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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ June 15, 2021
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All this week, during 97.9 WHAV’s spring membership drive, you can “Grow the Local News You Need and the Music You Love.”

When David became a member, a sent along a card, writing he wants to “help support the radio station. We appreciate your timely local news.” Many like David come for local news, but stay for the best music of all time—music that brings back treasured memories. What is that worth to you? About half of what it takes to keep WHAV operating comes from listeners like you.
Become a member at any amount by clicking here. Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station and nonprofit local news service asks you to Grow the Local News You Need and the Music You Love.
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Haverhill News

Haverhill Outdoor Mask Mandate to End; Health Board to Update Rules to Match State Reopening Plans

Haverhill Outdoor Mask Mandate to End; Health Board to Update Rules to Match State Reopening Plans
As Massachusetts relaxes its outdoor mask mandate tomorrow, Haverhill plans to remove mandatory mask signs downtown and in public parks. Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini gave the order Wednesday, noting Gov. Charlie Baker’s order that masks are no longer required outside when social distancing is possible. The mayor said he is also asking the city’s Board of Health to modify …

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Haverhill Farmer’s Market Reopens Saturday June 26 with New Gourmet Food Offerings

Haverhill Farmer’s Market Reopens Saturday June 26 with New Gourmet Food Offerings
Correction: Because of a reporting error, an earlier version of this story used an incorrect starting date. WHAV regrets any inconvenience. The Haverhill Farmer’s Market will be back in business on Saturdays once again this year beginning June 26. The City Council gave the nod to the annual event on Tuesday, subject to approvals and conditions by all city departments. …

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Northern Essex Student from Haverhill Up for Prestigious National Scholarship

Northern Essex Student from Haverhill Up for Prestigious National Scholarship
Tiary Gonzalez of Haverhill is one of just eight community college students across the state to be chosen as a semi-finalist for the competitive Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Gonzalez, a Northern Essex Community College business transfer student, is eligible to receive up to $40,000 to complete her bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. She moved to …

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Haverhill’s AHEPA Foundation Awards Grants to Five Nonprofit Organizations Serving the Area

Haverhill’s AHEPA Foundation Awards Grants to Five Nonprofit Organizations Serving the Area
Five local nonprofits this week were presented with grants by the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association Haverhill Foundation. Known as AHEPA, the group presented checks to Merrimac Heights Academy, Merrimac; Groveland’s Nathan M. Webster American Legion, Post 248; Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission; Somebody Cares New England; and 97.9 WHAV “Since its inception in 1995, the Foundation has awarded to various …

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Regional News

Methuen Man, 51, Dies When His Motorcycle Collides with Stopped Minivan on I-93

Methuen Man, 51, Dies When His Motorcycle Collides with Stopped Minivan on I-93
A 51-year-old Methuen man was killed early this morning when his motorcycle collided with a minivan that stopped on Interstate 93 in Wilmington. State Police said Diego D. Rodriguez, riding a 2010 Harley Davidson FLH Street Glide, was traveling on I-93 north, just north of exit 38, a little after 1 this morning when he struck a 2005 Toyota Sienna …

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Community Spotlight

Tattersall Farm Reschedules Naturalist Boutwell’s Spring Nature Walk for Sunday, May 23

Tattersall Farm Reschedules Naturalist Boutwell’s Spring Nature Walk for Sunday, May 23
Naturalist Roland “Boot” Boutwell is conducting a spring nature walk at Haverhill’s Tattersall Farm. The walk focuses on the identification of spring wildflowers and other plants and participants will observe several early flowering plants in the fields and woods. There will also be a discussion of the natural history of the plants. Rescheduled from an earlier date, the spring nature …

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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: 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.
  • 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. Guests: Haverhill City Council President Melinda E. Barrett and 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.
97.9 WHAV FM Wavelengths is sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
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