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January 14, 2015

Governor Charlie Baker Joins WGBH’s Boston Public Radio for Monthly “Ask the Governor” Show

Massachusetts’ new governor will sit down with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan at WGBH Radio studios for monthly call-in show, answering direct calls from constituents

BOSTON, Mass. (January 14, 2015) – Tomorrow afternoon, new Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker kicks off his monthly appearances on 89.7 WGBH’s Boston Public Radio program, participating in an hour-long broadcast with hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan from noon to 1pm. During the broadcast, Governor Baker will take calls directly from residents across the state.
The special broadcast with Governor Baker is a continuation of Boston Public Radio’s monthly “Ask the Governor” segment and a natural extension of the program’s regular conversations with leaders in Massachusetts and Greater Boston, including “Ask the Mayor” with Boston Mayor Marty Walsh.
WGBH News provides local depth and perspective across all electronic media – radio, television and online – to bring Massachusetts’ informed citizenry the most comprehensive coverage of topics that matter to the Commonwealth. Boston Public Radio increased listenership in 2014 by 58 percent over the previous year. Since Braude and Eagan assumed hosting roles in 2013, the program has more than doubled its audience (+175 percent 2014 vs. 2012).
Boston Public Radio airs weekdays from 11am to 2pm on 89.7 WGBH and is streamed on WGBHnews.org. Listeners can call into the program at 877-301-8970 or be a part of the conversation with Governor Baker on Twitter using #AskBaker. Follow Boston Public Radio on Twitter (@BosPublicRadio).

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