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

Haverhill City Council to Name Baseball Diamond at Swasey Field in Memory of Mike Ryan

Haverhill City Council to Name Baseball Diamond at Swasey Field in Memory of Mike Ryan
The Haverhill City Council is set tomorrow night to name the major league baseball diamond at Swasey Field in memory of Haverhill native Mike Ryan, the Red Sox’ “Impossible Dream” season catcher. Councilors are expected to name the diamond the “Mike Ryan Memorial Baseball Field.” Members will also order the Ryan family be authorized to place a granite bench overlooking …

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Haverhill Honors its Living World War II Veterans During Downtown Ceremony Saturday

Haverhill Honors its Living World War II Veterans During Downtown Ceremony Saturday
Haverhill recognized its living World War II veterans with a special ceremony Saturday morning in downtown Haverhill. Honorees included Ralph DiVincenzo, Loreto DiVincenzo, Edwin Girrior, Ed Parker, James Boland, David Lane, Stanley Williams and Hy DerBogosian. Each were presented with plaques, military pins and U.S. flags by Haverhill Veterans Services Director Luis Santiago, who served as a keynote speaker along …

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Hobbs-Everett Formally Launches Haverhill City Council Campaign, Pledges ‘Solution-Driven Strategies’

Hobbs-Everett Formally Launches Haverhill City Council Campaign, Pledges ‘Solution-Driven Strategies’
Katrina Hobbs-Everett recently launched her campaign for Haverhill City Council with 60 guests in attendance, including state Sen. Diana DiZoglio. Hobbs-Everett greeted voters earlier this month at La Pizza di Forno in Haverhill. “My goal for Haverhill is to improve the overall quality of life for all citizens,” she said. “Through solution-driven strategies that come directly from our community, we …

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MassHousing’s Kornegay Discusses ‘Building Community Through Homeownership’ at Chamber Talk

MassHousing’s Kornegay Discusses ‘Building Community Through Homeownership’ at Chamber Talk
MassHousing Executive Director Chrystal Kornegay addresses members and guests of the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce during a talk on “Building Community Through Homeownership: The Importance of Affordable Housing.” Kornegay discusses the importance of establishing and promoting homeownership programs, especially among minorities, to transform communities. The Chamber describes her as “a passionate advocate for this work” who “makes the compelling …

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I-495 Construction Update: Daytime Lane Closings This Week for Road Widening, Paving

I-495 Construction Update: Daytime Lane Closings This Week for Road Widening, Paving
As steel rebar is placed on the new southbound bridge along Interstate 495 in Haverhill, state transportation officials plan daytime lane closings all week for work on related elements. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation reports there will be single right lanes closings on I-495 southbound. between exits 108 and 106, Monday, July 26, through Friday, July 30, from 9 a.m.-3 …

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Regional News

North Andover Firefighter Bird Among 23 Graduates of Massachusetts Fire Academy

North Andover Firefighter Bird Among 23 Graduates of Massachusetts Fire Academy
Samuel Bird of the North Andover Fire Department was one of 23 students from 17 fire departments to graduate Friday from the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy. Bird completed the 50-day Career Recruit Firefighting Training Program with Class 293 at the Stow campus. State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey and Deputy State Fire Marshal Maribel Fournier announced the graduation. Besides North Andover, …

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Community Spotlight

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Raffling off Billy Joel Aug. 4 Concert Tickets

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill Raffling off Billy Joel Aug. 4 Concert Tickets
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Haverhill wants to put a little music in your summer. The club is conducting a fundraising raffle for the upcoming Billy Joel concert at Fenway Park. Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Javier Bristol was a recent guest on WHAV’s morning program. “We made it very easy. You just go to our website …

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries: Chris Otero, 21, Victim of July 16 Auto Accident

Today’s Obituaries: Chris Otero, 21, Victim of July 16 Auto Accident
Chris Otero, 21, of Haverhill, passed away unexpectedly from injuries sustained as the result of an automobile accident on July 16 at Lowell General Hospital. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he was the son of Jaime Otero and Francisca Then. He was raised and educated in Haverhill and was a graduate of Haverhill High School, class of 2017, and attended …

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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: 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.

Tuesday’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: Patricia Graham, Haverhill Firefighting Museum, and Michael Bevilacqua of the Merrimack Valley 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.
  • Haverhill City Council: 7 p.m. Live
  • Lights Out: 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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