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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ June 14, 2021
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Haverhill News

Mayor Calls for Expanded Haverhill Public Health Department in TV/Radio Call-In Show

Mayor Calls for Expanded Haverhill Public Health Department in TV/Radio Call-In Show
Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini says he is hopeful the city will be able to set up a true Public Health Department when the federal government releases more COVID-19 relief funds. The mayor made that announcement last night, on the Point of Reference program with Frank Novak, which aired here on WHAV. While the mayor praised the work done over …

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Convention and Visitors Bureau, Merrimack Valley Chamber Receive State Tourism Recovery Grants

Convention and Visitors Bureau, Merrimack Valley Chamber Receive State Tourism Recovery Grants
The North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce both plan to target tourists with Travel and Tourism Recovery Grants awarded by the Gov. Charlie Baker administration this week. Grants are dedicated to marketing projects that support the “My Local MA” campaign, enhance tourism recovery and have the potential to increase non-resident visitation. The …

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Regional News

Merrimack Valley Chamber Plans In-Person Networking Mixer Monday at Wamesit Lanes

Merrimack Valley Chamber Plans In-Person Networking Mixer Monday at Wamesit Lanes
The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is having an in-person business networking and referral mixer Monday night at Wamesit Lanes, Tewksbury. There will be opportunities to make business connections, enjoy appetizers and win door prizes. Business reopening guidelines because of the COVID-19 pandemic will be in effect. The event takes place Monday, April 26, from 5-7 p.m., at Wamesit Lanes, …

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Methuen Kicks Off Earth Week With Community Cleanup Day Saturday

Methuen Kicks Off Earth Week With Community Cleanup Day Saturday
The City of Methuen kicks off Earth Week with its first Community Cleanup Day of 2021 this Saturday. Mayor Neil Perry and Methuen City Council members invite residents to gather in small groups at Veterans Memorial Park on Milk Street, Gill Avenue Playground or DeGaspe Park on Mystic Street to help clean up litter. Participants will be provided trash pickers, …

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This Year’s High School Juniors Able to Skip MCAS Without Graduation Consequences

This Year’s High School Juniors Able to Skip MCAS Without Graduation Consequences
It’s official. This year’s high school junior class doesn’t need to take or pass MCAS tests to graduate, under a change approved this week by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. As WHAV reported at the beginning of the month, Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley recommended the temporary change. It is one of a series of pandemic-influenced shifts the …

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Community Spotlight

Fidelity House CRC ‘Chances for Change’ Raffle Begins Friday with Multiple Prizes Worth $1,000

Fidelity House CRC ‘Chances for Change’ Raffle Begins Friday with Multiple Prizes Worth $1,000
Fidelity House CRC, which serves people with disabilities, is having a weeklong raffle, “Chances for Change,” beginning Friday. The fundraiser offers the chance to win one of seven packages, each valued at $1,000 or more. These include “Shop ‘til You Drop,” “Groceries for a Month,” “Newburyport Get-Away,” “A Day at the Beach,” “12 Nights of Dining” and “A Year of …

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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: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital.
  • 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.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Friday’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 City Councilor John A. Michitson.
  • 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.
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