Sarah E. Tiso and Alyssa L. Torres have joined WHAV as interns on the eve of construction of the city’s new FM station. Their responsibilities include contributions to news gathering and reporting, producing the “Community Spotlight” program and on-air broadcasting.
Tiso, of Haverhill, currently studies journalism and communications at Northern Essex Community College. Her professional experience includes positions in the education and human services fields.
Torres, also of Haverhill, is enrolled in Northern Essex Community College’s communications program. She has a background in both hospitality and social service.
“These individuals will be greatly instrumental in pursuing WHAV’s ongoing mission to provide the best possible local news coverage. This is especially important as WHAV makes the leap from Internet radio and cable television to a new FM outlet,” said WHAV President and General Manager Tim Coco. “Their experience and enthusiasm are resources greatly valued at the station.”
The WHAV call letters have been associated with local broadcasting since 1947. WHAV is today operated by Public Media of New England Inc., a not-for-profit corporation. Since 2004, the call has served the Merrimack Valley’s pioneer Internet radio station at WHAV.net and a number of public access cable television stations in Andover, Haverhill and Methuen, and Plaistow and Sandown, N.H. The station is also heard over AM 1640 in northern Haverhill and Plaistow, N.H. The Federal Communications Commission recently granted WHAV a construction permit to build a new FM license at 97.9 MHz.