National and Local News
Mon.-Fri., every half hour from 7 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sat.-Sun., Noon, 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
(Also 7 and 8 p.m., Mondays, during the Open Mike Show)
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 Greater Lawrence Family Health Center.
Every 30 min.
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 Climate Zone.
15 past every hour
Diane Carr and Frank Komola bring 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.
Mon., 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.
Civil Liberties Minute
Monday and Wednesday, 10:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. (Guest Commentaries air Fridays at these times.)
The Civil Liberties Minute is written and presented by attorney Bill Newman, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU’s) western Massachusetts office. Newman highlights threats to civil liberties and what you can do to protect freedom.
Civil liberties luminaries including Lilly Ledbetter, Baratunde Thurston, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Frances Crowe, Martín Espada, Ramsey Clark and Louis Black introduce episodes.
Mon.-Fri., 11:45 and 7:45 p.m.
Insightful 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.
Jim Hightower’s Little Pops of Populism
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.
National radio commentator, writer, public speaker and author of the book, “Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow,” Jim Hightower has spent four decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be—consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses and just-plain-folks.
Every day, 6:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. (Also 12:45 p.m., Saturday and Sunday)
Each 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.
Mon.-Fri., 7:45 and 4:45 p.m.
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.
Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.
NEW! 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, 6:10 p.m., 11:10 p.m.
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.
Every day, 10:00 p.m., 1 a.m.
Modern audio drama and classic old-time radio programs are heard each week. The brand new Hollywood series of Suspense airs Monday nights; X Minus One, Tuesdays; Great Gildersleeve, Wednesdays; Our Miss Brooks, Thursdays; The Couple Next Door, Fridays; Gunsmoke, Satudays; and Yours Truly Johnny Dollar, Sundays.