CCB Media’s award-winning CapeCod.com 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 email@example.com
Matt Pitta – News
Matt Pitta has been covering Cape-centric news for more than two decades and was formerly heard on 95 WXTK. Pitta began his career at Boch Broadcasting and had previously worked at Cape Cod Broadcasting Media from 1996 until 2002. Along with his prior tenure at CCB Media, Pitta spent six years as Broadcast Editor of the Associated Press’ Boston-based bureau. A three-time Edward R. Murrow award recipient, Pitta has also served as a professor of journalism at Emerson College and Suffolk University, both in Boston.
Brian Merchant – News Reporter
Brian Merchant grew up in Central Massachusetts and now lives in South Dennis on the Cape. He has long been a fan of radio, particularly sports radio. He studied radio broadcasting at the University of Tennessee and began his career on the college radio station WUTK 90.3 The Rock and the local affiliate WNOX 100.3. Equally comfortable as the weekend morning anchor and running the operations boards, he has been part of the news team in the CapeCod.com New Center since the spring of 2014.
Justin Saunders – News Reporter
Justin Saunders has been involved in broadcasting for many years since moving to the Cape. After graduating from St. Clair College with a degree in Journalism, Justin joined the CapeCod.com News Center and continues to help provide coverage of the Cape and Islands.
Brendan, a recent graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is one of the newest members of the CapeCod.com News Center team. When not on the beat, you’ll probably find him watching the Red Sox.
Luke Leitner – News Reporter
Luke Leitner grew up in Watertown Massachusetts and now lives in West Yarmouth on the Cape. He has been a part of the news team in the CapeCod.com NewsCenter since the spring of 2019. He studied business communications at Western New England University.
Jay Rogers – News Reporter
Jay Rogers comes from a radio family and has been involved in broadcasting since late 1991 when he started on his school’s cable access television show in the seventh grade. Getting a Wednesday night show on Providence’s Country music legend WHIM Country his senior year in high school, he also earned his first amateur radio license earlier that same year. Rogers has also been coming to the Cape for vacation since 1990 and has collected many bumper stickers from the Cape’s stations in that nearly quarter-century. In the Providence area, he is working on revitalizing a hometown AM radio station.
John Bondarek – News Reporter
John is a Sandwich native who has been passionate about news ever since he could remember. As a Broadcast Journalism graduate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, John is incredibly happy to be part of the CCB Media News team. John joins CCB News from IHeart Media Cape Cod where he spent time as a General Assignment Reporter & Afternoon Anchor, WMUA-FM Amherst, where he was a Producer, Anchor, and Reporter, and UVC-TV19 where he served as the Evening News Presenter. In his free time John enjoys spending time by the water, exploring the city of Boston, and finding new places to eat.
Grady Culhane – News Reporter
Grady Culhane is a Cape Cod native currently living in Eastham. He studied media communications at the Cape Cod Community College and joined the CapeCod.com News Center in 2019.
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.