Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 5, 2020

Local and regional election winners.
Carolyn Y. Jackson celebrates 40 years in service to Springfield.
Bob “The Bike Man” Charland does it again!
Mike Zabik, of Mike’s Auto Repair in West Springfield, on the “Right to Repair” passing.
Watershops Pond drawdown reveals vehicles!
Holyoke Community College’s COVID-19 testing site moves.
Rude awakening for Chip Harrington.
Big E offering boat and car storage for the winter.
Two new members appointed to the board of directors of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home.

Radio Show #374 – Anthony Cignoli Remembers Miguel “Mike” Rivas

A prominent advocate and political personality of the Latinx community in Western Mass. has passed away this week.

He is Miguel “Mike” Rivas.

From his distinguished service to our country in the Marine Corps, to his efforts on behalf of his community, Miguel Rivas is remembered as a strong and powerful voice for his people, and for all peoples of Western Mass.

In this program, Anthony Cignoli, who knew Miguel well, remembers him not only as a community organizer but as a trailblazer for the later successes enjoyed by figures such as Adam Gomez, Jose Tosado and others.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 3, 2020

FEMA makes a donation to the Westfield Fire Department.
Urban League of Springfield distributes COVID-19 “goody bags” to seniors.
Amherst Police Dept. has a winner in their “Name the Comfort Dog” contest!
Adam Gomez is the first Latino senator in Massachusetts history.
Spirit Halloween store opens at the Holyoke Mall.
Amherst receives a grant that will be used to retrofit lighting.
Food Bank of Western Mass. makes September “Hunger Action Month.”
Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory reopens!
Bowles Elementary School offers after-school programs for students.
Springfield Police Captain Phil Tarpey retires.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, November 22, 2019

Cheese Nips recall.

Dakin Humane Society’s Black Friday shopping event.

Greenfield woman steals from Domino’s.

Springfield residents are fed up with city’s litter and blight.

“Vet to Vet” event brings together more than 100 veterans in Westfield.

District Attorney of Hampden County, Anthony Gulluni, elected president of the Mass. District Attorney Association.

R.I.P. Springfield City Councilor E. Henry Twiggs.

Adam Gomez and Justin Hurst anticipate top offices on the Springfield City Council.

The Parade of the Big Balloons!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Mayor Sarno and the City Council lock horns on Police Dept. use of facial recognition.

Serial purse snatcher operating in Chicopee.

Jordan Goodman on China, Hong Kong, and the effect on Western Mass!

“Gentleman Jack” holds Thursday night benefit for Club One in Feeding Hills.

Lego wants to recycle their “bricks.”

New safety regulations for the limousine industry.

Longmeadow Unico beer and wine tasting returns to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Western New England University president leaving office at the end of the academic year.

West Springfield fireman honored for life-saving effort.

Radio Show #165 – Springfield City Councilor Kateri Walsh interviewed by Michael Harrison

Four Springfield City Council members just returned from a two-day fact-finding mission to Denver, CO to gain information and insight into how the Council can best regulate future recreational marijuana business in the city.  Michael Harrison interviews Councilor Kateri Walsh about the trip.  Pictured at the Native Roots marijuana production facility (l-r) in Denver:  Councilors Adam Gomez, Justin Hurst, Kateri Walsh, and Council President Orlando Ramos.

Brad Shepard Today Thursday, March 31, 2016

  • Farewell to Chief Douglas Mellis
  • BRAVE THE SHAVE for children with cancer (special guest; Sgt. Matt Malo)
  • Northampton Soccer clubs merge
  • Springfield Mayor and councilors square off (again) on residency requirement
  • Western Mass Unify Against Bullying fashion show

(…and more!)