Radio Show #105 – Kelli Moriarty-Finn, Candidate for Springfield City Councilor-At-Large

Our series of rebroadcast interviews from Sheriff Cocchi’s BBQ continues with Kelli Moriarty-Finn.

Kelli is running for Springfield City Councilor-At-Large.

In this spirited and articulate exchange with Brad Shepard, Kelli describes some unexpected moments in her door-to-door campaign!

Local Historical Author Michele Barker

Michele Barker is an East Longmeadow-based author whose historical fiction and non-fiction are all rooted in Western Massachusetts.  In this conversation, Michele reveals historical gems that have emerged from her writing – and the joys of working in this part of the world.

Radio Show #102 – Cookie and the Casa Café

Meet Cookie!

Her day starts at 3:30 a.m. as she begins whipping up breakfast at Casa Café in East Longmeadow!

After a thirty-year corporate career, she is pursuing her dream of owning her own breakfast and lunch spot!

Casa Café has staked its claim in Western Mass., and Cookie enjoys getting to know her customers personally!

Radio Show #100 – Cathy Belleville,
Reflections By Claudia

After a long career in the corporate world, Cathy Belleville has settled into a new era – one in which she can make a personal and emotional connection with her customers at a very difficult time.

Reflections By Claudia is far more than a notions or gift shop, and it is more than a specialty store for bereavement. Instead, it is a special creation nurtured by Cathy in her own distinctive way.

Listen to a local business woman describe her unique shop in its brand new setting.

Radio Show #78 – Bill Collins @ The Center Square Grill in East Longmeadow

In the Western Mass. world of restaurants, the Center Square Grill in East Longmeadow can only be regarded as a “hit!” Owner-operator Bill Collins joins Brad in a conversation about this most challenging business and how success may be created!

Center Square Grill • 84 Center Square • East Longmeadow, MA 01028
(413) 525-0055

Brad Shepard Today! April 27, 2017

Melha Shrine Circus is back WITH the animals!

Agawam police officer in court.

East Longmeadow voters to vote on recreational marijuana in their town.

Cops vs. bobcat.

Radio Show #75 – Don Anderson

Meet Don Anderson – Attorney, East Longmeadow Town councilman and owner of The Cruise Store. Interview conducted by Brad Shepard.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday April 13, 2017

Belchertown school lay-offs.
Agawam police station bomb hoax.
New look for East Longmeadow police cars.
Fishing season begins at the Quabbin!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 20th, 2017

East Longmeadow High School former athletic director’s troubles deepen.
Five finalists for the  Amherst College mascot names!
Post-Holyoke road race drunken vandalism.
Serious statewide bad opioid warning.
Southwick and Suffield’s rabid raccoons.
~ much more!!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Retail marijuana store is kaput!
Chicopee PD announces promotion.
Westfield Boy Scout Troop’s bottle and can drive.
Inside East Longmeadow rotary (w/special guest).

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Agawam contaminated site report.
Play-Doh comes home to East Longmeadow… and brings some jobs with it!
The tornado in Goshen and Conway – it’s official, according to the National Weather Service.
$3 gas this summer?  AAA has the prediction!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday November 7, 2016

THE BLACK FRIDAY REPORT PART 2! East Longmeadow police in a shoot out, thoughts on the police, crime, daylight savings, election day, and it is Stock Market Challenge time again!  Special guest, Jen Connolly the Executive Director of Junior Achievement of Western Mass takes us inside this exciting multimedia simulation of Wall Street trading for young people and members of the business community, all right now with Brad!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday November 3, 2016

Join Brad this morning for a spotlight on early voting in our communities! Turnout? State mandate?What is the cost to the towns? Hear East Longmeadow’s Tom Florence, and Agawam’s Mayor Rich Cohen!  A stop smoking clinic, and a Chinese restaurant in Amherst changes hands and enjoys a new beginning!

So much more!  Your Western Mass morning starts here!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday October 5, 2016

Agawam Crime stats from the FBI, the AG’s office spanks East Longmeadow, rental scams in Westfield, another scary clown sighting, and Jordan Goodman explains the Wells Fargo mess, and how it may be affecting YOU!  Join Brad now, for this and much more to start your Wednesday morning!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 13, 2016

  • Bonds, stocks and gold all UP historically at the same time!  Jordan Goodman explains why!
  • East Longmeadow on the hook for a payout to the former police chief
  • Mayor Sullivan on the go! Touring Westfield businesses!
  • Is the state now allowing your barber/hairdresser to come to your home?

Radio Show #58 – G. Michael Dobbs of The Reminder

G. Michael Dobbs of The Reminder is interviewed by Michael Harrison.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday May 12, 2016

  • Blake’s Monticello mansion to be auctioned!
  • Tearing down the Agawam Motor Lodge
  • Will Gregg Neffinger sue East Longmeadow?
  • (special guest; Kevin Manley)
  • Business award and acknowledgment to Rebecca Moriarty of Hampden

—much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday May 11, 2016

  • Pancakes are coming!
  • Find out where the “happiest place in Massachusetts is.”
  • A new cemetery for Ludlow
  • Possible predator in East Longmeadow may have turned up in Agawam as well

Much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, May 6, 2016

  • People making news in Western Mass!
  • Sunset Grill and Pizza in Amherst!
  • Sarno and Williams families play FAMILY FEUD and eat, at HSST
  • Eversource warning, and scam alert! (again!)
  • THE WEEKEND!  Who is playing, and where they are!