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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ January 23, 2021
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Dear [subscriber:firstname | default:reader],

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When you support WHAV with a monthly membership subscription, you are in a very real sense giving the community the gift of local news.

Besides comprehensive radio reports, members make it possible for WHAV News to be distributed free 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. No log-ins are ever requested.

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WHAV is Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station and nonprofit local news service.
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Haverhill News

Overflowing Trash Downtown Continues to Raise the Ire of Haverhill City Councilors

Overflowing Trash Downtown Continues to Raise the Ire of Haverhill City Councilors
Haverhill City Councilors say overflowing trash cans downtown are a detriment to the city’s vision of becoming a destination. Councilor Thomas J. Sullivan recently said dumpsters in the areas of Washington and Wingate Streets are frequently eyesores. He called on the Council to review city regulations and enforcement policies and come up with a plan to resolve the issue. “As …

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Northern Essex Plans New Associate Degree in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Certificate

Northern Essex Plans New Associate Degree in Culinary Arts, Baking and Pastry Certificate
Northern Essex Community College plans two new credit programs, including an associate degree in culinary arts and a certificate in baking and pastry, both adopted from North Shore Community College. The two new programs at the Lupoli Family Institute of Culinary Arts in downtown Haverhill won’t be official until the fall of 2022, but students may enroll this spring and …

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I-495 Construction Update: Lane Closes Next Wednesday in Haverhill

I-495 Construction Update: Lane Closes Next Wednesday in Haverhill
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation says work on Interstate 495 southbound requires a lane restriction next week as part of the Haverhill Twin Bridge Replacement Project. A single left lane closes on I-495 southbound, between exits 107 and 106, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 15 and 16. The closing is necessary to shift a temporary barrier and …

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Regional News

Podcast: West Newbury’s NEER – North Discusses Horse, Mule Rescue Mission Saturday

Podcast: West Newbury’s NEER – North Discusses Horse, Mule Rescue Mission Saturday
A local organization that rescues horses, donkeys and mules and looks to find them “forever homes” plans to share its mission and needs during an open house this Saturday. West Newbury’s New England Equine Rescue – North, known as NEER-North for short, has been on a mission since 2008 helping horses and horse owners, in crisis. Founder Mary Martin, who …

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Community Spotlight

Final Days of Buttonwoods’ Festival of Trees Brings Santa, Candlelight Tour, Classic Radio, More

Final Days of Buttonwoods’ Festival of Trees Brings Santa, Candlelight Tour, Classic Radio, More
The final days of Buttonwoods Museum’s 20th anniversary Festival of Trees features special events for children, seniors and families with such draws as a colonial cooking demonstration, candlelight tour, concert and more. A Children’s Scavenger Hunt takes place until 8 p.m., today, before switching gears tomorrow to Senior Day from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Senior Day features $1 off admission, a …

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

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 (rescheduled from earlier date).
  • 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 School Committee: Live. 7 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. Linda Dean Campbell and Maureen Lynch, superintendent, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School.
  • 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.
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.

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