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!

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!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, June 29, 2017

How to get free Chick-fil-A!
Bike night and music! Throttle Rocker magazine’s Bob Kaine Alves has the info!
Where to sit for the East Longmeadow 4th of July parade!
East Longmeadow scholarship winners!
Holyoke needle exchange draws cheers and jeers.
Joseph Dewey House a special piece of Westfield history.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday November 28, 2016

Welcome to “Cyber Monday” in Western Mass; Dickens Days in Westfield; “A Christmas Carol; The Musical” in Ludlow; Dom Sarno on the flag protest in Amherst and the Mardi Gras shooting; valet parking in the South End, Christmas with Elvis in Holyoke… and so much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday March 15, 2016

  • Judge shuts down Holyoke needle exchange
  • Primary day in highly controversial East Longmeadow select board race
  • New children’s activity center in Holyoke
  • He stole the Girl Scout Cookie cash-box!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday February 25, 2016

  • Who has electricity and who doesn’t?
  • After the storm; damage report through the region
  • Longmeadow K9 officer!
  • Ever heard of Tailgate Jacking?  Own a pick up? you need to know!

Brad Shepard Today! January 4, 2016

  • First program of the new year
  • Easthampton power outage
  • Holyoke and Chicopee inaugural ceremonies
  • Springfield Police massive heroin bust; 9000 bags
  • Palmer Christmas tree bonfire
  • Langone’s Florist – reopens!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Friday December 11, 2015

  • Big holiday concert tonight in Agawam! (with special guest, Richie Mitnick)
  • Holyoke’s Aaron Vega’s Holiday House Contest
  • Some laser lights on home displays can endanger pilots
  • First Church of Christ Longmeadow’s Christmas on the Green
  • Keep your packages deliveries from being stolen from your doorstep!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the Weekend Round Up November 6, 2015

  • Col. John Driscoll Springfield Veteran of the Year
  • TWISTER made in East Longmeadow – makes National Toy Hall of Fame
  • Northampton Water Treatment Plant named after James Dostal
  • Montague boiling water due to E. coli problems
  • Haydenville woman indicted for alleged looting of Social Security
  • Holyoke woman escapes airborne wooden post!
  • Ludlow man attempts strangulation over mayo
  • Bax and O’Brien celebrate 20 years on stage live at City Stage

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday November 4, 2015

Western Mass elections at a glance…who won, and who didn’t

  • Getting darker earlier=danger for pedestrians
  • Around the region;
  • Beer and Wings, and the Pats at Sophia’s!
  • Bax and O’Brien celebrate their 20th at City Stage

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday October 29, 2015

  • Eversource electric bills up this winter (but how much?)
  • Library Park renovations complete in Holyoke!
  • Charlie Baker in the city
  • Top level MGM execs make pilgrimage to Springfield
  • Flooded areas from yesterday and last night!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday wrap-up October 16, 2015

  • Holyoke Finance Committee votes unanimously to send the Egan separation agreement to the Ethics Commission
  • Springfield College opens an office on Main Street
  • U Mass Amherst Grad students have not been paid in weeks…union wins settlement
  • Dietz and Co. architects donates $25,000 to Springfield public school teachers
  • New bank in West Springfield springs for breakfast for folks!
  • I-91 rehab project races against the cold weather clock

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday October 8, 2015

  • PRIDE backs out of Easthampton
  • Delivery food in Springfield is too dangerous—police are stepping in
  • Indian Orchard store clerk fights back robber!
  • Springfield School Committee votes tonight on superintendent  Warwick’s contract extension
  • EAT, DRINK, and BE HOLYOKE!
  • Kiki Ebsen (yes, Buddy’s daughter) in East Longmeadow, Friday night

Brad Shepard Today! September 23, 2015

With special guest, Jordan Goodman

  • MGM change-up!
  • Holyoke Mayoral election score card
  • Holyoke panhandlers…..are they out of control?
  • New food at the Falcons games!
  • Special guest Jordan Goodman and a Western Mass financial review
  • Farewell to a baseball legend

Brad Shepard Today! September 17, 2016

  • Trouble at Springfield’s largest school
  • Amelia Park honors fallen Sgt, Sullivan
  • Springfield sex offenders can now live wherever they want
  • Holyoke military scam
  • Cooley Dickinson cancer care center
  • Electric companies must refund customer charges…but…are you paying yourself your own refund?
  • Rail travel in the region expands!

Brad Shepard Today September 10, 2015

  • The Springfield TV merger, and what it means to you, with special guest, Michael Harrison
  • Belchertown police chief Fox pulled over in Granby. Not charged.  Questions and concerns in both communities as a result
  • Nik Tokman of West Springfield and a star on THE DEADLIEST CATCH pays a return visit
  • Forthcoming Jewish Holidays
  • Knife wielding miscreants in Agawam and Holyoke
  • Flying lawn chair prompts East Longmeadow arrest

Brad Shepard Today August 26, 2015

  • Water main break on Memorial
  • Last free summer movie night in Chicopee
  • The McWhopper?
  • Western Mass goes back to school
  • Holyoke former city employee to return salary to the city

 

Brad Shepard Today Thursday August 20, 2015

  • AMTRAK rail service underway at the new station in Holyoke
  • The Avengers Movie comes to Chicopee…outdoors! And for free!
  • Greenfield group looks to ban plastic bags…up to the voters
  • Lt. gov. Karen Polito tours Springfield museums

Brad Shepard Today! Monday August, 17, 2015

  • First heatwave of the summer
  • Cone zone; Holyoke
  • I 91 speed limit–coming down!
  • Pools, Springfield and Chicopee
  • Frankie the barber in Holyoke wants the kids to feel good for school–gave out free haircuts!
  • Berkshire cooking oil theft
  • Can you help our schools with computers and equipment for the kids this year?
  • Tax free weekend in Mass, tax free week, in CT

 

Brad Shepard Today! July 16, 2015

North End residents say, “Not in my backyard!”

Tautznick Tribute

State reps for Springfield window guards

Western Mass “Summer In the City” review;

  • Holyoke Merry Go round
  • Slide of Your Life
  • Glasgow Festival w/special guest; Laura Flechsig
  • Farmer’s Market