Radio Show #142 – Judy Matt and the 2018 Bright Nights Ball

The Spirit of Springfield’s Judy Matt is very excited to announce an HISTORIC edition of the Bright Nights Ball for November 2018!

Her announcement involves the Chair of the event this year, and the fusion between the Spirit of Springfield and one of the most exciting new additions to the city!

Judy outlines the plan and the effort in this conversation with Brad Shepard.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, January 3, 2018

New mayors are sworn in!
A new Police Chief for Wilbraham!
Where do people go when all the shelters are full? You’d be surprised!
Bright Nights ends another record breaking season!
Police Commissioner Barbieri says Springfield P.D. needs a new location and building!
They put Sen. Rosenberg in the basement.
How to avoid freezing pipes! And… what to do if they do freeze!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Holiday parking lot melee.
Thanksgiving Day high school football schedule.
Black Friday MassMutual Center deals!!!
The Balloon Parade is coming!
Bright Nights switch on!
New Northampton speed limit proposed!
Former Westside Mayor Gibson is new Southampton Town Administrator.
Thanksgiving gas prices in Western Mass.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 21, 2017

PETER PAN moves in!
The inside scoop on the Springfield weekend fire.
BRIGHT NIGHTS about to flip the switch for 2017!
WESTERN MASS. PEOPLE ON THE MOVE!
Packages left on porches MAY be stolen this season! Local Police Depts. are issuing warnings!
“Lucky” the famous lottery machine goes on tour!
Thoughts on the death of a mad man.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 16, 2017

Chicopee City Hall rehab may come in at $10M.
Holiday Farmers Market coming!
Bright Nights time again! Find out what’s new!
Adam and Eve feel unwelcome in East Longmeadow!
Ludlow – the latest town to reject recreational marijuana.
Northampton students knit for a warmer winter for the homeless.
A moment with Michelle Wirth at Mercedes of Springfield.
A moment with Jordan Goodman, with a holiday retail prediction!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday August 1, 2017

UMass Amherst takes award for the best campus food in the nation!
Puffins Pond pervert
UMass Amherst replaces old admin building with parking lot
Bay Path University launches a new doctoral program
Gas prices
Converse Street construction
Bright Nights season pass deal!
Subaru of America and Mercy Medical Center

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, December 7th, 2017.

The two UMASS girls did WHAT to the Amherst Boy Scout Troop?
Pearl Harbor Day acknowledged in Springfield and also at Bright Nights.
Special guest Carolyn Paine brings you the updated and ultra hip “Nutcracker Suite and Spicy” coming to Hartford.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, December 6th, 2016.

NY not happy with MA over new marijuana laws – thinking it will create more traffic stops and work for them. Chicopee police stuffing cruiser with toys for kids this Christmas, at their Coffee With a Cop. She slapped the wrong woman… Ten Dollar Tuesdays at Bright Nights! And free coffee at McDonalds!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday September 13, 2016

Ciro’s in Springfield is back! The Bright Nights Road Race sells out, power outage caused by drugged out naked driver who did what?  The Thunderbirds unveil their new jerseys, Holyoke renames a potion of Dwight Street to honor one of their own. another West Springfield million dollar winner,  all this and more, today, with Brad!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 19, 2016

 

  • Gary Rome’s big opening of the new dealership!
  • Perplexed senators on the new pike gantries
  • Something’s rotten in Easthampton
  • Dakin animal stolen kitty alert!
  • THE WEEKEND EVENTS SEGMENT!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday July 12, 2016

  • Ludlow teacher indicted over bomb threat
  • 6 Flags Coaster cable snaps
  • Mayor’s brother – in – law’s lawyer drops him as client
  • Christmas in July at Bright Nights!

—-much much more!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Christmas Special 2015! December 25, 2015

  • Merry Christmas from Pioneer Valley Radio
  • Mass DOT free coffee to Christmas night travelers
  • Open Pantry Christmas meal
  • Rare Christmas moon and halo!
  • Bright Nights and Christmas weekend activities
  • Special Christmas message from Brad 

Brad Shepard Today! Christmas Eve December 24, 2015

  • Bright Nights Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Baby Jesus stolen in Greenfield–again!
  • Forest Park Middle School collects 1600 cans of food!
  • Pay It Forward Holyoke; Holyoke Mall pays for random couple’s cart full of toys!
  • Westfield Salvation Army kettle–stolen
  • Memorial tribute to Mike Balise

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, December 17, 2015

  • Authentic Santa fills Salvation Army truck with toys!
  • South Branch Park named after Springfield’s Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan
  • A chat with DA Anthony Gulluni
  • Where to put the Wilbraham Senior Center?
  • Bright Nights presents Frozen Fantasy!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday December 1, 2015

  • Santa 5k run at Bright Nights!
  • “Giving Tuesday” with special guest, Jennifer Connolly of Jr. Achievement
  • 12th Annual Hot Chocolate Run for domestic violence, this Sunday!
  • Free meditation practice session!
  • Lt. Gov Karyn Polito in Western Mass
  • Vital I-91 traffic info
  • And bulk pick-up ends for the winter

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! Weekend Wrap Up Friday November 20, 2015

  • A Civil War Christmas at the Springfield Armory
  • Bright Nights honors public safety officers at this year’s edition
  • License Commission padlocks the Odyssey Bar in Springfield
  • Is a Starbucks coming to Ludlow?
  • Police in Palmer save a man from a heroin overdose at a traffic stop
  • PIE DAY At Teamwork Realty Group in Longmeadow! (with special guest Artie Richton)
  • MAN OF LA MANCHA reopens in Broad Brook, CT

 

Judy Matt, President of The Spirit of Springfield, reflects on 25 years of Springfield pride

Judy Matt, whom Mayor Sarno has referred to as “The First Lady of Springfield,” talks with Brad Shepard about the pancake breakfast, Bright Nights at Forest Park, the renovation of the Carriage House at the Barney Estate and so much more!