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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ October 24, 2021
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Haverhill News

Macek, Haverhill’s Longest Serving City Councilor, Not Seeking Re-Election; Higher Office Possible

Macek, Haverhill’s Longest Serving City Councilor, Not Seeking Re-Election; Higher Office Possible
Haverhill’s longest serving city councilor under the city’s current form of government is making it official he won’t be a candidate for re-election this fall. He, however, is not ruling out higher office. Councilor William J. Macek, often called the “dean” of the Council, has been elected to 13 two-year terms over two stints on the legislative body. “I’m not …

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Area Consumer Complaint Office, Now in Newburyport, Receives Grant from Attorney General

Area Consumer Complaint Office, Now in Newburyport, Receives Grant from Attorney General
The local agency handling consumer complaints is sharing in nearly $2 million awarded by Attorney General Maura Healey for local consumer mediation programs. North Essex Dispute Resolution Center of Newburyport operates the program that was once part of Community Action of Haverhill. “We regularly support these local nonprofits and municipal programs to help ensure consumers across the state have access …

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House Approves Sports Betting; Vargas Agrees, Saying It Already Exists for Border Communities

House Approves Sports Betting; Vargas Agrees, Saying It Already Exists for Border Communities
The House overwhelmingly approved a bill to legalize sports betting in Massachusetts Thursday night—even hearing reasoning from Haverhill state Rep. Andy X. Vargas that border communities already have such gambling. The House voted 156-3 to pass its sports betting bill, something a bipartisan parade of representatives said was long overdue. “I represent a district which borders New Hampshire. In Haverhill, …

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Regional News

Podcast: Rep. Minicucci Discusses Legislature’s Attention on Issues Unique to Gateway Cities

Podcast: Rep. Minicucci Discusses Legislature’s Attention on Issues Unique to Gateway Cities
With work on the state budget largely completed, except for possible overrides of Gov. Charlie Baker’s vetoes, the state legislature is moving onto other issues such as the wellbeing of Gateway Cities. Rep. Christina A. Minicucci, a member of the legislature’s Gateway Cities Caucus, describes the caucus’ recent visit to the area last week. Says the group comes together once …

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Community Spotlight

Tomorrow, Learn About Finding Your Way Before the Digital Age

Tomorrow, Learn About Finding Your Way Before the Digital Age
Haverhill’s Museum of Printing wants the younger set to know what it was like before digital bits replaced printed pages. The museum is offering a special presentation tomorrow, July 24, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., called “Atoms to Bits: Printed Products Before the Digital Era.” There are road maps before they were replaced by GPS, Yellow Pages before Google …

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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 Campbell, and EJ Dean, vice president of operations at Fiesta Shows, discusses Topsfield Fair.
  • 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
  • Pulse on Health: In this week’s edition of Pulse On Health, we welcome back Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Chief Medical Officer Dr. Zandra Kelley to bring listeners up to date on the COVID-19 situation in the Merrimack Valley and provides more information about the Delta variant and what the virus will do next in the region.
  • 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: Shaw Rosen, chair, Greater Haverhill Haverhill Chamber of Commerce.
  • 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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