Make Waves-Keep Local News on FM

$9,525 of $100k goal

Raised by 87 people in 26 months
WHAV , the Haverhill, Mass. radio station where Hollywood’s Tom Bergeron received his start, is back…thanks to your help.

97.9 WHAV FM is on the air! As the only Haverhill-based news source, WHAV delivers original and exclusive local news, weather, Community Spotlight and other local programs. Its unique blend of music from rock and roll’s heyday is also a solid hit.

Construction of the new WHAV left behind a big debt. Paying for it isn't easy and takes money away from news and community service programs. Help pay off the cost of building 97.9 WHAV.

WHAV gives Haverhill an independent voice and facts that only excellent journalism provides. With support, it will serve as a model for other community media efforts.

Help WHAV continue to “Make Waves”—literally and figuratively—with your generous contribution right now.
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Update 3
Posted by Tim Coco
1 month ago
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The new 97.9 WHAV FM has truly been making waves since signing on last September.

Every day WHAV brings original and exclusive local news, weather, Community Spotlight and other local programs. Its unique blend of music from rock and roll’s heyday is also a solid hit.

97.9 WHAV broadcasts over a larger footprint than the original—reaching all of Haverhill and into every surrounding community and beyond. As state Rep. Brian S. Dempsey pointed out during the recent dedication of the new FM signal, “that was no easy task and an uphill battle. And, people in the industry were, I think, not only impressed, but amazed that you were able to do that successfully.”

With the formal dedication—taking place during a live broadcast on the 70th anniversary of the original WHAV—behind, it’s time to retire the debt and use the money to deliver more local programs and sustain nonprofit WHAV going forward.

Thank you to those who have already donated. To those who were waiting for the successful launch, please donate as much as you can afford today or make a monthly pledge.
“That was no easy task...”
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Update 2
Posted by Tim Coco
25 months ago
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Thank you to the many early donors who have helped kick off the "Make Waves--Bring Local News to FM" campaign.

Contributor Gift
Al Brenner $50.00
Jack Roy $100.00
Tom Bergeron $1,000.00
Jessica Finocchiaro $20.00
Dave Tibbetts $250.00
Marc Lemay $25.00
Larry Olasky $50.00
Elaine Barker $50.00
Larry Seaman $50.00
Jean Poth $50.00
WXBJ Radio $25.00
Gerald McCall $100.00
Eva Rajczyk $25.00
Mary O'Neil $50.00
Joseph Edwards $200.00
Patricia Johnson $50.00
Carolyn & Charles Russell $25.00
Fred Simmons $100.00
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Update 1
Posted by Tim Coco
26 months ago
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Thank you Tom Bergeron for serving as honorary chairperson of the "Make Waves" capital campaign! You've been a great supporter of your hometown radio station.
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Dianne Paquette
17 months ago
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Good Luck, the station sounds awesome! Would love to become a volunteer!!!

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Nathan Webster
24 months ago

Good Luck WHAV! Hope to hear you on FM real soon!

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$9,525 of $100k goal

Raised by 87 people in 26 months
Created February 16, 2015
$25
Dee Jacobs- O'Neil
1 month ago

:)

JO
$100
Janet Odenwelder
4 months ago
$100
Anonymous
4 months ago
$25
Anonymous
4 months ago
DG
$50
David Goudsward
5 months ago
TB
$1,000
Tom Bergeron
7 months ago
2
2

I want to do a one day air shift for old time's sake! :)

JE
$300
Joseph Edwards
8 months ago (Offline Donation)
1
1
$25
Eva Rajczyk
9 months ago
1
1

I'm glad that things are looking up for WHAV FM!

SW
$50
Scott Wood
9 months ago

Sorry I was unable to attend the event. Best of luck!!

KF
$50
Kerry Fitzgerald
9 months ago

Sorry I couldn't attend your event. Was in the hospital. Hope it went well!

Dianne Paquette
17 months ago
1
1

Good Luck, the station sounds awesome! Would love to become a volunteer!!!

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Nathan Webster
24 months ago

Good Luck WHAV! Hope to hear you on FM real soon!

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