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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.

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 #88 – Elle B

Alexi Cohan talks with Elle B, a former resident and a graduate of East Longmeadow High School, who is now trying to break into stardom in New York City.

Visit her website www.ellebofficial.com to learn more about Elle B and her music.

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.

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!

Radio Show #84 – Jordan Goodman
“America’s Money Answers Man”

Jordan Goodman returns Pioneer Valley Radio, with an in-depth look at the Fed’s next rate increase. Find out what it means to small business loans, car loans, etc. AND… help for those coping with soaring student loan debt.

“America’s Money Answers Man” is heard exclusively in Western Mass. on Pioneer Valley Radio!

Radio Show #82 – Kathy Picard

Author Kathy Picard tells her own very personal story of childhood sex abuse in an unflinching memoir Life With My Idiot Family.

In a candid conversation with Brad Shepard, Kathy reveals her motivation for sharing this most intimate story.

 

Radio Show #80 – Kevin Whitehead
Air Control Services

Meet Kevin Whitehead, the coolest guy in town!

Kevin Whitehead of  Air Control Services, is the guy to call – just in time to keep you cool in the coming summer heat!

What to do to get your system ready for the season?

How to run it at the most cost-effective efficiency?

These questions and more with Kevin, in this special Pioneer Valley Radio conversation!

 

Radio Show #79 – Jordan Goodman, “America’s Money Answers Man”

New bubbles – the student loan bubble and the auto loan bubble!
Are they out of control?
Is there something you can do about them?
Indeed there is… get the latest survival information from “America’s Money Answers Man,” Jordan Goodman.

Exclusively on Pioneer Valley Radio!

Radio Show #78 – Bill Collins @ The Center Square Grill in East Longmeadow

In the Western Mass. world of restaurants, the Center Square Grill in East Longmeadow can only be regarded as a “hit!” Owner-operator Bill Collins joins Brad in a conversation about this most challenging business and how success may be created!

Center Square Grill • 84 Center Square • East Longmeadow, MA 01028
(413) 525-0055

Radio Show # 77 – Berkshire Film and Media
Collaborative’s “A DAY 2 PLAY”

Berkshire Film and Media Collaborative (BFMC) is proud to partner with Vitec Videocom to bring their nationally touring “Roadshow” to the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place on Friday, May 12th, from 11:30 to 6:30pm. This will be BFMC’s 4th Film and Media Exchange – “A DAY 2 PLAY” – with workshops and an exhibit hall showcasing the latest in production equipment! The event will focus on cost-effective production techniques designed for anyone in broadcasting, filmmaking, photography, communications and marketing.

The Exchange also includes lunch, keynote speech and networking opportunities with others in the industry.

Diane Pearlman, Executive Director of BFMC, joins Brad Shepard in a conversation to present all the facets of this event!

Radio Show #76 – Jordan Goodman,
“America’s Money Answers Man”

In his April visit on Pioneer Valley Radio, Jordan outlines seesawing interest rates and how they affect investments, retail and jobs.

Also, a report on credit card debt in America exceeding the one trillion dollar mark (!)

And, as always, Jordan presents ideas and possible strategies to cope.

Radio Show #75 – Don Anderson

Meet Don Anderson – Attorney, East Longmeadow Town councilman and owner of The Cruise Store. Interview conducted by Brad Shepard.

Radio Show #74 – Attorney
Christopher S. Todd

Attorney Todd started his own law practice in Springfield  in 2003, after graduating from Western New England College (now University) School of Law. His office handles criminal, personal injury and general litigation matters. Matthew B. Harrison discusses Attorney Todd’s practice, the rebirth of Springfield, and a few extra points of civic pride.

Radio Show #73 – D.A. Anthony Gulluni – STOP THE SWERVE!

Hampton county D.A. Anthony Gulluni has launched a public service campaign dedicated to highlighting the dangers of impaired driving for young drivers.

A billboard competition and prizes are included!

Here, the District Attorney gives Brad Shepard all the information to… STOP THE SWERVE!