Brad Shepard Today! January 30, 2018

Friendly’s new road hazard tribute in ice cream!
“Trash Bags to Duffel Bags” drive.
WEEI host suspended for calling Tom Brady’s daughter a “pissant.”
Flu season causes more restrictions on area hospital visiting hours.
Town of Hampden files lawsuit against Hampden-Wilbraham School District.
State Police recommend turning in your “bump stocks” before they are banned!
Springfield Police are looking for an unregistered level three sex offender.
Trooper O’Neil and Gronk the Owl.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend November 17, 2017

Local public school cancels induction of athlete with a Level 3 sex offender history.
UMass Amherst students taking advantage of Meningitis vaccine.
Ziggy the condemned St. Bernard update.
Riverfront Park proposed for Hampden.
Longmeadow’s walking school bus?
Horses visit teens at Sci-Tech!
Big Y’s new gas station in South Hadley!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, July 6, 2017

Longmeadow girl to star in new series!
Longmeadow girl wins scholarship and will attend Harvard in the fall.
New pizza place for Forest Park! Meet Fabio!
Dollar Central becomes Dollar Express!
Holyoke Police step everything up.
Family Dollar locations become Dollar Saver!
Hampden bear sightings!

Radio Show #86 – Gary Mayotte, The Village Food Mart

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in Hampden, The Village Food Mart continues to delight a loyal customer base!
Owner-operator, Gary Mayotte reflects on this labor of love and the past three decades.
Gary talks with Brad on the store’s continued success in the shadow of the mega food store chains!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Spring in Western Mass.!

  • Bears are waking up
  • Baby squirrels are being born
  • Bats are confused (!)
Western Mass film makers alert!
Dinner theater in Hampden.
Free lectures on birds including field trips.
When is the next Western Mass. checkpoint?
Gas prices going up?
A local pizza shop – up close and personal!
— much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Two Springfield City Councilors are livid over a new marijuana shop that has opened prematurely!
Junior Achievement of Western Mass. has big days ahead!
Chocolate, chowder and chili competition in Westfield!
Free pancakes in celebration of National Pancake Day coming up!
And “SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL” is about to open in Hampden.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday, November 11th, 2016

The Weekend Report returns in this edition of Brad Shepard today… to let you know what to see, hear and eat this weekend!  Officer Bill Jacques from the Hampden force has a spaghetti dinner he would like you to know about, to unite us all in pasta!  The Marine Corps celebrates a birthday, a cereal bowl attack in Springfield, and the Sunderland elementary school kids celebrate Veterans Day early, and in a very special way!  It’s all here for you to get a jump on your weekend!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 11, 2016

  • Statewide crackdown on distracted driving
  • Reckless driving weekend throughout Western Mass
  • STOP AND SHOP and food workers union reach accord
  • Another east Longmeadow Board of Select Persons meeting tonight–without Paul Federici
  • (Paul speaks out one on one with PVR”s Brad Shepard)
  • Alzheimer’s benefit/fundraiser at the Log cabin a success and great night!
  • (Dawn Creighton comments)

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! Monday December 7, 2015

Holiday overview;

  • First day of Hanukkah! (Sunday)
  • Tree lightings; Court Square, and Wilbraham
  • Counterfeit bill
  • She drank 20 beers
  • Free pasta dinner at La Cucina for Toy for Joy
  • 1-91 new electronic sign calculates wait time
  • Pearl Harbor day

 

Radio Show #22 – John Flynn and Vinnie Villemaino on Education

A serious issue for the towns of Hampden and Wilbraham as school enrollment precipitously declines.

Chair of the Board of Selectmen John Flynn and Selectman Vinnie Villemaino summarize the issue, the impact on the town and the taxpayers and further discuss ongoing efforts to solve the problem.