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.

WHAV’s “Back-to-School Countdown” came on the heels of extensive reporting on the planned retirement of Haverhill’s school superintendent and the fate of the Horace Mann Silver Hill Charter School. Add in developments at UMass Lowell’s new downtown Haverhill operation and Northern Essex Community College’s planned culinary arts center and listeners found WHAV offered the most comprehensive area education reporting in decades.

Supporting WHAV’s GiveBig to MyStation end-of-year appeal today helps ensure this time- and money-saving coverage continues.

Click here to donate an extra $50, $100 or more today and show pride for Greater Haverhill’s only local, public radio station? It’s tax-deductible. If you prefer, mail checks to:

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