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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ June 14, 2021
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Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:reader],

All this week, during 97.9 WHAV’s spring membership drive, you can “Grow the Local News You Need and the Music You Love.”

Linda recently wrote to WHAV to say “Thank you for your reportage of local news.” WHAV News on-air, online and posted to social media is, accurate, reliable and timely. There’s no annoying log-in to thanks to listeners like Linda who believe local news should be shared far and wide. Listener-supported means membership-supported.

Join Linda and become a member at $5 or $10 a month by clicking here. There’s even a Bill Me option. Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station and nonprofit local news service asks you to Grow the Local News You Need and Music You Love.
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Haverhill News

Councilors Say Haverhill’s Hannah Duston Statue Should Remain in GAR Park with Possible Changes

Councilors Say Haverhill’s Hannah Duston Statue Should Remain in GAR Park with Possible Changes
After multiple meetings, discussions and hours of listening to public input, the Haverhill City Council decided last night the Hannah Duston statue in GAR Park, should remain where it is. The statue has been a point of contention for more than a year because of what many consider to be a one-sided view of Haverhill’s history and for the use …

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Haverhill City Council Approves Three-Condominium Plan for Former Salem Street Funeral Home

Haverhill City Council Approves Three-Condominium Plan for Former Salem Street Funeral Home
The Haverhill City Council has given new life to a former Bradford funeral home. The property at 52 Salem St. was, until recently, the location of the Bradford Grondin-Carnevale Funeral Home. Last December, it was purchased for $400,000 by Mazraany Construction of Salem, N.H., with plans to convert the 100-year-old building into three residential condominiums. Mazraany’s representative, attorney Robert Harb, …

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Haverhill Offers Variety of COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Days, Times and Types

Haverhill Offers Variety of COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Days, Times and Types
Haverhill is offering a variety of COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week with all three of the currently authorized shots available depending on the location. The Pfizer vaccine is available for those aged 16 and up, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at AmVets, 576 Primrose St., Haverhill. Vouchers are available at the mayor’s office in City Hall, but walk-ins are …

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Portion of Route 97 in Haverhill Closes Completely Friday for Bridge Work; Detours in Place

Portion of Route 97 in Haverhill Closes Completely Friday for Bridge Work; Detours in Place
The next phase of a $3.3 million bridge rehabilitation project requires closing Route 97 in both directions near the Broadway Industrial Park beginning Friday. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation said Tuesday the Creek Brook Bridge and Route 97, north and south, will close around the clock temporarily for about 17 days. Traffic, including both automobile and pedestrian, will be directed …

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Regional News

State Energy Undersecretary Judy Chang to Address Merrimack Valley Chamber Conference

State Energy Undersecretary Judy Chang to Address Merrimack Valley Chamber Conference
State Energy Undersecretary Judy Chang plans to address the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce plans during its “Energy and Environmental Virtual Conference,” next Tuesday, May 4. There will also be a panel discussing both business and home energy issues. Members include Eversource Vice President Roger A. Kranenburg and National Grid’s Joseph Muraco. The free conference is open to all and …

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Gov. Baker Expects Full Reopening by Aug. 1; Outdoor Mask Rule Easing Begins Friday

Gov. Baker Expects Full Reopening by Aug. 1; Outdoor Mask Rule Easing Begins Friday
Never mind the light at the end of the tunnel. After Gov. Charlie Baker’s reopening announcement Tuesday, Massachusetts can now see the end of the tunnel itself. The governor told Bay Staters to mark their calendars for Aug. 1—by that date, Baker is expecting to have rescinded gathering limits, removed all industry restrictions and allowed 100 percent capacity again across …

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Community Spotlight

Team Haverhill Seeks Volunteers for ‘Clean and Green Downtown Haverhill Cleanup’ May 5

Team Haverhill Seeks Volunteers for ‘Clean and Green Downtown Haverhill Cleanup’ May 5
Volunteers are being sought for a spring “Clean and Green Downtown Haverhill Cleanup” next week in advance of the Haverhill Art Walk. Team Haverhill is coordinating the cleanup, scheduled for Wednesday, May 5, from 6-8 p.m. Volunteers plan to meet at the entrance to the Washington-Wingate parking lot in front of the “Her Voices Carry” mural. Helpers are asked to …

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Obituaries

Broadcast Hall of Famer Ron Chapman, Who Began at WHAV in 1953, Dies at 85

Broadcast Hall of Famer Ron Chapman, Who Began at WHAV in 1953, Dies at 85
Ron Chapman, who went from his Haverhill High School graduation in 1953 to a job as a WHAV disc jockey and eventually became a national broadcast hall of famer, died Monday at 85. He gained fame under the name “Irving Harrigan” when he joined KLIF, Dallas, where he teamed up with Jack “Charlie Brown” Woods in 1959 on the “Charlie …

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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: Jeanne Osborne of the YWCA Haverhill and Joe D’Amore, Merrimack Valley Hope Mission.
  • 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.
  • Great Gildersleeve: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Thursday’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: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital, and Kristen Tarsia of Fidelity House CRC.
  • 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 School Committee: 7 p.m., Live.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 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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