2022_Wavelengths_header_v2-625x160
97.9 WHAV ♦ October 03, 2022 ♦ Public Media of New England, Inc.
Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:reader],
donation_button
Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station and nonprofit local news service provides consistent and timely coverage of local news. Tune in to 97.9 WHAV for breaking news when it happens.

More local news, more news that matters and more often. Support WHAV News with your membership. Simply click here for new and easy giving options, including donations of used cars. If you are already a current donor or member, please accept WHAV’s heartfelt thanks for your support.

City Desk

Will Florida Gov. DeSantis Face Federal Kidnapping Charges? Local Civil Rights Group Investigates

Will Florida Gov. DeSantis Face Federal Kidnapping Charges? Local Civil Rights Group Investigates
The U.S. Attorney’s office in Boston declined to comment yesterday on whether Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis faces a possible prison sentence in connection with his role in tricking migrants to board a plane for Martha’s Vineyard in violation of federal law and international treaties. Whether or not the U.S. Justice Department acts, Lawyers for Civil Rights, the same group that …

Sections: Haverhill, Region, State House News

Read more

Haverhill’s Native American Task Force Hears Ideas for Balancing Hannah Duston Legend

Haverhill’s Native American Task Force Hears Ideas for Balancing Hannah Duston Legend
Members of Haverhill’s Native American Commemorative Task Force heard from officials and the public during a roundtable Wednesday to consider ideas for balancing the more than 100-year-old views expressed at downtown’s Hannah Duston statue with those of indigenous peoples. The commission, named by Mayor James J. Fiorentini a year ago, involved Massachusetts and New Hampshire officials, educators, historians, Cowasuck band …

Sections: Haverhill

Read more

Haverhill, Methuen Economic Development Aid on Tap for Salvage with Totaling of State Tax Refunds

Haverhill, Methuen Economic Development Aid on Tap for Salvage with Totaling of State Tax Refunds
A state Economic Development Bill that once promised Haverhill $8 million for its downtown, a new Methuen Youth and Community Center and other regional perks is moving back to the table now that officials have determined $2.94 billion in surpluses must be returned to taxpayers. The economic development bill was shelved this summer when Gov. Charlie Baker highlighted an obscure …

Sections: Haverhill, State House News

Read more
Read more Haverhill news

Regional News

Gomez-Ruiz to Receive Rosalyn Kempton Wood Award at In Pink Brunch and Comedy Show

Gomez-Ruiz to Receive Rosalyn Kempton Wood Award at In Pink Brunch and Comedy Show
Lawrence attorney Zoila M. Gomez-Ruiz, described as “an outspoken advocate for immigrants,” is being honored next month with the 2022 Rosalyn Kempton Wood Award for Inspirational Leadership. The award is given by Greater Lawrence Family Health Center at the 12th Annual In Pink Brunch and Comedy Show. It honors the memory of philanthropist Rosalyn Kempton Wood, a longtime friend of …

Sections: Health, Region

Read more

Lupoli Dedicates Rooftop Pavilion Field at Riverwalk with Baker, Finegold, Minicucci and Others

Lupoli Dedicates Rooftop Pavilion Field at Riverwalk with Baker, Finegold, Minicucci and Others
Lupoli Companies, which has some high-profile, downtown Haverhill development projects, attracted the attention of Gov. Charlie Baker and other officials Wednesday when opening its rooftop Pavilion Field at Riverwalk in Lawrence. Baker, Lawrence Mayor Brian De Pena and developer Sal Lupoli cut the ribbon on Pavilion Field at Riverwalk, a rooftop turf field on top of a new 1,250-car parking …

Sections: Business Bulletin

Read more
Read more Regional stories

Education

Northern Essex Features ‘The Middle-West’ During First Art Show of the Season

Northern Essex Features ‘The Middle-West’ During First Art Show of the Season
“The Middle-West,” photographs from Iowa by Jeff Caplan, is the first gallery show of the fall semester at Northern Essex Community College. Caplan took the photographs starting in 2019 when he moved from Lowell, to Oskaloosa, Iowa, for a position at William Penn University. In his previous works, Caplan explored the “urban and industrial decay of architecture and infrastructure.” He …

Sections: Education, Haverhill

Read more
Read more Education stories

Community Spotlight

Hayrides, Animals and More at Tattersall Farm Day This Sunday

Hayrides, Animals and More at Tattersall Farm Day This Sunday
Tattersall Farm is offering a series of educational, farm-based activities on Sunday to celebrate Farm Day. The event takes place Sunday, Sept. 18, from noon-4 p.m., at Tattersall Farm, 542 North Broadway. Rain date is Sunday, Sept. 25. Activities include beekeeping, animal and farming demonstrations, a puppet show, pony rides, hayrides and more. Plaistow’s Chicken Connection and True North Brewery …

Sections: Community Spotlight, Haverhill

Read more

More Trails & Sails: Tours, Festivals and More Throughout Essex County This Weekend

More Trails & Sails: Tours, Festivals and More Throughout Essex County This Weekend
Essex National Heritage Area’s 21st annual Trails & Sails kicks off this weekend with a variety of free, local events. In Haverhill, the Buttonwoods Museum is hosting several events including a Bradford Burial Ground Tour on Saturday, Sept. 17, from noon-1:30 p.m.; a Greenwood Cemetery Tour on Saturday, Sept. 17, starting at 10 a.m., and a Pentucket Burial Ground Tour …

Sections: Community Spotlight, Haverhill

Read more
Read more Community Spotlight stories
See also Crime, Education, Business Bulletin and Merrimack Valley Newsmakers podcasts
Cartober_660

What’s On?

wavelengths-chris_porter-2022-660

Today’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guests: Michael Thompson of SCORE and John Pettis from Haverhill Lions Club.
  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Local News: Every half hour from 6-9 a.m., hourly 9 a.m.-3 p.m., every half hour from 3-6 p.m.
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • Melinda’s Garden Moment: Melinda Myers offers tips, 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
  • Sound Beat: 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
  • Insight Daily: 9:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
  • All Request Friday Night: Chris Porter, live, 6:15 p.m. Call 978-374-1900.
  • Couple Next Door: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
  • FSN World News: 11 p.m.

Saturday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Gunsmoke: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
  • FSN World News: 11 p.m.

Sunday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • Pulse on Health: There are more than 1,200 school-based health centers throughout the United States and 50 in Massachusetts alone. This week’s Pulse on Health celebrates students going back to school this month by talking with Nurse Practitioner Lisa Howe at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s school-based center at Greater Lawrence Technical High School. She talks about the services provided at the center, as well as how school-based health centers help lower absentee numbers in the schools where they are based.
  • World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
  • FSN World News: 11 p.m.

Monday’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guests: Rep. Christina A. Minicucci and Scott Winters of CNA Stores.
  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Local News: Every half hour from 6-9 a.m., hourly 9 a.m.-3 p.m., every half hour from 3-6 p.m.
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • Melinda’s Garden Moment: Melinda Myers offers tips, 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
  • Sound Beat: 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
  • Insight Daily: 9:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
  • Suspense: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
  • FSN World News: 11 p.m.
See all radio listings

Listen Now

Live Stream
cropped-WHAV_square_979_512.png
Podcasts
Valley_Newsmakers_v6
facebook twitter website 
WHAV_75th_logo_RGB-230