Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October 22, 2020

Springfield Symphony Maestro Rhodes online.
Anthony Cignoli remembers the late Miguel Rivas.
ArtsBeat reporter Mark Auerbach reviews a timely and intriguing production.
Mayor Sarno brings greetings to the 2020 Developers Conference.
Bondi’s Island landfill reopens for residential service.
Town of Salem, Mass. says, “Stay away this Halloween!”
West Stockbridge offers two Halloween events you can enjoy from your car!
Mayor Sarno schedules several events for today.
Chicopee Police Dept. thanks Home Depot for their generous donation of PPE.
Chicopee Police and Bob “The Bike Man” Charland help a young boy.

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.

Radio Show #355 – Late and Former Springfield Mayor William “Billy” Sullivan Remembered
by Tony Cignoli

William C. Sullivan, who served as the 48th mayor of Springfield in the mid-1970s, has passed away at the age of 95.

The sad news was announced last evening (8/26) by current Mayor Domenic J. Sarno. The former mayor was a resident of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home. He served his nation during World War II.

Personal recollections of his life and work for the city of Springfield mark this exclusive interview with international political analyst and consultant Anthony Cignoli.

Tony knew Sullivan well, and speaks with a deep respect for the man and his legacy.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Anthony Cignoli on the 2020 elections, at Springfield Regional Chamber’s Business Breakfast.

Jordan Goodman comments on the holiday season economy.

Highway exits across the state will soon change their number identification.

Springfield DPW takes some heat from taxpayers on city storm cleanup.

Amherst Chief of Police warns against thieves with “STOP” initiative.

Longmeadow and Chicopee launch a merged emergency communications service.

Gas prices down.

“Home For The Holidays”  opening night at the Majestic Theater, West Springfield.

Radio Show #157 – A Tribute to Jim Madigan

The late Jim Madigan, an irreplaceable and towering figure in the history of Springfield media, is remembered in this special program by Springfield-based international political consultant Tony Cignoli.

For years, Jim Madigan presided over debates featuring some of the most famous political figures of the times, including Ted Kennedy and Mitt Romney, right on through to Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren.

Class, intellect and integrity defined the man, cut from the cloth of Russert, Lehrer, and Cronkite,  and remembered in this intimate portrait.

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!