Brad Shepard Today! Christmas Special 2015! December 25, 2015

  • Merry Christmas from Pioneer Valley Radio
  • Mass DOT free coffee to Christmas night travelers
  • Open Pantry Christmas meal
  • Rare Christmas moon and halo!
  • Bright Nights and Christmas weekend activities
  • Special Christmas message from Brad 

Brad Shepard Today! Christmas Eve December 24, 2015

  • Bright Nights Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Baby Jesus stolen in Greenfield–again!
  • Forest Park Middle School collects 1600 cans of food!
  • Pay It Forward Holyoke; Holyoke Mall pays for random couple’s cart full of toys!
  • Westfield Salvation Army kettle–stolen
  • Memorial tribute to Mike Balise

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday December 23, 2015

  • Latest bomb scare at Holyoke High
  • Longmeadow’s new school superintendent
  • What time is Midnight Mass?
  • “Dress For Success” national news, with Giving Shoes Day
  • 19th Annual first Night Jr. at the Holyoke Merry Go Round!
  • Toy for Joy reaches out to provide Christmas to the families of inmates

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday December 22, 2015

  • Winter begins!
  • Christmas in the Pioneer Valley; what’s opened and what’s closed
  • Governor Baker in the Berkshires
  • Sargent John Delaney, SPD, honored by the Springfield City Council, with one exception

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, 12-21-15

  • I-91 Traffic mess; lane closures now happening
  • Holyoke Gas and Electric’s holiday gift
  • Homeowner’s Christmas present warning…..do not advertise your gifts to criminals!
  • By next fall, Mass Pike toll booths will be gone–you WILL need your E-Z Pass(!)
  • Brad’s Christmas flat tire adventure…thank you, Firestone!

A conversation with Hampden County DA, Anthony Gulluni

In his first appearance on Pioneer Valley Radio, Anthony Gulluni joins Brad Shepard in an exclusive conversation.

Join Brad as he takes you inside the office of the Hampden County District Attorney.

Anthony Gulluni reflects on his first year as the top law enforcement official in the region; his innovations, and plans for the future of the office.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday-weekend wrap-up-December 18, 2015

  • Big wind for the region this weekend!
  • Santa brings early Christmas to Square One!
  • MGM update; some hurdles passed, some more to come
  • Senator Humason moves the Governor to help the Holyoke Soldier’s Home
  • Agawam Mayor Cohen’s self described “adopted son,” in hot water in two states

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, December 17, 2015

  • Authentic Santa fills Salvation Army truck with toys!
  • South Branch Park named after Springfield’s Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan
  • A chat with DA Anthony Gulluni
  • Where to put the Wilbraham Senior Center?
  • Bright Nights presents Frozen Fantasy!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday December 16, 2015

  • Will you be paying less to heat your home this winter? Less at the pump? special guest Jordan Goodman has the answers!
  • Kimberly Wheeler presents the new Star Wars Film at the new Agawam Cinema!
  • Northampton has a burger eating champ!
  • Chicopee City Hall auditorium gets a makeover
  • The state will hit you with a surcharge if you do not have and EZ Pass transponder!
  • MARK E. SALOMONE presents a big check to Toy For Joy

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday December 15, 2015

  • Mike Albano’s cupcake crusade
  • Counterfeit one hundred dollar bills in Westfield
  • St. Mary’s in Ware closes after 91 years
  • Holyoke PD now on Twitter and Instagram
  • Cynthia Neary,  Westfield Dollars For Scholars volunteer of the year!
  • Jennifer celebrates the holiday with 33 years at Pizza Makers in Springfield!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday December 14, 2015

  • Spring in December continues-“White Christmas” in doubt!
  • Forest Park welcomes new friends and lights the tree
  • Festival of Trees keeps growing!  A success story
  • Newell Rubbermaid buys Yankee Candle’s parent company
  • Sobriety checkpoint…when and where?

Brad Shepard Today! Friday December 11, 2015

  • Big holiday concert tonight in Agawam! (with special guest, Richie Mitnick)
  • Holyoke’s Aaron Vega’s Holiday House Contest
  • Some laser lights on home displays can endanger pilots
  • First Church of Christ Longmeadow’s Christmas on the Green
  • Keep your packages deliveries from being stolen from your doorstep!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday December 10, 2015

  • TV merger changes; which Springfield TV station will be sold?
  • Where is the next sobriety checkpoint?  And when?
  • Author of the Month; Jim Spencer
  • Brennan Collins inducted into Springfield Rotary Club
  • Northampton happenings
  • Chicopee “Stuff A Cruiser” for Toys for Tots
  • A Springfield restaurateur has a birthday
  • personal message

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday December 9, 2015

  • Antoinette Pepe remembered
  • Springfield Rescue Mission, Terry Boyd, and the 99
  • Chicopee drives gangs underground
  • When is it time to replace your smoke alarm?
  • Holyoke Art Shop
  • 93 year old former SSO Director publishes an amazing book
  • Sister Caritas Cancer Center at Mercy Medical Center holds open house
  • Suffield electric toothbrush thieves……their reign of terror at an end

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday December 8, 2015

  • Western Mass credit card warning (personal story)
  • I-91 two day advisory
  • John Lennon remembered
  • NoPornNorthampton scores a victory
  • East Forest Park cars vandalized
  • Monson Fire Dept. first Annual Kids Toy Drive

Brad Shepard Today! Monday December 7, 2015

Holiday overview;

  • First day of Hanukkah! (Sunday)
  • Tree lightings; Court Square, and Wilbraham
  • Counterfeit bill
  • She drank 20 beers
  • Free pasta dinner at La Cucina for Toy for Joy
  • 1-91 new electronic sign calculates wait time
  • Pearl Harbor day

 

Brad Shepard Today! Friday December 4, 2015

WEEKEND WRAP UP!

  • Pizza delivery man resists armed robbers
  • School bus window shot out
  • Expanded commuter rail; cost overrun
  • Northampton Hot Chocolate run
  • Holyoke fire dept “brown out’
  • Weekend holiday events

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday December 3, 2015

  • Ludlow escapee surrenders
  • Bomb scare at Ludlow High
  • Mini Bright Nights display in East Longmeadow
  • East Longmeadow Charter review commission’s progress
  • Fired Pittsfield police officer accused of stealing $150,000.00 wants his job back
  • Christmas concerts on the way!
  • Christmas driving–a comment

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday December 2, 2015

  • Bethlehem Church of Hampden Holiday open House, with special guest; Senior Pastor, Brian Macleod
  • Greenfield police officer and a confederate flag controversy
  • Help for Montague apartment fire victim
  • Suffield driver OUI takes out a farm stand
  • Christmas concerts and tree lighting update

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday December 1, 2015

  • Santa 5k run at Bright Nights!
  • “Giving Tuesday” with special guest, Jennifer Connolly of Jr. Achievement
  • 12th Annual Hot Chocolate Run for domestic violence, this Sunday!
  • Free meditation practice session!
  • Lt. Gov Karyn Polito in Western Mass
  • Vital I-91 traffic info
  • And bulk pick-up ends for the winter