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“Dancing with the Stars” host Tom Bergeron, who launched his career at WHAV in 1972, at 97.9 WHAV FM’s Edwin V. Johnson Newsroom. (Cindy Driver photograph.)

It may not be second nature to take out a membership or news “subscription” to a radio station, but 97.9 WHAV FM isn’t a typical radio station. It is a publicly owned, nonprofit radio station, delivering more local news, more often than all other sources combined.

The only Haverhill-based news source provides all the news you expect: Haverhill Local News, Region, Education, Crime, Community Spotlight, Business Bulletin, Obituaries and more.

Membership has benefits, including the ability to comment on articles, review archived stories and more. Most importantly, membership helps pay for reporting the many exclusive and important stories that otherwise would remain untold. Become a member today. It’s tax-deductible.


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News Match Premium Monthly Subscription ($20.83 monthly)

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  • Tax deductibility
  • Receive WHAV Wavelengths eNewsletter (optional)
  • Access to all web content
  • Commenting allowed
  • Membership Card (by mail)
  • Bumper Sticker (by mail)
  • Access to online news archives
  • Exclusive event opportunities
  • On-air recognition during a WHAV pledge drive (at donor’s request)

News Leader ($10 monthly or $100 annually)

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  • Tax deductibility
  • Receive WHAV Wavelengths eNewsletter (optional)
  • Access to all web content
  • Commenting allowed
  • Membership/Discount Card (by mail)
  • Bumper Sticker (by mail)
  • Access to online news archives
  • Exclusive event opportunities

Edwin V. Johnson Society ($500 annually)

Help continue the legacy of legendary WHAV News Director Edwin V. Johnson

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Ed Johnson

Edwin V. Johnson

  • Tax deductibility
  • Receive WHAV Wavelengths eNewsletter (optional)
  • Access to all web content
  • Commenting allowed
  • Membership Card (by mail)
  • Bumper Sticker (by mail)
  • Access to online news archives
  • Exclusive event opportunities
  • On-air recognition during a WHAV pledge drive (at donor’s request)
  • VIP in-studio visit for two to a live production (at donor’s request) by appointment