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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ October 26, 2021
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WHAV is Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station and nonprofit local news service.

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Thank you to WHAV members who help pay for original local news reporting that is shared with the community.
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Haverhill News

Haverhill Cultural Council Begins Accepting Grant Requests Today, Sharing $45,400 in State Money

Haverhill Cultural Council Begins Accepting Grant Requests Today, Sharing $45,400 in State Money
Haverhill’s creative economy is receiving a boost this year with a record $45,400 allocation to share with local artists, nonprofits and others. The Haverhill Cultural Council received the money from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and starts accepting applications today. A benefit to recipients going forward is the Haverhill Cultural Council will no longer require artists and others to spend the …

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Haverhill Restaurants, Owners, Professional Staff and Customers Share in the Tasty Awards

Haverhill Restaurants, Owners, Professional Staff and Customers Share in the Tasty Awards
Editor’s note: WHAV was pleased to present the most coverage of Haverhill’s Fourth Annual Restaurant Week—via radio, podcasts, streaming audio, cable television, web and social media—and greatest reach targeting 200,000 residents across the Merrimack Valley and in bordering New Hampshire. Coverage included very early organizational steps as pandemic restrictions were gradually lifted, sneak previews before the City Council, L’Arche Boston …

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Regional News

Mayor Perry Names Lawrence Police Capt. Scott McNamara as Next Police Chief

Mayor Perry Names Lawrence Police Capt. Scott McNamara as Next Police Chief
Lawrence Police Capt. Scott McNamara is Methuen’s new police chief. McNamara was named formally Tuesday by Methuen Mayor Neil Perry, succeeding interim Chief Randy Haggar and ending speculation that began when Police Chief Joseph E. Solomon retired in January. The new chief has served in law enforcement 25 years, including more than 13 years with Lawrence Police in a leadership …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill Art Walk Concludes Season Saturday, Sept. 11, With Art, Music, Demonstrations

Haverhill Art Walk Concludes Season Saturday, Sept. 11, With Art, Music, Demonstrations
Haverhill Art Walk’s grand finale is Saturday, Sept. 11, with a variety of events from a Puerto Rican Art Exhibit at Buttonwood’s Museum to live music in Washington Square. Dr. Graciela Trilla guest curates the Puerto Rican Art Exhibit, featuring art created in various mediums including paintings, drawings, lithographs, wood carving prints and serigraphs, as well as ceramics and an …

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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: Luis Santiago, Haverhill Veterans Services Officer, and Jenny Arndt of Haverhill Promise.
  • 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.

Thursday’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 and Michael Bevilacqua of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.
  • 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.
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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