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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ December 07, 2021
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Haverhill News

Gov. Baker to Attend Haverhill’s Inauguration Jan. 3 of Mayor, City Council and School Committee

Gov. Baker to Attend Haverhill’s Inauguration Jan. 3 of Mayor, City Council and School Committee
Gov. Charlie Baker is expected to swear in Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini in less than two weeks for the mayor’s 10th and, what has been deemed, his final term as the city’s chief executive. Baker, who also chose not to seek re-election next year, is the latest among dignitaries that have presided over Fiorentini’s record number of inaugurations. Two …

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Massachusetts Broadband Institute Supports Internet Help in Haverhill, Methuen and Lawrence

Massachusetts Broadband Institute Supports Internet Help in Haverhill, Methuen and Lawrence
Haverhill, Methuen and Lawrence are among Gateway cities targeted to receive help boosting Wi-Fi capacity in public libraries, providing internet at shelters to support homeless families and developing free, neighborhood-wide mesh Wi-Fi networks. Essex County Community Foundation last week received unspecified state support from the Regional Digital Equity Partnership Program through the Massachusetts Broadband Institute at MassTech Collaborative. Essex County …

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Regional News

Essex County Sheriff Coppinger’s Office Receives Federal Grant to Help Transition Inmates off Drugs

Essex County Sheriff Coppinger’s Office Receives Federal Grant to Help Transition Inmates off Drugs
Essex County Sheriff Kevin F. Coppinger’s office is receiving a $25,000 federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment grant for its jail-based treatment program. Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration passed along nearly $215,000 in federal money to Essex County and seven other Massachusetts sheriff’s offices. The federal Residential Substance Abuse Treatment grant program is aimed at breaking the cycle of drugs and violence …

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Community Spotlight

Groveland’s Langley-Adams Public Library Offers Teen and Children’s Activities Week of Dec. 27

Groveland’s Langley-Adams Public Library Offers Teen and Children’s Activities Week of Dec. 27
A variety of programs for teens and children are being offered next week by the Town of Groveland and Langley-Adams Public Library. Library Director Darcy Lepore said teen programs continue Monday, Dec. 27, at 3:30 p.m., with a “Young Adult Book Tasting with Hot Cocoa.” Youth Services Librarian Jennifer Usovicz introduces new young adult books and play new young adult …

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It’s An Old-Time Radio Christmas Eve on 97.9 WHAV, Featuring a Local Connection

It’s An Old-Time Radio Christmas Eve on 97.9 WHAV, Featuring a Local Connection
WHAV continues its Christmas Eve old-time radio tradition with some familiar favorites along with a few offerings aimed at introducing a new generation to popular entertainers of the 20th century. New to WHAV’s holiday lineup Friday, Dec. 24, but with radio careers spanning back to the 1930s and at least one local connection, are Fred Allen and Fibber McGee 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: Eunice Zeigler of the YWCA and Janice Stillman, editor, “Old Farmer’s Almanac.”
  • 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.
  • Great Gildersleeve: 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Thursday’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, Holy Family Hospital, and Michael Ryan and Joshua Voto of Paul Francis Bridal.
  • 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.
97.9 WHAV FM Wavelengths is sponsored by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce
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