Jeff Hutton recently celebrated 25 years at WBUR. He joined the station as chief engineer in 1985 and since that time has overseen the construction of new transmission facilities in Newton, besides leading the design and relocation team that moved WBUR’s operations from 640 to 890 Commonwealth Ave. in 1996.
A native of Boston’s South Shore, Jeff grew up listening to WJDA Quincy for local news and WMEX and WRKO for rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s and ’60s. In the ’70,s he was an avid fan of CBS Radio News on WEEI, which included CBS Radio Mystery Theatre — the highlight of the evening — with host E.G. Marshall.
In 1980, Jeff landed his first job in radio at WSSH and WLLH Lowell as assistant chief engineer. After two years, he was hired by WHDH and WCOZ, two of Boston’s top five stations at the time, as a studio technician. In 1985, he joined WBUR.