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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ December 04, 2021
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Haverhill News

History Over the Merrimack River: New I-495 Southbound Bridge Opens to Traffic Next Week

History Over the Merrimack River: New I-495 Southbound Bridge Opens to Traffic Next Week
An historic milestone takes place next week as the second of two new bridges across the Merrimack River in Haverhill opens to traffic. Salisbury-based SPS New England completed the second span about a year after both northbound and southbound traffic began sharing the new northbound bridge. The twin bridges replace the 1961-era structures in Haverhill. The then-new highway divided a …

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Podcast: Haverhill Chamber Readies for Dodgeball Wednesday; Entrance Fee Supports YMCA Giving Tree

Podcast: Haverhill Chamber Readies for Volleyball Wednesday; Entrance Fee Supports YMCA Giving Tree
The Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce is bringing back something next week that many people remember from their school days. Dodgeball! It’s a Haverhill Chamber Business After Hours event taking place Wednesday, Dec. 1, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Plaistow YMCA, 175 Plaistow Road, Plaistow, N.H. Chamber President and CEO Irene Haley recently gave WHAV listeners the lowdown. “The event link …

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Northern Essex Community College Invites Photograph Entries for its 60th Anniversary

Northern Essex Community College Invites Photograph Entries for its 60th Anniversary
Northern Essex Community College is collecting photos through Jan.14 for a mosaic celebrating the college’s 60th anniversary. Alumni, current students, former and current faculty and staff and the community at large are invited to submit photographs celebrating their connections to the college. These include graduation and other campus photos as well as recent photos with anniversary greetings and simple portraits. …

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Regional News

Methuen Police K-9 Unit Discovers Hidden Burglary Suspect; Officers Arrest 42-Year-Old Saugus Man

Methuen Police K-9 Unit Discovers Hidden Burglary Suspect; Officers Arrest 42-Year-Old Saugus Man
A Methuen Police Department K-9 Unit helped officers locate and arrest a man hiding inside a commercial building he had broken into early Wednesday morning. Chief Scott J. McNamara said officers were dispatched after receiving a business alarm at 1:48 a.m., at 145 Milk St., and discovered audible alarms sounding but no open doors, windows or signs of a break-in. …

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Community Spotlight

Plaistow Festival of Trees Runs Today Through Sunday; Proceeds Benefit Needy Children

Plaistow Festival of Trees Runs Today Through Sunday; Proceeds Benefit Needy Children
The 2021 Plaistow Festival of Trees, featuring tree and wreath raffles, begins today and runs through Sunday. Trees and wreaths will be displayed around the hall for people to take chances on, and there will be raffle items including a 50/50. Drawings start at 3 p.m., Sunday. Admission is free and raffle proceeds benefit the Plaistow Lions Club Santa Fund …

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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: 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.

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: Community Support Services at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center offers a wide variety of services and not all of them are medical related. In this week’s edition of Pulse On Health, meet Amy Bositis and Sandra Silva, two people from the CSS program at GLFHC. They’ll be talking about the wide range of services provided by the Community Health Workers at the 100 Water St., Lawrence, location.
  • 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. Guest: Luis Santiago, Haverhill Veterans Services Officer.
  • 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.
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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.

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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