News for Wolfeboro, NH and Surrounding Communities

Howie Carr, the famous talk-show host from Boston, is featured each weekday on WASR1420amThe TALK Around the Lake.  With WASR having the most powerful  AM broadcast signal in the area, tens of thousands Central NH residents can now listen to Howie Carr each weekday starting at 3pm.  

Howie’s New England-based talk-show istop-rated…#15 in America, by Talkers Magazine. Howie Carr is a member of the Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago. He is a columnist for the Boston Herald, and has won a National Magazine Award for Boston Magazine and is a contributor to  He is also a New York Times best-selling Author. Boston organized-crime boss Whitey Bulger was so infuriated by Carr’s groundbreaking reporting that he once put out a murder contract on Carr, a story detailed on 60 Minutes. Carr once taught a course at Harvard, where he had to cross a picket line against himself to get to his class.  

The Howie Carr Show addresses important topics of the day, from local to global.  His show features staff regulars, featured guests, and calls from listeners.  Another popular feature is the “Chump-Line” which features recorded messages from callers.  Howie’s true concern for important issues is delivered with facts and often with his unique humor. No matter what your positions on current matters are, you will find the Howie Carr Show is stimulating and captivating.  WASR’s broadcast of the show runs weekdays from 3-5pm, then takes a break to simulcast an hour of NH News with WMUR News 9 at 5.   WASR then returns for the final hour of the Howie Carr Show from 6-7pm.  

Talk-radio listeners really listen... and they remember advertising!  If you run a business and want to take advantage of loyal listeners, 

The 1st in the nation 2016 Presidential Primary Election takes place in New Hampshire on Tuesday February 9th.  

Selecting one candidate from the Republican and Democratic parties to be their nominee for president is the purpose of the election. Making that selection can be challenging… there are lots of things to be considered:  HONESTY / INTEGRITY / LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE / DEFENSE OF THE CONSTITUTION and BILL OF RIGHTS / PROTECTION OF AMERICA & ITS CITIZENS / GLOBAL POLICY / CAPITALISM VS PROGRESSIVISM / ETC.  

President Obama made so many promises to America, yet so many have turned out unkept. Clearly he did not deliver on his administration being the “most transparent” with so many scandals and cover-ups.  As the first black president, he had the opportunity to bring this country together in so many ways, but here we are with American citizens more polarized than at any time in modern history…racially, economically, militarily and politically!  Our country is weaker in the world, and the staggering national debt that doubled under Obama’s presidency must be addressed before it cripples our country and destroys it.  The UNITED STATES needs a real leader... one that can unite our country, strengthen security and return prosperity.  

When we go to the polls on Tuesday, we must think about all that our fathers and forefathers sacrificed for this country. We must also think about our children and grandchildren and the future we want for them. America did not get ahead by tearing down the strong, but by aspiring its people to greatness.  We need to give everyone hope and dignity and that includes giving those in need a hand UP, not just a handout. People need to feel good about themselves. People also need to support good family values, as that is the basis of a strong society.  

Before to going to the polls on Tuesday, make sure YOU know what ALL the candidates stand for, and know their history, then cast your vote.  Remember… being an informed voter is your civic duty.  

On Tuesday February 9th BE SURE TO VOTE!  

Most polls are open 8am to 7pm. Make sure you have your photo ID with you. Check with your local town hall for more information.

In these last few days before NH's 1st in the nation presidential primary election you have the opportunity to see and meet most of the candidates, from both parties, numerous times at various locations throughout the state.  

In recent days talk-show host HOWIE CARR, featured on WASR, was giving away free tickets to see Donald Trump on his website.  If you missed out on Howie's free tickets to see the Donald in NH on Tuesday, don't despair.  The GOP Presidential poll-leader Trump is going to hold more rallies here in New Hampshire before the election...and MORE FREE TICKETS are available!!!  The following link will provide information on those events... Trump schedule.  

Although Howie is not promoting these other events... WASR has obtained a listing from NECN (New England Cable News) of all known SCHEDULE OF ALL PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE VISITS IN NH.   Click this LINK to see the NECN comprehensive listing.  

Listen every weekday at 3:00pm to the HOWIE CARR Show for engaging conversation on politics and more on WASR.

President Obama and many liberals frequently refer to the NRA like it is simply an arm of the firearms manufacturers.  They could not be more wrong.  Most Americans stand strong for the Bill of Rights and the 2nd Amendment, and millions and millions of US Citizens are individual members of the NRA.  Millions more support NRA views without joining.  Obama’s attacks on this freedom have been constant and are out of touch with mainstream America.  WASR stands strong for freedom and the values our founding fathers established for this country.  

Wayne LaPierre says that President Obama has chosen to attack what he misunderstands most about America—the Second Amendment, gun owners and the NRA. Obama even announced a federal gun force that will be four times the size of the Special Forces units he deployed against ISIS terrorists. LaPierre concludes by challenging the president to a one-on-one, one-hour fair debate.  CLICK HERE to see the VIDEO from the NRA to President Obama.  The transcript follows:

Americans are growing more and more sick and tired of Barack Obama. They’re sick of the sanctimony, the narcissistic celebrity, the dishonesty and the growing number of failures. But more than anything, they have never feared for America’s future like they do right now.  

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

Christmas is “The most wonderful time of the year” as the song goes.  True, yet the real reason for the celebration has been so diluted that many have no idea what Christmas is really about, despite its namesake, Christ, being part of the name.  While Santa, holiday dinners, gift giving, decorating trees all make the season fun...THIS CHRISTMAS, take time to remember the real reason for the season.  

The Holy Bible tells us that an angel came upon earth saying to Mary, “Do not be afraid, you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.  Months later, Mary and Joseph were traveling and she gave birth to a son in a manger.  

And there were shepherds nearby keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them. The angel said, “Fear not, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,” Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men”.  

At Christmas we are celebrating the birth of Jesus, the savior God gave to the world. The gift of salvation, offered by the life and death of Jesus on the cross, is available to us all when we accept Him as Lord and Savior. This Christmas, make time to read about Christmas in the Bible. (Luke 2: verses 1-20).  If you read it with a warm and open heart you’ll understand the real reason for the season.  

From all of us at WASR...We wish you and your family a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.

WASR's broadcast of the annual Wolfeboro Rotary Club HOLIDAY BASKET to benefit LIFE Ministries was a big success again.  When the fundraising ended on Saturday, approximately $57,000 of cash had been raised, PLUS... 7 pick-up trucks of food !!!  The success of the 2015 event says a lot about the community we live in, and how as a community, we come together to help those in need.  Thank you to ALL doners...and a special thank you to large donors, anonymous donors, and donors for reaching fundraising goals.  WASR is proud to have been able to provide broadcast time to help this worthy cause.  Gary James deserves great credit for the success as the broadcast M/C!  Since its inception, the WASR/Rotary event has helped raise over $475,000 to benefit countless families in need in our community.

The economy remains very challenging, and even more FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS ARE NEEDED:  If you did not get to participate in WASR's live's not too late to HELP FEED THE HUNGRY in our COMMUNITY!  Please send your checks (made out to Life Ministries Food Pantry) to WASR, PO Box 900, Wolfeboro, NH 03894.  You can also drop off donations of food and non-perishable goods to Spencer-Hughes Real Estate (downtown Wolfeboro) and they will get them to Life Ministries Food Pantry.  

We are thankful to all the Rotary volunteers, sponsors, and everyone that donated in so many different ways to make the Holiday Basket such a success.  It is important to note that the substantial amount raised will only last a few months, as even more people are in need of food this year.  In the spirit of the season...

If you have not yet made your donation, please mail your check today to help our neighbors that are less fortunate.  Thank you.

It seems that our “Commander in Chief” is out of touch with America!  The vast majority of US citizens are very concerned with homeland security related to terrorism, illegal immigration and refugees. Without transparency… President Obama opened the gates and placed Syrian refugees in many states without telling us.  Thankfully, the US Congress stepped in to tighten the screening process of refugees, with a bipartisan veto-proof vote.

Frequently, the President is not acting with due diligence to protect America, despite the will of the people.  His apathetic actions against ISIS has allowed them to not just survive, but to thrive...while he tells us they are neutralized.  WRONG!   America is at war against Islamic terrorists and we need American might to defeat them now!

At the same time President Obama has managed to grow the National Debt through roof, disrupt our health care system, increase racial tensions, polarize the political parties, fail to turn the economy around…and the list goes on and on.  Obama is amazingly narcissistic.  His speeches are frequently “I want this” or “I did that”, making matters of America about HIM.  Two of his most frequently used lines these days are “That’s not how Americans are” or “Those are not the values of Americans”.  He uses his bully pulpit to influence those who follow his every word as truth.

In reality, Obama is disconnected from the average American in many ways.  More people stand strong for the right to keep and bear arms than stand against it.  Yet, he keeps pushing to diminish our SECOND AMENDMENT rights… even in the face of increasing threats of random terrorism to the homeland.  An armed citizenry is a safer population.  And for those of you who did not know… gun violence numbers are way down from a decade or two ago…despite more guns being owned nationally.  Yes, we’ve had some tragic public shootings, and large numbers of black-on-black homicides continue in Obama’s home city of Chicago, despite the strict gun regulations there.  But those are examples of criminals, not obeying the law...the very reason that law-abiding Americans need the right to protect their families & homes.

RADIO GETS RESULTS...and WASR features AM TALK RADIO... the HOT radio format.  And since talk radio listeners are paying attention, your ad gets heard...and remembered.  

Talk Radio popularity has grown strongly, while at the same time, print readership has been in steep decline... Just look at any magazine or newspaper...its content is nothing like it used to be.  

While a website and email may be part of your marketing, they should not be your focus. The public is in internet advertising overload.  Efforts in these areas tend to have the least return on investment (in terms of both time & money).  

If your advertising budget does not currently include radio, a simple re-allocation of 20-30% of your print budget will get you started.  Readers do not even perceive these reductions in print ads...and that same money re-allocated to talk-radio can give you much greater results.

Certainly, even more radio ads can give you even more results, but getting started is the most important thing you can do to help promote your business. Start off the new year by giving yourself more chance for growth and success!  

Also...Ask yourself, "What did you do differently with your advertising  last year to make your business stand-out and help it succeed?" No matter what the answer... you need to CALL WASR!  

WASR Radio Gets Results! Here's Why You Should Advertise on WASR:  The average person listens to about 20 hours 

In our area, and for most states in America, daylight savings time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 1st.  

A few quick facts regarding DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME:  

Ben Franklin is considered to be the first person to suggest daylight savings, thinking that it would allow for a better use of daylight.  In 1918 a federal law standardized the yearly start and end of daylight savings time for the states that choose to observe it.  The dates and times of daylight savings have varied over the years.  

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 mandated an extension of it by one month starting in 2007.  

While not embraced by all, surveys show that most people enjoy having an extra hour of light in the evening for eight months of the year.  

Time will" SPRING FORWARD" to Daylight Savings Time again on Sunday, March 13th, 2016.

Stay tuned in to WASR 1420am ...