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

Haverhill to Provide Social Workers, Peer Support for Veterans During Upcoming Emotional Weekend

Haverhill to Provide Social Workers, Peer Support for Veterans During Upcoming Emotional Weekend
Relief is available for those veterans feeling strong emotions during this Saturday’s 20th anniversary of the attacks of 9/11, the recent end of the Afghanistan conflict and the return of a Lawrence Marine killed by terrorists near Kabul Airport. Foreseeing the need for peer support, suicide prevention and counseling, Haverhill Veterans Service Officer Luis Santiago and partners quickly assembled a …

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Haverhill Loses Assistant City Clerk to West Newbury; Blatchford Takes Job as Town Clerk

Haverhill Loses Assistant City Clerk to West Newbury; Blatchford Takes Job as Town Clerk
West Newbury gains a new town clerk and Haverhill begins the search for a replacement assistant city clerk. James R. Blatchford, who was hired in Haverhill a little more than a year and a half ago, was hired recently as town clerk by the neighboring town, succeeding Michael P. McCarron, who also served as town counsel “What I can tell …

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Podcast: Mayor Fiorentini Notes Success of Haverhill ‘Renaissance,’ Outlines Goals if Re-Elected

Podcast: Mayor Fiorentini Notes Success of Haverhill ‘Renaissance,’ Outlines Goals if Re-Elected
In the first of a three-part series of WHAV mayoral interviews in advance of next Tuesday’s Haverhill preliminary election, Mayor James J. Fiorentini spelled out his successes over the past 18 years. The mayor mentioned his pride in rebuilding roads and sidewalks, adding 20 police officers, fixing every park and playground, developing a new master plan that balances growth with …

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Regional News

Merrimack Valley Chamber Meets for Networking Tonight at Haverhill’s Wicked Axe

Merrimack Valley Chamber Meets for Networking Tonight at Haverhill’s Wicked Axe
The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce is having a Business Networking Mixer tonight at Haverhill’s new Wicked Axe hatchet-throwing arena, restaurant and bar. Chamber members gather for networking, appetizers and door prize drawings from 5-7 p.m., at 721 S. Main St., at Academy Plaza. Admission is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Reserve online at merrimackvalleychamber.com or call 978-686-0900.

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Community Spotlight

Free Art Festival Saturday at Bradford Common; Fine Art Sales and Exhibits

Free Art Festival Saturday at Bradford Common; Fine Art Sales and Exhibits
A free Art Festival is coming to Bradford Common this Saturday featuring exhibits and sales of fine art. The Greater Haverhill Arts Association, serving the art scene since 1971, has hosted this regional attraction for more than 25 years. It features such artists as Linda Balek, Kate Curtis-Bozio, Cynthia Desando, Rosanne DiStefano, Sarah Dugan, Darlene Grady Duggan, Eric Dyke, Barbara …

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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: Deborah Chiaravalloti and Tita Antonopoulos of the Haverhill Multicultural Festival.
  • 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.

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: Haverhill mayoral candidates Guy E. Cooper and City Council Vice President Colin F. LePage.
  • 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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