Brad Shepard Today At Large with G. Michael Dobbs
The Kateri Walsh Show
Expert Neighbor with Matthew B. Harrison
The Latest

Brad Shepard Today! Friday, January 20th, 2017

Channel 22’s new owners!
Blandford Tax collector on trial for theft of taxpayers money!
Twenty Springfield high school students in D.C. for the inaugural
Trump inaugural in Wilbraham—-with Joelene Guzzo!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Whately Police Sergeant saves an owl
Pioneer Valley Red Cross asking for more volunteers for Holyoke Fire Families!
Western Mass thin ice warnings
Chicopee bail scam!

Radio Show #70 – Kevin Lynn

Growing skills, advancing careers, and equipping the Western Mass. job seeker with the required skills to succeed; FutureWorks Career Center in Springfield serves the workforce and the business community alike!

For anyone looking for work, or for a business looking for the right employee, Executive Director Kevin Lynn explains the myriad of services available at FutureWorks.

“America’s Money Answers Man”
Jordan Goodman

In his first program for the 2017 season on Pioneer Valley Radio, Jordan Goodman examines the changes looming for every aspect of the economy under the new administration. From health care to Wall Street to small business to ObamaCare to Macy’s (!)… it’s all here with Jordan Goodman – exclusively on PVR!

Radio Show # 69 – Becky Isaacson

Special guest Becky Isaacson, Director of Music, is the musical force behind the massive and imposing theatrical event, The Boar’s Head Festival, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Springfield!​

Hear the inner workings of this huge undertaking… from the costumes and the music to the the camels, horses and goats.  It’s all here!

Radio Show # 68 – Peter Daboul

A Conversation with Peter Daboul
Michael Harrison talks with the retired Executive VP/CIO of  MassMutual.

“America’s Money Answers Man”
Jordan Goodman

Time for the Pioneer Valley’s financial “report card.” Jordan surveys the money markets, holiday spending for Western Mass. and offers an overview of forthcoming economic changes and what they could mean to you!

At Large with G. Michael Dobbs: Robert Prince from Storm Ready in Chicopee

In this edition of At Large with G. Michael Dobbs, Mike talks with preparedness expert Robert Prince, whose company Storm Ready helps people be ready to handle both man-made and natural disasters. Prince is a veteran of the 82nd Airborne and a Chicopee resident whose new sales platform is an Army surplus five-ton truck.

Online Holiday Shopping – Buyer Beware!

Online shopping may be quick and convenient – but it can also be  a minefield.

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from hackers and phishers during the holidays.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas gift is in store for holiday theater goers!  Two men from the Exit 7 Players in Ludlow have created for your approval, “A Christmas Carol: A New Musical in Concert”!

Join Brad and his guests, book writer-director Jeffrey Flood and composer and lyricist Peter Hicks.  This is a completely original work and it is making its debut at Exit 7!

The performance dates are December 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 8 pm, and December 11 and 18 at 2 pm. The Exit 7 Players Theater is located at 37 Chestnut Street in Ludlow, MA.
Phone: 413.583.4301

Expert Neighbor: How to ride on the PVTA

In this installment, we will talk about how one goes about riding on the PVTA buses or vans, some information about whom they are and whom they service, and some tips for making it easy.

Radio Show #67 – Helen Caulton-Harris

Pioneer Valley Radio welcomes Springfield’s Director of Health and Human Services, Helen Caulton-Harris.

In this conversation with Brad Shepard, not only does Ms. Caulton-Harris remind us that it is flu season in the region, and that free flu shots are available,  but also discusses the true seriousness of the virus, how to prevent it, and corrects much misinformation.

Radio Show #66 – Kim Lee

The Cancer House of Hope has a very special remembrance ceremony this November 17th.

It will honor and remember those who have been lost to the illness.. and it is especially comforting to family and friends.

Here to tell us more is Brad’s special guest, Vice President for Development at the Center for Human Development, Kim Lee.

Radio Show #65 – PR Executive Mark G. Auerbach interviewed by Michael Harrison

PR Executive Mark G. Auerbach interviewed by Michael Harrison. Includes: local authors Jeannie and Mark Gionfriddo’s forthcoming book signing at Odyssey in South Hadley, and Capitol Steps appearing in Cambridge.

The Kateri Walsh Show: Michael Gordon, Photographer

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Kateri Walsh (l) interviews Michael Gordon (r), area photographer and award-winning photojournalist.

Be sure to visit a career retrospective of his photographs on view at the Jewish Community Center in Springfield from Oct. 26 through Nov. 11.

Radio Show #62 – Tina D’Agostino

President of Symphony Hall and City Stage, Tina D’Agostino is excited about her new season!

She outlines it for us in a conversation with Brad, and also discusses her strategies for accommodating changing times and tastes to keep this vital cultural venue viable!

Hats Off to a Hero

Walsh, BennettHATS OFF TO A HERO.  Retired USMC Lieutenant Colonel Bennett Walsh was honored yesterday (8/30) during the Boston Red Sox/Tampa Bay Rays game at Fenway Park.  Walsh, the son of Springfield City Councilor (and Pioneer Valley Radio program host) Kateri Walsh and retired USMC Captain Dan Walsh, was sworn in by Gov. Charlie Baker as Superintendent of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home on July 6.  He served in combat during the Gulf War and in Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Walsh appeared on the Red Sox dugout in the middle of the fourth inning as the public address announcer introduced him and his photo was displayed on the stadium video screen. Walsh tells MassLive, “I am incredibly humbled and honored to be recognized as a veteran during the ‘Hats Off to Heroes’ ceremony. For an organization that I have loved my entire life to take time during a game to recognize veterans, the Soldiers Home, Western Massachusetts and the Marine Corps is a wonderful act of recognition for the U.S. military — both active duty and retired.” Walsh retired earlier this year after 24 years in the Marine Corps. Pioneer Valley Radio salutes the entire Walsh family for their years of service to our community.  See the video below  showing Walsh being honored.


Radio Show #61 – Amanda Garcia

Asst. Professor of Accounting and Finance at Elms College, Amanda Garcia continues along her distinguished career path with her appointment as the director for the college’s new Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership.  In this conversation with Brad Shepard, Amanda will detail the origin and mission for the center, as well as her own passion for helping people discover their own leadership skills and potential.