Radio Show #177 – Sheriff Nick Cocchi’s
Second Annual Picnic!

This is the first in a series of programs featuring conversations recorded live, with an array of Western Mass politicians, law enforcement officials and other community leaders.

In this program, Brad Shepard chats with fellow PVR personality Michael Harrison at the outset of the afternoon.

Join us for “A Day at the Picnic.”

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 17, 2018

Murder indictments returned against Stewart Weldon.
Former Northampton High School custodian sentenced for spying on girls in the school bathroom.
Real estate scams uncovered!
Southwick restaurant hit by 93 year-old motorist.
Springfield and Eversource work to replace South End missing street lights.
Cocchi Picnic Moment: Chicopee Police Info Officer Mike Wilk.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 16, 2018

Deerfield Police lure starving dog with beef jerky.
Competitive eating champ Joey Chestnut returns to the Big E!
Mercy Medical Center receives the American Heart Association’s Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Springfield Regional Chamber presenting a forum on the rising cost of health care.
A day at the Sheriff’s Picnic (with special guest Michael Harrison).

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Voter registration deadline today!
The Beach Boys set to perform at the Big E!
Syed Hussein, M.D. begins as Senior VP of Trinity Health of New England.
MGM Springfield allowed to change images on its I-91 sign… but CANNOT have animation.
William J. Metzger, former Springfield City Clerk, has died.
Pigeons invade Springfield police cruiser.
Car crashes into Wilbraham home.
MGM Springfield to be “smoke-free!”
Sheriff Nick Cocchi has his 2nd annual cookout picnic today!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sheriff Cocchi alerts you to a phone scam involving his office!
Chicopee Police Chief William Jebb is back on the job!
Agawam High School creates a new advanced manufacturing class.
The Westfield Fair is this weekend!
Water bans through the region are being lifted.
Register to vote in the Mass. primary… deadline is Wednesday.
MGM and the PVTA create “The Loop” – a free downtown bus service.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 13, 2018

Springfield man jailed for hurting cats – for the second time.
New locations for small-batch beer and food downtown.
Chicopee business helps a family in need.
Richard Neal has competition in the primary.
Governor Baker authorizes automatic voter registration through the RMV, and MassHealth.
Springfield Police protect the safety of a dog running along I-291.
David C. Henry new board chair of the Big E!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 10, 2018

Greenfield Town Common campers ordered to leave by city’s Board of Health!
Deadline for nominations for Springfield Chamber’s “Super 60” awards night!
Starbucks ready to launch its Fall classic drink, The Pumpkin Spice Latté.
Meet Marci Webber, the owner and innkeeper of Naomi’s Inn Bed and Breakfast.
Shoppers are ready for the Mass. sales tax holiday weekend… but Governor Baker has still not signed it into law.
Free Six Flags tickets on Facebook is a hoax.
Next week, MGM Springfield will hire people on the spot for kitchen steward positions.
New hours at Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen.
Final note on the sales tax holiday.

Radio Show #176 – Marci Webber, Western Mass. Innkeeper

Naomi’s Inn, Springfield’s highly popular Bed and Breakfast, is a fascinating combination of styles and concept!

It is presided over by Marci Webber, who is dedicated to her guest’s comfort and total experience!

Her life in the Pioneer Valley, and complete immersion in her work, becomes another Western Mass. business success story.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sobriety checkpoints from the Mass. State Police this weekend.
Morgan Horse Show at the Big E is canceled.
Spinning for The Ride To Remember in downtown Springfield today!
Meet Tara Kozub, a Western Mass homemaker and business woman.
Registration for Big E races!
Sales tax holiday – just in time for “back to school” supplies.
Fran Beaulieu carries on a family tradition.
Eversource warns you of an “Eversource” phone scam.
Authentic old Aerosmith van found in Western Mass. woods.
Brad in concert in West Springfield tonight!

Radio Show #175 – Fran Beaulieu,
Phil Beaulieu & Sons Home Improvement, Inc.

Dedicated to keeping homes in perfect repair and looking great, Fran Beaulieu continues a fifty-year tradition at Phil Beaulieu & Sons Home Improvement, Inc.

Integrity and a strong work ethic has kept this successful business in demand for three generations.

What’s it like working on homes in the Pioneer Valley?

According to Fran Beaulieu, it is a labor of love.

Radio Show #174 – Tara Kozub,
HALO Branded Solutions

Meet Wilbraham’s Tara Kozub, who is making her life, family, and career in Western Mass.

Tara is your representative for HALO Branded Solutions – a strong promotional tool for your business!

BTW – Did I mention she’s also a mom of eight children?!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Westfield mayor reports progress on the city’s water problem.
Sheriff Nick Cocchi throws his second annual summer cookout!
Barre man charged with luring teen-age girls to a tent in the woods.
Springfield Regional Chamber holds first 2018-19 Rise and Shine Breakfast at MGM Springfield.
Kim checks in from the Agawam Cinemas.
Online car registration scam warning!
Springfield Painted Pianos Project.
Jordan Goodman’s August look at our money.
Springfield mayor extends city pool hours during this heat wave.
Casino infrastructure work creeps over the river to Agawam.

Radio Show # 173 – Jack Phillips,
Jobbers Auto Electric

Have an electrical problem with your car, boat, motorcycle or any vehicle?

“Check engine” light on? Airbag light? Directionals not flashing? Headlights not leading you home?

If your mechanic is having trouble figuring it out… it could be a job for Jack Phillips at Jobbers Auto Electric!

After all… it’s all he does!

Jack is another Western Mass. businessman who could be someone you want to know!

He is your vehicle’s electrical problem specialist!

Radio Show #172 – Jordan Goodman,
“America’s Money Answers Man”

Why are Western Mass. goods and services costing more?

Jordan Goodman will explain the chain reaction from the current trade wars with China, and Iran, from oil prices to tariffs and more.

Also impacted are interest rates and all manner of loans  and investments.

If you are a serviceman or woman, you will want to know about money back in your pocket through the little known “Heroes Come First” program.

It’s all here in this visit with “America’s Money Answers Man!”

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Movies in the Park in Springfield – postponed… again!
UMass #1 in the nation for the third year in a row for excellence in dining!
Palmer man leaves dogs in locked car; listen to what the temp in the car reached!
Donald Ashe, Jr. pursues his late father’s seat.
More than 250 cameras placed at the new Union Station!
Two retired Mass. State Police dogs are up for adoption!
I-91 lane closure schedule.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 6, 2018

The Foundry, a Northampton bar, closes indefinitely.
FDA recalls HP Hood Almond Milk.
One MGM Springfield bar features a $25,000 cocktail.
Friday morning power failure sends waste water product into the Connecticut River.
Weekend tornadic activity roundup.
Two large power outages hit Hampden County Saturday morning.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 3, 2018

Deerfield gas line problem evacuates several homes.
Brookstone announces bankruptcy and the closing of over 100 stores.
Yankee Candle office employee layoffs.
One Stop Convenience opens in Westfield!
Daniel Federici Memorial Golf Tournament (special guest Paul Federici).
The never-ending IRS scam kicks up again in Chicopee and Ludlow.
The “Locked Gate at the Park” mystery cleared up.
Hampden County Sheriff’s Dept. collects some 2000 backpacks for kids in need going back to school.

Radio Show #171 – Daniel Federici Memorial Golf Tournament

This summer offers many golf tournaments, but a very special one will take place very soon.

It is the Daniel Federici Memorial Golf Tournament.

In this special program, Dan’s father, Paul Federici, talks with Brad about its origin, its history and this year’s event.

If you would like to play, or just come and watch, you’ll hear all the information right here in this show.

On a personal note, we all thank Paul for being so candid about this very personal loss.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August, 2, 2018

Springfield’s Movies in the Park summer schedule updates.
Spirit of Springfield’s September 11th Memorial fundraising committee report.
Mercy Medical Center welcomes two new medical professionals.
Today – the age to buy tobacco products in Springfield goes to 21.
Longmeadow car break-ins spike up! Listen to the list of neighborhoods that have been hit.
The Mass. sales tax holiday is now a reality!
Nasty wasp nest targeting one homeowner.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Big E plans a great “Collector Car Live” show!
The entire Blandford Police Department quits.
Drunken father-to-be arrested at his baby shower.
West Nile Virus threat level UP for many Western Mass. towns!
Western Mass. Police Chiefs Association says many want to be police officers, and applications are piling up!
Massachusetts not passing hand-held cell phone ban!
Burnett Road in Chicopee remains a mess, and drivers are fed up!