News for Wolfeboro, NH and Surrounding Communities

RADIO GETS RESULTS...and WASR features AM TALK RADIO... the #1 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 

The photo shown is from Abenaki Ski Area's Opening Day.   

Listen to WASR 1420AM for SKI & SNOWMOBILE CONDITIONS.  

Hear New England's own John Williams each weekday during WASR's Morning & Midday Reports.  John's enthusiastic broadcasts of the Ski and Snowboard Report keep you up to date on the latest mountain conditions and events in New Hampshire and neighboring states.  

For more info at any time, come here to WASR.net for both ALPINE and NORDIC trail reports, and click this SKI AREA CONDITIONS ANYWHERE link.  

For WOLFEBORO SKI CONDITIONS, use the links below:  

ALPINE - ABENAKI SKI AREA  

NORDIC - WOLFEBORO XC  

John Williams also delivers the WASR's  Snowmobile Trail and Activities Report.  His enthusiastic reports keep you up to date on the latest conditions and events in New Hampshire and neighboring states.  

For more info at any time, come here to WASR.net and click the link to the STATE OF NH SNOWMOBILE TRAIL CONDITIONS.  For  WOLFEBORO SNOWMOBILE CLUB Trail Conditions CLICK HERE.  

Additional New Hampshire snowmobile resources are.....

 * N.H. Fish and Game Department at www.ride.nh.gov  

 * N.H. Bureau of Trails at www.nhtrails.org * N.H. Snowmobile Association atwww.nhsa.com

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.  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.  

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 broadcast...it'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 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...

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:  

LESS GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY • OBAMACARE PROBLEMS • 18-TRILLION DEBT •  BEHGHAZI & IRS SCANDALS • EROSION OF 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS • HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT •  LOWER FAMILY INCOME • TERRORISM & MIDDLE-EAST WARS • EBOLA LEADERSHIP • OUTLOOK FOR  A BETTER FUTURE FOR OUR CHILDREN  

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 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 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 www.WASR.net.  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.....