WGBH News and Media Relations


January 11, 2018

WGBH Radio Announces New Earliest Live Local News Broadcast

Morning Edition with Joe Mathieu to debut on Monday, January 22 at 4:50am


BOSTON (January 11, 2018) – Beginning Monday, January 22, WGBH Radio will introduce the earliest live local news segment on Boston radio when it airs the inaugural broadcast of Early Edition with Joe Mathieu. The new program will air daily from 4:50am until the start of Morning Edition at 5am.

This ten-minute window at the start of the day will provide a fresh, informal, informative dose of news for commuters and early birds just starting their day. With plenty of personality for the early morning hour, Early Edition will serve up important morning information such as traffic, transit and weather, as well as a preview of stories in the works, giving listeners a glance at the behind the scenes aspects of broadcast news.

"Early Edition is an exciting addition to the early morning news line-up,” said Kate Zachry, news director of WGBH News. “It serves as a head start to the workday that they won’t find anywhere else.”

Morning Edition airs daily from 5 to 10am on 89.7 WGBH with host Joe Mathieu, who joined the WGBH team in August after a six-year career with WBZ NewsRadio in Boston. Prior to that, Mathieu covered politics at XM Satellite radio, business news out of D.C. at CBS MarketWatch Radio Network for 13 years, and has been awarded the Edward R. Murrow award for best newscast in a major market.

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