There are two ways to help non-profit WHAV on this Giving Tuesday. Larger contributions may be made to the capital campaign, “Make Waves—Bring Local News to FM,” or several membership options are available. Consider giving a WHAV membership as a gift.
Tom Bergeron, who began his career at WHAV in 1972, is honorary chairperson of the “Make Waves—Bring Local News to FM” campaign. The fund is dedicated to paying for the large expenses associated with building Haverhill’s new FM radio station. These include an FM transmitter, antenna, federally required Emergency Alert System and associated equipment. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted WHAV a construction permit last Jan. 9.
To contribute to “Make Waves—Bring Local News to FM,” click here.
Memberships are another way to support WHAV’s day-to-day newsgathering and entertainment and educational program activities. Memberships are $10 for students and seniors; $25 and up for the Individual Club, $100 and up for Leadership Circle and $500 for the Edwin V. Johnson Society.
Johnson was WHAV’s longest serving employee, beginning only a few years after the Haverhill Gazette placed the radio station on the air in 1947. Over a 34-year career—and three station owners—he demonstrated a commitment to objectivity, accuracy and truth in reporting. Mr. Johnson nearly simultaneously inspired several generations of students as instructor of English and public speaking at Haverhill High School from 1953 to 1989. He is credited with launching the careers of a number of students, including Tom Bergeron. Members of the Edwin V. Johnson Society have the distinction of being WHAV’s most generous and inspirational supporters, ensuring Mr. Johnson’s legacy continues.
To choose among membership options, click here.
If you prefer to send a check, write to:
189 Ward Hill Ave.
Haverhill, MA 01835