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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ October 24, 2021
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Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:reader],

Time is Running Out

WHAV’s budget year ends tomorrow and it takes only a minute for you to make a big difference.

Become a WHAV member or donor to make sure all residents remain informed. According to a study by Cleveland State’s Meghan Rubado and the University of Texas’ Jay Jennings, when local news goes away, fewer people run for office and fewer vote. Your contribution is needed so that WHAV may continue to act as your local government watchdog.

There are flexible and easy membership options here. If you’re already a member and/or wish to make an additional end-of-year contribution, thank you.

If you haven’t heard about the crisis facing local news reporting, you are far from alone. Pew Research Center reported recently only about of quarter of people are aware of the problem.
Worse, the study found only 14% of people say they pay for local news.

Even if you don’t follow the news business, it should be apparent both the numbers of newspaper’s local news stories and pages are shrinking. According to the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the country has seen “a net loss since 2004 of almost 1,800 local newspapers.”

WHAV, Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station and nonprofit local news service, needs your help today to keep on keeping on.
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Haverhill News

Haverhill Councilors Reconsider $217 Million City Budget Tonight; Year Starts Thursday

Haverhill Councilors Reconsider $217 Million City Budget Tonight; Year Starts Thursday
Haverhill City Councilors take up the city’s proposed $217 million spending plan tonight with little time to spare with the new budget year beginning Thursday. On the Council agenda is what appears to be an attempt at breaking the deadlock between a majority of the City Council and Mayor James J. Fiorentini. Councilors will consider an order placing $500,000 in …

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Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Presents Sudders with Making A Difference Award

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Presents Sudders with Making A Difference Award
Massachusetts Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders was awarded Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s Making a Difference Award last Thursday for her “tireless leadership through the pandemic.” The Health Center, which operates primary care offices and pharmacies in Lawrence, Methuen and Haverhill, said during the online presentation that Sudders helped Massachusetts emerge as a leader in COVID response, first …

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Haverhill High School Opens Swimming Pool to the Public Beginning Next Monday

Haverhill High School Opens Swimming Pool to the Public Beginning Next Monday
The public now has opportunities to use the Charles C. White Pool at Haverhill High School. The swimming pool opens to the public during certain hours beginning Monday, July 5. Open use of the pool then takes place Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon-2 p.m. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Adult lap swimming …

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Regional News

Pentucket Regional Schools Names Four Administrators Starting July 1

Pentucket Regional Schools Names Four Administrators Starting July 1
Pentucket Regional School District has filled four positions in anticipation of the next school year. Superintendent Justin Bartholomew said the new hires are Rebecca Law of Haverhill, assistant principal and SPED team coordinator for the Dr. John C. Page Elementary School in West Newbury; Jen Hogan of Beverly, literacy and humanities coordinator and coach for grades kindergarten through six; Robin …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Public Library Offers Internet Basics Class July 6

Haverhill Public Library Offers Internet Basics Class July 6
For those who have never touched a computer or have limited mouse skills, the Haverhill Public Library is offering an Internet Basics class. The class, Tuesday, July 6, from 2-3 p.m., introduces the basics of having a computer, mouse and keyboard. It will also explore how to find information online and develop web browsing skills. The program, itself, takes place …

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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.
  • 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.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Wednesday’s Radio Highlights

  • WIN for Breakfast: Local news, weather, traffic, sports and information. Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m.
  • 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.
  • Great Gildersleeve: 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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