News for Wolfeboro, NH and Surrounding Communities

WASR's broadcast of the 2014 HOLIDAY BASKET to benefit Life Ministries food pantry raised more than $61,000.00 in just 5 days...a RECORD AMOUNT.  When the fundraising ended on Saturday the cash total was over $61,000.00 plus 7 pick-up trucks of food was donated.  The success of this year's 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!

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 to 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 Spectrum Photo (downtown Wolfeboro) and they will deliver 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...

Help us Help Feed The Hungry in our Community!  Join Gary James, the voice of WASR, along with a cast of local personalities and special guests, as we broadcast LIVE Tuesday December 16th through Saturday December 20th,  It's WASR's 20th annual broadcast of the HOLIDAY BASKET to benefit Life Ministries Food Pantry.  Listen from 8am to 1pm each day.  Enjoy lively and fun conversations & interviews as we seek to help those in need.  Donations are accepted all day long each day at Prudential Spencer-Hughes downtown Wolfeboro...and the Rotarians even offer curbside pickup for those who don't want to get out of their cars!  

The need is greater then ever, so please stop by with some food or a check.  

We look forward to seeing you!  

Remember,  if you're away from a radio......

Organizations...submit your holiday and winter events for listing 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 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...

Make sure to VOTE on Tuesday November 4th...ELECTION DAY 2014.  

Many people are calling this election a referendum on the Obama Administration, its policies and its political cronies. 6 years ago, this country was promised CHANGE.  However, did you get the changes you expected?  Consider these issues:  


Before heading to the polls…carefully think about your future, and the future of America, over party affiliation. Let’s come together and elect good leaders for our country.  Your vote matters !!! 

POLLING TIMES for some of the towns in our listening area are as follows: 

Wolfeboro, Brookfield, Effingham, New Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonboro, Wakefield…8AM to 7PM  

Alton, Barnstead, Gilford, Laconia, Meredith, Moultonborough…7AM to 7PM  

For other municipalities, contact your local town hall or click the following for a link to  ALL NH POLLING TIMES.  

Make sure to exercise your civic duty…GET OUT & VOTE!   On Wednesday…Listen to WASR 1420am for ELECTION RESULTS.  WASR...TALK RADIO for the Lakes Region & Central New Hampshire!

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

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 8, 2015.

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'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 you...

Stay up-to-date on the GREAT COLORS of October 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 20th...  This week should be prime time for leaf peeping in the south and central parts of the state. While it is a bit past peak up north. The Lakes Region and Monadnock region are at peak now, with the Merrimack Valley and Seacoast region following close behind. The colors in these areas are beautiful, so be sure to check the additional information below...

Peak color is in full force in the Lakes Region. This may be one of the last really good weeks for spotting full peak color here, so head out now! In Hebron, near Newfound Lake, the reds and oranges are bold and bright, with a backdrop of mellow yellows and golds. Leaf peepers are reporting that this area is ablaze with color and at its very peak of the season right now. It is also quite beautiful in the southern part of the Lakes Region around Alton, Pittsfield and Belmont. There is a sea of color to be seen, including bright standout oranges and reds surrounded by plenty of yellows. While some leaves have begun to brown and drop, nice color should remain here into next week as well. Scenic drives abound in the Lakes region right now- all of the routes from Pittsfield all the way up to Sandwich are looking great right now. Try routes 11 between Alton and Gilford or Route 109 from Wolfeboro to Moultonborough for nice routes skirting the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee.

The featured photo was taken by WASR contributing 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:  If you're looking to capture the colors of the season...SPECTRUM PHOTO of Wolfeboro offers these tips.....

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...

WASR brings you NH PRIMARY ELECTION information and Results.  

Make sure to get out and vote on Tuesday September 9th...NH PRIMARY ELECTION DAY. You'll be casting votes for Governor, Congressmen, Senators, State Representatives, as well as county and local positions.  

Polling times for Wolfeboro and some surrounding towns are as follows: WOLFEBORO 8am-7pm / TUFTONBORO 8am-7pm / BROOKFIELD 8am-7pm / WAKEFIELD 8am-7pm / ALTON 7am-7pm / BARNSTEAD 7am-7pm / NEW DURHAM 8am-7pm / OSSIPEE 8am-7pm. For more information or other locations contact your local Town Office.  

Make sure to exercise your civic duty…GET OUT & VOTE!  

On Wednesday…Listen to WASR 1420am for ELECTION RESULTS.

The Huckabee Report offers a daily helping of the very latest news, presented with the wry humor and informed, insider commentary that have made Gov. Mike Huckabee one of the most popular new media voices of the 21st century.  

Mike's small town background, stunning grassroots political success, quick wit and down-to-Earth persona make him that rarest of media personalities: a man who relates to hardworking, everyday Americans as easily as he does to celebrities and presidents. That's why his weekend TV show debuted as the highest-rated new show on Fox News. 

Listen to the Huckabee Report WEEKDAYS: during the MORNING REPORT around 6:25am & 7:25am and during the MIDDAY REPORT around 12:25pm