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Gregory Ferrisi, WCRB on air host, poses for a photo at the GBH studios in Boston on Nov. 16, 2022.

Greg Ferrisi

Host and Producer

Greg returns to the Boston area after a decade spent with his wife and kids in southeastern Oklahoma. While there, he got his start in radio as morning drive host for country music station KKBI, in Broken Bow, OK. A native of Plymouth, MA, and graduate of Boston University, Greg grew up watching WGBH and is happy to have found a home with WCRB.

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