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89.1 WBOI and ABC21 announce a joint venture to share expertise


89.1 WBOI and ABC 21 have announced a joint venture to share areas of mutual expertise and focus with a wider audience, according to a statement from both stations.

The arrangement incorporates ABC21 Chief Meteorologist Matt Leach and the Storm Track Weather Team into the popular NPR program “Morning Edition” on WBOI.

Members of the WBOI team will provide insight into the local arts, culture and entertainment scene through contributions to air on ABC21 News at 7 p.m. and ABC21 News Saturday Morning. Those segments are scheduled to begin in June 2022.

WPTA Vice President and General Manager Merry Ewing and WBOI President and General Manager Terra Brantley said the partnership brings together two organizations dedicated to serving the community in the tradition of local broadcasting.

Rebecca manages the news at WBOI. She joined the staff in December 2017, and brought with her nearly two decades of experience in print journalism, including 15 years as an award-winning reporter for the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne.