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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ December 04, 2021
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Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:reader],

With Growing Local News, More Help is Needed to Keep Original Reports Coming

As someone who follows local news presented here by 97.9 WHAV, you surely must have noticed the growing number of important stories and events presented daily.

Only WHAV has reported potentially major changes to our roster of local and regional elected officials and the districts in which they will run. Only WHAV has reported the deliberations of city boards and commissions as development expands. Only WHAV has reported the silver linings inside public school issues even as others report events out of context.

Further, whether it is pent up demand after more than a year of the pandemic or a new trend, the numbers of events and critical happenings have grown substantially.

WHAV, Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station and nonprofit local news service, seeks to keep you abreast of what’s happening, but your membership support is needed. Please help kickstart WHAV’s fall drive with your new monthly subscription or extra donation. Review the easy giving options here.

Thank you to WHAV members who already pay for original local news reporting that is shared with the community.
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Haverhill News

Schools Award Scholarships to Haverhill High Grads; School Staffers Gain Recognition

Schools Award Scholarships to Haverhill High Grads; School Staffers Gain Recognition
A dozen Haverhill High School graduates were approved for 2021 scholarships at the last Haverhill School Committee meeting. Awards were distributed from the Marvin, Beatrice and Paul Brindis Scholarship Fund, the Nicholas C. Johnson Fund and the Samuel and Bessie Milhendler Scholarship Fund. School Superintendent Margaret Marotta congratulated Allison Becker, Felicya DeCicco, Michael Galvin, Katherine Galvin, Joseph Giampa, Allison House, …

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Bill Co-Sponsored by Vargas Aims to Limit Impact of Online ‘Click-to-Agree’ Policies

Bill Co-Sponsored by Vargas Aims to Limit Impact of Online ‘Click-to-Agree’ Policies
Those who click through those popup agreements online and worry about future repercussions may find relief in a bill sponsored by a trio of legislators, including Rep. Andy X. Vargas, and before a committee headed by local legislators. Dubbed the Massachusetts Information Privacy Act, it targets a common feature of internet life—“click-to-agree” privacy policies and terms of use pages that …

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Haverhill’s Veras Helps Mass. GOP Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Haverhill’s Veras Helps Mass. GOP Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Haverhill’s Alex Veras recently helped the Massachusetts Republican Party celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Veras, a member of the MassGOP First Generation Coalition, said the party is working on not only connecting with more Hispanic voters, but also to recruit more of them to run for public office. “Republicans will continue to engage and empower our Hispanic communities here in Massachusetts, …

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Campaign Notes: Endorsements for Hobbs-Everett, Bevilacqua, Lewandowski, O'Neil; Rogers’ Rally

Campaign Notes: Endorsements for Hobbs-Everett, Bevilacqua, Lewandowski, O'Neil; Rogers’ Rally
Katrina Hobbs-Everett, candidate for Haverhill City Council, has received the endorsement of the Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers Union Local No. 6. Union Business Manager James R. Lister told Hobbs-Everett, “We appreciate your dedication and commitment to the working families you represent in our communities.” This is the second time the Local Union 6 has endorsed Hobbs-Everett for …

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Regional News

DiZoglio Says Small Business Day of Action Set for Monday to Push Pandemic Aid Extensions

DiZoglio Says Small Business Day of Action Set for Monday to Push Pandemic Aid Extensions
State Sen. Diana DiZoglio is co-hosting a Small Business Day of Action Monday is support of her legislation to extend restaurants’ option to sell cocktails to-go, third-party delivery fee caps and provide grants to small businesses startups that were not eligible for government assistance when the pandemic struck. DiZoglio said, “there remains significant work to be done to ensure the …

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Comedienne Judy Carter Entertains at GLFHC’s Online ‘In Pink’ Brunch and Comedy Show

Comedienne Judy Carter Entertains at GLFHC’s Online ‘In Pink’ Brunch and Comedy Show
Renowned comedienne Judy Carter is pitching in next week to benefit women’s health initiatives at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center when the Center’s Rosalyn Kempton Wood Award is presented to four members of Borislow Insurance. Carter’s stand-up comedy will be featured as part of the organization’s 11th Annual In Pink Brunch and Comedy Show fundraiser Thursday, Oct. 28 at 7 …

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Community Spotlight

Whittier Birthplace Offers Second Annual Kite Flying Day Sunday

Whittier Birthplace Offers Second Annual Kite Flying Day Sunday
Haverhill’s Whittier Birthplace is having its second annual Kite Flying Day Sunday. The Birthplace invites members of the public to bring their own kites, make kites or simply enjoy the display from the Kites Over New England group. The event is outside only and attendees are advised to dress for the weather. Kite Flying Day takes place Sunday, Oct. 24, …

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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: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell and Pentucket Players Artistic Director John Buzzell.
  • 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.

Saturday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • World News: Noon and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Gunsmoke: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Sunday’s Radio Highlights

  • Classic Hits: Favorites all day, except as indicated
  • Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
  • Wave Weather: Every 30 minutes
  • Pulse on Health: Michael Curry took on the role of president and CEO of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, the organization that oversees more than 50 community health centers in Massachusetts, in January of 2021. Aside from providing primary care for 97% of all zip codes in Massachusetts, community health centers are playing a major role in the fight against COVID 19. Hear part 2 of the interview with Curry.
  • World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
  • Take Two Movie Review: 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
  • Mass Moments: Today in Massachusetts history, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
  • Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Monday’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: Greater Haverhill Chamber President and CEO Irene Haley and Lauren Towler discusses Groveland Langley-Adams Library Halloween programs.
  • 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.
  • Suspense: 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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