WHAV’s Year Ends Friday; Here’s How to Keep the News Coming

Tom Bergeron asked listeners to support 97.9 WHAV during a recent visit. (Cindy Driver photograph for WHAV News.)

97.9 WHAV’s first fiscal year with a full-service FM radio station ends Friday and, well, money is tight.

While the cost of placing the new FM on the air—engineering, legal, construction and equipment—was costly, keeping it on the air is a daunting proposition. Today’s 97.9 WHAV FM is a public radio station. That means it’s owned by you—the listener—and depends on listener memberships and business underwriting to keep going. Tom Bergeron, who began his career at WHAV in 1972, is among those asking for your financial support.

“The reason I’m here is to lend my support to what Tim and company are doing here at WHAV,” Bergeron said last week. “Go to the website, find out how you can support it at WHAV.net. Everything you need to know is there.”

As the only Haverhill-based news source, 97.9 WHAV is first with the news—and delivers more local news, more often than all other sources combined. WHAV is also well rounded, bringing you your favorite music, Community Spotlight, local talk and interesting features.

It all sounds better than ever and reaches a larger footprint than the original WHAV. Click here to become a member. Annual membership begins at $10 for students and senior citizens, $25 for Individual Club, $100 for News Leader and $500 for the prestigious Edwin V. Johnson Society. Checks, made payable to WHAV, may be mailed to:

189 Ward Hill Ave.
Haverhill, MA 01835