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

Haverhill Exhausts Free Home COVID-19 Tests, But Plans Rollout of Drive-Up Testing Next Week

Haverhill Exhausts Free Home COVID-19 Tests, But Plans Rollout of Drive-Up Testing Next Week
The City of Haverhill has largely exhausted its supply of free home COVID-19 tests, but is organizing drive-up testing beginning next week in recognition of the rising number of virus cases. Mayor James J. Fiorentini said COVID testing will be provided by a medical service Tuesday, Jan. 4, and Thursday, Jan. 6, from 1-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., …

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WHAV Offers Happy 200th Birthday Wishes to Haverhill Gazette; Institutions Share History

WHAV Offers Happy 200th Birthday Wishes to Haverhill Gazette; Institutions Share History
Editor’s Note: WHAV couldn’t let the year end without acknowledging the Haverhill Gazette’s milestone 200th birthday that took place this year. WHAV and The Gazette have a shared heritage in John Taylor “Jack” Russ. Russ, as publisher of the Haverhill Gazette, is the man most responsible for bringing Haverhill its first radio station, WHAV, in 1947. The Haverhill Gazette turned …

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Guest Column: Merrimack Valley Honors Our Veterans for Christmas

Guest Column: Merrimack Valley Honors Our Veterans for Christmas
Through the entire month of December, from Newburyport to Haverhill and beyond, the community came together to honor our veterans this holiday season. Through the efforts of Merrimack Valley Hope Mission, more than 500 fleece roll blankets were collected, and Battle Grounds Coffee Company collected more than 1,000 stuffed Christmas stockings. The gifts were distributed across the entire state and …

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Podcast: YWCA Takes Step to Reverse Pandemic’s Impact on Other Women’s Health Issues

Podcast: YWCA Takes Step to Reverse Pandemic’s Impact on Other Women’s Health Issues
Concerns about the spread of COVID-19 dominate the headlines, but the YWCA of Northeastern Massachusetts also remains busy tracking other women’s health issues. Director of Advancement Eunice Zeigler, a recent guest on WHAV’s morning program, said the YW’s women’s health program, which has been operating for the past 20 years, quickly realized the pandemic was having an adverse on the …

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Regional News

Couple Who Suffered Through COVID-19 Makes Largest Donation in GLFHC’s History

Couple Who Suffered Through COVID-19 Makes Largest Donation in GLFHC’s History
A couple, who both contracted COVID-19 early in the pandemic, are showing their gratefulness to Greater Lawrence Family Health Center by making the largest private donation in the institution’s history. Bernard and Lorraine Horn turned to the Health Center when a vaccine first became available several months after their ordeal. They were able to schedule an appointment quickly and close …

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Community Spotlight

Regional Collaborative Brings COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Mondays to West Newbury

Regional Collaborative Brings COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Mondays to West Newbury
The Lower Merrimack Valley Regional Collaborative is sponsoring three Monday community COVID-19 vaccination clinics with first, second and booster doses available. A series of Monday evening clinics administers all vaccines—Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson and Johnson/Janssen—to all eligible ages. The first clinic takes place today Monday, from 5-8:30 p.m., at West Newbury Town Office Building Annex, 381 Main St., West Newbury. …

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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. Guest: Greater Haverhill Chamber President and CEO Irene Haley.
  • 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. Guest: Michael Bevilacqua of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce.
  • 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: Live. 7 p.m.
  • Lights Out: 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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