Radio Show #114 – Jordan Goodman,
“America’s Money Answers Man”

“America’s Money Answers Man,” Jordan Goodman, details the Equifax breach and provides critical advice on how to protect your money and your identity!

Also, the “Irma” fallout – gas prices, food, insurance rates and the political impact!

Radio Show #113 – The War and Walt Whipple…

… a new and original play by producer, director and dramatist Danny Eaton of the Majestic Theater in West Springfield.

In a conversation with Brad Shepard, the playwright explains the origin of this reality-based, personal family narrative.

Set in 1943, “The War and Walt Whipple” presents a  chaotic domestic scene in which the wives of newly-inducted brothers descend upon the home of their grandfather.

 

Radio Show #111 – Hampden County Sheriff
Nick Coccchi

Our Pioneer Valley Radio series of special programs, gathered from our live broadcast of the Sheriff Cocchi BBQ, comes to a close with a grand finale, featuring the host himself, Sheriff Nick Cocchi.

This short and sweet program is a glimpse into the honest, direct and warm nature of the Hampden County Sheriff.

Radio Show #107 – Anthony Cignoli, Political Analyst

“Hail fellow, well met,” are the perfect words to describe Anthony Cignoli, a man located at the heart and nerve center of Western Mass., state and national politics.

His political analysis is highly sought by most media outlets – both nationally and internationally,

Tony dropped by to say “hello” to Michael and Brad at the Cocchi Picnic.

In this thorough, energetic,  and unedited conversation, you will hear Tony at his best on the subject of Springfield, Holyoke, the region’s players, high speed rail, the economy, real estate, and other hot topics!

Radio Show #105 – Kelli Moriarty-Finn, Candidate for Springfield City Councilor-At-Large

Our series of rebroadcast interviews from Sheriff Cocchi’s BBQ continues with Kelli Moriarty-Finn.

Kelli is running for Springfield City Councilor-At-Large.

In this spirited and articulate exchange with Brad Shepard, Kelli describes some unexpected moments in her door-to-door campaign!

Radio Show #103 – Former Hampden County Sheriff Michael J. Ashe

In this first episode of our series of conversations with notables at Sheriff Cocchi’s BBQ, Brad Shepard connects with retired Sheriff Michael Ashe.  The former sheriff of more than 42 years reflects on coming to terms with retirement, and has some words of advice for the new sheriff in town.

Radio Show #102 – Cookie and the Casa Café

Meet Cookie!

Her day starts at 3:30 a.m. as she begins whipping up breakfast at Casa Café in East Longmeadow!

After a thirty-year corporate career, she is pursuing her dream of owning her own breakfast and lunch spot!

Casa Café has staked its claim in Western Mass., and Cookie enjoys getting to know her customers personally!

Radio Show #101 – Jordan Goodman,
“America’s Money Answers Man”

In this vitally important visit with Jordan Goodman, “America’s Money Answers Man,” he details the Fed’s level of consumer debt, now reaching a record high!

Jordan has information for Western Mass on refinancing high-interest car loans and what to do about escalating credit card interest rates!

Radio Show #100 – Cathy Belleville,
Reflections By Claudia

After a long career in the corporate world, Cathy Belleville has settled into a new era – one in which she can make a personal and emotional connection with her customers at a very difficult time.

Reflections By Claudia is far more than a notions or gift shop, and it is more than a specialty store for bereavement. Instead, it is a special creation nurtured by Cathy in her own distinctive way.

Listen to a local business woman describe her unique shop in its brand new setting.

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 #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