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Catch the Wave at 97.9 WHAV ♦ January 23, 2021
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WHAV is Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station and nonprofit local news service.

Whether being among the most informed community members through comprehensive local news or enjoying a favorite tune that has a special meaning for you, there are many reasons to support WHAV during this end of year appeal. What’s yours? Review the easy giving options here.

Thank you to WHAV members who help pay for original local news reporting that is shared with the community.
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Haverhill News

Wood Not Currently Working as Haverhill Police Officer; No One Will Say Why

Wood Not Currently Working as Haverhill Police Officer; No One Will Say Why
Those who saw Scott W. Wood Jr. sworn in as a Haverhill police officer last year and, again formally this past spring, may be surprised to learn Wood isn’t actively working now. Neither Wood, who is also a longtime Haverhill School Committee member, nor Mayor James J. Fiorentini, who is chairman of the School Committee, answered WHAV’s questions. A limited …

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Haverhill Plans Free Downtown Garage Parking Weekends, Possibly Added Incentives

Haverhill Plans Free Downtown Garage Parking Weekends, Possibly Added Incentives
A plan is in the works to provide more free parking weekends in downtown Haverhill. Mayor James J. Fiorentini told city councilors he’s been working to alleviate parking issues downtown by offering free weekend parking in the Granite Street parking garage. “When you drive around the streets on certain nights—Thursday, Friday and Saturday night—it’s very difficult to find a spot. …

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Regional News

Plaistow Begins Every Other Week Curbside Recycling Jan. 10, Adds Drop-Off Sites

Plaistow Begins Every Other Week Curbside Recycling Jan. 10, Adds Drop-Off Sites
Plaistow, N.H., launches its new trash and recycling program with trash carts required as of Monday and every other week recycling starting Jan. 10. Households that have not received a new cart by the end of the day, today (Friday, Dec. 31), are asked to email Special Projects Coordinator Dee Voss at [email protected] In addition to curbside recycling, four dumpsters …

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Area Police Departments Receive State Grants to Launch Body-Worn Camera Programs

Area Police Departments Receive State Grants to Launch Body-Worn Camera Programs
A number of area police departments are among 64 across the state sharing in more than $4 million in state grants to start or expand Body-Worn Camera programs. Those police departments awarded grants Thursday are Amesbury, $48,000; Andover, $102,484; Georgetown, $12,526; Groveland, $12,906; and Lawrence $249,890. The grants are the first in a five-year, $20 million capital grant program expected …

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Community Spotlight

Eagle Scout Candidate Plans Signage at Hilldale Cemetery; Raising Money for Material

Eagle Scout Candidate Plans Signage at Hilldale Cemetery; Raising Money for Material
Brandon Silva is leading a team of volunteers to create directory signs at Hilldale Cemetery in Haverhill as part of his Eagle Scout project. Silva said the signs are to “help people find their ancestors/loved ones and honor the veterans whose memorials are placed there.” He is looking to raise $1,000 through a GoFundMe campaign online to purchase materials needed …

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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.
  • 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: Between coronavirus and the implementation of a new Electronic Medical Records system, Dr. Guy Fish has been busy during his first six months at the helm of Greater Lawrence Family Health Center as president and CEO. This edition of “Pulse on Health” looks back on the past half year in community health and some of the goals Dr. Fish has in mind for the second half of the year and beyond.
  • 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.
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Before You Go…


If you believe, as WHAV does, that an informed public makes for better neighbors, employees, volunteers, customers, leaders, voters and citizens, we have a small favor to ask.

Unlike others, WHAV makes its journalism available to all. If you’re not already a donor or member, WHAV needs your ongoing support to do its job. The news media is hurting with thousands of outlets closing across the country. Local news has suffered the most. While we may not always agree on what event should or should not have been covered, WHAV’s philosophy is to err on the side of disclosure. If you share a belief in these principles, help WHAV to continue being Greater Haverhill’s most trusted, reliable and thought-provoking source of news—whether on-air, online, over cable television or in social media.

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