Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Mercedes-Benz of Springfield invites you to a drive-in movie!
Jordan Goodman comments on the next potential stimulus package.
Gio’s Pizzeria in Hampden adds outdoor dining!
Two nudist resorts in Mass. have opened up.
Hot Tuna cancels Great Barrington appearance.
Junior Golf Hub Championship underway!
Brimfield Antique Flea Market goes virtual.
Springfield Police arrest mother over children left in hot car.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Trinity Health Of New England COVID-19 stats.
Massachusetts bars will NOT reopen in Phase 3; Governor Baker moved bar openings to Phase 4.
New medical breakthrough at Mercy Medical Center.
Boston Road construction for the next few weeks.
Jordan Goodman’s 3 reasons for the recent stock market gains.
Protesters call for Springfield Police Dept. reforms.
Positive virus information from Baystate Health Systems.
Holyoke Soldiers’ Home works to allow visitation.
Villa Napoletana builds a patio in their former parking lot!
Salvation Army stores reopen in Western Mass.
Fort Street in Springfield closed to traffic to allow outdoor dining at The Fort.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Trinity Health Of New England COVID-19 stats.

Jordan Goodman on “stimulus” and the pandemic economy.

Governor Baker wants to see more days of a downward trend before reopening the state.

No new deaths reported at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home, but an uptick in infections is reported.

Chicopee postpones holiday events.

Greenfield traffic alert.

Lane closures on the Morgan-Sullivan Bridge (Agawam – West Springfield).

Springfield College AmeriCorps provides Springfield residents with free face masks.

Westfield business, “Sweeping It Clean,” offers free disinfectant refills.

Smith College features Nancy Pelosi as commencement speaker.

Tuesday Market, a farmers’ market, will reopen in Northampton.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Trinity Health of New England continues to experience some success in treating COVID-19 patients.

Yankee Candle closes its warehouse due to the pandemic.

Death toll at the Holyoke Soldiers Home continues to rise.

A former East Longmeadow fire captain dies at the Holyoke Soldiers Home.

Springfield’s World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast postponed.

Jordan Goodman: what bills to pay and what bills can wait right now.

Springfield DPW Director Chris Cignoli updates street cleaning and disposal efforts during COVID-19.

Dakin Humane Society’s program for taking care of pets when owners are hospitalized.

“Feed The Fight” provides lunch to healthcare workers and first responders.

Governor Baker and other governors form a coalition to discuss when and how to “reopen” states.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Announcement coming on the future of the White Hut!

Jordan Goodman on COVID-19.

Rundown of coronavirus-related cancellations. (colleges, schools, trips, parades, road races, etc)

Berkshire County town of Otis identifies a case of the virus.

North Adams mayor and a city councilor are quarantined due to a suspected case of Coronavirus.

Governor Baker declares a state of emergency.

Springfield Museums’ popular lunchtime Museums à la Carte announces its Spring lineup!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Ocean State Job Lot moving!

Jordan Goodman on the new FICO® scores changes.

Unity Players in Springfield present the “Les Miserables” (school edition) with director Darcie Farber.

Mayor Sarno announces progress on Springfield’s Elm Street Project.

A handshake deal now exists on the White Hut rescue, so say Picknelly and Yee.

Miguel Rodriguez ruled too dangerous to be released, says  judge.

Parkland school shooting 2-year anniversary marked by documentary film at Greenfield Garden Cinemas.

New sergeants congratulated at the Monson Police Dept.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Anthony Cignoli on the 2020 elections, at Springfield Regional Chamber’s Business Breakfast.

Jordan Goodman comments on the holiday season economy.

Highway exits across the state will soon change their number identification.

Springfield DPW takes some heat from taxpayers on city storm cleanup.

Amherst Chief of Police warns against thieves with “STOP” initiative.

Longmeadow and Chicopee launch a merged emergency communications service.

Gas prices down.

“Home For The Holidays”  opening night at the Majestic Theater, West Springfield.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 13, 2019

THC quarantine for “vape” products.

CDC warns against eating any raw cookie dough.

MediShare with Jordan Goodman.

Dean Foods, owner of Friendly’s Ice Cream manufacturing, declares bankruptcy.

Zonta celebrates its centennial year and honors a Springfield College president.

Columbia Gas Co. continues its 4-year tradition of donating coats to local children in need.

MGM makes good on its deal to shell out 1.8 million in community support agreements.

Man’s body found inside a Springfield chapel.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Mayor Sarno and the City Council lock horns on Police Dept. use of facial recognition.

Serial purse snatcher operating in Chicopee.

Jordan Goodman on China, Hong Kong, and the effect on Western Mass!

“Gentleman Jack” holds Thursday night benefit for Club One in Feeding Hills.

Lego wants to recycle their “bricks.”

New safety regulations for the limousine industry.

Longmeadow Unico beer and wine tasting returns to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Western New England University president leaving office at the end of the academic year.

West Springfield fireman honored for life-saving effort.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Train car catches fire in Gardner.

Jordan Goodman answers the big question: is a recession coming?

Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield hold their annual spaghetti supper fundraiser!

Springfield’s 911 remembrance.

8th Annual Amherst Block Party.

Westfield YMCA’s free exercise program, “Livestrong,” for cancer survivors .

For your autumn pleasure, a Woodstock-themed corn maze!

Drunk driver slams Springfield police cruiser.

Low Springfield primary turnout.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Pabst Blue Ribbon announces hard seltzer!

Shredding documents at Agawam Pack And Ship with Rich Cohen.

Jordan Goodman on the China trade standoff.

First new “T” cars created in Springfield by the CRRC MA plant.

Gas prices at historic summer low.

Great Barrington former treasurer to be arraigned on missing money charges.

Six Flags New England offering free admission for donations of 20 or more school supplies.

Texas man tears up Chicopee bar.

Wilbraham has a new fire chief.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Disney recalls “Forky” toy.

Springfield’s Dr. Seuss’ childhood home to be a museum.

Jordan Goodman on “free money” for Western Mass.

Escaped Pittsfield prisoner with a long criminal history said to be violent.

MassDOT looks to replace a Monson bridge.

Agawam and Feeding Hills open their cooling centers.

Baystate Health Systems offers “Watchman,” a new stroke prevention procedure.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Thoughts on Big Papi.

Jordan Goodman on the lowest interest rates in years!

Southwick restaurant owner pleads guilty to tax fraud.

Chicopee School Committee member pepper sprayed and arrested.

Discarded cannabis edibles are dangerous for dogs.

Springfield City Council looking to again toughen laws on dirt bikes.

Ryan McDowell sentencing postponed. Again.

More going on than just food at the Taste Of Amherst!

Big Y raises the age to purchase tobacco products!

Romanian national sentenced to 5 years in prison for installing skimming devices.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Payton Shubrick of 6 Bricks, LLC wants her cannabis shop in “Gasoline Alley.”
Acting Police Commissioner Clapprood terminates officer Daniel Cintron.
MGM outdoor concert keeps local residents awake.
Suffield man injured by falling tree.
2nd time in less than a week, police are called to an East Longmeadow bank.
Bicycle vs. car in Palmer.
Police seek Bernardston man who removed his ankle monitor.
Meaghan Burns, U.S. Navy, brought home to Deerfield after being the victim of a fatal shooting.
Hundreds of empty nip bottles are being thrown into the streets throughout Western Mass.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, February 13, 2019

New Easthampton restaurant: Hunt and Gather.
Ware sees changes in its town government.
Jordan Goodman talks about CarQ.com, a car buying service that can save you money!
Palmer Town Manager Charlie Blanchard retires.
Longmeadow residents are unhappy with a town bylaw, and want it “reviewed.”
Chicopee High School students donate groceries to Lorraine’s Kitchen.
Six Flags about to hire for the summer!
LEGO creates design for a new Lego playroom at Square One!
Ludlow couple pleads guilty to various counts of fraud of Freddie Mac.

Radio Show #228 – Jordan Goodman,
“America’s Money Answers Man”

In this visit with “America’s Money Answers Man,” Jordan examines the current state of student loans, some alternatives to literally no-interest-bearing savings accounts, a car-buying service that could save Western Mass. car buyers thousands of dollars on a new vehicle, and a program to help those in fields such as medicine, law enforcement, the military and other service fields save money buying or selling a home called “Heroes Come First.”

It’s all here with Jordan Goodman, heard exclusively in Western Mass. here on Pioneer Valley Radio!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Mayor Sarno’s blood drive competition set for MGM Springfield.
Strategies for attracting employment talent at the Springfield Regional Chamber.
New pastor comes to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.
Au Bon Pain in the Yankee Candle Village will close.
Big Y Foods the latest to eliminate single-use plastic bags.
New restrictions at Mercy Medical Center due to flu.
Jordan Goodman’s overview of the retail season and the forthcoming credit card bills!
Wendy’s in Westfield is damaged by fire.
Northampton Police Dept. is buying child car seats for families in need!

Radio Show #219 – Jordan Goodman,
“America’s Money Answers Man”

The holidays are over, and here come the staggering credit card bills!
Western Mass. winter energy costs.
Interest rates, loans and mortgage rates going forward.
The cost of the government shutdown in the Pioneer Valley.
The “Heroes Come First” program for our veterans.

It’s all in this program, with “America’s Money Answers Man,” Jordan Goodman.

Radio Show #215 – Jordan Goodman,
“America’s Money Answers Man”

Seasons greetings from “America’s Money Answers Man!”
In Jordan’s last program of the year, he notes the current dismal economic news from Wall Street – shrinking profits and a decline in small business optimism – but also the record-breaking, history-making personal spending for the holiday season. How is this reconciled?
Listen to his analysis!

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.