Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, January 17, 2020

Mass. State Police Amber Alert, abduction, chase, and citizen help.

Amber Alert family and citizen helpers are the subject of scammers.

Longmeadow Chief of Police retires, joins Bay Path University as Head of Security.

Warren house fire leaves three without home, kills the dog.

Bill approved to create a registry for those who abuse the elderly or infirm.

South Hadley High School students work to stop adults from buying alcohol for minors.

Another rash of East Longmeadow car break-ins!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, January 16, 2020

Basketball Hall of Fame closing in February for renovations.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year 2020 at Mercedes of Springfield.

Irish Night in Holyoke moves to a new venue: The Log Cabin.

Ludlow Fire Dept. offers program to reimburse uninsured ambulance costs.

State Representative John Velis officially launches his campaign.

State launches drinking water lead testing in schools.

Pittsfield High School on lockdown after two students became “agitated.”

Mark Auerbach, ArtsBeat reporter, reviews “Anastasia.”

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Gordon Pulsifer rehabs the Knox Building in Springfield for apartments; will spend $57M.

Jordan Goodman with new job statistics.

Gene Cassidy, President of the Big E, responds to protest groups alleging animal mistreatment.

Wilbraham woman is another Mass. Lottery winner.

Connecticut Senate Minority Leader says there is no appetite in the Senate for added tolls in the state.

Open burning season is underway – but you’ll need a permit.

Ware Selectman John Carroll will not seek reelection.

West Springfield park hit hard with vandalism.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Western Mass. Red Cross low on blood – you can donate.

Weekend of gun violence in Holyoke; Mayor comments.

West Springfield McDonald’s grease fire.

State Rep. John Velis announces run for former State Senator Humason’s seat.

Granville Fire Dept. puts out chimney fire.

Secretary of the Commonwealth Galvin reminds homeowners of tax abatement deadline.

2020 Chinese New Year celebration at Mercedes-Benz in Chicopee.

Gas prices are holding steady.

Western Mass rivers are higher than normal.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 13, 2020

2020 Melha Shriners sworn in!

Lancaster correction officer assaulted by inmates.

First ever National Use Your Gift Card Day!

Wurst Haus restaurant opens in Northampton!

Boar’s Head Festival Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church Springfield.

3rd Annual Sparkle Havdallah in Northampton.

UMass Amherst Five College Federal Credit Union is running a winter coat drive.

Preventing an electrical fire in your home.


Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, January 10, 2020

Springfield Symphony celebrates the birthday of Ludwig Van Beethoven this weekend!

The Mayor’s father, “Al The Barber” Sarno, passes away.

Connecticut driver stopped in Springfield with a beer and a loaded handgun.

Mass. Cannabis Control Commission grants license to Cannabis Connection in Westfield.

Pothole season starting early.

Student safety hoax yields extreme consequences.

Want to buy a Northampton toy store?


Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Local elementary school music teacher a Grammy finalist!

New concert series in Westfield!

Mercy Medical Center and the Thunderbirds team up to give newborns “onesies.”

FRTA new launches new mobile app.

Macy’s in Leominster is closing.

Bri-Mar Stable in Hadley demolished.

Pier One Imports soon to be no more.

Illegal dumping of mattress near a grave in Chicopee.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Protests at The Big E over the treatment of large animals .

Live entertainment news with ArtsBeat reporter Mark Auerbach.

4 free seminars on heart and vascular health at Baystate.

Census takers start showing up in April.

Empty seat in the state Senate today… special election will be needed!

That thing going around? Making everyone sick? It MIMICS the Flu!

Oranges and a surprise guest!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 6, 2020

South Hadley art professor charged with attempted murder.

Holyoke St. Patrick’s Committee selects its “Colleen and Her Court” finalists.

New theft-proof mailbox at Chicopee’s Main Street post office .

Greenfield Winter Farmer’s Market up and running.

Hadley Police Sergeant retires after 30-plus years.

CrossFit TLA Gym in Southwick aims for girls’ physical health.

Erving Police offer a scam alert.

Springfield Mayor Sarno inaugurated for his fifth term today!

Westfield swears in Mayor Elect Donald Humason, Jr. today!

Ski weather is here. We offer some safety tips.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday, January 3, 2020

New Year’s minimum wage increase.

New Greenfield Mayor and City Councilors.

Former Springfield Symphony Maestro returns!

Wahlburgers construction underway.

Handheld device law for motorists goes into effect soon!

Agawam fire officials warn of dangers of thin ice in the region.

Westfield Police Dept. suggest residents download the “Neighbors App” by Ring.

Paul Connor is West Springfield’s new Police Chief!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, January 2, 2020

Undercover compliance checks for Springfield purveyors of alcohol begin!

Holyoke now has to pay yearly for recyclables.

Mass. residents auto-voter registration news.

New laws begin regarding handheld electronic devices in vehicles, vaping, and more.

Springfield Regional Chamber offers a seminar on cannabis in the workplace.

Applications now accepted for the Colleen and her court for the Sons of Erin in Westfield.

Greater Westfield YMCA Chocolate, Chowder and Chili Cook-Off!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, December 31, 2019

It is with great delight that I, along with everyone at Pioneer Valley Radio, wish you all the best in this new year!

Your support and listener-ship during this last year has been integral to the growth and success of this adventure in new media here in Western Mass.

And we’ve only just begun!

Let’s make this next year a special one, and let’s do it together!

I look forward to being with you in a continued schedule of stories and guests through the course of 2020.

Enjoy your festivities, stay SAFE and meet me here, at PVR, when our regular schedule of programming operations continue!

A very happy new year!


Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Holiday Special 2019!

A very Happy Holiday to all from Brad Shepard and Friends!

Here is a a different kind of program today, with a toast to you!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, December 23, 2019

Small aircraft crash in Florida, Mass.

Mayor Sarno fires his Communications Director and shakes up his staff.

The Pub in Amherst closes for good.

Whole Foods dark chocolate brand recalled.

Pittsfield fire caused by homeowner trying to thaw a frozen pipe.

Hospice care from Harmony House.

Chicopee’s free holiday dinner serves more than 1000 meals.

Tammy Spencer is Southwick’s new Health Director.

The Salvation Army needs your donations.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, December 20, 2019

State Senate contender John Velis receives an endorsement.

Holyoke School Superintendent Stephen Zrike resigns.

Mayor Sarno and the City Council argue over a project for the “X.”

East Longmeadow daycare teacher charged with assaulting a student.

299 newly sworn in  citizens!

Hard boiled eggs may have Listeria contamination.

Mass Fisheries and Wildlife bans coyote hunting contests.

New library opens in East Forest Park.

Holiday fire safety tips.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, December 19, 2019

Mayor Sarno won’t sign off on entertainment licensing for the Mt. Carmel Society.

Hemp thieves arraigned!

Construction company cited by the Attorney General for underpaying employees.

Springfield Thunderbirds honor The Simpsons’ 30th Anniversary with a name change – for one week!

Pittsfield Police say RIP K9 Niko.

Chicopee Police warn of scamming devices on gas pumps and ATM machines.

Christmas deadlines: Amazon, UPS, FedEx, and USPS.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Springfield named one of the two best “startup cities” nationwide, by Inc. Magazine.

Belchertown Board Of Selectmen move toward cutting “men” from their name.

Springfield City Council and Mayor argue about refugee settlement programs.

Southwick’s John Cain considers running against John Velis for Don Humason’s senate seat.

Pittsfield human trafficker convicted and sentenced.

Mass. requires homeowners to keep sidewalks clear. Fines are possible!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Hampden DA’s gun buyback program a success.

ArtsBeat Reporter Mark Auerbach and seasonal live entertainment!

Nini’s Italian Restaurant donates to Dana Farber.

South Hadley appoints a new school superintendent.

Northampton reminder: shovel your sidewalks… it’s the law.

Changes in East Longmeadow mailing addresses causing confusion.

Westfield’s Annual Cheeseburger, Chowder, Chocolate and Chili Cook Off!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, December 16, 2019

Bright Nights at Forest Park comes in 4th in USA Today national competition.

January Professional Women’s Luncheon at Springfield Women’s Chamber.

Morgan Sullivan Bridge closed nights this week.

Financially troubled South Hadley School Committee searches for a new superintendent .

10 Springfield bars and restaurants will not renew their alcohol licenses for 2020.

FDA cites Friendly’s Ice Cream Plant for sanitary issues and possible Listeria.

Nueva Esperanza needs gift wrapping volunteers.

Santa’s House opens at Mittineague Park!

More counterfeit money circulating in Chicopee.

Special election scheduled for Don Humason’s senate seat.