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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ October 24, 2021
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On-air and online, listener- and reader-supported WHAV remains on the job because local news is more critical than ever.

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Haverhill News

DeNaro’s Farewell Cites Proud Moments and Promise to Speak Out on 2018 DPW Investigation

DeNaro’s Farewell Cites Proud Moments and Promise to Speak Out on 2018 DPW Investigation
Retired Haverhill Police Chief Alan R. DeNaro says his proudest achievements over his nearly two decades in Haverhill are the department’s accreditation and addition of a mental health program. DeNaro, however, told city councilors during his farewell last week that he remains willing to address “shocking revelations” discovered during his investigation of the city’s Public Works Department if that report …

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Rep. Vargas Co-Chairs Legislative Commission Studying Racism’s Role in Parole Process

Rep. Vargas Co-Chairs Legislative Commission Studying Racism’s Role in Parole Process
Haverhill Rep. Andy X. Vargas is co-chairing the new state Commission on Structural Racism in the Massachusetts Parole Process. Vargas, appointed by House Speaker Ronald Mariano, opened last week’s first meeting by quoting from the Aspen Institute’s definition of “structural racism.” “‘Structural racism is not something a few people or institutions choose to practice. Instead, it has been a feature …

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Haverhill Trash Collections on Regular Schedule Despite Holiday

Haverhill Trash Collections on Regular Schedule Despite Holiday
Despite this week’s holiday, Haverhill trash collections take place on their regular days. Capitol Waste is on a regular, Monday through Friday, schedule which means all trash and blue recycling routes take place as usual. Curbside Recycling is collected every other week on residents’ normal collection day. For those unsure what week to expect a recycling pickup, Haverhill Solid Waste …

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Regional News

Brea and Huy Receive Scholarships From Arts Institute Group of M.V. and Methuen Arts Initiative

Brea and Huy Receive Scholarships From Arts Institute Group of M.V. and Methuen Arts Initiative
Liz Brea of Methuen and Duong Huy of Lowell were recently awarded scholarships by the Arts Institute Group of The Merrimack Valley and Methuen Arts Initiative. Brea was the primary scholarship winner. She has multiple interests in the arts including painting, photography and fashion design which, the groups said, fueled her passion at the age of four to explore the …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Trash Collections on Regular Schedule Despite Holiday

Haverhill Trash Collections on Regular Schedule Despite Holiday
Despite this week’s holiday, Haverhill trash collections take place on their regular days. Capitol Waste is on a regular, Monday through Friday, schedule which means all trash and blue recycling routes take place as usual. Curbside Recycling is collected every other week on residents’ normal collection day. For those unsure what week to expect a recycling pickup, Haverhill Solid Waste …

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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: Haverhill school Superintendent Margaret Marotta.
  • 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. Guests: Luis Santiago, Haverhill Veterans Services Officer, and Jenny Arndt of Haverhill Promise.
  • 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.
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