Radio Show #97 – John Sheirer, Local Author and Professor

Continuing her series on local authors, Bernadette speaks with Florence resident and Asnuntuck Community College professor John Sheirer.  He’s written many books – humor, children’s books, political satire – all the while teaching English and Communications at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield. His latest is a political satire, Donald Trump’s Top Secret Concession Speech  (Empty Suit Publications, 2017).

Radio Show #96 – Ellen Meeropol

Western Massachusetts resident Ellen Meeropol is a self-described “literary late bloomer.” She has written three novels after a two decade-plus career path that led her from day care teacher to nurse practitioner.  Her books draw from her passions for medicine and social justice.  Kinship of Clover (Red Hen Press, 2017), is her most recent. This Pioneer Valley Radio exclusive interview is conducted by Bernadette Duncan.

Radio Show #95 – Erica Jansons Dwyer

Erica Jansons Dwyer is easily one of the busiest and most industrious entrepreneurs in our midst!

Erica is a staunch believer in local business in the Valley.

From raising and breeding alpacas on her own farm, to weaving and creating yarn goods and marketing them through Amazon.com, Erica also finds time to specialize in beer, liquor and wine at Table and Vine!

You will be very surprised to learn what she was doing when she spoke with Brad!

Radio Show #94 – Jamie Savoie,
Haluch’s Landscapes

From fertilizer programs to irrigation sprinkler system installation and service, Haluch’s Landscapes in Hampden offers it all!

They offer flea and tick protection and mosquito spraying for your property as well.

Brad talks with Office Manager Jamie Savoie about the Haluch’s story.

Radio Show #93 – Jordan Goodman,
“America’s Money Answers Man”

The Fed is poised to raise the prime rate – again! This will affect all loans tied to the prime: auto, credit cards, student and others!

Jordan will explain how you might protect your finances from further strain. Also, he analyzes the drop in oil prices, home sales and more!

Jordan appears exclusively in Western Mass. on Pioneer Valley Radio!

Radio Show #92 – The Ruff House

Hedy Lewis, owner-operator of THE RUFF HOUSE in Westfield, doesn’t just groom pets… she and her daughter Jill provide a complete spa for their “boarders!”

The pups are pampered from beginning to end — or should we say from nose to tail! High-quality products are used to give them the softest fur, well-conditioned skin and that beautiful look that all tail-waggers want.

Hear The Ruff House story  with Brad’s special guest Hedy Lewis!

Radio Show #91 – Bob Philp, Jr., Bob’s Auto

From the mid-seventies to today, Bob’s Auto in West Springfield has been the “go-to specialist” for Volkswagen and Audi service.

Here, Bob Philp, Jr., who has taken over the business from his father, talks with Brad and reflects on VWs, Audis, and doing business as an independent in Western Mass.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend July 7, 2017

Couple has 16 restraining order between them.
Boating accident sends passengers flying into the water!
Holyoke offers newer, larger emergency hospital services.
Wilbraham – lots of roadwork this weekend – listen and find out where!

Radio Show #90 – Chef Fabio Desousa
of Fina’s Pizza

Forest Park area pizza lovers are thrilled to have a brand new spot for delicious pizza, sandwiches, salads and more!
Fina’s at 672 Dickinson Street is a mere three months old and already making a name for itself.
Here, owner and Chef Fabio Desousa talks with Brad on how he made his pizza dream a reality.

Radio Show #89 – Pioneer Valley Radio’s
Michael Harrison guests with Todd Feinburg
on WTIC on the Fourth of July

Pioneer Valley Radio’s very own Michael Harrison (also the publisher of TALKERS magazine) of Longmeadow made a rare appearance on WTIC, Hartford on the Fourth of July discussing his involvement in helping that Connecticut station go to an all-talk format 26 years ago!  Link to it here.

Radio Show #87 – Evan Plotkin,
NAI Plotkin Real Estate

Evan Plotkin, President, NAI Plotkin Real Estate, is very pleased with White Lion Wednesdays at 1350 Main Street.

As one of its creators, in concert with the Springfield BID and Berkshire Bank, Evan reflects on Springfield’s rich cultural offerings today, and his thoughts on the city’s progress tomorrow.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, June 29, 2017

How to get free Chick-fil-A!
Bike night and music! Throttle Rocker magazine’s Bob Kaine Alves has the info!
Where to sit for the East Longmeadow 4th of July parade!
East Longmeadow scholarship winners!
Holyoke needle exchange draws cheers and jeers.
Joseph Dewey House a special piece of Westfield history.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday June 28, 2017

Trash problem at Forest Park.
New parking for STCC!
Pittsfield seen as new cultural hub of the region!
Bookmobile rides again!
Truck driver vs. utility pole takes out power to Whately.
Northampton’s new system of downtown parking.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday June 27, 2017

Denny’s employee threatens to blow up restaurant.
Business profile: Priority Press with Bob Mance.
Bridge of Flowers Road Race with Carole Appleton.
Wilbraham will allow beer sales at Interskate 91’s roller derby.
Mater Dolorosa remembrance.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend. June 23, 2017

Tower Square sale–Mass Mutual throws in a park
Hummus recall!
John Shea in Springfield for a movie premiere!
House and Senate continues to bat the new marijuana law back and forth
WGBH has a new GM!
Steven Frederick is Ludlow’s new DPW Chief
Steven King TV series will shoot in Orange

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday June 20, 2017

Union Station open house!
Gas prices in the state are down
Chicopee pools and spray park reopen
Sobriety checkpoint!
IRS scam, with a twist!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 19, 2017

Kelly M Smith of Springfield achieves her life long goal of becoming a pediatrician!

24 year old Ted Dobek launches circuit Coffee in Westfield!

Fly round-trip to Scotland from Bradley for 130.00!

Springfield road work rundown for this week!

 

Radio Show #86 – Gary Mayotte, The Village Food Mart

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in Hampden, The Village Food Mart continues to delight a loyal customer base!
Owner-operator, Gary Mayotte reflects on this labor of love and the past three decades.
Gary talks with Brad on the store’s continued success in the shadow of the mega food store chains!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, June 16, 2017

MORE F.L. Roberts gas pumps found with skimmer–this time in Agawam!

Chicopee will help Bluebird Acres failing septic system

Amherst Schools will no longer give students who owe lunch money “lesser meals.”

NoHo Mayor PERSONALLY pays Pennsylvania  man’s parking ticket (out of pocket)

Chicopee Father’s Day 5k

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, June 15, 2017

Holyoke Police Chief furious with a local judge

Wilbraham’s Peach Festival is back!

Deceased dog, left in car

Monson elections results!

Riverfront Park Makeover!