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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ October 24, 2021
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As Budget Year Nears End, Original and Timely Local News Reporting Needs Your Help

As Budget Year Nears End, Original and Timely Local News Reporting Needs Your Help
WHAV’s budget year ends Wednesday and it takes only a minute to become a WHAV member to keep local news going strong. Becoming a member of nonprofit WHAV is absolutely critical because when local news goes away, fewer people run for office and fewer vote. That’s according to a study by Cleveland State’s Meghan Rubado and the University of Texas’ …

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Haverhill News

Man Accused of Robbing Haverhill Cannabis Shop Reportedly Gave Himself Away to Police

Man Accused of Robbing Haverhill Cannabis Shop Reportedly Gave Himself Away to Police
The man accused of robbing a River Street cannabis shop at gunpoint Wednesday, who was arrested two hours later, lived down the street and briefly got away with about $1,000 and a cannabis product called “Waffle Cone.” At his arraignment Thursday in Haverhill District Court on an armed robbery charge, Tony Hernandez, 51, of 215 River St., was ordered to …

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Rep. Vargas to Serve on National Groups Studying Childhood Education, Economic Recovery

Rep. Vargas to Serve on National Groups Studying Childhood Education, Economic Recovery
State Rep. Andy X. Vargas was recently appointed to participate in both the Council of State Governments’ Healthy States National Task Force and the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Early Childhood Fellows Program. In a statement, Vargas called the two organizations “prestigious” and said both are “timely programs focused on early childhood education and the strategies necessary to have a …

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George Dimopoulos of Haverhill Receives Jaffarian Family Scholarship at Merrimack College

George Dimopoulos of Haverhill Receives Jaffarian Family Scholarship at Merrimack College
George Dimopoulos of Haverhill, who faced obstacles completing his education during the pandemic, was this year’s winner of the Jaffarian Family Scholarship at Merrimack College. Dimopoulos graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management in Marketing last month, with his junior and senior years occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The last year and a half have been challenging in many …

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Regional News

Judge Sentences Georgetown Woman to 27 Months in Prison for Stealing $419,000

Judge Sentences Georgetown Woman to 27 Months in Prison for Stealing $419,000
A 46-year-old Georgetown woman was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Boston for embezzling more than $419,000 from her employer. Michelle Higson was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard G. Stearns to 27 months in prison, with five years of supervised release. She was also ordered to pay back the entire amount. Higson pleaded guilty during September 2019 to four …

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Community Spotlight

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Hosts Aug. 2 Golf Tournament

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Hosts Aug. 2 Golf Tournament
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill is hosting its annual Golf Tournament fundraiser Monday, Aug. 2. Players partake in 18-holes of competitive golf, delicious cuisine and refreshments, a silent auction, raffles and more. All proceeds benefit the Club’s fall programs and the hundreds of children who will return to the Club after school. The shotgun start, scramble format …

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Radio Listings

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: Rep. Linda Dean Campell and Annmary Connor, Greater Lawrence Community Action Council.
  • 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.
  • DJ Chris on the Radio: No program. Chris has the night off.
  • Couple Next Door: 10 p.m. and 1 a.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.

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
  • 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.

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. Guest: Greater Haverhill Chamber President and CEO Irene Haley.
  • 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.
97.9 WHAV FM Wavelengths is sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
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Before You Go…


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Unlike others, WHAV makes its journalism available to all. If you’re not already a donor or member, WHAV needs your ongoing support to do its job. The news media is hurting with thousands of outlets closing across the country. Local news has suffered the most. While we may not always agree on what event should or should not have been covered, WHAV’s philosophy is to err on the side of disclosure. If you share a belief in these principles, help WHAV to continue being Greater Haverhill’s most trusted, reliable and thought-provoking source of news—whether on-air, online, over cable television or in social media.

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