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

About Two Dozen Vie to Become Haverhill’s Next Police Chief; City Decides Against Outside Testing

About Two Dozen Vie to Become Haverhill’s Next Police Chief; City Decides Against Outside Testing
About two dozen applicants met Tuesday’s deadline for expressing interest in becoming Haverhill’s next police chief. Mayor James J. Fiorentini quoted consultant Alan S. Gould as saying the city received “a great pool of applicants” from both within the department and outside. Gould, a former 21-year Salem, N.H., police officer, who now operates Municipal Resources, is reviewing and ranking potential …

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DiZoglio Senate Amendment Could Bring Pickleball for Seniors to Haverhill’s Riverside Park

DiZoglio Senate Amendment Could Bring Pickleball for Seniors to Haverhill’s Riverside Park
When the state Senate passed a $47.72 billion budget last week, it included earmarks for senior pickleball at Haverhill’s Riverside Park, prevention of student substance abuse and a youth and community center in Methuen, among others. Sen. Diana DiZoglio was among senators statewide that tacked on an additional $63.7 million in spending. The Senate and House must now work out …

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Merrimack Valley Chamber to Honor Local Businesses for ‘Perseverance’ at Awards Breakfast

Merrimack Valley Chamber to Honor Local Businesses for ‘Perseverance’ at Awards Breakfast
Everyone wins! All Merrimack Valley Small Businesses that survived the pandemic have been collectively named winners of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce’s “perseverance” award. U.S. Small Business Administration’s Robert Nelson is scheduled to address Chamber members Friday, June 11, from 7:30-9 a.m., as the organization conducts its Annual Small Business Recognition Awards at DiBurro’s Function Facilities in Ward Hill. …

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Regional News

State Police Identify 40-Year-Old Malden Man as Victim of Monday Night Crash on I-495

State Police Identify 40-Year-Old Malden Man as Victim of Monday Night Crash on I-495
A 40-year-old Malden man was identified Tuesday by State Police as the man who was killed Monday night after losing control of his car while driving southbound on Interstate 495 in Andover. Christopher Rigano was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette when he struck a 2005 Honda Accord, driven by a 41-year-old Spencer man, and then went under the trailer portion …

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Community Spotlight

Buttonwoods Museum Brings Back its Seasonal, Free Guided Tours This Week

Buttonwoods Museum Brings Back its Seasonal, Free Guided Tours This Week
Haverhill’s Buttonwoods Museum kicks off its seasonal free guided tours this week. Buttonwoods tour guide Doug Jenkins conducts a tour of historic Elmwood Cemetery Saturday, June 5, at noon.  Participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes as the cemetery’s ground is uneven. On Sunday, June 6, at 3 p.m., Jill Schoenberg walks a group through Linwood Cemetery. Other tours include …

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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.
  • 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 Rep. Linda Dean Campbell.
  • 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.
97.9 WHAV FM Wavelengths is sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
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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.

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