Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Red Cross is asking for your help – and you can win a one day pass for Six Flags!

The Red Cross is replacing Pioneer Valley homes smoke detectors with new ones!

Richie Mitnick and his singers appear tomorrow night (Thursday) in a concert at Storrowton!

Shelburne man finishes visiting every country in the world!

First the Registry, NOW the state elevator inspections!

People’s United buys United Bank Corp!

Water ban in effect for West Springfield.

A chance to be an extra in the Steven King series, “Castle Rock.”

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Heat wave coming!

KettlePizza went to the White House.

Dish Network may drop Western Mass News from its channel line up.

Former Hadley police officer, sentenced to 14 months in prison, appeals verdict.

Natural gas leak  brings out firefighters.

Happy 3rd birthday to K-9 Finn at the Chicopee Police Dept.

Hampshire County summer camp canceled by the Health Dept.

Ms. Massachusetts Senior America 2019.

Oxford man electrocuted after climbing a utility pole.

Eversource prepares for power outage.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 15, 2019

Happy 25th to Cindy’s Drive-In in Granby!

Dakin Humane Society opens Humane Awards nominations.

Mercy Medical Center Bariatric Surgery Center receives a new accreditation.

Mass. RMV fallout continues, issuing thousands of license suspensions.

Midwest investor buys the failing Berkshire Mall.

Arlo Guthrie headlines Celebrate Holyoke!

Steve Rodgers & Friends at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, July 12, 2019

West Nile noted in Mass. mosquitoes.

Pittsfield prison escapee captured and back in custody.

Bradley International looking for local businesses for kiosks.

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse considering run against Congressman Richie Neal.

Big Y moves up the date of their ban of single-use plastic bags.

FunZ Trampoline Park coming to the Westfield Shops.

Westfield News Group sold to Reminders Publishing (subsidiary of The Republican).

Mary Beth Ogulewicz appointed Amherst Director of Senior Services.

Holyoke Farmers Market up and running!

Easthampton City Council votes to pass Welcoming Community ordinance.

Hot playground slides and other items can burn your kids!

Baseball icon and author Jim Bouton dies at his home in the Berkshires.

Radio Show #256 – Ashley Gearing
Comes Home!

From Western Mass. to Memphis – and now around the globe – it’s been a whirlwind fantasy story for Ashley Gearing, an authentic country music star, at the age of 28!

Her solo career has hit extraordinary heights and has brought her into the sphere of top stars!

She needs no introduction in this area, where she has been performing since the age of 12.

Ashley has now moved her solo career into a new band with three other girls, branding themselves “Farewell Angelina”

The band, with its signature tight harmonies and fusion of guitar and violin, will return to Western Mass. with their first appearance at the Iron Horse in Northampton.

In this program, Ashley reflects on her journey, as well as how the “Women and Wine” concert tour developed!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, July 11, 2019

Ashley Gearing comes home to Western Mass. with her new group!

Starbucks Unicorn Tie-Dye Frappuccino.

Springfield mayor considers bringing back the Tinkerbell and the Pedal N’ Party bus.

CityStage returns in limited form to present 4 jazz concerts.

Victor Bruno to sell Adolfo’s and Art-e’-Pizza.

Charlotte Russe returns to the Holyoke Mall.

$5,000 reward offered for information on suspicious fires on the Northampton bikeway.

Construction underway on Olive Street in Greenfield.

Chicopee Farmers Market open for the summer!

Tractor trailer stuck under Northampton overpass – 2nd time in a month.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Disney recalls “Forky” toy.

Springfield’s Dr. Seuss’ childhood home to be a museum.

Jordan Goodman on “free money” for Western Mass.

Escaped Pittsfield prisoner with a long criminal history said to be violent.

MassDOT looks to replace a Monson bridge.

Agawam and Feeding Hills open their cooling centers.

Baystate Health Systems offers “Watchman,” a new stroke prevention procedure.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Springfield opens up cooling centers at 12 different locations.

Local million dollar lottery winners!

Teachers New England-wide to attend a Holocaust seminar.

Other towns in addition to Longmeadow continue post microburst cleanup.

First ever “Paws and Pints” fundraiser for Dakin at the Brew Barn.

Tests of Springfield drinking water once again reveal haloacetic contaminant.

Search for missing Pittsfield inmate.

New cannabis store up and running in Lee.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 8, 2019

Longmeadow hit by microburst.

Heavy rain causing damage throughout Western Mass.

Northeast Balloon Festival set for Northampton’s Three County Fairgrounds.

Yankee Candle moves Maryland factory to Yankee Candle Company plant in Whately.

Traffic note for I-91 in Greenfield.

Lighting strikes cause fire to a home and destruction to a barn.

Luxe Burger Bar in Springfield has closed.

Farmers Market running in Hampden.

Study reveals Springfield motorists among the worst drivers in America.

Water restrictions in place for Northampton.

Friday and the weekend July, 5 2019

I will take time off from our regularly scheduled program today to honor and celebrate American independence.

I wish everyone a joyous  weekend of celebration of this stunning event in American and ultimately world history.

Our program resumes Monday morning on Pioneer Valley Radio.

And with a flourish, I wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July!

 

Brad

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 3, 2019 (4th of July Edition!)

AAA says heaviest holiday travel in years.

Fresh vegetable sold under Green Giant and Trader Joe’s brands recalled… due to possible listeria contamination.

July edition of the Brimfield Fair and Antique show expanded hours!

Mass RMV mess continues after deadly motorcycle crash.

Northampton hardware store named oldest in America.

West Springfield residents can now choose to buy water and sewer line insurance.

Sheriff Cocchi warns against phone scam.

Adopt a cat and receive a free Six Flags ticket!

East Longmeadow’s Carl Ohlin and the 4th of July Parade!

A rundown of what’s open and what’s closed on the holiday!

Radio Show #255 – Carl Ohlin and the
East Longmeadow Fourth of July Parade!

This year’s signature East Longmeadow Fourth of July Parade coincides with the town’s 125th anniversary!

Carl Ohlin notes this, as well as other special events in the celebration!

The parade is on schedule for the Fourth, and promises to be every bit the red, white and blue crowd-pleaser that is its heritage.

The identity of this year’s Parade Grand Marshal, and other elements that make the event distinctive, are presented in this enjoyable program with Carl!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 2, 1019

Local man run over – by his own riding mower.

Chicopee Police Dept. expands K-9 unit!

Chicopee dog park bloody attack.

18 year-old hiker safe after falling into a Southwick quarry.

Paramount Theater revitalization is underway! (The Governor visits).

Trinity Health of New England’s “Caring For Kids Cereal Drive.”

McKnight neighborhood finally gets its bike trail!

Out of state fireworks sales, and Mass. penalty for use and sales.

CDC swimming pool parasite warning.

Chicopee summer campers receive free lunch for six weeks.

Air conditioning specialist.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 1, 2019

Safe 4th of July!

“Star Spangled Springfield” is coming! (with Judy Matt)!

Chicopee jump-starts the region with a weekend fireworks display!

Chicopee police officer returns a local 4-year-old’s toy car.

Pride’s Bob Bolduc believes a Westfield Friendly’s will close; Friendly’s says, “no, we’re not.”

UMass Amherst continues to upgrade dining options.

Beating the dangerous heat.

Papaya E coli warning.

5K fundraiser and 4th of July celebration in Ware!

Gillette disposable razor recall!

Swimming safety warning.

Radio Show #254 – Star Spangled Springfield! With Judy Matt and the Spirit of Springfield

With Independence Day coming, Judy Matt and the Spirit of Springfield are proud to present another edition of “Star Spangled Springfield!”

In this program, you will hear a rundown of the day, from the music and entertainment at Riverfront Park, to the grand finale of the fireworks over the river as presented by the famous Grucci Brothers!

You’ll find out how this event comes together, as well as some tips on attendance, parking and more!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, June 28, 2019

Changes at MGM Springfield.

Local 15 year-old Konrad Gomez-Haibach competes in national science competition, “Big Idea Machine.”

Swimming at Puffer’s Pond off limits temporarily due to tests for E Coli.

Springfield Police go undercover to end out-of-control dirt bikers menacing the public.

Westfield Woman’s club salutes Harry and Anne Rock at their tea party.

Illegal fireworks warning, and confiscation in Pittsfield.

Target offers teachers a discount on school supplies.

Cannabis Control Commission denies a license to a Sheffield marijuana firm.

Wahlburgers opening at MGM Springfield – delayed.

Watch and Clock Collectors Convention at the Big E this weekend.

Springfield Movies in the Park program is back for the 3rd year!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, June 27, 2019

Marijuana – school zone buffer reduced in Holyoke.

Chicopee police officer fires at a driver who tried to run him down.

East Longmeadow homicide.

Springfield City Council approves a permit for the return of a 16 Acres Daycare Center.

Forest Park downed tree causing power outage.

Professional Women’s Chamber of Western Mass. names “Woman of the Year,” Denise Hurst.

McKnight Neighborhood Council recognizes E. Henry Twiggs and Arthur Jones.

Florence Soft Serve burglary.

Riverfront Park’s Independence Day celebration and fireworks!

Fallout continues from deadly New Hampshire crash.

Wilbraham native named first female CEO of Warner Brothers.

Van Horn Park activates its splash pad!

Jefferson, NH Fire Dept. lowers their flag in memory of the 7 motorcycle crash victims.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Mass. gets closer to cannabis café licenses!

Holyoke School children to receive lunches this summer.

Older homeowners can avoid losing their property.

Springfield Regional Chamber’s “Super 60 Awards” Program.

Springfield Police Dept. promotes 4 officers.

Marijuana company buys 150 year-old Holyoke mill building.

Carew St. entrance to Mercy Medical Center has been redesigned.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Columbia Gas work in Northampton altering traffic.

Judge in Anthony Gillette trial demands apology.

West Springfield driver kills 7 in New Hampshire traffic accident.

Springfield dirt bike problem turns vicious.

Public asked to evaluate Amherst Town Manager.

Fire alarm in Springfield apartment building goes off for more than 12 hours.

Springfield Police establish satellite kiosks throughout the downtown.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 24, 2019

Westfield Cow Pie Contest.

Springfield Parks Dept. announces new dates for two free outdoor concerts (previously rained out).

Strawberry Social in West Springfield.

Amherst College Science Center has small fire.

50,000 square foot trampoline park planned for the former Bon Ton Space in Westfield.

Interstate Towing celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Western Mass. Big Y announces new appointments.