Wednesday, April 14, 2010

40 Under 40 Awards

Cape and Plymouth Business Magazine along with South Shore Young Professionals and Cape Cod Young Professionals names WATD's Rob Hakala one of the area's fabulous 40 under 40! The awards ceremony will be at the Radisson Hotel Plymouth Harbor on June 16th

Rob Hakala
Age: 35
Title: Morning Radio Host
Company: 95.9 WATD-FM
Education: Curry College

Dream job: I’m living it every day!

Businessperson you admire most: Tom Bergeron. The Massachusetts native and host of “Dancing with the Stars” got his start in radio.

Hobbies: Cycling, hiking and camping

Favorite book: “City Boy” by Herman Wouk

Hakala’s first job out of college was with WATD. He started out working in the news department covering town meetings, local elections, and whatever else he could do to learn the business. He later worked as a traffic reporter in Boston for a number of radio stations, rejoining WATD as a full-time radio host in 2000. This November will mark Hakala’s 10th anniversary as host of “The South Shore’s Morning News” – a program he helped create when he returned to WATD

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