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PUBLIC MEDIA OF NEW ENGLAND INC

Catch the Wave

aka WHAV   |   Haverhill, MA   |  www.WHAV.net

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Mission

Haverhills only public radio station and nonprofit local news service, strengthens local democracy, promotes civic engagement and holds government accountable by reporting accurate, reliable and trustworthy information on-air, online, everywhere. An informed public makes for better neighbors, employees, volunteers, customers, leaders and voters.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Tim Coco

Main address

30 How St.

Haverhill, MA 01830-6131 USA

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EIN

45-1702581

NTEE code info

Radio (A34)

Media, Communications Organizations (A30)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Community Information

Public Media of New England, Inc. is Greater Haverhill’s only public radio station and nonprofit local news service. Also known as 97.9 WHAV, its goals are to expand awareness of Early Education and Out-of-School Time Programs and Career Pathways for Youth and Young Adults; effectively reach marginalized communities overlooked by traditional marketing and communications standards; promote donor- and volunteer-engagement vital to leveraging growth and sustaining educational and career programs; and create effective delivery channels—on-air, online and via cable television and other vehicles it controls—so that those most in need have access to publicly available resources.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Public Media of New England’s goals coincide with the collapse of traditional media and overcome the risk of programs being available only to those who “know someone” or left to fend for themselves. Its grassroots, multimedia approach has successfully irrigated the local news desert and ensure critical news and information isn’t limited to the domain of small groups of the well-connected. Its news policy, available on its website, spells out is policies regarding fairness, integrity, transparency and credibility and sets a high standard for diverse community interaction and coverage. A review of news coverage, available at WHAV.net, demonstrates its dedication to “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Justice” with local news and Community Spotlight coverage.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
At-risk youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Young adults
Seniors

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PUBLIC MEDIA OF NEW ENGLAND INC

Board of directors
as of 12/18/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tim Coco

Anita M Purcell

Public Media of New England, Inc.

William D Cox

Public Media of New England, Inc.