The 6-9 a.m., weekday, program provides listeners with everything they need to know to start their days—local news, weather, sports, traffic, prizes and more. Getting up early and informing Merrimack Valley listeners is nothing new for Damon. He’s been doing it for nearly 30 years.
Damon, of Newburyport, and his father Henry bought Newburyport’s WNBP in 1989. He continued to entertain and inform listeners even after the station changed hands several times. The stint ended, however, in August 2017 when Bloomberg bought the station to air national business news.
The longtime personality joined WHAV last April, voicing announcements, filling in on the local news desk and joining the development staff. Prior to putting down roots in the Valley, Damon worked on-air and in sales in Manchester and Concord, N.H., Lowell and Rochester, N.Y.
“I enjoy WHAV because of its strong commitment to local news and information, and playing music that people enjoy,” Damon said when he joined WHAV last year.
The WHAV call letters have been associated with local broadcasting since 1947. WHAV is today operated by Public Media of New England Inc., a nonprofit corporation. Since 2004, the call also served the Merrimack Valley’s pioneer internet radio station at WHAV.net and a number of public access cable television stations in Andover and Methuen, Mass., and Atkinson, Plaistow and Sandown, N.H.