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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ December 07, 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 has provided more local news, more news that matters and more often.

As Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station and nonprofit local news service,” your monthly subscription during this fall membership drive is critical. Click on “Membership” at WHAV.NET 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 Home Value Surge Outpaces Business Properties with the Prospect of Higher Taxes

Haverhill Home Value Surge Outpaces Business Properties with the Prospect of Higher Taxes
Haverhill homeowners generally face higher property taxes as, what is called, the city’s second budget debate of the year, takes place tonight. The City Council devotes most of its meeting to setting local tax rates—a process known as “classification.” The values of both residential and commercial properties rose sharply in the last year, but home values increased at a greater …

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HHS Plans Family Meeting Tonight After Student Fight; Cell Phone Violators Face ‘Consequences’

HHS Plans Family Meeting Tonight After Student Fight; Cell Phone Violators Face ‘Consequences’
After what was described as a “challenging week,” involving a fight among students and a staff member getting struck, Haverhill High School is having a “family meeting” tonight. Led by Haverhill High Principal Jason Meland and Superintendent Margaret Marotta, the meeting is intended “to address the harm done to our community and to prevent future incidents from occurring.” Meland said …

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Haverhill Police Go Unshaven as Part of Home Base Relief for Veterans’ Invisible Wounds

Haverhill Police Go Unshaven as Part of Home Base Relief for Veterans’ Invisible Wounds
Certain Haverhill police officers are going unshaven this month to help veterans and their families heal from invisible wounds, such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. Police are raising awareness and money in support of Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program. This is the seventh year of the “Home Base No Shave” campaign for …

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Regional News

Whittier Tech Opens Coffee Café to the Public, Adding to Student Hospitality Career Pathway

Whittier Tech Opens Coffee Café to the Public, Adding to Student Hospitality Career Pathway
More hospitality learning opportunities are available to students of Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School with the opening of a new coffee café. Whittier Tech opened the coffee café in mid-September, first to faculty and then to the public. Adjacent to the school’s Poet’s Inn restaurant, it includes a bakery case, espresso machine and point of sales systems to allow …

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Community Spotlight

In Time for the ‘Riverdale’ Sixth Season Debut, Learn About the Haverhill Origins of Archie

In Time for the ‘Riverdale’ Sixth Season Debut, Learn About the Haverhill Origins of Archie
A closer look at the Haverhill origins of characters in Archie comics is the subject of “Betty and Veronica: The Colorful History of the Archie Comic Icons” online tonight. The presentation is timely since, besides comic books, the sixth season of “Riverdale” airs on CW television tonight. The Buttonwoods Museum’s “Haverhill Connections” lecture is presented by historian Tim Hanley tonight, …

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Obituaries

Today’s Obituaries: Former Haverhill City Councilor Gene P. Grillo Dies at Age 94

Today’s Obituaries: Former Haverhill City Councilor Gene P. Grillo Dies at Age 94
Former longtime Haverhill City Councilor Gene Patrick Grillo of Bradford and Seabrook Beach, N.H., died Sunday at age 94 at Anna Jacques Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Grillo was born on Oct. 18, 1927 in Lawrence. He graduated from Haverhill High School and received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Biology from Boston College. Subsequently, …

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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: 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.
  • Haverhill City Council: Live. 7 p.m.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Wednesday’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: Ginny Salem, Northern Essex Elder Transport and Daniel Plourde Sr., VFW Santa Parade.
  • 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.
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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.

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