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

An internet outage at 97.9 WHAV’s Silver Hill transmitter site this morning is temporarily preventing broadcasting an over the air signal. WHAV’s online audio is unaffected and may be heard by clicking here.

WHAV apologizes for any inconvenience while technicians are working to address the problem.
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Haverhill News

No PFAS Chemicals in Haverhill Water, But Appearance in Sewer Sludge Drives Up Disposal Costs

No PFAS Chemicals in Haverhill Water, But Appearance in Sewer Sludge Drives Up Disposal Costs
Haverhill residents do not have to worry about a chemical, known as PFAS, in their drinking water. That was the assessment of the city’s Deputy Public Works Director Robert E. Ward at a City Council meeting this week. The chemicals, known formally as polyfluoroalkyl substances, are found in food packaging, household cleaners, electronics and other products. Ward told councilors, although …

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Haverhill Celebrates Arrival of Two New Fire Department Engines

Haverhill Celebrates Arrival of Two New Fire Department Engines
No fire trucks were damaged by champagne bottles as Haverhill celebrated the arrival of two new engines during a ceremony Thursday. Instead of breaking bottles, the event served more as Haverhill Fire Chief Robert M. O’Brien and his Department’s proud show and tell of the two new custom trucks manufactured by Wisconsin-based Pierce Manufacturing. Deputy Chief Eric Tarpy oversaw the …

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Northern Essex Community College Says it Fixed Inventory, Purchasing Issues Found in Audit

Northern Essex Community College Says it Fixed Inventory, Purchasing Issues Found in Audit
State Auditor Suzanne M. Bump this week said Northern Essex Community College had not taken steps as of last year “to better safeguard and track the college’s valuable property.” Bump’s office said inventory problems were first found in 2016. During the latest audit period, from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020, the college further “did not always obtain required …

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Fireworks Tonight in Haverhill, Saturday in Methuen

Fireworks Tonight in Haverhill, Saturday in Methuen
Haverhill is offering drive-up Independence Day fireworks tonight, while Methuen holds off its celebration until tomorrow night. Haverhill’s fireworks begin at sundown, at Riverside Park, near Trinity Stadium, off Lincoln Avenue. There will be fireworks only and no food vendors or other entertainment as in past years. The city announced its plans early while states of emergency were still in …

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State COVID-19 VaxBus Comes to Haverhill’s Riverside Park Fridays, July 2 and 23

State COVID-19 VaxBus Comes to Haverhill’s Riverside Park Fridays, July 2 and 23
The state’s VaxBus is coming to Haverhill’s Riverside Park today, offering the two-shot Pfizer or single-shot Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Walk-ins are welcome and no identification or health insurance is required. The mobile vaccination bus parks from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Fridays, July 2 and 23, at Riverside Park, 155 Lincoln Ave.

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Community Spotlight

COVID-19 Vaccinations Take Place Next Tuesday, July 6, at Haverhill Citizens Center

COVID-19 Vaccinations Take Place Next Tuesday, July 6, at Haverhill Citizens Center
Residents who still need a first or second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine may receive a free shot next Tuesday in Haverhill. Vaccinations are available for adults Tuesday, July 6, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Haverhill Citizens Center, 10 Welcome St., Haverhill. Registrations are preferred but walk-ins are also welcome. Those registering for a second dose are reminded …

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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. Guest: Rep. Andy Vargas.
  • 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: Live, 6:10 p.m.
  • 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.
  • 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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