Jack Peterson, AKA Captain Jack, is one of WBSM's most versatile personalities. Jack is equally at home doing the play by play of high school football and basketball, gathering, writing and broadcasting news, or filling in for WBSM talk show hosts. A 51 year broadcast veteran, Jack started his career in Lowell, MA as a DJ and has been on the air in New Bedford for the past 34 years. He has also been Master of Ceremonies at many local charity events including the United Way awards banquet, Special Olympics and the Otto Graham and Dave Cowens Achievement Awards. His hobbies include sports (watching, not playing), reading and the entertainment industry. Jack has lived in New Bedford with his wife of 28 years, Lynne (AKA 1st Mate Lynnie), with their 11 year old Beagle/Foxhound/Pointer/Lab mix dog, Chloe .
Animal Cruelty Law
A bill calling for tougher penalties for animal cruelty is set for a hearing on Beacon Hill.
FDA Proposes E Cigarette Rules
New rules set to be proposed by the FDA would make e-cigarettes off-limits to anyone younger than 18.
First Time Unemployment Claims Up
Massachusetts is one of the state's showing the steepest declines in unemployment.
New Bedford Drug Raid Results In Two Arrests
UPDATED DEC. 30, 2014: Four of five charges filed against Demitra Rae Pickering were dismissed on Dec. 12, 2014 in New Bedford District Court.
Members of the Massachusetts' all-Democratic congressional delegation are urging the federal Department of Commerce to immediately begin the process of allocating $75 million in fishery disaster funding. The funding was included in a government spending bill that passed in January.
New Bedford police and firefighters will soon be able to administer an effective antidote to combat the wave of heroin and opioid overdoses sweeping the region and state.
Break In Arrest
New Bedford Police responded to an alarm early Monday morning to the former Buliding 19 on Hathaway Road.
Eating Junk Food OK
The First Lady says splurging on junk food is okay if you're eating right most of the time.
Beware Of The Pollen Vortex
Allergists in the Northeast are warning of a so-called "pollen vortex" this spring that's expected to hit allergy sufferers really hard.
April 22nd is Earth Day. The day was founded in 1970 as a way to promote the protection of the environment.