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

Note: WHAV has been made aware of a software conflict which caused recent membership subscriptions to fail. If you received an error message while making a donation online, please try again. We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused.

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 here 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 Veterans Services Officer Santiago Leaving Post, Plans Live Farewell Over WHAV Monday

Haverhill Veterans Services Officer Santiago Leaving Post, Plans Live Farewell Over WHAV Monday
Haverhill Director of Veterans Services Luis Santiago is leaving his post at the end of the month to take a similar position in Billerica. Santiago was appointed by Mayor James J. Fiorentini during July 2020 to replace Amanda Buckley. Since then, he was active getting the word out to veterans about the availability of COVID-19 vaccines, organizing a recognition ceremony …

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Haverhill Invites Families to Receive Progress Report on Plans to Repair or Replace Consentino School

Haverhill Invites Families to Receive Progress Report on Plans to Repair or Replace Consentino School
Haverhill families, including children of all ages, are invited to receive a progress report Dec. 8 on rebuilding the Dr. Albert B. Consentino School. A year and a half ago, the Massachusetts School Building Authority allowed the city to begin the process for repair or replacement of the now-52-year-old middle school. At the inaugural meeting of the Consentino School Building …

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Podcast: Haverhill Plans Wreaths Across America Ceremony Dec. 18; Donate by Nov. 30

Podcast: Haverhill Plans Wreaths Across America Ceremony Dec. 18; Donate by Nov. 30
Volunteers and sponsors are being sought for the local observance of Wreaths Across America, which remembers sacrifices veterans have made in wars since the American Revolution. Wreaths Across America takes place locally Saturday, Dec. 18, at Hilldale Cemetery in Haverhill. Organizer Tammy Dobrosielski says, however, he deadline, for sponsoring wreaths is Tuesday, Nov. 30 “The three tenets of Wreaths Across …

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Publishers Name Kazarosian Costello ‘Best Law Firm’ in Four Categories

Publishers Name Kazarosian Costello ‘Best Law Firm’ in Four Categories
Haverhill-based law firm Kazarosian Costello was recently named “Best Law Firm” in four practice areas for 2022 by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers. Kazarosian Costello, with offices in Haverhill and Salem, Mass., represents plaintiffs in a wide array of practice areas, including personal injury, medical malpractice, civil rights, employment, discrimination, family law and divorce. Firms included in …

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Regional News

Methuen Police Officer DiLeo Graduates from NECC Police Academy, Begins Full-Time

Methuen Police Officer DiLeo Graduates from NECC Police Academy, Begins Full-Time
Methuen Police Officer Steven DiLeo is entering the department’s field training program after successfully graduating from the Northern Essex Community College Police Academy last Friday DiLeo, who also received the Academy’s physical fitness award, grew up in Methuen and continues to live in the city with his girlfriend and their two children. He is a 2013 graduate of Methuen High …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Public Library Collects Food for Sacred Hearts Food Pantry Dec. 6-18

Haverhill Public Library Collects Food for Sacred Hearts Food Pantry Dec. 6-18
The Haverhill Public Library is having its Patron Pantry Food Drive in December to benefit residents in need. The library encourages residents to bring non-perishable food items anytime during regular hours from Monday, Dec. 6, to Saturday, Dec. 18. Donations will be transferred to Sacred Hearts Food Pantry. Those with questions may call 978-373-1586, ext. 603.

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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.
  • 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. Guest: Michael Bevilacqua of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.
  • 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.
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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