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

Haverhill Schools Work Around Bus Driver Shortage as Classes Resume Next Week

Haverhill Schools Work Around Bus Driver Shortage as Classes Resume Next Week
Note: Clarifying an earlier report, air conditioning is available in many schools and will remain where it has existed in the past. Installation of new air conditioning in schools where systems are insufficient is not yet complete. With a new school year of in-person learning beginning next Tuesday, Haverhill school administrators have been working closely with NRT, the bus company …

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Methuen Woman, 24, Faces Assault with Intent to Murder, Related Charges After Downtown Crashes

Methuen Woman, 24, Faces Assault with Intent to Murder, Related Charges After Downtown Crashes
A 24-year-old Methuen woman is being charged with assault with intent to murder and related charges after, police say, she tried to run down a downtown Haverhill bar manager last Wednesday night after he turned her away. Cassandra Cabrera was the driver of a 2014 Jeep Wrangler. As WHAV reported first Thursday, witnesses said she drove across Washington Street, around …

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Regional News

Plaistow, N.H., Plans Street Closings for Repaving Next Week

Plaistow, N.H., Plans Street Closings for Repaving Next Week
Paving of Congressional Avenue, Canterbury Forrest, Poplar Drive and Evergreen Drive is set to begin Monday in Plaistow, N.H. The town hired Continental Paving to undertake the work Aug. 30 through Sept. 3, subject to change due to weather. Streets will be closed to all cut-through traffic and open to local traffic only. Mail delivery, school buses and emergency traffic …

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UMass Lowell Students Build Satellite to Be Launched by NASA Saturday Morning

UMass Lowell Students Build Satellite to Be Launched by NASA Saturday Morning
A miniature satellite developed by a team of more than 100 UMass Lowell students is scheduled to lift off early tomorrow morning from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to test data transmission speeds. What’s known as SPACE HAUC (Space Hawk)—so named to recognize UMass Lowell’s athletic teams, the River Hawks—is scheduled to travel to the International Space Station for …

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Community Spotlight

Former Gov. Dukakis Back in Valley Wednesday for 35th Anniversary of Lawrence Heritage State Park

Former Gov. Dukakis Back in Valley Wednesday for 35th Anniversary of Lawrence Heritage State Park
Former Massachusetts Gov. Michael S. Dukakis, who officially opened Lawrence Heritage State Park on Labor Day, Sept. 1, 1986, returns next Wednesday to celebrate the 35th anniversary of serving the public as a local history resource. Dukakis will be joined by his wife Kitty for the free open house. Which is open to the public, Wednesday, Sept. 1, beginning at …

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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. Guest: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell.
  • 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: COVID-19 continues to be front and center when it comes to healthcare conversations. From this week’s approval of Pfizer vaccine by the FDA to kids heading back to school, Dr. Zandra Kelley, Chief Medical Officer of GLFHC is the guest this week on Pulse On Health, answering questions and giving no nonsense answers around vaccinations, vaccination mandates and kids masking up as they head back to the classroom.
  • 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. Guests: Beth Morrow of Bethany Communities and Darlene Woodward of MSPCA-Nevins Farm.
  • 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.
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