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

MVRTA Expects Work to Begin in Spring to Fix Haverhill Riverbank; Erosion Threatens Building

MVRTA Expects Work to Begin in Spring to Fix Haverhill Riverbank; Erosion Threatens Building
Plans are in the works to shore up a 500-foot-long stretch of riverbank that threatens the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority’s garage and offices on Railroad Avenue. Consultant Daniel Bourdeau told the Haverhill Conservation Commission last Thursday that erosion is significant enough to cause damage to the building. He presented photographs, showing the bank has eroded, in some spots, up …

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97.9 WHAV Celebrates Five Years of Original, Continuous Local News on FM Radio and Evolving New Media

97.9 WHAV Celebrates Five Years of Original, Continuous Local News on FM Radio and Evolving New Media
Tomorrow, Greater Haverhill celebrates a milestone with five years of original, local news on FM radio! It is all thanks to you—WHAV’s members, underwriters, listeners and others who continue to believe in the bright future of Greater Haverhill and the Merrimack Valley. In 2016, WHAV made the successful transition to FM radio. Not surprisingly, the very first program emanating from …

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Ruhl to Discuss his Book, ‘The Observant Leader,’ Geared to Nonprofits, Next Week

Ruhl to Discuss his Book, ‘The Observant Leader,’ Geared to Nonprofits, Next Week
Dr. Donald Ruhl, formerly of Haverhill, discusses his book, “The Observant Leader: Warning Signals That Can Cost You Your Job and What to Do About Them,” during a free webinar next week. Ruhl’s book, his fourth for nonprofits, was published earlier this year. “The Observant Leader” is described as providing “insights into the inner workings of successful leadership in smaller …

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Regional News

Methuen Police Win Friendly Rivalry with Firefighters—All to Benefit Methuen Field of Honor

Methuen Police Win Friendly Rivalry with Firefighters—All to Benefit Methuen Field of Honor
Methuen Police were the victors in a friendly rivalry with the Methuen Fire Department, raising nearly $6,000 for the upcoming and first-ever Methuen Field of Honor. The real winners are veterans in need who will be helped with the money raised to support the Office of Veterans Services. As WHAV reported earlier, The Methuen Field of Honor will see American …

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Andover Native Hawn Takes Over at Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command in Washington

Andover Native Hawn Takes Over at Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command in Washington
An Andover native recently become the 10th commanding officer of the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command in Washington. Capt. Eric J. Hawn relieved Capt. Gregory G. Vinci Aug. 27 of the Command, established in 2004, and Naval District Washington regional engineer. “To the entire NAVFAC Washington family here and in the field, I look forward to performing to plan, further …

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Community Spotlight

Haverhill SEPAC Hosts Webinar on Managing an ABLE Tax-Advantaged Savings Plan

Haverhill SEPAC Hosts Webinar on Managing an ABLE Tax-Advantaged Savings Plan
The Haverhill Special Education Parent Advisory Council hosts a webinar on managing a tax-advantaged savings plan at its first meeting of the school year this Wednesday. Mary Rubenis, from the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, discusses an Achieving a Better Life Experience account, or “ABLE,” for short. An ABLE account is for someone with a disability to save for qualified expenses. …

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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: Wes Pettengill, Carraigetown Car Show.
  • 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.

Tuesday’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: Guests: Michael Thompson of SCORE and Mary Martin, New England Equine Rescue.
  • 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 City Council: 7 p.m. Live.
  • Lights Out: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
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