whav_header-980x180
Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ June 15, 2021
facebook_promotion-school_committee
Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:reader],

No need to log-in. Full 97.9 WHAV Local News is available to everyone, every day on-air at 97.9 FM or online at WHAV.net thanks to WHAV members.

If you are not already a member, please support original journalism and keep local news coming from Greater Haverhill’s Only Public Radio Station and nonprofit local news service by becoming a WHAV member. See the many options here.
donation_button

Haverhill News

Two Face Assault, Robbery Charges After Bradford ‘Stabbing Incident’ Wednesday

Two Face Assault, Robbery Charges After Bradford ‘Stabbing Incident’ Wednesday
Two people have been charged in connection with, what Haverhill Police call, a “stabbing incident” near Central Square, Bradford, late yesterday morning. Twenty-three-year-old Carson Hamilton, of Haverhill, and 22-year-old Haley Thomas, of North Andover, were charged with armed robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon—a knife—and assault battery with a dangerous weapon—a shod foot. Police were dispatched to the …

Read more

Retired Haverhill Deputy Chief Haugh Becomes Interim Police Chief as DeNaro Steps Down Early for ‘Health Reasons’

Retired Haverhill Deputy Chief Haugh Becomes Interim Police Chief as DeNaro Steps Down Early for ‘Health Reasons’
Retired Haverhill Deputy Police Chief Anthony L. Haugh, who served the force for 33 years, is coming back to work as interim police chief. Haugh will lead the department for at least seven weeks after Police Chief Alan R. DeNaro, who planned to retire next month, takes an early leave for “health reasons,” according to Mayor James J. Fiorentini. “The …

Read more

Creative Haverhill Wins City Support of its State Grant Application for Former Cogswell School Conversion

Creative Haverhill Wins City Support of its State Grant Application for Former Cogswell School Conversion
The Haverhill City Council lent its support to Creative Haverhill Tuesday night as the nonprofit seeks a unique opportunity to raise money for its Cogswell ArtSpace campaign. Program Director Erin Padilla told the Council the group is hoping to be awarded an Underutilized Property Grant from MassDevelopment, the state’s finance and development agency. She explained how it works. “This grant …

Read more

Another Unusual Northern Essex Community College Graduation, But at Least it Was in Person This Year

Another Unusual Northern Essex Community College Graduation, But at Least it Was in Person This Year
When Northern Essex Community College conducted its 59th Commencement last Saturday, there were five separate ceremonies owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than one large graduation for all graduates, there were five socially distanced ceremonies, organized by academic center, and included those 2020 graduates who missed out on an in-person event last year. Northern Essex President Lane A. Glenn addressed …

Read more

Regional News

Marine Corps Reserve Promotes Methuen Interim Police Lt. Ferreira to Sgt. Major, Highest Enlisted Rank

Marine Corps Reserve Promotes Methuen Interim Police Lt. Ferreira to Sgt. Major, Highest Enlisted Rank
Methuen resident and interim Police Lt. Eric Ferreira has been promoted to Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Reserve, the highest rank which an enlisted member of the military may earn. Mayor Neil Perry said Ferreira was hired by the Methuen Police Department in July, 2012, and currently serves as interim lieutenant within the Office of Professional Standards and Accreditation. …

Read more

Timberlane Regional School Music Students, Parents, Friends Plan Rally Tonight Over Job Concerns

Timberlane Regional School Music Students, Parents, Friends Plan Rally Tonight Over Job Concerns
Timberlane Regional School District music students, parents, local alumni and retired staff plan a rally tonight to support the music program, which an organizer said is, “at risk of being diminished and understaffed.” Sarah Gerns Machemer of Plaistow, N.H., and a former Timberlane School Board member, alumni and parent of four children who have been involved in the arts at …

Read more

Community Spotlight

Haverhill Public Library Offers Online Drag Kings, Queens and Friends Story Times

HPL_Main_Entrance
Haverhill Public Library hosts a series of three virtual story times, featuring award-winning sings, laughs and stories with LGBTQ+ themes. The online presentations, described by the library as an engaging program for the whole family, is offered by Drag Kings, Queens and Friends story time group from Boston. There will be different books and performers each month, Saturdays, May 22, …

Read more

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: Naturalist Roland “Boot” Boutwell.
  • 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.

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: 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
MVCC_newsletter_banner_v3

Before You Go…


If you believe, as WHAV does, that an informed public makes for better neighbors, employees, volunteers, customers, leaders, voters and citizens, we have a small favor to ask.

Unlike others, WHAV makes its journalism available to all. If you’re not already a donor or member, WHAV needs your ongoing support to do its job. The news media is hurting with thousands of outlets closing across the country. Local news has suffered the most. While we may not always agree on what event should or should not have been covered, WHAV’s philosophy is to err on the side of disclosure. If you share a belief in these principles, help WHAV to continue being Greater Haverhill’s most trusted, reliable and thought-provoking source of news—whether on-air, online, over cable television or in social media.

Help protect WHAV’s independence by choosing a membership option here.
listen_now_box-150
facebook twitter website