Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Mayor Sarno announces enhanced patrols of Forest Park.

Dr. Mark Keroack outlines the Baystate COVID-19 response plan.

Mass. Mental Health Association VP Kim Lee explains their new service “Telewell.” (Telehealth).

Erving Industries runs 24/7 making toilet paper.

Holyoke closes Ingleside Mall.

Two dental associations urge dentists to close for the time being.

Congressman Neal and Dr. Mark Keroack invite the public to a telephone information session today.

AIC announces transition to “Distance Learning.”

Eversource suspends collections for the time being.

STCC extends spring break by one week.

Club Fitness remains open for workouts.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, February 14, 2020

Springfield Fire Department swearing-in ceremony today!

Restaurant reservations are tough at this point, but one place promises to “squeeze you in.”

Six Flags New England donates 365 Teddy Bears to the Springfield Police Dept.

Sorrento Pizza in West Springfield completes renovations and adds a full bar! (with Patsy Albano).

Southwick Police Chief informs the community that the department’s website has been hacked.

MGM Springfield states earnings have not met expectations, and plans to sell some real estate.

AIC to offer a Master’s program in Cannabis Science and Commerce.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, Halloween, October 31, 2019

Western Mass. “Trick Or Treat” town schedules, due to weather.

AIC offers a course in vampires in literature.

Becki’s Springdale Lunch in Holyoke under new ownership.

Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi alerts the region to Sheriff’s Dept. phone imposters.

Westover Metropolitan Airport about to allow planes to land overnight.

Deadline to apply to receive toys from Toys For Tots.

Halloween safety note.

Radio Show #271 – “The Eternal Allure of the Vampire!” With American International College Professor Dr. Lori Paige

Why has “the vampire” from the middle ages endured into the 21st century ?

This mystical, supernatural, and at times terrifying creature’s undeniable seduction of the reader and viewer’s imagination is probed in this conversation with Dr. Lori Paige of American International College in Springfield.

Dr. Paige not only teaches a class on this subject, but has authored books on it as well.

In this special Halloween-styled feature, Dr. Paige provides engaging insight into the creature’s impact on centuries of poetry, literature and the performing arts.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 15, 2019

High wind advisory!
Patriot’s Day – what’s on and what’s off.
Stop & Shop strikers speak out.
American International College laundry room fire.
Native American UMass PowWow.
Flag raising in Holyoke for the Sikh community.
Warning to swimmers – the waters are still too cold!
Springfield Police C3 host an Easter Party.
Westfield Mayor holds Easter Egg Hunt.
Six Flags New England collecting suits and dresses!
Crews work to clean up Five Mile Pond oil spill.

Dr. Lori Paige,
Professor and English Department Chair
at American International College

Dr. Lori Paige is the chair of the English Department at American International College in Springfield and teaches classes in British and vampire literature. Her new book, The Gothic Romance Wave: A Critical History of the Mass Market Novels, 1960-1993, (McFarland; September 2018), takes a close look at this popular genre’s place in the publishing industry. You can find out more about the book at McFarlandbooks.com.

Radio Show #218 – Dr. Lori Paige,
Professor and English Department Chair
at American International College

Dr. Lori Paige is the chair of the English Department at American International College in Springfield and teaches classes in British and vampire literature.   Her new book, The Gothic Romance Wave:  A Critical History of the Mass Market Novels, 1960-1993, (McFarland; September 2018), takes a close look at this popular genre’s place in the publishing industry.  You can find out more about the book at McFarlandbooks.com.

Radio Show #175 – Fran Beaulieu,
Phil Beaulieu & Sons Home Improvement, Inc.

Dedicated to keeping homes in perfect repair and looking great, Fran Beaulieu continues a fifty-year tradition at Phil Beaulieu & Sons Home Improvement, Inc.

Integrity and a strong work ethic has kept this successful business in demand for three generations.

What’s it like working on homes in the Pioneer Valley?

According to Fran Beaulieu, it is a labor of love.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 28, 2017

Mayor Sarno pulls Club Pandora’s license.
Holyoke had a preliminary election, and hardly anyone showed up…
Volunteers needed at Chicopee Police substation!
Local business people on the move!
The Midtown Men come back to Symphony Hall!
Ware police investigate downtown graffiti.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 7, 2015

  • Is Chicopee the new hot spot for gang violence?
  • Will the “X” be rehabbed?
  • Curtis Blake washes his hands of AIC
  • PLANTATION MAN moves to Agawam
  • Tim Rooke on MGM SPRINGFIELD “….a mountain out of a molehill!”