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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ October 24, 2021
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Haverhill News

New MVRTA Chief Maps Plans to Improve Bus Stop Visibility, Rebuild Ridership in Aftermath of COVID-19

New MVRTA Chief Maps Plans to Improve Bus Stop Visibility, Rebuild Ridership in Aftermath of COVID-19
A former federal transportation official has become only the third administrator of the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority in the bus service’s 45-year history. Noah S. Berger, of Newton, Mass., took over last month at the Haverhill-based agency. He succeeds Joseph J. Costanzo, who served for most of the Authority’s history and recently retired. Among his top priorities, he told …

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Haverhill Restaurant Week’s ‘7 Tasty Days of Summer’ Underway Through Next Thursday

Haverhill Restaurant Week’s ‘7 Tasty Days of Summer’ Underway Through Next Thursday
Haverhill’s Fourth Annual Restaurant Week, a showcase of culinary delights from more than 30 restaurants, is underway. Haverhill Restaurant Week kicked off last night with L’Arche Boston North’s sold-out Longest Table event, which was relocated because of rain to Bradford Country Club. The event continues today, dubbed as the “7 Tasty Days of Summer,” and continues through Thursday, Aug. 26. …

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Regional News

Northern Essex Rad Tech Students All Pass License Exams on First Try Despite Challenges

Northern Essex Rad Tech Students All Pass License Exams on First Try Despite Challenges
Every one of Northern Essex Community College’s Radiologic Technology students passed their national licensure exam on the first try this year. The college notes it would be “an incredible accomplishment” in any year, but “It’s especially impressive this year, when the pandemic presented countless challenges—inside and outside of the classroom. Students were in their second of five semesters when classes …

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Community Spotlight

Free Backpacks and School Supplies for Those in Need Available Next Thursday in Haverhill

Free Backpacks and School Supplies for Those in Need Available Next Thursday in Haverhill
A back-to-school backpack drive is underway in Haverhill to help families in need and organizations that serve those families. Rep. Andy X. Vargas, Debbie’s Treasure Chest and other community leaders and organizations have partnered to collect donations of backpacks and distribute them next Thursday, Aug. 26, from 3-6 p.m., at AmVets, 576 Primrose St. Haverhill. “I’m grateful for the work …

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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: Bill Fitzgerald of Mann Orchards and Topsfield Fair.
  • 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: Natural remedies haven’t been on the typical radar screen for physicians to “prescribe” to patients, but they are becoming more and more prevalent. On this week’s edition of Pulse On Health, Dr. Lance Braye, fourth-year resident at the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency program takes questions about natural remedies and how they can play a role in self-care.
  • 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: Amanda McCann-Dalleva of Haverhill Parents for Mask Choice.
  • 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.
97.9 WHAV FM Wavelengths is sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
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