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

While Still Low, Haverhill COVID-19 Rates Going Up; Officials Ask 20-39-Year-Olds to Get Vaccine

While Still Low, Haverhill COVID-19 Rates Going Up; Officials Ask 20-39-Year-Olds to Get Vaccine
While nowhere near the levels the city was experiencing a year ago, Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini says COVID-19 numbers have begun spiking within the last two weeks and worse figures are preventable with vaccinations. Speaking before the City Council this week, the mayor said the statistics are concerning because they are similar to last year’s numbers, just before the …

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Program Helping Sixth and Ninth Graders Explore Living Wage Careers Opens at Burnham School

Program Helping Sixth and Ninth Graders Explore Living Wage Careers Opens at Burnham School
Haverhill Public-Private Partnership, known as HP3 for short, has opened a mentorship training classroom and office at Thomas E. Burnham School to further its mission of helping Haverhill public school students obtain a living wage job. The nonprofit, founded in 2019 by retired Army Lt. General Jack Gardner, also recently conducted online outreach to identify sixth graders who might benefit …

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Haverhill VFW Lorraine Post 29 Donates Water Dispenser to Bedford VA Medical Center

Haverhill VFW Lorraine Post 29 Donates Water Dispenser to Bedford VA Medical Center
Haverhill Veterans of Foreign Wars Lorraine Post 29 of Haverhill recently arranged with the Edith Nourse Rogers VA Medical Center to provide complimentary water through the clinic. For the time being, water is being distributed through small water bottles until the Bedford VA clinic sets up the water dispenser. “Knowing that a lot of our veterans who use the clinic …

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Servpro of Haverhill/Newburyport Receives Chairman’s Platinum Award

Servpro of Haverhill/Newburyport Receives Chairman’s Platinum Award
Servpro of Haverhill/Newburyport was awarded the Chairman’s Platinum award at the company’s 52nd annual convention last week at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Fla. Patrick and Michelle Lavigne of Servpro of Haverhill/Newburyport joined the more than 650 franchise owners and key employees to receive recognition at the gala award ceremony. Forty-three of those award-winning entrepreneurs …

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Regional News

DiZoglio Seeks to Clear Name of North Andover Woman Convicted of Witchcraft in 1693

DiZoglio Seeks to Clear Name of North Andover Woman Convicted of Witchcraft in 1693
State Sen. Diana DiZoglio is working at clearing the criminal record of a woman who lived 328 years ago in what is now North Andover DiZoglio has a bill before the legislature’s Judiciary Committee that would exonerate Elizabeth Johnson Jr., who was convicted of witchcraft in 1693. In written testimony to the committee, DiZoglio said it’s not clear why the …

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Community Spotlight

Free Basketball Clinic Begins Aug. 10 at Haverhill YMCA

Free Basketball Clinic Begins Aug. 10 at Haverhill YMCA
A free basketball clinic is coming soon to the Haverhill YMCA. Haverhill High School Boys Basketball Team and Coach Souleymane Wane offer the clinic Tuesday, Aug. 10, from 5:30-7 p.m., at Haverhill YMCA, 81 Winter St. There are only limited spaces available. Those interested may register at the Welcome Center or by calling 978-374-0506. Attendees receive a free tek shirt.

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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: Joseph 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.
  • 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: Dr. Jennifer Somers, a family physician and lactation consultant at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center. August is National Breastfeeding Month and Dr. Somers talks about the benefits of breast feeding and about some of the programs offered to expectant moms.
  • 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. Guests: YMCA Regional Executive Director Tracy Fuller and John Macone, Merrimack River Watershed Council.
  • 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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