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

This fall, 97.9 WHAV celebrates five years of FM broadcasting. During this time, WHAV’s original, community reporting has grown tremendously. This is especially noteworthy as other newsrooms are shrinking across the country with local news the biggest casualty. As Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station and nonprofit local news service, your monthly membership is critically important to keep accurate, reliable and timely reporting coming.

If you’re not already a monthly member, your subscription during this fall membership drive is critical. Click to review the new and easy giving options. For a limited time, you’ll make an even greater impact as donations will be matched by Early Contractors up to $500.
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Haverhill News

Haverhill Firefighters Work Around Staircase Blocked by Belongings and Stop Dudley Street Blaze

Haverhill Firefighters Work Around Staircase Blocked by Belongings and Stop Dudley Street Blaze
No one was injured, but six people are displaced following an attic fire early Saturday afternoon at a two-family Dudley Street home. Haverhill firefighters were dispatched around 12:15 p.m. at 20 Dudley St., with Engine 2 from Sixteenth Avenue arriving first at the three-story, wood-frame building. “Upon their arrival they were met with heavy fire showing above the third-floor windows …

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Haverhill Police Win Accreditation, Meeting De-Escalation, Use-of-Force, Diversity Standards

Haverhill Police Win Accreditation, Meeting De-Escalation, Use-of-Force, Diversity Standards
Haverhill Police Department is on track to receive national accreditation in a few days, one of few in the state to achieve national Tier I accreditation. It joins Newton, Fall River, Danvers and a few collegiate public safety departments to achieve accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. “We take customer service and protecting the public incredibly …

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Podcast: Hillies Shop at Haverhill City Hall Teaches Business While Ready for Peak Holiday Shopping

Podcast: Hillies Shop at Haverhill City Hall Teaches Business While Ready for Peak Holiday Shopping
Haverhill High students are taking advantage of a learning opportunity that’s perfectly timed with the holiday shopping season. They are learning about retail, while operating the Haverhill Hillies Shop is in the basement of Haverhill City Hall. Matt Scanlon, one of the faculty advisors, was a recent guest on WHAV’s morning program. “I’m one of the special education supervisors for …

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Regional News

DSR Motor Group Buys Rockingham Toyota and Honda, Known for Local Philanthropy

DSR Motor Group Buys Rockingham Toyota and Honda, Known for Local Philanthropy
Rockingham Toyota and Honda, operated by Emmett Horgan and his family for almost four decades, was recently sold to Westwood-based DSR Motor Group. The two Salem, N.H., dealerships became Canobie Lake Toyota and Canobie Lake Honda respectively, under the leadership of David Rosenberg, DSR Motor Group president. Bob Ramos was named general manager and managing partner of Rockingham Toyota.  In …

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Lawrence General Hospital to Receive $7 Million in Federal COVID-19 Reimbursements

Lawrence General Hospital to Receive $7 Million in Federal COVID-19 Reimbursements
Lawrence General Hospital is receiving $7 million in COVID-19-related reimbursements from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The money pays the additional costs of operating safely and handling more patients during the coronavirus pandemic between February 2020 and July 2021. Amounts cover additional emergency medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, personal protective equipment and disinfection/sanitizing supplies; renting equipment such as IV pumps; and contracting …

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Community Spotlight

Buttonwoods Museum Extends Festival of Trees Drop-Offs Through Nov. 21

Buttonwoods Museum Extends Festival of Trees Drop-Offs Through Nov. 21
Haverhill’s Buttonwoods Museum, getting ready for its 20th anniversary Festival of Trees, is extended its decorated artificial tree, wreath and centerpiece collections for another week. Due to heavy rains and the Veterans Day celebration, the museum is accepting drop-offs Thursday, Nov. 18, from noon-5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19 and 20, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 21. From …

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Obituaries

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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. Guest: Rep. Christina Minicucci.
  • 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.

Tuesday’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: Michael Thompson of SCORE.
  • 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.
  • Lights Out: 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.

Help protect WHAV’s independence by choosing a membership option here.
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