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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 has become the leading source of consistent and timely local news coverage. If you’re already buying a newspaper or magazine subscription, you care about news. However, no other source delivers as much local news as WHAV.

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 Council Largely Backs Lupoli’s Downtown Plan; Talks on to Buy City and Private Land

Haverhill Council Largely Backs Lupoli’s Downtown Plan; Talks on to Buy City and Private Land
Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini and developer Salvatore N. Lupoli will attempt to hammer out an agreement for the Lupoli Companies’ purchase of about 4.5 acres of City downtown land for a $160 million mixed housing and retail development. Haverhill city councilors did not specifically vote to select Lupoli from among five proposals during Tuesday’s City Council meeting. They appeared, …

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Whittier Tech Students Raise Endangered Blanding’s Turtles in Partnership with State

Whittier Tech Students Raise Endangered Blanding’s Turtles in Partnership with State
Students at Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School are raising two baby turtles during this school year through a state program that seeks to protect endangered species. Pinky and Shelldon are Blanding’s turtles, which live in freshwater and are considered among the most endangered turtles in the northeast. They arrived at Whittier Tech in October through a program operated by …

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Haverhill Republican Committee Plans Children’s Photo Op with Santa Claus

Haverhill Republican Committee Plans Children’s Photo Op with Santa Claus
Children may have their photographs taken with Santa Claus and snack on chicken fingers, fresh fruit and cookies and milk during a Haverhill Republican Committee event open to the public. The Committee invites residents to meet local Republican members and enjoy the Christmas and holiday season with singing children and fun on Saturday, Dec. 11, from noon-2 p.m., at Roma …

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Regional News

Secretary Kennealy Helps Groveland Celebrate Grants for Traffic Lights and Master Plan

Secretary Kennealy Helps Groveland Celebrate Grants for Traffic Lights and Master Plan
State Housing and Economic Development Secretary Mike Kennealy was in Groveland yesterday to formally present the town with a $435,000 MassWorks Infrastructure Program grant and $75,000 Urban Agenda grant to develop a new master plan. He was joined by Groveland Town Administrator Rebecca Oldham, Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr and Rep. Lenny Mirra. As WHAV reported first in October, Groveland …

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Elder Services Now Known as AgeSpan, Reflecting Agency’s Evolution Since 1974

Elder Services Now Known as AgeSpan, Reflecting Agency’s Evolution Since 1974
Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore, a private nonprofit agency with offices in Lawrence and Danvers, is now known as AgeSpan. AgeSpan started as an organization in 1974, focused on serving the needs of older adults. Over the years, its programs and services have expanded, and the agency now serves a wide variety of individuals, including seniors, …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Public Library Training Program Dec. 6 Helps Seniors Avoid Scams

Haverhill Public Library Training Program Dec. 6 Helps Seniors Avoid Scams
The Haverhill Public Library presents “Savvy Senior: How To Protect Yourself From Becoming A Victim Of Scams” with a representative of the Massachusetts Attorney general’s Office next Monday. The training discusses how to avoid financial exploitation, spot scammers and find protection online. It takes place Monday, Dec. 6, from 1 to 2 p.m. It is presented by Attorney General Maura …

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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. 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.

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. Guests: Rep. Andy X. Vargas and Bonnie Sisson of AgeSpan (formerly Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore).
  • 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.

Help protect WHAV’s independence by choosing a membership option here.
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