Regional Roundtable – Pilot Episode

Pioneer Valley Radio Teams Up with Longmeadow Community Television to Produce “Regional Roundtable with Brad Shepard.”  Pioneer Valley Radio has entered into an agreement with Longmeadow Community Television (LCTV) to produce a monthly television discussion program titled “Regional Roundtable with Brad Shepard.”  According to the show’s co-executive producer Michael Harrison, “The program’s mission is to bring together various personalities and leaders from all aspects of the Western Massachusetts community to discuss a range of important issues including politics, the economy, business, health care, public safety, transportation, senior services, education, recreation and the arts in a congenial and friendly environment.”  The series’ debut installment that was produced at the LCTV studios on Wednesday evening August 19 features a general discussion titled “Life in the Pioneer Valley.” It debuts today (8/21) on both Pioneer Valley Radio (below) as well as LCTV (channel 12 on Longmeadow’s cable system).  Participants include Springfield seven-term City Councilor Kateri Walsh, Rock 102 morning show co-host Mike “Bax” Baxendale, and Pioneer Valley Radio co-founder Michael Harrison.  Brad Shepard serves as host and moderator.  The program is available to be carried by any and all other Western Massachusetts public access television stations as well as the websites of recognized area media outlets at no charge. Harrison states, “This is a true, cooperative community effort and it is a pleasure working with LCTV’s enlightened management including board chairman Dr. Steven Wolman and LCTV station manager Dave Bartlett.”  Local media outlets interested in carrying the program and businesses interested in sponsoring it can contact Michael Harrison at michael@talkers.com.