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This afternoon, 97.9 WHAV joins public radio stations across the nation as we come together in a simultaneous broadcast of John Lennon’s timeless song of unity, hope and peace, “Give Peace a Chance.”

This collective transmission serves to unite public radio listeners from coast to coast in a unified demonstration to support those around the world who are affected by war, reminding all of us that we can collectively amplify support for peace across the globe.
Public radio together, for peace.

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City Desk

Haverhill Gets ‘Good Stuff Cheap’ in Receiving Property Access from Former Building 19 1/2

Haverhill Gets ‘Good Stuff Cheap’ in Receiving Property Access from Former Building 19 1/2
The Building 19 chain of discount stores once promised shoppers “Good Stuff Cheap,” and Haverhill seems to have walked away with the last bargain. The City Council gave the go-ahead this past Tuesday to an agreement giving residents the right to use property owned by the former Building 19 1/2 for improved access to a portion of the city’s Riverside …

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Podcast: Haverhill’s Griffin LaMarre Competes in Paralympics Underway in Beijing, China

Podcast: Haverhill’s Griffin LaMarre Competes in Paralympics Underway in Beijing, China
A Haverhill native is participating in the Paralympics currently underway in Beijing, China. Twenty-five-year-old Griffin LaMarre is a goalie on the Team USA Sled Hockey Team. In a WHAV interview with his mother, Donna, it was revealed Griffin, born with hereditary spastic paraplegia, entered hockey only as a second choice. “We are a skiing family. We ski up at Sunday …

Sections: Haverhill, Sports, What's On?

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‘Possible Dreams: Small Steps—Big Impact’ Goes Online to the Public Monday Night

‘Possible Dreams: Small Steps—Big Impact’ Goes Online to the Public Monday Night
“Possible Dreams: Small Steps—Big Impact,” Team Haverhill’s 15th annual community visioning event, returns online Monday night to celebrate the city’s progress, elicit aspirations and foster new connections. Hosted by Lisa Marzilli of Team Haverhill, this year’s Possible Dreams spotlights 11 ideas submitted by residents in advance. The conversation focuses on these ideas and explores what small steps can be taken …

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Regional News

U.S. House Plan Includes Aid to Greater Lawrence Family Health Center and Watershed Council

U.S. House Plan Includes Aid to Greater Lawrence Family Health Center and Watershed Council
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center and the Merrimack River Watershed Council are two possible beneficiaries of federal spending legislation passed Thursday by the U.S. House Congresswoman Lori Trahan said she was among those who voted to pass the bill that provides critical aid to Ukraine and support for community projects across the Third District. “The comprehensive government funding package we …

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Education

Haverhill Schools Bring Back Field Trips, But Getting Buses May Remain a Problem

Haverhill Schools Bring Back Field Trips, But Getting Buses May Remain a Problem
School field trips for Haverhill students will become a reality once again, as COVID-19 infections continue to drop significantly in the city. The Haverhill School Committee voted last night to reinstate field trips again, following a two-year suspension.  School Superintendent Margaret Marotta told the Committee with coronavirus cases down and student home testing taking place, now might be the right …

Sections: Education, Haverhill

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Community Spotlight

VFW Pancake Breakfast Saturday Offers Raffle of New England Patriots Photo Signed by Belichick

VFW Pancake Breakfast Saturday Offers Raffle of New England Patriots Photo Signed by Belichick
Tomorrow’s community pancake breakfast, honoring Vietnam-era veterans, also offers an auction and 50/50 raffle. Auction items include a framed photograph from the New England Patriots signed by head coach Bill Belichick, an American Flag flown over the USS Constitution, a gift basket of lottery tickets and more. Veterans of Foreign Wars Lorraine Post 29 is serving meals to the public …

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What’s On?

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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. Guest: Donna LaMarre, mother of Griffin LaMarre of Haverhill, goaltender for the 2022 Paralympic Sled Hockey Team now competing in China.
  • 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.
  • All Request Friday Night: Chris Porter, live, 6:15 p.m. Call 978-374-1900.
  • 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, answers 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. Guests: Haverhill High School Principal Jason Meland and Rep. Lenny Mirra.
  • 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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