National and Local News

Monday-Friday, every half hour from 6 a.m.- 6 p.m.; 11 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, Noon, 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

(Also 7 and 8 p.m., Mondays, during the Open Mike Show)

Eric Scott, anchor.

More people receive their local news from WHAV each weekday than from all other sources combined. Original reporting of stories not covered elsewhere combined with sounds of the newsmakers’ themselves. Of course, that’s what you expect from the only Haverhill-based news source.

Sponsored, in part, by Haverhill Bank and Greater Lawrence Family Health Center.


Wave Weather

Every 30 min.

Rob Carolan

Rob Carolan

The Boston media doesn’t always understand unique Merrimack Valley weather conditions. Acclaimed WHAV Meteorologists Rob Carolan, Gary Best and the rest of the team provide Merrimack Valley’s most accurate weather forecasts every half hour, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.

Sponsored, in part, by Covanta and Climate Zone.


Community Spotlight

15 past every hour

Robin Fancher.

Robin Fancher brings listeners news of events, fundraising appeals and other community calendar announcements help support the valuable work of Merrimack Valley non-profit organizations. Recent examples include Buttonwoods Museum, Boys and Girls Club, Haverhill Council on Aging and YMCA. Use this form to submit your information.

Sponsored, in part, by Haverhill Bank.

Open Mike Show

Mondays, 6:30 p.m.

Every Monday night, the Open Mike Show brings fascinating guests, explores local history and gives listeners a chance to praise the powers that be or vent their frustrations. Live callers join the chorus of community voices while competing for great prizes, enjoying local musical acts and much more. This staple of democracy may also be seen live at WHAV.TV and HC Media Channel 22 on Comcast in Haverhill.


Insight Daily

Monday-Friday, 9:45 a.m. and 12:45 and 2:45 p.m.

insight_daily_logo_90x90Insightful conversations with well-known authors, musicians, bloggers, public figures and culture creators about literature, music, entertainment, arts and the world. Whether it’s a best-selling author such as David Baldacci talking about his latest novel, or tips about starting a business or carving a pumpkin, Insight Daily provides insightful, entertaining and helpful information.

Mass Moments

Monday-Friday, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 6:45 a.m. and 2:45p.m.

mass_moments_90x90Each weekday, learn what happened on that day in Massachusetts history. Veteran Actor Jack Clancy delivers a fresh story from the archives of the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities. Learn about John Greenleaf Whittier, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Revere, Larry Bird and many other luminaries.


Melinda’s Garden Moments

Monday-Friday, 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.

Melinda Myers

Melinda Myers

Host Melinda Myers helps listeners achieve a big harvest, beautiful landscape or just stress relief. Her timely, one-minute tips aim to eliminate garden guesswork, inside or out, during all seasons of the year. Topics include Hiring a Lawn Care Professional, Budget Gardening, Caring for Indoor Plants and more.



Sound Beat

Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.

sound_beat_90x90NEW! A trip through the history of recorded sound. Each show highlights the holdings of the Belfer Audio Archive at Syracuse University, one of the largest sound archives in the United States. Each episode focuses on one particular recording and provides a back story about its place in history.


Workers Independent News

Monday-Friday, 10:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Doug Cunningham

Doug Cunningham

Workers Independent News (WIN) is focused on the issues and concerns of working people. As a news service, WIN is devoted to bringing the voices of workers, their families, communities and organizations to the widest public possible. The show is produced by Doug Cunningham, a highly-experienced radio journalist who comes to WIN from a five-year stint as state capitol correspondent for The Wisconsin Radio Network, Madison.


Take Two Movie Review
Saturday-Sunday, 8:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

You’re a busy person. You can’t see every movie, and often, you won’t want to. Take Two Movie Review is your weekly dose of tough, unvarnished criticism. The feature speaks to smart moviegoers who want to make informed choices, alerting you to the movies that will leave you entertained, not conned by clever marketing or awards hype.


Drama & Comedy

Every day, 10:00 p.m., 1 a.m.

Alan Ladd as Dan Holiday on “Box 13.”

When WHAV AM first signed on in 1947, it was not formally associated with any of the major broadcasting networks, but did subscribe to NBC Orthacoustic and other syndicators of dramatic shows. In celebration of WHAV 70th anniversary, two of those dramas return this fall on 97.9 WHAV FM: “Box 13” with Alan Ladd as Dan Holiday, a writer who advertises for adventure, and the “Haunting Hour,” a mystery-horror anthology series.

  • Sunday: Yours Truly Johnny Dollar/Box 13
  • Monday: Suspense (new episodes)/Suspense (classic episodes)
  • Tuesday: Dimension X/Suspense
  • Wednesday: Great Gildersleeve/Suspense
  • Thursday: Our Miss Brooks/Suspense
  • Friday: Couple Next Door/Suspense
  • Saturday: Gunsmoke/Haunting Hour