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January 30, 2014

Mayor Walsh Hosts Monthly Radio Program on WGBH

Boston’s new mayor joins Jim Braude and Margery Eagan in WGBH Radio studios on last Friday of each month, answers direct calls from constituents
BOSTON, Mass. (January 30, 2014) – Tomorrow afternoon, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh kicks off his monthly appearances on 89.7 WGBH’s Boston Public Radio program, hosting an hour-long broadcast with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan from noon to 1pm. During the broadcast, Mayor Walsh will take calls directly from residents across the city and throughout the region.
The special “Ask the Mayor” broadcast is a natural extension of the program’s other “Ask the…” features, particularly “Ask the Governor” with Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
No other local broadcaster – public or commercial – regularly facilitates direct conversations with the state’s most influential policy makers. WGBH News provides local depth and local perspective across all electronic media – television, radio and online. Since the start of 2013, the WGBH News team has grown dramatically, adding a dedicated desk for the coverage of higher education and forging a partnership with the New England Center for Investigative Reporting. WGBH News’ reporters and content producers work across platforms, providing Boston’s informed citizenry with the most comprehensive coverage of local topics.
Boston Public Radio airs weekdays from noon 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 Mayor Walsh on Twitter, using #AskMarty. Follow Boston Public Radio on Twitter (@BosPublicRadio).
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