bringing timely, accurate news to our listeners so they are well-informed as they go about their day.