News for Wolfeboro, NH and Surrounding Communities

Stay up-to-date on the GREAT COLORS of autumn with WASR's FALL FOLIAGE REPORTS.  Taking a stroll into the woods.. walk a back road, go hiking down an old path, or take your bike down one of the great recreational trails to immerse yourself in color.  No matter which  option you choose, the crisp, fresh autumn air and the brilliant color will invigorate your senses!  

For state FOLIAGE REPORTS listen to WASR or visit  This year our website features a direct link to the NH STATE FOLIAGE CALENDAR and also to the OFFICIAL NH FOLIAGE REPORTS.   

UPDATE:  OCTOBER 6th... An explosion of color has taken hold of many areas of the Lakes Region. In Ashland, particularly around Squam Lake you’ll find the trees covered in bright bold reds. One leaf-peepers is reporting a “fiery” scene of spectacular red trees dotting the countryside around Barnstead and Pittsfield. While there is still some green to be found in the region, the foliage is becoming much more vibrant and vivid with each passing day, particularly around the lakes in the southern part of the region.  For scenic drives follow a trail of fall foliage along Route 28 from Pittsfield to Alton. A little bit further north, you might try Route 3 in Holderness by Squam Lake or Route 113 from Holderness headed north by Squam Lake. The seasonal display of color is always spectacular reflected in the waters. Make sure to click on the Official NH Foilage Report link on (above) to see reports for other areas of the state.  

The featured photo was taken by local photographer Matt Fassett.  CLICK on it twice to see an enlarged photo on your screen. Matt has an incredible collection of NH SCENIC PHOTOGRAPHY for sale.  You can call him at 393-7336 or see some of his work by clicking this Fassett Photography link.  


PHOTO TIPS FOR FOLIAGE:  If you're looking to capture the colors of the season, here are some good photo tips.....

Listen to WASR 1420am each weekday at Drive-Time to stay up to date on the news of New Hampshire, USA and the world.  WASR has teamed up with WMUR TV to bring you a simulcast of News 9 at 5 each weekday afternoon.  Tune in for an hour long update of news, sports and weather for the Granite State and beyond.

WASR also offers NH Weather each weekday morning from the experts at WMUR. Start off your day with LOCAL WEATHER REPORTS from NH meteorologist Kevin Skarupa.  WASR brings you the weather every 10-Minutes during the Morning Report.  Kevin's local reports are tailored to this area using the facilities of WMUR -TV9 for NH.  

NH’s best TV News and Weather is on NH’s best Talk-Radio… WASR 1420am.  

You can also listen to WASR on your PC or Smartphone by using the LISTEN LIVE button above.  

At 6pm WASR brings you ...

Students are back in school and that means FALL SPORTS!  WASR keeps you up-to-date each weekday with the latest news and scores from area teams including football, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, golf, cross-country and more.

Listen to WASR's LOCAL SPORTS each weekday as part of the Award Winning MORNING REPORT and also as part of WASR's Midday Report.  

WASR's LOCAL SPORTS report features SCORES, HIGHLIGHTS & GAME SCHEDULES delivered by Josh Spaulding, sports editor of Salmon Press newspapers.  

WASR's LOCAL SPORTS broadcasts with Josh Spaulding cover a wide variety of organized team sports with participants of all ages.  You'll hear about sports from local clubs, organizations, schools, plus games and races, as well as activities of the parks and recreation departments in our area.  Josh is a true sports enthusiast and enjoys seeing what he does bring excitement and recognition to the young athletes in our area.  

WASR'S LOCAL SPORTS reports with Josh Spaulding will keep you updated all week.  On Thursdays...

In recent months has received over a half-million hits.  WASR 1420am is the area’s #1 TALK RADIO station.  Listeners from all over Central NH are listening... and our advertisers get results!  

By making your homepage, you’ll get the following…  

WASR's popular COMMUNITY CALENDAR… the area's most comprehensive listing of local events.  It's our way of serving the community, providing a way to find out what is going on today...or even months from now.  The listings include community concerts, town events, church dinners, recreational activities, movie showings, library happenings and other events as submitted to WASR from local organizations.  

WASR's COMMUNITY CALENDAR is made available to small local organizations, non profit groups, schools and municipal departments needing publicity for their events.  Requests should be submitted at least 10 days in advance for broadcast preparation. Click the following link and follow the information under SUBMIT an EVENT.

Summer in the Lakes Region is all about the activities on and around the lakes.  Whether it's recreating, participating in events, attending a function or just relaxing and listening to some good music. There is a lot happening THIS WEEK: ... all around the lake!   click here  

• Concerts & Music Events 

• Fairs, Shows, and Celebrations

• Local Triathlons and Sporting Events

• Special Events at area Museums


• MORE !!!

This year WASR's Community Calendar has an expanded listing of FREE SUMMER CONCERTS.  You’ll find details and times of what’s happening all week … all summer … all around Lake Winnipesaukee.  We want you to enjoy your summer!  WASR’s COMMUNITY CALENDER…  ONLINE is your best source for all this information.  

COMMUNITY CALENDAR - WEEKDAYS is featured on WASR 1420AM as part of the MORNING REPORT and numerous times all day long.  On the WEEKENDS Community Calendar briefs are broadcast.  

WASR's popular COMMUNITY CALENDAR is the area's most comprehensive listing of local events.  It's our way of serving the community, providing a way to find out what is going on today...

Listen to Michael Savage weeknights on WASR.  The SAVAGE NATION show represents the host’s popularity and tremendous growth in listenership.  The SAVAGE NATION is one of the TOP TALK SHOWS in America!  WASR is proud to be selected as a radio station to air this program.  Savage Nation airs WEEKNIGHTS from 7PM  to 10PM.

Michael Savage’s incisive thoughts on politics are augmented by his Defense of American Culture, the Middle Class,Traditional Values and Freedom of Speech. His famous “news, views and reviews” continues to inform and entertain millions of loyal and new listeners nationwide.  Savage is the author of 28 books, including six New York Times bestsellers. He was awarded the coveted Freedom of Speech Award by Talkers Magazine and earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. Listen to Michael Savage each weeknight on WASR 1420AM

On WEEKENDS... "WASR lets the music do the talking" with WEEKEND OLDIES!  

Tune to WASR 1420am from Friday midnight to Sunday midnight as we pay tribute to one of the best radio staions ever, WMEX ...and the the best music ever...Oldies from the 60's, 70's and 80's.  Those were the years so many of us found music at its very best.  

WASR is pleased to bring to the airwaves the music that made the Boston-area station WMEX, a legend in its day.  When you listen to our weekend broadcasts you'll hear only the best of those golden decades.  Let the music bring back fond memories of days gone by.  

So join WASR EVERY WEEKEND ... all weekend long as we pay tribute to WMEX and the best oldies music ever!

When the weekend's over, stay tuned to WASR for the best Talk Radio, 24/7.  WASR 1420am... "We're the TALK around the Lake.  "As a reminder...

July 18, 2015:  As reported, the Social Security Administration  is currently developing a program to strip the Second Amendment Rights of over four million Americans currently receiving SSA benefits through a “representative payee.”  Not only would this amount to the largest gun grab in American history, but according to the published report, would take place without any due process protections for recipients, amounting to a nullification of Second Amendment rights for millions of Americans who don’t pose a threat to themselves or anyone else.  

 This new program appears to have been instigated by the SSA in response to a memorandum issued by Obama in January of 2013 which directed all federal agency executives to “improve the availability of records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).” This memorandum required all agency heads to submit to the Department of Justice (DOJ) a plan for “sharing all relevant Federal records” for submission to the NICS.  

 Evidently, Obama’s SSA bureaucrats read “all relevant Federal records” to mean all Social Security recipients who have a “representative payee” assigned to their accounts to help them manage their payments and receipts. Obviously, many individuals swept up in this egregious case of bureaucratic over-reach would not otherwise be prohibited from owning, possessing, or acquiring firearms under federal law.  

New Hampshire's new HANDS FREE MOBILE DEVICE LAW is in effect (as of July 1st).  You need to be aware of this new law to avoid expensive penalties for violations and to be a safer driver.  One of the best places to learn about this new law is the NH Driving Towards Zero website, who's goal is to minimize traffic accidents and deaths.  Below are some of the key points from their website.  You should be aware of these points, as well as some of the related facts.  Following this information WASR provides you a link to the full law from the state of NH.


  • No use of hand-held electronic devices capable of providing voice or data communication while driving or temporarily halted in traffic for a stop sign or traffic signal or other momentary delays
  • This includes cell phones, GPS, tablets, iPods, iPads or other devices that require data entry
  • Emergency calls to 911 or other public safety agencies will be allowed
  • Bluetooth or other hands-free electronic devices will be allowed
  • One hand non-cellular 2-way radio use will be allowed
  • Teen drivers under the age of 18 will not be allowed to use any electronic devices (hand-held or not) except to report an emergency. Anyone violating this will be subject to penalties and license suspension or revocation.
  • If your vehicle is not equipped with Bluetooth functionality, over the ear devices can be purchased or aftermarket systems can be installed in your vehicle.

Now through Sunday June 21st... it's the 92nd Anniversary of Motorcycle Week in New Hampshire.  Motorcycling is more popular than ever…and with it comes the thunder of thousands of bikes and activities of all kinds, especially in and around the Lakes Region.  

While the races were what the event was all about in the past, now there are a vast number of activities and events all around…even for non-riders.  For many, the week is now about camaraderie and just getting together with fellow motorcyclists to socialize and ride.  

The week is full of events including the Biker Build-Off / Motorcycle Displays & Demos / Charity Rides and Group Rides / Band Concerts and Music / Fireworks at the Weirs on Wednesday / and of course, the Races!  If you don't want to miss any of the activities, or are just curious about all the events...For the 2015 BIKE WEEK EVENT SCHEDULE - CLICK HERE!

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