Rob Hakala

Rob Hakala on site in Scituate for "The South Shore Morning Tour".

robhakala@959watd.com

781-837-1166 ext. 330

Rob has had a passion for radio ever since he received his first radio and microphone at the age of 12.

Not long after that, he was “broadcasting” to family and friends on his pretend radio station. Although Rob enjoyed this, it soon became awkward at family functions.

Years later, he wound up broadcasting for “real” at Curry College’s 91.5 WMLN-FM in Milton. In 1996, Rob graduated magna cum laude from Curry with a degree in Communications. Soon after, he ended up at 95.9 WATD for his first stint as news reporter and afternoon anchor.

Rob left 95.9 WATD to work full-time for Shadow Traffic in Boston, but the South Shore called him back. He returned to 95.9 WATD in November, 2000 to host a brand new program called “The South Shore’s Morning News.” The program was designed and created by Rob and former WATD News Director Aaron Katersky.

About the Author

WATD online and on-air contributors include, but are not limited to: The Associated Press, Precision Weather Forecasting, local news stringers and reporters, in-house news and internet media staff, State House and town hall reporters, freelance reporters, special feature reporters/producers and on-air radio personnel.