Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Jim Phillips

WBSM News Director Jim Phillips is a New Bedford native who's been covering local news in the region since 1973. Jim worked at WBSM for 11 years in the 1970's and 80's before joining "Local Cable News," Channel 13 in Fall River. He served as News Director there for 22 years, coverng crime, politics and human interest stories. When the program ended in 2006, Jim happily accepted an offer to rejoin WBSM. Jim and his family live in North Dartmouth.
JIm Phillips / TSM
JIm Phillips / TSM

Prince Henry The Navigator Statue Rededicated

Before the departure of the Portuguese tall ship Sagres on Thursday, it's Captain and crew joined with the City of New Bedford in rededicating the statue of Prince Henry the Navigator at Pope's Island

Read More|Comment

Mayor Carlos Mendonca (L) listens to presentation with Teacher Michael Watson / Jim Phillips TSM
Mayor Carlos Mendonca (L) listens to presentation with Teacher Michael Watson / Jim Phillips TSM

Azorean Mayor Tours GNB Voc-Tech High School

The Mayor of a small city in the Azores got the chance on Thursday to tour one of the largest  vocational schools in Massachusetts.  Carlos Mendonca is Mayor of the City of Nordeste on the island of San Miguel

Read More|Comment

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley / Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley / Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

SC Governor Signs Bill To Remove Confederate Flag From Statehouse

(Associated Press) - South Carolina's governor has signed a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds, more than 50 years after it was raised in protest of the civil rights movement

Read More|Comment

Col. Timothy Alben / Photo by David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
Col. Timothy Alben / Photo by David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Col. Timothy Alben Retiring From The Massachusetts State Police

(Associated Press) - The Massachusetts State Police are getting a new leader.

Col. Timothy Alben announced Wednesday he is retiring after three decades with the state's top law enforcement agency

Read More|Comment

Mass. State House / Getty Images
Mass. State House / Getty Images

House And Senate Approve $38 Billion Spending Plan

(Associated Press) - Massachusetts lawmakers have given final approval to a compromise $38.1 billion budget and sent it along to Gov. Charlie Baker for his signature.

The spending plan includes measures aimed at strengthening management of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and requiring lawmakers to sign off before public money could be spent on a potential 2024 Olympics in Boston

Read More|Comment

Bruce Allen (R) / Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images
Bruce Allen (R) / Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Redskins Owner Plans Appeal Of Federal Court Ruling

Washington Redskins GM Bruce Allen is responding to today's ruling that upholds a cancellation of the team's trademark.

Allen says, "We look forward to winning on appeal after a fair and impartial review of the case

Read More|Comment

Jared Fogle / Getty Images
Jared Fogle / Getty Images

Subway Suspends Relationship With Jared Fogle

Subway is suspending its relationship with spokesperson Jared Fogle while a child pornography investigation is underway.

The sandwich chain announced on Twitter that it was a mutual agreement and that Fogle continues to cooperate with authorities

Read More|Comment

New water spray at Harrington Park / Jim Phillips TSM
New water spray at Harrington Park / Jim Phillips TSM

Summer Fun (And Free Lunch) At 20 New Bedford Park Sites

Young children were flocking to Harrington Park in New Bedford's West End on Tuesday, the new water-spray there offering a chance to cool off from the summer heat.

Kathleen Richardson was there with her grandchildren

Read More|Comment

Getty Images
Getty Images

Lawmakers Reach Agreement On Fiscal 2016 State Budget

Massachusetts House and Senate budget negotiators have reached a deal on a final version of the state spending plan for the fiscal year that began last week.

The six-member conference committee has been meeting behind closed doors for several weeks to resolve differences over the $38 billion budget

Read More|Comment

David Lee (10) has been traded to the Celtics / Getty Images
David Lee (10) has been traded to the Celtics / Getty Images

Golden State’s David Lee Traded to Celtics

David Lee wanted to help turn around the Golden State Warriors when he came to the struggling franchise as a high-priced free agent in 2010.

Five years later, Lee is leaving with a championship - and the
respect of his teammates and loyal fans

Read More|Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wbsm.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 1420 Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 1420 Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.