WHAV Podcast: From Medication to Other Support, Haverhill School Staff Remain in Service

As a continuing public service, 97.9 WHAV FM has made its facilities fully available to local, state and federal officials to provide information about precautions surrounding coronavirus disease—COVID-19. The public has heard of home-based learning, “grab and go” breakfast and lunch pickups and myriad “social distancing” measures, but recent closures have also raised questions about how to provide continuing medical and emotional support for students. Haverhill Public Schools Director of Health and Nursing Services Katie Vozeolas, speaking live over WHAV Tuesday morning, says, in addition to all of the other steps being taken, the schools have been getting medications back to parents that may have been stored at individual schools. “They’re only allowed so many each month, so if we had a two- or three-week supply of a medication that a child takes every day, they in turn would need that. The nurses did a great job of calling around to all those parents with kids who had daily medications and others who they thought may need those medications.

Today is WHAV’s 73rd Birthday; Become a Supporter and Keep Local News Coming

Today is WHAV’s 73rd birthday. On this day in 1947, at 1 p.m., WHAV AM 1490 signed on the air with a special address from founder and General Manager John T. Russ. “WHAV is going to be your station—a station for the people of Haverhill and for the people in our surrounding towns What concerns you directly—your lives and businesses, your community betterment—will always get first priority on the WHAV airwaves,” Russ said. Russ came from a family of news people and knew—especially in times of uncertainty or emergency—residents would turn to their radios for the latest local news. It’s still true today.

Holy Family Hospital’s Dr. Lee Lane on WHAV with COVID-19 Facts

What are the symptoms of Coronavirus disease and who’s most at risk in case of a local outbreak? Dr. Leewood L. Lane, chief of Emergency Medicine at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen and Haverhill, answered these questions and others during a live appearance Thursday morning over 97.9 WHAV FM. He says most people just experience cold symptoms, but most at risk are those 65 or older or have “compromised” health conditions. He also offers advice on how to protect oneself. Lane appeared during WHAV’s “Win for Breakfast” show with Win Damon.

This Week’s Radio Listings: Northern Essex Athletic Director Dan Blair Live Friday Morning

Today’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: “Downhill,” 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
Mass Moments: “Worcester Becomes a City,” 1848, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Dave Mack’s Rock and Roll Oldies Party (live): 3-6 p.m., Saturday. Gunsmoke: “Matt for Murder,” 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
World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
Take Two Movie Review: “Downhill,” 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
Mass Moments: “Bedford Responds to ‘Boston Pamphlet,’” 1773, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: “Double Barreled Matter,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Week of March 2
Monday’s Radio Highlights

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.
WIN for Breakfast: Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guests: Rep. Christina Minicucci and Frank Bertolino, Hometown Heroes Program. Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
Mass Moments: “Perkins School for the Blind Incorporated,” 1829, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Melinda’s Garden Moment: “Growing Crassula ovata ET Fingers,” 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
Sound Beat: “Mean Ol’ Twister,” 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
Insight Daily: Herb Alpert’s “In the Mood,” 9:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Suspense: “Misfire,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Tuesday’s Radio Highlights

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.
WIN for Breakfast: Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guests: Joan Parah, Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill, and Haverhill School Superintendent Margaret Marotta. Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
Mass Moments: “Ruiz Wins World Heavyweight Championship,” 2001, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Melinda’s Garden Moment: “House Centipedes Nature’s Pest Controller,” 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
Sound Beat: “Bolero,” 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
Insight Daily: Herb Alpert’s “In the Mood,” 9:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Dimension X: “The Green Hills of Earth,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
World News: 11 p.m.

Wednesday’s Radio Highlights

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.
WIN for Breakfast: Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guest: Bill Fitzgerald, Topsfield Fair and Mann Orchards, and Congresswoman Lori Trahan. Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
Mass Moments: “Globe Publishes First Edition,” 1872, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Melinda’s Garden Moment: “Yellow Flowered Magnolias,” 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
Sound Beat: “Rebecca,” 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
Insight Daily: Herb Alpert’s “In the Mood,” 9:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Great Gildersleeve: Paula Returns, 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
World News: 11 p.m.

Thursday’s Radio Highlights

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.
WIN for Breakfast: Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guests: Deb Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital.

This Week’s Radio Listings: Methuen Superintendent Kwong Among Daily Live Guests

Tonight’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: “Birds of Prey,” 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
Mass Moments: “Lynn Shoeworkers Strike,” 1860, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Dave Mack’s Rock and Roll Oldies Party (live): 3-6 p.m., Saturday. Gunsmoke: “The Queue,” 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
World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
Take Two Movie Review: “Birds of Prey,” 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
Mass Moments: “Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Opens,” 1903, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: “The Buyer and the Cellar Matter,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Week of Feb. 24
Monday’s Radio Highlights

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.
WIN for Breakfast: Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guest: Ralph T. Basiliere, chairman, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Commission. Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
Mass Moments: “U.S. Hockey Team Wins Olympic Gold,” 1980, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Melinda’s Garden Moment: “Growing Mexican Sour Gherkin,” 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
Sound Beat: “In the Still of the Night,” 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
Insight Daily: “The Art of All Things,” 9:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Suspense: “A Statement of Fact,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
World News: 11 p.m.

Tuesday’s Radio Highlights

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.
WIN for Breakfast: Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guest: Methuen School Superintendent Brandi Kwong. Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
Mass Moments: “William Dawes Dies,” 1799, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Melinda’s Garden Moment: “Old-Fashioned Flower Favorites,” 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
Sound Beat: “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
Insight Daily: “The Art of All Things,” 9:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Dimension X: “Universe,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
World News: 11 p.m.

Wednesday’s Radio Highlights

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.
WIN for Breakfast: Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guest: Haverhill Rotary Club President Megan Shea.

This Week’s Radio Listings: High-Profile Interviews—Information or Ignorance is Up to You

If you’re not listening to 97.9 WHAV FM or its live audio streams each weekday, you’re missing exclusive answers to important questions and the latest developments right from the lips of the area’s top newsmakers. Listeners hear happiness, hesitation, confidence or fear when they listen for themselves. This week on “Win For Breakfast,” for example, Win Damon interviews John Macone, Merrimack River Watershed Council; Haverhill Mayor James J. Fiorentini; state Sen. Diana DiZoglio; and Ginny Salem, Northern Essex Elder Transport, among others. Those who can’t make time to listen or decide to choose ignorance often later complain the new apartment complex or factory was “sneaked in under cover of darkness.” The truth, of course, is WHAV provided ample and thorough coverage of the event on the radio. In fact, WHAV provides more local news, more news that matters and more often than all other sources combined.

This week’s Radio Listings: Jenny Arndt of Haverhill Promise on “WIN for Breakfast“

Today’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: “The Gentlemen,” 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
Mass Moments: “Silvio Conte Dies,” 1991, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Dave Mack’s Rock and Roll Oldies Party (live): 3-6 p.m., Saturday. Gunsmoke: “Hack Prine,” 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
World News: Noon, 6 and 11 p.m.
Take Two Movie Review: “The Gentlemen,” 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
Mass Moments: “Holyoke Man Invents Volleyball,” 1895, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Yours Truly Johnny Dollar: “Shifty Looker Matter,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.

Week of Feb. 10
Monday’s Radio Highlights

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.
WIN for Breakfast: Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guests: Bonnie Sission, Haverhill Exchange Club, and Dougan Sherwood, Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce. Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
Mass Moments: “Lewis Latimer Awarded First Patent,” 1874, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Melinda’s Garden Moment: “Year of Lantana Growing Tips,” 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
Sound Beat: “Coast Guard Forever,” 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
Insight Daily: “The Art of All Things,” 9:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Suspense: “My Dear Niece,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
World News: 11 p.m.

Tuesday’s Radio Highlights

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.
WIN for Breakfast: Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guests: state Rep. Christina Minicucci and Javier Bristol, Haverhill Boys and Girls Club. Community Spotlight: News of upcoming cultural and civic events, quarter past every hour
Mass Moments: “’Gerrymander’ Born in Massachusetts,” 1812, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.
Melinda’s Garden Moment: “Why Vines Twine,” 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
Sound Beat: “The Coffee Cantata,” 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
Insight Daily: “The Art of All Things,” 9:45 a.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Dimension X: “Shanghied,” 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
World News: 11 p.m.

Wednesday’s Radio Highlights

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.
WIN for Breakfast: Win Damon is light, lively and local, 6-9 a.m. Guest: Jenny Arndt of Haverhill Promise.

This Week’s Radio Listings: Northern Essex’s Glenn, Haverhill Superintendent Marotta Talk Education

Win Damon turns up the volume on education this week with guests Lane A. Glenn, president of Northern Essex Community College, and Margaret Marotta, Haverhill school superintendent, among others, on “Win for Breakfast” this week. Glenn appears Monday morning. He has been president of the college since 2011 and recently served as chairman of the Massachusetts Council of Community College Presidents. Marotta, who appears Tuesday, was appointed superintendent in 2018 and previously served as Salem’s assistant superintendent, pupil personnel services. Other guests this week include Temple Emanu-El Cantor Vera Broekhuysen, Tuesday; Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Michael Bevilacqua, Wednesday; Deb Chiaravalloti, Holy Family Hospital, Thursday; and Rep. Andy X. Vargas, Friday.