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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. 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.

As Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station and nonprofit local news service, your monthly 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 Schools to Seize Misused Cell Phones; Add Counselors, Security and Resource Officer

Haverhill Schools to Seize Misused Cell Phones; Add Counselors, Security and Resource Officer
Haverhill schools are hiring two new adjustment counselors and two security guards for the high school, bringing in a school resource officer for a middle school and adopting a zero-tolerance policy on student use of cell phones during any fights. The Haverhill School Committee took the steps last night to get ahead of what has been a disciplinary problem at …

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J. G. Whittier School Serves About 400 at Third Annual Thanksgiving Feast Celebration

J. G. Whittier School Serves About 400 at Third Annual Thanksgiving Feast Celebration
Up to 400 families received full, hot Thanksgiving meals last night as Haverhill’s John Greenleaf Whittier School sponsored its third annual Thanksgiving Feast Celebration. Like last year, because of the ongoing pandemic, organizers Barbara Greenwood and Tiffany Midolo assembled a drive-up at the Concord Street school. Greenwood told WHAV the idea evolved to help families who would otherwise not enjoy …

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Whittier Tech Students Pool Talents and Collect Nearly 7,000 Food Items for Pantries

Whittier Tech Students Pool Talents and Collect Nearly 7,000 Food Items for Pantries
Students at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School collected a record-breaking amount of food—6,973 canned goods and non-perishable items in total—during this year’s collection. Superintendent Maureen Lynch said Whittier Tech’s Skills USA chapter spearheaded the drive, pooling talents of students in various programs. They increased their efforts after learning food insecurity increased in Massachusetts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Skills …

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Federal Judge Sends Man to Prison for ID Theft After Seeking License at Haverhill Registry Office

Federal Judge Sends Man to Prison for ID Theft After Seeking License at Haverhill Registry Office
A 33-year-old former Lowell resident will serve two-and-a-half years in prison after being sentenced this week in federal court for using the identity of a U.S. citizen at the Haverhill Registry of Motor Vehicles office. Hector Antonio Cruz Ciprian was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 30 months in prison and three years of …

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Regional News

State Awards Groveland $75,000 for Master Plan and Lawrence $100,000 for Resident Needs

State Awards Groveland $75,000 for Master Plan and Lawrence $100,000 for Resident Needs
Groveland plans to use a $75,000 state grant to develop a comprehensive master plan, while Lawrence CommunityWorks will use $100,000 to address food security, affordable housing and resident health. Groveland and Lawrence are among 26 communities sharing in $2.5 million under the state’s Urban Agenda Grant Program. Groveland’s master plan will build on town priorities in the areas of housing, …

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Methuen Santa Parade Saturday From Pelham Street Park and Ride to Nicholson Stadium

Methuen Santa Parade Saturday From Pelham Street Park and Ride to Nicholson Stadium
Methuen’s Santa Parade takes place tomorrow afternoon with dozens of youth organizations, businesses and area marching bands. The parade, led by Methuen Mayor Neil Perry, begins at 1 p.m., from the Pelham Street Park and Ride, 144 Pelham St. The route continues left on Pelham Street, left on Lowell Street, right on Hampshire Street, cross Broadway onto Charles Street, continue …

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Community Spotlight

New Cogswell ArtSpace Donors of $50 and Up Eligible to Win Iconic Dale Rogers’ Dog Sculpture

New Cogswell ArtSpace Donors of $50 and Up Eligible to Win Iconic Dale Rogers’ Dog Sculpture
Donors to Creative Haverhill’s Cogswell ArtSpace Campaign could win a four-foot-tall iconic, metal American Dog statue. Artist Dale Rogers donated one of his sculptures—a smaller version of one placed at the southbound Ward Hill exit off Interstate 495—to help raise the final money needed to renovate and open the Cogswell ArtSpace at the former George F. Cogswell School, 351 S. …

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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: Janet Nittmann of Windrush Farm Therapeutic Riding Center and Tony Pecci, Haverhill Lions Club.
  • 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: In this edition, Dr. Wendy Barr, Vice President of Clinical Education and Residency Program Director/DIO at the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency, based at GLFHC, talks about the history of the program and about how LFMR played a critical role in the care of COVID patients at Lawrence General Hospital.
  • 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 Susie Bresney and Beth Haley of the Merrimack River Watershed Council.
  • 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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