Boston 25 Morning News will kick-off the 16th season of Zip Trips with a live broadcast in Andover at The Park at Town Hall on Friday, June 21st from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. The Boston 25 Morning News team will celebrate its 250th Zip Trip this summer making stops in Andover, Braintree, Westborough, Dennis, Melrose, Middleborough, Mattapan, Webster, Bellingham and Newburyport.
Boston 25 News anchors Gene Lavanchy, Sara Underwood, Elizabeth Hopkins, Daniel Miller, Meteorologist Shiri Spear, Boston 25 Sports Anchor Tom Leyden and Boston 25 Around Town Host Michele Lazcano will host the summer-long broadcasts.
“The Town of Andover is thrilled that Boston 25 Morning News has selected Andover to kick off their Zip Trip season. Andover has so much to offer our residents, business community and visitors and we are excited to share what makes Andover such a special place,” said Town Manager Andrew P. Flanagan.
“We’re off to great places…from town commons to town beaches,” said Lavanchy. “Zip Trips have become a summer destination and we’re looking forward to meeting the people and visiting the places that make each Zip Trip community so special.”
Boston 25 will put a spotlight on hidden gems, little-known landmarks and good eats in every Zip Trip town. Local newsmakers, hometown teams and community heroes will join us as special guests.
“You can count on sun, fun and maybe a little live music this season at Zip Trips,” Spear added. “I can’t wait to bring our show on the road and find out what makes people beam with pride about their hometown.”
Neighbors, residents and kids of all ages are invited to be part of Boston 25’s live audience in Andover. The festival-like atmosphere also includes activities for kids, games, concert ticket giveaways, fun and music. Attendees are encouraged to bring a box of healthy cereal to benefit local food pantries.
On-air Features Include:
- Town Tour: Think you know Andover? See what’s off the beaten path.
- Dine Around Town: Where the locals eat!
- First Responder Friday: Andover’s finest will be honored for all they do.
- Zip Trip Jr. Reporter: We’ll select a young viewer from the crowd to ask the questions!
- Home Town Hero: The local unsung hero who’s the heart of community!
- Home Town Team: A super salute to a standout team.
Zip Trip partners include: Canobie Lake Park, DCU: Digital Federal Credit Union, Dunkin’ Donuts, Massachusetts State Lottery, New England’s Dairy Farmers and Must Be The Milk, Table Talk Pies, VA New England Healthcare, Edaville Family Amusement Park, Polar Beverages and Beasley Media Group: 105.7 WROR, Country 102.5, 98.5 The Sports Hub, HOT 96.9, WBOS Rock 92.9.
For additional information about Boston 25 Morning News Zip Trips and a complete summer schedule visit Boston25News.com. WFXT Boston 25 is part of the Cox Media Group.
For additional Andover information contact Ann Ormond, Director, Business, Arts and Cultural Development, Town of Andover, 978-623-8262.