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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ June 15, 2021
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Haverhill News

Trash Talk Dominates Haverhill City Council Discussion This Week of Downtown Cleanliness

Trash Talk Dominates Haverhill City Council Discussion This Week of Downtown Cleanliness
The Haverhill City Council meeting included some trash talking this past Tuesday. City Councilor Joseph J. Bevilacqua presented a photograph he took of an overflowing dumpster downtown, using it as example of what he cited as an ongoing issue. “This is a continual problem with dumpsters that are overflowing and in the public view where we encourage people to visit …

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Haverhill Housing Policies Net the City State Interest Rate Cut on Water and Sewer Project Loans

Haverhill Housing Policies Net the City State Interest Rate Cut on Water and Sewer Project Loans
Haverhill’s housing policies are being rewarded with an interest rate cut on its water and sewer project borrowing. The city was among 113 projects to share in $819 million in state low-interest-rate loans and grants this week from Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration. The money is geared to projects designed to improve water quality, upgrade or replace aging drinking water and …

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Podcast: Haverhill Firefighting Museum’s Kentucky Derby Raffle a Step Toward Reopening

Podcast: Haverhill Firefighting Museum’s Kentucky Derby Raffle a Step Toward Reopening
Signs that life is not quite back to normal are the many nonprofit organizations at work on variations of their signature fundraising projects, while eyeing normalcy just ahead. Among them, the Haverhill Firefighting Museum’s Kentucky Derby Gala for 2021 is still a little different than previous years where people dressed up while enjoying a catered event and live entertainment. Cynthia …

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Regional News

Merrimack River Watershed Council to Work with Forest Service on Development, Climate Change

Merrimack River Watershed Council to Work with Forest Service on Development, Climate Change
The Merrimack River Watershed Council is receiving a $250,000 U.S. Forest Service grant to address forest lands being cut into smaller parcels and climate change across the two-state region. The Watershed Council submitted the Landscape-Scale Restoration grant application, noting “forest fragmentation and climate change threaten the ability of riverfront forests to protect ponds, lakes, streams and rivers in the Merrimack …

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Methuen Food Drive Takes Place Saturday Morning at Tenney Grammar School

Methuen Food Drive Takes Place Saturday Morning at Tenney Grammar School
A food drive takes place Saturday morning in Methuen. Residents are asked to bring donations Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m.-noon, to Tenney Grammar School, 75 Pleasant St., Methuen. The drive is sponsored by Methuen Cares in concert with the Merrimack Valley Central Labor Council, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley and the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill and Plaistow YMCA Readies for ‘Mission Possible’ Gala with a Little Help From Friends

Haverhill and Plaistow YMCA Readies for ‘Mission Possible’ Gala with a Little Help From Friends
The combined Haverhill YMCA and Plaistow Community YMCA is gearing up for its “Mission Possible” Virtual Legacy Gala with a little help from friends. The Y’s Legacy Gala takes place Thursday, May 6, at 7 p.m., online. Covanta renewed its commitment by presenting a check for an undisclosed amount to support the Y’s science, technology, engineering, arts and math program—known …

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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: Sen. Diana DiZoglio.
  • 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. Guest: Rep. Christina Minicucci.
  • 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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