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Community is top news at family-run WATD

Since 1977, radio station WATD-FM in Marshfield has served, as the owner puts it, “15 or 20 towns south of Route 128, east of Route 24, west of the ocean, and north of the Cape Cod Canal.” That’s primarily Plymouth and Norfolk counties, with a little Bristol thrown in.

WATD has three fulltime staffers and depends on freelancers in the communities it serves. It’s never off the air, but it runs no syndicated or automated programming. It has won a slew of awards, including five prestigious Edward R. Murrows for news and feature coverage.

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