NEWBURYPORT — All nine candidates running in contested City Council races in the election Nov. 5 will appear on WJOP 96.3 FM on Tuesday for a panel discussion. 

The segment will be broadcast live on WJOP and simulcast on Comcast Channel 9 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. It can also be streamed live at

The program will feature all seven candidates running for five council at-large seats as well as the two candidates running for Ward 6 councilor.

The candidates for councilor at large are incumbents Afroz Khan, Joseph Devlin, Bruce Vogel and Barry Connell, as well as current Ward 4 Councilor Charles Tontar and newcomers Robert Germinara and Paul O’Brien.

The candidates for Ward 6 councilor are Sarah Hall and Byron Lane.

During the program, each candidate will be asked questions regarding issues facing Newburyport and the surrounding area. 

Following the program’s live broadcast, the show will be available to stream on the PortMedia YouTube channel and on NCM Hub’s Soundcloud page. It will also be rebroadcast on Channel 9 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. from Thursday through Nov. 2.

Staff writer Jack Shea covers Newbury­port City Hall. He can be reached via email at or by phone at 978-961-3154. Follow him on Twitter @iamjackshea.

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