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

Threatening Snapchat Message Circulates in Schools, But Does Not Appear to Have Started Here

Threatening Snapchat Message Circulates in Schools, But Does Not Appear to Have Started Here
A threatening image, widely shared among area students on the Snapchat instant messaging app, does not relate to any area schools and did not originate in Massachusetts. Officials believe the message is the same as one also circulating in and around Portland, Maine, with the message, “I will shoot up the school.” In Haverhill, school Superintendent Margaret Marotta told the …

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Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame Inducts Russ Conway During Pines Speedway Reunion Saturday

Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame Inducts Russ Conway During Pines Speedway Reunion Saturday
Russ Conway, Hockey and New England Auto Racing Hall of Famer who died two years ago, becomes the latest local to be inducted into the Haverhill Citizens Hall of Fame. The journalist who exposed corruption by the leader of the National Hockey League’s players’ union and helped turned the Star Brick Yard in Epping, N.H., into Star Speedway, will be …

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Coalition Successfully Completes Haverhill School Backpack and Supplies Drive

Coalition Successfully Completes Haverhill School Backpack and Supplies Drive
School children in need of backpacks and supplies received a boost yesterday, just as they have for the past five years, by a donation drive spearheaded by West Congregational Church. During a working ceremony at Silver Hill School, backpacks, wipes, markers, paper and other supplies were sorted and prepared for distribution to those in need. Church Youth Group Leader Gerry …

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Regional News

DiZoglio Receives Endorsement of Professional Fire Fighters of Mass. in Auditor Bid

DiZoglio Receives Endorsement of Professional Fire Fighters of Mass. in Auditor Bid
The Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts formally endorsed Sen. Diana DiZoglio in her bid for state auditor. The organization, which represents more than 12,000 members and 223 cities and towns, met with DiZoglio last week. In a statement, officials said they discussed her years in the legislature, “standing up to the political insiders who have taken organized labor’s support for …

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Community Spotlight

Trilla’s Puerto Rican Art Exhibit, ‘The Generation of the 50s’ at Buttonwoods Until Oct. 30

Trilla’s Puerto Rican Art Exhibit, ‘The Generation of the 50s’ at Buttonwoods Until Oct. 30
The beginning of October means there is only one month left to view Graciela Trilla’s Puerto Rican Art exhibit at Buttonwoods Museum. Trilla is this year’s winner of the museum’s “Curate Your own Exhibit.” She displays her family’s collection of art by Puerto Rican artists from the 1950s, on display for the first time. The bilingual exhibit is titled “La …

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Hilldale Cemetery Fundraiser Saturday Shows How to be a Paranormal Investigator

Hilldale Cemetery Fundraiser Saturday Shows How to be a Paranormal Investigator
Those who want to try their hand at becoming a paranormal investigator have their chance Saturday night, Oct. 2, when the Essex County Ghost Project plans a fundraising investigation of Hilldale Cemetery. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the investigation starts at 7, at 331 Hilldale Ave., Haverhill. Participants are asked to bring cameras, night vision cameras, digital recorders and …

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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. Andy X. Vargas and Janet Nittmann of Windrush Farm Therapeutic Riding Center.
  • 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: Natural remedies haven’t been on the typical radar screen for physicians to “prescribe” to patients, but they are becoming more and more prevalent. On this week’s edition of Pulse On Health, Dr. Lance Braye, fourth-year resident at the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency program takes questions about natural remedies and how they can play a role in self-care.
  • 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. Guest: YMCA Regional Executive Director Tracy Fuller.
  • 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.
97.9 WHAV FM Wavelengths is sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
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