News for Wolfeboro, NH and Surrounding Communities

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.



HERE ARE SOME KEY POINTS OF THE LAW:

  • 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!

For more information 

Howie Carr, the famous talk-show host from Boston, is now featured on WASR 1420amThe TALK Around the Lake.  With WASR having the most powerful  AM broadcast signal in the area, tens of thousands more Central NH residents can now listen to Howie Carr each weekday starting at 3pm.  

Howie’s New England-based talk-show is top-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 Breitbart.com.  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, 

Organizations...submit your spring and summer events now.

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 many times per day on both Saturday and Sunday.  

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...or months from now.  The listings include community concerts, town meetings, church dinners, recreational activities, movie showings, library happenings and other events as submitted to WASR from local organizations.  

COMMUNITY CALENDAR ONLINE at www.WASR.net offers the most detailed information... plus 24/7 access.  Our online version features more details and contact information.  When provided, website links are included.  It's also a great way to follow up on what you heard broadcast on 1420am.  You can even SEARCH FOR EVENTS by entering keywords in the white box on the flag at the top of the page.

SUBMIT YOUR EVENT !  Here's how...

The best way to submit your events to WASR is by email.  Here are the details...  

Sunday April 5th Christians throughout the world celebrate Easter ...the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is typically the most well-attended Sunday service of the year for Christian churches. Sunday morning service times vary, including sunrise services. Contact local churches directly for times and more information.  

Easter is really an entire season of the Christian church year, as opposed to a single-day observance. Lent, the 40-day period leading up to Easter Sunday, is a time of reflection and penance and represents the 40 days that Jesus spent alone in the wilderness before starting his ministry, a time in which Christians believe He survived various temptations. 

The week preceding Easter is called Holy Week and includes Maundy Thursday, which commemorates Jesus' last supper with his disciples; Good Friday, which honors the day of his crucifixion; and Holy Saturday, which focuses on the transition between the crucifixion and resurrection. The 50-day period following Easter Sunday is called Eastertide and includes a celebration of Jesus' ascension into heaven.

In addition to Easter's religious significance, it also has a commercial side. The Easter Bunny, egg hunts, mounds of jelly beans and marshmallow chicks that appear in stores each spring have become a standard part of this holy holiday. HE IS RISEN !!! 

WASR Keeps you up-to-date as the leader in radio news for Central NH and the lakes region.  CBS Radio News reports the day's headlines in World & National events every 30 minutes.  For in-depth news coverage, CLICK the link to the CBS News Website .   

Combined with our local, state and regional news reporting...you'll be up to date with current events when you listen to WASR.  Our award winning MORNING REPORT is the perfect way to start your day. It's the way people in the community get their local information daily!  Each weekday morning from 6-9am host Gary James brings you the latest news, sports, weather and more...

For global, national and regional news, WASR is affiliated with CBS and AP Newswire. However, WASR is all about COMMUNITY. The MORNING REPORT highlights local events in our Community Calendar, and local interviews with our Talk of the Town and Spreading the News features.

WASR's MID-DAY REPORT runs from noon to 1pm and features are much like that of the Morning Report.

At 5PM DRIVE-TIME... We feature a simulcast of WMUR Channel 9's ... News 9 at 5 to bring up to date on New Hampshire news!

Stay tuned to WASR

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WASR Keeps you up-to-date as the leader in radio news for Central NH and the lakes region.  CBS Radio News reports the day's headlines in World & National events every 30 minutes.  For in-depth news coverage, CLICK the link to the CBS News Website .   

Combined with our local, state and regional news reporting...you'll be up to date with current events when you listen to WASR.  Our award winning MORNING REPORT is the perfect way to start your day. It's the way people in the community get their local information daily!  Each weekday morning from 6-9am host Gary James brings you the latest news, sports, weather and more...

For global, national and regional news, WASR is affiliated with CBS and AP Newswire. However, WASR is all about COMMUNITY. The MORNING REPORT highlights local events in our Community Calendar, and local interviews with our Talk of the Town and Spreading the News features.

WASR's MID-DAY REPORT runs from noon to 1pm and features are much like that of the Morning Report.

At 5PM DRIVE-TIME... We feature a simulcast of WMUR Channel 9's ... News 9 at 5 to bring up to date on New Hampshire news!

Stay tuned to WASR 1420AM...

Many area towns are voting this Tuesday.  There are elections for local offices as well as various articles to be decided. Information for some area poll times follows: WOLFEBORO 8am-7pm /TUFTONBORO 10am-7pm with Town Meeting on 3/14 @ 7:30pm / WAKEFIELD 8am-7pm / BROOKFIELD 1pm-6pm then Town Meeting at 7pm / ALTON 7am-7pm /NEW DURHAM 8am-7pm  / EFFINGHAM 8am-7pm / and OSSIPEE 8am-7pm. For other communities or more information you can call your local Town Office.

In our area, and for most states in America, daylight savings time starts at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8th.  

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 "FALL BACK" to Standard Time again on Sunday, November 1st, 2015.

Stay tuned in to WASR 1420am ... We will be sure to