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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

Listen live on the radio or online:



Laura Reckford – News Director

Laura Reckford’s news background on the Cape began at Cape Cod Life where she was managing editor and launched their Home Magazine and online editions. She was a reporter who rose to the position of managing editor at The Falmouth Enterprise and then served as editor of The Barnstable Enterprise newspaper. She began her media career in New York City at Entertainment Weekly, Good Housekeeping, Viacom and 20th Century Fox. She is also the founder of the new online magazine where she currently is editor and publisher. A Massachusetts native, Laura is a longtime resident of Falmouth.



Rob WoodardRob 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 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.


Matthew McCarthy – News Reporter

A resident of Carver and a self-professed “radio nerd”, Matt McCarthy was bit by the radio bug while attending Ithaca College. Matt served as a news reporter, DJ, and sports reporter for 91.7 WICB, Ithaca College’s award-winning student radio station. In 2012, Matt interned with the Bourne Braves of the Cape Cod Baseball League, where he served as a play-by-play broadcaster. Following graduation, Matt spent a summer broadcasting games for the Portland Sea Dogs (the Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox). Matt can also be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston where he serves as a weekend host and update anchor.


Brian Merchant – News Reporter

Justin Saunders – News Reporter

Mike Dubour – News Reporter

Jay Rogers – News Reporter

Dave ReadDave 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.