The Bob Oakes Legacy Circle at WBUR honors thoughtful supporters who secure the future of public radio with a planned gift.

As the host of WBUR’s Morning Edition for almost three decades, Bob Oakes gained audience trust and loyalty through contextual, uncompromising and diligent journalism. Bob’s inviting voice helped us all feel like we were part of something more than just a morning news feed. And when you join the Bob Oakes Legacy Circle, you are part of something more.

By joining the Legacy Circle, you lay the foundation for WBUR’s future. Your gift will support the reporting that has proven essential not only to you — but also to your community and to the world at large — for now and for generations to come.

To learn more about planned giving at WBUR, please call (617) 353-0166, email or visit

Benefits Of Membership

  • All members of the Bob Oakes Legacy Circle enjoy the benefits of The Edward R. Murrow Society, including exclusive invitations to annual events.

Qualifications For Membership

By including WBUR in your estate plans, you ensure the future of the public journalism you care about.

WBUR launched the Bob Oakes Legacy Circle on November 8, 2023 in CitySpace at The Lavine Broadcast Center.

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