Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 15, 2018

Non-hysterical weather forecast.
New addition to Bright Nights featuring the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Committee names special award recipient.
PVTA grants raise to its top administrator, following rate hike.
I-91 wrong-way driver charged with OUI, injuring a police officer, damaging a police car, and a slew of other violations.
Jordan Goodman on oil prices, and this season’s home heating costs.
Some Springfield City Council members want to reprise its efforts for a Civilian Police Commission.
American Medical Response acquires rival MedCare of Springfield.
Dakin’s Executive Director, Carmine DiCenzo, appointed to a national animal welfare board.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Gray House providing turkeys this year!
Election reflections with Tom Florence.
Food Bank of Western Mass. in Hatfield receives $10,000 donation!
Big events at Junior Achievement of Western Mass., with Jennifer Connolly.
Rare polio-like disease affects 2 in Western Mass.
Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce hosts its first holiday bazaar.
Dakin Humane Society offers rabbits at half price!
Brad and Richie are performing live at 2 p.m. at the Agawam Senior Center.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, November 5, 2018

Dakin Humane Society offers a special film exposing puppy mills.
State Police sergeant crashed police car in 2013… internal investigation info is just coming to light.
Holyoke business owner considers selling his store after two robberies in one week.
State audit uncovers issues with procurement cards at UMass Amherst.
Westfield teenager charged with punching 4 police officers and a police dog.
Papa Gino’s locations close across Massachusetts.
Gypsy moths return.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Big E doubles MGM attendance numbers in its opening weekend.
How to help Lawrence, Andover and North Andover relief efforts.
Orion Shearer, a fifth grader, collects can tabs and donates the proceeds to Shriners Hospital.
Dakin is helping house displaced animals from the Carolinas and the Merrimack Valley (with Carmine DiCenso)
Columbia Gas Co. starts the relief fund for the Merrimack Valley with $10M.
Mayor Sarno makes an unofficial announcement of his plans to run again in 2019.

Radio Show #193 – Carmine DiCenso, Executive Director, Dakin Humane Society

Dogs, cats, rabbits, mice. ferrets, guinea pigs and hamsters – all are in good hands with Western Mass.’ Carmine DiCenso.

With a background in psychology, Carmine has made his 20-year career, the last two years as Executive Director at Dakin, beneficial to Western Mass. pets and their owners alike.

In this program, you will hear how Carmine and Dakin have also helped the Carolinas and Central Mass. through two disasters by making room here in the shelter to house their displaced pets!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Former Mayor Albano takes a state job, and halts his city pension.
60,000 people hit the Great New England Air and Space Show!
An unusual wallet theft.
Dakin Humane Society opens their kitten intensive care unit.
Naismith’s Pub and Pretzel reopens as a “gastropub!”
New Urgent Care Clinic at the Longmeadow Shops.
Providence Behavioral Hospital announces job cutbacks.
Gas prices down 3 cents this week.
Richie Mitnick and Friends in concert at Amelia Park in Westfield!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, July, 12, 2018

Western Mass. has some of the most dangerous intersections in the state.
Grand opening of MGM Springfield comes with a parade featuring Clydesdales and more!
The Big Polish Hot Dog at Costco is no more.
Bryan Marcotte’s new Marcotte Ford dealership is built around a restaurant!
Easthampton ends water use restriction for the public.
Springfield Police Dept. has the new substation at the casino up and running.
Dakin Humane Society has “Dixie Dogs” in need of “forever homes.”

At Large with G. Michael Dobbs:
Carmine DiCenso, Executive Director of Dakin Humane Society

Carmine DiCenso is the new executive director of Dakin Humane Society, an organization that has made a huge difference in the Pioneer Valley. G. Michael Dobbs sat down with Carmine DiCenso to discuss his plans for the future – a Pioneer Valley Radio in-depth interview.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 1, 2016

  • DELANEY’S MARKET opens this week in the Longmeadow Shops!
  • Charlie Baker vetoes proposed mileage tax for Mass motorists
  • Barking and Beer!  Dakin event
  • Gas prices DOWN..expected to stay down for the summer!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday July 7, 2016

WESTERN MASS HEAT WAVE?

  1. Little League safety in the heat
  2. Pet safety in the heat
  3. Health precautions in the heat
  4. Water bans
  5. Holyoke Splash pond for kids–still broken

Local politics-public safety-natural gas leaks and more!

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! July 31, 2015

  • Hello weekend, and goodbye humidity!
  • Western Mass pets challenge
  • Night Out Against Crime
  • Center Square Grill
  • Newly renovated Nathan Bill Park park is getting trashed
  • Highway funds temporarily restored
  • Welcome to Jordan Goodman and to Teamwork Real Estate

Brad Shepard Today Friday! May 15, 2015

Finn For Mayor in West Springfield

AAA adds RMV services in Hadley

Chicopee Police Captain charged

Suit Up Springfield!

Central High Marching Band heading to D.C.

Dakin Humane Society puppies and kitties