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Live Ceremony Formally Dedicates 97.9 WHAV FM

Live Ceremony Formally Dedicates 97.9 WHAV FM

State Rep. Brian S. Dempsey, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, discussed the challenges that had to be overcome to bring WHAV back to Haverhill. (All photographs by Cindy Driver.) The new 97.9 WHAV FM was formally inaugurated Thursday night on the 70th anniversary of the founding of the original AM radio station.


97.9 WHAV Inauguration Takes Place Thursday Night

Baritone Vaughn Monroe at WHAV’s 1947 opening. (Photograph courtesy Leanne Wholley, great granddaughter of WHAV founder John T. Russ.) Live and locally performed music and special tributes highlight Thursday night’s formal dedication of 97.9 WHAV and celebration of the 70th anniversary of the original WHAV in Haverhill. Rick O’Shey, a broadcast veteran who first came


‘Snow-Bound Weekend’ Tonight’s Topic on Open Mike Show

Joan Cranton and Margaret Toomey inside John Greenleaf Whittier’s shoe shop. “Snow-Bound Weekend,” a festive historical journey, is one of the topics to be discussed on tonight’s 97.9 WHAV Open Mike Show. Join Whittier Birthplace Trustees Margaret “Peg” Toomey and Joan Cranton discuss the preparations for the dramatic re-creation of John Greenleaf Whittier’s famous poem,


Haverhill Women Discuss Trump Protests on Open Mike Tonight

One of the signs displayed by protesters at Boston’s sister march Saturday. (Kim Di Camillo photograph.) Demet Haksever, who attended Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington, and Kerry Fitzgerald, who participated in a sister rally in Boston, share their views and experiences tonight on WHAV’s Open Mike Show. Haksever said she learned on the Washington protest