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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 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 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 Woman, 62, Dies in Two-Car Automobile Accident Late Sunday Afternoon

Haverhill Woman, 62, Dies in Two-Car Automobile Accident Late Sunday Afternoon
A 62-year-old Haverhill woman was killed late Sunday afternoon after being injured in a two-car accident at Main Street and Smiley Avenue in Haverhill. Haverhill Police and Fire Department were dispatched around 6 p.m. after receiving an emergency 9-1-1 call. Haverhill Fire Chief Robert M. O’Brien said his department dispatched Engine 2 from the Sixteenth Avenue Fire Station along with …

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Haverhill Police Arrest Three on Fentanyl Drug Charges on Grove Street; Another for Obstruction

Haverhill Police Arrest Three on Fentanyl Drug Charges on Grove Street; Another for Obstruction
A highly noticeable Haverhill Police action Friday morning on Grove Street netted the arrests of three people on fentanyl drug trafficking and related charges and another person for obstructing a police investigation. Twenty-seven-year-old Kayla Houle of Raymond, N.H.; 22-year-old Richard Jacobs of Haverhill; and 36-year-old Isael Sanchez of Plaistow, N.H., were each charged with fentanyl trafficking. Houle and Jacobs were …

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City Council to Complete Steps Tonight to Protect Haverhill Agricultural Land from Development

City Council to Complete Steps Tonight to Protect Haverhill Agricultural Land from Development
Haverhill city councilors are expected Tuesday night to approve Haverhill’s right of first refusal to buy 22.5 acres of protected agricultural land in a partnership with the nonprofit Essex County Greenbelt Association. The planned public hearing caps debate over buying the land at 97 Corliss Hill Road that began last March when Mayor James J. Fiorentini at first turned down …

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Haverhill Bank Expands Leadership Team, Hiring Vice President and Promoting Two Longtime Staff

Haverhill Bank Expands Leadership Team, Hiring Vice President and Promoting Two Longtime Staff
Haverhill Bank is growing its leadership team with a new vice president and the promotions of two longtime staffers as assistant vice presidents. Nicole A. Moses of Boxford recently joined Haverhill Bank as vice president and credit analyst, while Sherry L. Temple-Pruyn of North Hampton, N.H., was promoted to assistant vice president, mortgage officer and originator, and Kristina M. Parkhurst …

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Regional News

Sen. DiZoglio and Gubernatorial Contender Diehl Call on Baker to Address Unemployment Insurance

Sen. DiZoglio and Gubernatorial Contender Diehl Call on Baker to Address Unemployment Insurance
Gov. Charlie Baker has come under fire from state Sen. Diana DiZoglio and Geoff Diehl, the man vying to be Baker’s successor, over issues relating to employers’ unemployment insurance costs. The actions come on the heels of the state House and Senate assigning $500 million from the federal American Rescue Plan Act money to the unemployment insurance trust fund. DiZoglio, …

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Community Spotlight

Musleah Discusses Legacy of Coming From Calcutta Jewish Family with Baghdad Roots

Musleah Discusses Legacy of Coming From Calcutta Jewish Family with Baghdad Roots
Haverhill’s Temple Emanu-El continues its virtual author series Sunday with Rahel Musleah, a New York–based award-winning journalist, author, singer, speaker and educator. Born in Calcutta, she is the seventh generation of a Calcutta Jewish family that traces its roots to 17th-century Baghdad. Musleah speaks on “Jewish Calcutta through Music and Memory: The Personal Story of a Baghdadi Jewish Family,” Sunday, …

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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: Lauren Towler of Groveland Langley-Adams Library and Haverhill school Superintendent Margaret Marotta.
  • 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.
  • Haverhill City Council: Live. 7 p.m.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Wednesday’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: Tom Spitalere, Buttonwoods Festival of Trees, and Veterans Northeast Outreach Center Executive Director Scott Forbes.
  • 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.
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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