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A Dozen Years of WHAV Progress Now Depends on Donors

A Dozen Years of WHAV Progress Now Depends on Donors

Remember WHAV on Giving Tuesday WHAV, in its current incarnation, is the region’s oldest, continuously operated Internet radio station. Its planned FM radio station is largely dependent on the generosity of local donors. While most people were unaware audio could be transmitted over the Internet, WHAV began “webcasting,” as it was called, Saturday, Jan. 3,

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WHAV Siting Issue Requires Donors’ Generous Help to ‘Make Waves’

While Haverhill’s new WHAV FM station has overcome enormous obstacles to gain federal licensing, antenna-siting hurdles are causing delays and substantially driving up costs. To help overcome the latest obstacles, non-profit WHAV is continuing to conduct its “Make Waves” campaign to raise money necessary to build FM transmitter facilities. WHAV is currently working to secure

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‘Make Waves’ Campaign Update

Non-profit WHAV has set a public fundraising goal of $100,000 to erect a tower and build FM transmitter facilities. Tom Bergeron, who began his career at WHAV in 1972, is honorary chairperson of the “Make Waves” campaign. In January, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a construction permit for the new radio station at 97.9

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