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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, 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 select an option. 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

Consensus Forms Around Nine-Member, Mostly Ward-Elected Haverhill Council, School Committee

Consensus Forms Around Nine-Member, Mostly Ward-Elected Haverhill Council, School Committee
Both the Haverhill School Committee and City Council should elect representatives from each of Haverhill’s seven wards, limit both bodies to nine members and preserve candidate choices made by voters earlier this month. The overall consensus emerged last night during a joint meeting of Mayor James J. Fiorentini, City Council and School Committee as they took the first steps to …

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Haverhill VFW Provides 80 Veterans and Their Families ‘Thanksgiving Kits’ for the Holiday

Haverhill VFW Provides 80 Veterans and Their Families ‘Thanksgiving Kits’ for the Holiday
This past Monday 80 veterans and their families received, what was called, a “Thanksgiving Kit” with a turkey and all the fixin’s in time for tomorrow’s holiday. The Haverhill Veterans of Foreign Wars Lorraine Post 29, working with Disabled and Limbless Veterans and the Middlesex County Deputy Sheriffs Association, provided the kits, which included a frozen turkey of about 12-14 …

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Jury Convicts Former Haverhill Man, 30, of Selling Fentanyl, Including Once to Overdose Victim

Jury Convicts Former Haverhill Man, 30, of Selling Fentanyl, Including Once to Overdose Victim
A former Haverhill man was convicted this week by a federal jury of selling fentanyl, including a sale to a 26-year-old who died of an overdose the next day. Thirty-year-old Bernardito Carvajal was convicted following a five-day jury trial of two counts of distribution of fentanyl. U.S. Senior District Court Judge George A. O’Toole Jr. scheduled sentencing for next March …

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Regional News

Sheriff Coppinger Puts COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate in Place for Employees and Others

Sheriff Coppinger Puts COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate in Place for Employees and Others
All Essex County Sheriff’s Department employees, vendors and volunteers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccinations by Jan. 4. Essex County Sheriff Kevin F. Coppinger issued the order Tuesday, following a similar executive order issued earlier this year by Gov. Charlie Baker that requires proof of vaccination for all state employees. “The COVID-19 vaccine is the most effective tool we have …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Garden Club Invites ‘Holiday Doors of Haverhill’ Home and Business Entrants

Haverhill Garden Club Invites ‘Holiday Doors of Haverhill’ Home and Business Entrants
Following on the success of last year’s “Holiday Doors of Haverhill” celebration, The Haverhill Garden Club is seeking contenders for its second annual contest. Homeowners or businesses are invited to email photographs of their decorated doors to [email protected], where they will then be shared by the Garden Club on Facebook. There is no fee for those who want to share …

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See also Crime, Education, Business Bulletin and Merrimack Valley Newsmakers podcasts

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: Eunice Zeigler of the YWCA and 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.

Thursday’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.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 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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