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

Haverhill Schools Undertake Review After Reports of Sexual Harassment, Fights, Vandalism

Haverhill Schools Undertake Review After Reports of Sexual Harassment, Fights, Vandalism
A review of school policies is underway after School Committee members last night discussed reports of sexual harassment, vandalism and fighting at Haverhill High School since going back into session One problem is a challenge that has gone viral on the TikTok social app. Known as “Devious Licks” encourages students to record themselves stealing and destroying school property and posting …

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Reminders: 10th Annual River Ruckus and Food and Diaper Drive Saturday

Reminders: 10th Annual River Ruckus and Food and Diaper Drive Saturday
See also River Ruckus Returns for 10th Season Saturday with Classic Cars, Bands, Food, Fireworks and More Here are reminders for two events taking place Saturday. The 10th Annual River Ruckus takes place, beginning at 9 a.m. Haverhill City Councilor Timothy J. Jordan said this year’s events include a classic car show, walking tours focusing on local architecture, discussions on …

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Haverhill Vaccination Clinic Takes Place Sunday with Free Gifts and Chance to Win $100

Haverhill Vaccination Clinic Takes Place Sunday with Free Gifts and Chance to Win $100
Residents who are unvaccinated have an opportunity Sunday to get a shot, receive a $25 gift certificate, free backpack and school supplies and a chance at winning a $100 raffle. The vaccination clinic takes place Sunday, Sept. 26, from 1-5 p.m., at GAR Park, 108 Main St., Haverhill. It is sponsored by the City of Haverhill, Covanta, Elder Services of …

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Regional News

Rep. Campbell and Sen. Rush Present Bill to Overhaul Soldiers’ Homes After COVID-19 Deaths

Rep. Campbell and Sen. Rush Present Bill to Overhaul Soldiers’ Homes After COVID-19 Deaths
Sweeping legislation to overhaul operations of the state’s soldiers’ homes is moving ahead, steered by local state Rep. Linda Dean Campbell and state Sen. Mike Rush, chairs of the former Special Joint Oversight Committee on the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke COVID-19 outbreak. The legislation addresses the 14 key findings and recommendations in the Special Joint Oversight Committee’s report that addressed …

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Community Spotlight

Local History on Display Free During Final Weekend of Essex National Heritage’s Trails and Sails

Local History on Display Free During Final Weekend of Essex National Heritage’s Trails and Sails
Local history is in the air during this final weekend of Essex National Heritage Area’s 20th annual Trails and Sails. This morning, local historian Thomas Spitalere is giving a tour of the historic 1698 Duston Garrison House at 655 Hilldale Ave., Haverhill. It belonged to the family of Haverhill’s own Hannah Duston. This afternoon, Spitalere joins Joe Bella for a …

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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: Rep. Linda Dean Campbell and 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: Pregnancy is a wonderful time in a woman’s life, but a time of concern. Good prenatal care is important not just to mom, but to baby as well. On this edition of “Pulse on Health,” Dr. Caroline Komenecky, a fourth-year resident at the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency, talks about prenatal care as well as labor and delivery.
  • 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: Greater Haverhill Chamber President and CEO Irene Haley and Carol Ireland of Haverhill Walk for Peace.
  • 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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