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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ December 07, 2021
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Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:reader],

This fall, 97.9 WHAV celebrates five years of FM broadcasting. During this time, WHAV’s original, community reporting has become the area’s greatest source of local news. Besides comprehensive radio reports, members have made it possible for WHAV News to be distributed online at WHAV.NET and via the daily Wavelengths e-newspaper, Merrimack Valley Newsmakers podcasts, social media and a growing number of cable television stations.

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

Two Workers Receive Injuries at Ward Hill Company Following Chemical Mixing

Two Workers Receive Injuries at Ward Hill Company Following Chemical Mixing
Two workers at a Ward Hill business were taken to the hospital for treatment of, what were described as, relatively minor injuries after a chemical reaction late this morning. Haverhill Fire was called just after 11 a.m., to Fusion Worldwide, 55 Foundation Ave., for a report of workers with chemical burns. Fire Chief Robert M. O’Brien said Engine 4 from …

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Haverhill Firefighters Raise $14,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Association with Three Events

Haverhill Firefighters Raise $14,000 for Muscular Dystrophy Association with Three Events
Haverhill firefighters did much more than “Fill the Boot” last Labor Day for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Members of Haverhill Firefighters Local 1011 recently presented the organization with $14,000. Firefighters made the presentation Friday, Nov. 19, “continuing with a longstanding tradition of raising awareness and money for causes that particularly help children.” Firefighter Ryan Fairbanks told WHAV the money was …

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Northern Essex Community College Taking Applications for January Community Health Outreach Course

Northern Essex Community College Taking Applications for January Community Health Outreach Course
Since the start of the global pandemic, demand for community health workers—frontline health workers who provide assistance in accessing health care, government and social service resources—has been growing. This fall, Northern Essex Community College’s community health worker training program was the first for-credit program in the state to receive approval from the Massachusetts Board of Certification of Community Health Workers …

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Regional News

Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Holiday Mixer Tuesday, Dec. 14

Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce Holiday Mixer Tuesday, Dec. 14
The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is having its Business Networking and Referral Holiday Mixer Tuesday, Dec. 14, at the Lanam Club. The annual event features appetizers, business card drawing for door prizes and raffles. Admission is $10 for members and $20 for guests. It takes place from 5-7 p.m., at the Lanam Club, 260 N. Main St., Andover. To …

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Community Spotlight

Atkinson Garden Club Greens and Gift Sale Takes Place Friday and Saturday

Atkinson Garden Club Greens and Gift Sale Takes Place Friday and Saturday
Atkinson Garden Club is having its Greens and Gift Sale this Friday and Saturday, themed as “Red and White and Green All Over!” The sale takes place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3 and 4, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Atkinson Community Center, 4 Main St., Atkinson, N.H. Items available include wreathes, plain and decorated, ranging in size from 12–36 …

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

Radio Listings

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Melinda Myers, host of WHAV’s “Melinda’s Garden Moment” appears live Thursday morning at 8:45 a.m., to discuss holiday plant care.

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: Jenny Arndt of Haverhill Promise.
  • 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. Guests: Deborah Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital, and Melinda Myers, host of WHAV’s “Melinda’s Garden Moment” appears live to discuss holiday plant care.
  • 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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