WGBH News plans to open a Worcester bureau this spring

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From The Boston Globe – January 7, 2020

The Boston-based public radio station is slated to open “a fully-equipped broadcast studio” on Federal Street, representatives say.

The Boston-based public radio station Tuesday announced plans to open a downtown Worcester bureau to expand upon its coverage of the city and county at large this coming spring.

“Worcester has a significant impact on the economy and culture of the Commonwealth, and we are thrilled to increase our on-the-ground presence there,” , president and CEO of WGBH, said in a statement. “Across Massachusetts, audiences consistently turn to WGBH News as a trusted source of local news and analysis. With WCAI on Cape Cod, Public Media in Springfield, and WGBH in Boston, we now have the largest footprint for news in the Commonwealth and are committed to sharing the important stories vital to the lives of our citizens.”

The station's central Massachusetts outpost will feature a “fully-equipped broadcast studio providing easy access for interviews” and digital video streaming equipment, the station said in a news release.

Once the home of The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, 27 Federal St., where the bureau will open, now houses Quinsigamond Community College's Healthcare and Workforce Development Center, the Worcester PopUp!, the Worcester IdeaLab, and others, according to the station.


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