WHAV, an Internet station and an LPFM applicant in Haverhill, Mass., has announced that it has launched its “hyperlocal” news division.
It has hired a news director and built a newsroom. The newsroom is dedicated to Edwin V. Johnson, the long-time news director for WHAV, a legacy AM/FM that dated back to 1947 for the AM. The FM was an early FM dating back to 1948 (it was initially planned in the pre-war FM band at 46.5 MHz). The FM was peeled off in the 1980s and changed call letters several times. The original WHAV disappeared with a change in call letters in 2002.
Haverhill currently does not have a radio station licensed to it. Obviously, should the LPFM application be approved, this group could hit the ground running.