Andover Student Joins WHAV as Summer Intern

Madeleine J. “Maddy” Caron, of Andover.

Madeleine J. “Maddy” Caron has joined WHAV as a summer intern. Her responsibilities include contributions to news gathering and reporting, producing the “Community Spotlight” program and on-air broadcasting.

Caron, of Andover, currently majors in Sociology and minors in Media Journalism at Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, Vt, and is expected to graduate in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree. Caron graduated Lawrence Academy, Groton, in 2012. She has a background in retail and social service.

“Maddy brings wonderful enthusiasm to the position and already has substantial on-air experience on Community Spotlight. In this capacity, she is helping WHAV’s ongoing mission to provide community information. This is especially important as WHAV makes the leap from Internet radio and cable television to a new FM station at 97.9,” said WHAV President and General Manager Tim Coco.

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 and a number of public access cable television stations in Andover, Methuen, Mass., and Plaistow and Sandown, N.H. The Federal Communications Commission recently granted WHAV a construction permit to build a new FM license at 97.9 MHz.