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)

Dana Esmel

News Director Dana A. Esmel

Local news and weather from local reporters, plus world and national news from FSN and the Pacifica Network. In addition, Breaking news airs when it happens on WHAV. Use the form on the News page to submit your information. Remember, WHAV is the only Haverhill-based news source, and it’s always free!

Sponsored, in part, by Greater Lawrence Family Health Center.




Every 30 min.

Rob Carolyn

Meteorologist Rob Carolyn

The Boston media doesn’t always understand unique Valley weather conditions. Acclaimed WHAV Meterologists 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.



Community Spotlight

15 past every hour

Someone You Know is on WHAV! Merrimack Valley non-profit organizations are invited to submit news of events, fundraising appeals and other community calendar announcements. Use the form on the News page to submit your information. Remember, WHAV is the only Haverhill-based news source, and it’s always free!

Sponsored, in part, by Haverhill Bank.

Open Mike Show

Mon., 6:30 p.m.

Tim Coco

Open Mike Show Host Tim Coco

Tim Coco is host of the more than 50-year staple of democracy, Open Mike Show. The two-hour program, also seen on WHAV.TV,  provides listeners with an opportunity to share  opinions, compete for great prizes, hear local musical acts and so much more. Only local radio can bring you this talk opportunity, but only  WHAV  does.

Sponsored, in part, by Haverhill Bank and the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council


Civil Liberties Minute

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:45 and 11:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.

Attorney Bill Newman.

Attorney Bill Newman.

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.


 Jim Hightower’s Little Pops of Populism

Tuesday and Thursday, 8:45 and 11:45 a.m. and 5:45 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.

Mass Moments

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.

Melinda’s Garden Moments

Mon.-Fri., 7:45 and 10:45 a.m. 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.

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. He has news director and reporter/anchor, AP and UPI award-winning news experience for both commercial and NPR-member stations in Michigan and Indiana. His print work includes eight years as a co-founder and investigative reporter for The Flint Voice alternative newspaper. His freelance & “stringer” work has appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio, Court TV, Wispolitics.com, Stateline.org, WBBM and WBEZ, Chicago, The Minnesota News Network, The Michigan News Network, AP and UPI.

Drama & Comedy

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

dramaModern audio drama and classic old-time radio programs are heard each week. The brand new Hollywood series of Suspense airs Monday nights and the new Radio Theater Project is heard Tuesday night. Classic comedies and dramas round out the week. These include Great Gildersleeve (Wed.), Our Miss Brooks (Thurs.), The Couple Next Door (Fri.), Gunsmoke (Sat.) and Yours Truly Johnny Dollar (Sun.).

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