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On WHAV’s 71st Birthday, Local News is Up to You

On WHAV’s 71st Birthday, Local News is Up to You

Today is WHAV’s 71st birthday. As the only Haverhill-based news source, 97.9 WHAV FM turns out more original local news, more often than all other sources combined. In fact, it is the only radio station between Lowell and the ocean to provide local news. It is a big responsibility—and vital to keeping government dealings open

Education Reporting at Risk as WHAV’s Year-End Approaches

Last August, 97.9 WHAV FM took on an ambitious “Back-to-School Countdown,” reporting daily on preparations for fall school openings. Parents and children learned about school bus route changes, departures of key leaders, new teachers and staff, cellphone rules, distribution of new technology such as iPads, additional classrooms at jam-packed schools, athletic deadlines and much more.

Have You Heard Mavis?

Mavis Mayes from Haverhill, Suffolk, England, in the Edwin V. Johnson Newsroom at WHAV. WHAV Historian David Goudsward goes a long way to make sure of the facts. Earlier this year, while researching the other Haverhills of the world for a WHAV “Haverhill Heritage Series” story, he decided to first find out if residents are

Thanks and Giving

“Dancing with the Stars” host Tom Bergeron, who began his career at WHAV in 1972, came back to broadcast live last June. (Cindy Driver photograph for WHAV News.) The board, management and staff of Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station—97.9 WHAV FM—give thanks on this Thanksgiving Day and every day for support from donors like

WHAV Member Benefits are Changing and Improving

WHAV’s latest policy changes are aimed at bolstering public support of Haverhill’s radio station. As an example of community service, 97.9 WHAV FM’s studios was one of the stops Saturday during a scavenger hunt to benefit Buttonwoods Museum. Here, Salvatore DeFranco takes the microphone during a trivia contest administered by WHAV disc jockey Dave Mack.