WATD is one of those seemingly impossible ideas which actually worked and has now endured for over three full decades. The idea for the station in Marshfield emerged as the result of a prospecting trip we made in December of 1972. We discovered an FM Channel then in use on Martha’s Vineyard could be used in a wide area of Cape Cod and the South Shore if the FCC would agree to assign a different frequency to the Vineyard station.
Today, WATD is one of the most respected and honored stations in the state. For the past ten years, the Associated Press has given WATD the “Bay State Award” signifying the best local news operation in the state. We are one of the few radio stations ever to win five Edward R. Murrow Awards for national news excellence.
WATD is a full service regional radio station, the way some of the old line Boston stations used to be. We offer excellent local and regional news, unmatched live coverage of local breaking stories, live high school sports coverage and we even have our own weatherman based in Hull and an award winning locally produced children’s show. All of our announcers are “Boston Quality” and our music is oriented toward an adult audience.
My wife, Carol, and I work at the station full-time. It’s a family operation. It’s not for sale. And it’s staffed by some of the best people in the business. And, even after 30 years, we’re still having fun.