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Apr. 1, 2024: Save the H!

A yard sign reads "Save the H!"
Tony Dunne
A yard sign reads "Save the H!"

We interview a few western Massachusetts residents who represent the “H-No” movement. Organizers, who take inspiration from the town of Amherst, are pushing a petition for lawmakers to embrace the silent “H” in all western Massachusetts cities, towns, and counties. You can hear these conversations plus a statement from the governor on today's show, Apr. 1, but make sure you stay tuned to see if this continues to be a hot-button issue on April tird!

Christopher “Monte'' Belmonte is host and executive producer of NEPM's The Fabulous 413. He was born and raised in Massachusetts and has been a radio host in western Massachusetts for the last 20 years — the last 17 of them as host of Mornings with Monte on The River 93.9/WRSI.
Kaliis Smith is a radio host and producer for NEPM's The Fabulous 413. She was most recently host and producer at The River 93.9/WRSI where she appeared on Mornings with Monte for the Nerdwatch segment and hosted weekday evenings.