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

Happy Thanksgiving!

For many, 2021 continued to be difficult, challenging and stressful. The staff of WHAV hopes you and your loved ones find comfort on the holiday whether you’re gathering in person, by telephone or over the internet.

Following the holiday comes Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday—and please don’t forget, “#GivingTuesday.”

GivingTuesday is described as a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

If you are able, please support Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station and nonprofit news service during this critical, end-of-year appeal. If you are already a current donor or member, please accept WHAV’s heartfelt thanks for your support.

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Haverhill News

At Covanta, a Star is Born and a Holiday Tradition Continues High Above Haverhill

At Covanta, a Star is Born and a Holiday Tradition Continues High Above Haverhill
More than 25 years ago, Covanta placed a star high upon its condensation stack 287 feet in the air on Ward Hill. It had been traditionally lit late Thanksgiving Day and remains on until the morning of New Year’s Day, but this season a new star is born. Employees and staff came together earlier this year to design a new …

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Bill in State Legislature Would Grant Haverhill Firefighter Retirement Credit for Time Served in Military

Bill in State Legislature Would Grant Haverhill Firefighter Retirement Credit for Time Served in Military
The state Senate Monday backed advancing a House bill that, if eventually enacted, would allow a Haverhill firefighter to earn retirement credit for certain time served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Senators agreed to refer a petition on behalf of Firefighter John Farrell to the Committee on Public Service. The bill was filed by Amesbury state Rep. James M. Kelcourse. …

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Podcast: Haverhill Lions Club Collects Canned Soup for Local Food Pantries

Podcast: Haverhill Lions Club Collects Canned Soup for Local Food Pantries
Members of the Haverhill Lions Club were collecting glasses for improving eyesight around the world during the recent VFW Santa Parade, but now, one could say, they are turning their sights to helping stock food pantries with soup. Lions Club member Tony Pecci was a recent guest on WHAV’s morning program. “We have several hundred cans of soup right now. …

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Community Spotlight

Emmaus Joins Other Nonprofits in Seeking Donations on #GivingTuesday Nov. 30

Emmaus Joins Other Nonprofits in Seeking Donations on #GivingTuesday Nov. 30
After nearly two years of a global pandemic, local nonprofits are counting on people not forgetting the critical work they are doing to ensure people are fed, housed and healthy this holiday season. Emmaus is one of those nonprofits and hopes to build upon its past success on #GivingTuesday and reach a new and ambitious goal of $50,000 on Nov. …

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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.
  • Our Miss Brooks: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Friday’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: Tom Spitalere, Buttonwoods Museum Festival of Trees.
  • 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.
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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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