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97.9 WHAV Inauguration Takes Place Thursday Night

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


Final Day: Pay for WHAV News with GiveBig to MyStation

Today is the final day of  GiveBig to MyStation giving days to support 97.9 WHAV. How much do you pay for subscriptions to out-of-town or even out-of-state publications, cable TV news, online services? Greater Haverhill news gets little more than lip service from those sources, and probably most don’t share your personal values. Consider moving