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!

Survival stories author Michael Tougias

Longmeadow native Michael Tougias has 26 books to his credit, seven of them true survival stories at sea.  The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue (Scribner, 2009), which Tougias co-authored with Casey Sherman, was made into a Disney film in 2015.  In this conversation, Tougias shares what he’s learned about people who come face-to-face with death, how he goes about his research, and much more.

 

Local Author Beverly Bloomberg

Longmeadow resident Beverly Bloomberg is a novelist whose fast-paced dialogue was molded by her history as a writer on television sitcoms such as “Welcome Back, Kotter” and “Happy Days.” The Last Hollywood Romance: A Novel (Bridgeworks, 2000) brings you behind-the-scenes of the frenzied, sitcom world as only an insider would know. Today, Bev is finishing up a second novel and enjoying the “easier pace of life” in Western Massachusetts.

Radio Show #99 – Local Author Beverly Bloomberg

Longmeadow resident Beverly Bloomberg is a novelist whose fast-paced dialogue was molded by her history as a writer on television sitcoms such as “Welcome Back, Kotter” and “Happy Days.”  The Last Hollywood Romance: A Novel (Bridgeworks, 2000) brings you behind-the-scenes of the frenzied, sitcom world as only an insider would know.  Today, Bev is finishing up a second novel and enjoying the “easier pace of life” in Western Massachusetts.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, June 21, 2017

TOWER SQUARE AND THE MARRIOT for sale!
Casting for a play, for and about veterans w/special guest Rev. Todd Farnsworth
Illegal Longmeadow fish seized!
Pittsfield test drive groping
FIREWORKS SCHEDULES!
Harmony House, for end of life care
—and much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday April 10, 2017

Next “Coffee With a Cop” with Eric Lesser.

Suffield Police rescue a bald eagle.

Longmeadow town meeting warrants.

Stop & Shop chocolate cake recall.

 

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Longmeadow car break-in orgy;
Neighbors with real Christmas spirit;
Where to get your free hot coffee!
The hot toys this season!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday November 22, 2016

Start your Tuesday with Brad!  Find out who has your free coffee when you travel over the Thanksgiving weekend!  And come where the wild turkeys roam in South Hadley!  Someone is having their 100th birthday, and a special anniversary for a local livery company!  it’s your Western Mass world in detail with Brad!

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! Tuesday May 3, 2016

  • Springfield Parking Chief resigns amid scandal!
  • Opioid use up up up statewide..Western Mass numbers
  • A new Taco Bell for Ware
  • Meet Anthony Dieni, for East Longmeadow town council
  • 16 car break-ins in Longmeadow (!)

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! Friday (and the weekend) March 11, 2016

SPOTLIGHT ON;

Comedian Jane Condon appearing at Chez J for the Woman’s Business Owner’s Alliance

  • NESTLE’S foods recall
  • The Longmeadow Shops expand
  • Your Dairy Queen free cone!
  • Moose on the loose in Belchertown

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday February 23, 2016

  • Mass Mutual announces layoffs
  • Bomb threats in several of our schools
  • THE BIG BROADCAST comes back to mt Holyoke, special guest; Mark Gionfiddo
  • How do our judges keep a straight face?
  • Congratulations to Pomeroy’s Sugar House

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday February 10, 2016

  • Global Deflation!  Stock market continues to tank, and how it could be affecting you, your investments, and retirement savings!  And what to do about it!

With special guest, Jordan Goodman.

  • Hampden Wilbraham school merger.
  • East Longmeadow says “no” to Longmeadow for shared DPW
  • Longmeadow’s George DiTomassi Jr. appointed to Inspector General Council
  • Wistariahurst Museum’s Holyoke postcards exhibit

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday January 13, 2016

  • Farewell, Hu Ke Lau
  • Cosby’s lawyers want his sexual history kept out of public eye
  • Weather, and Powerball
  • Gas down again…far down!
  • Agawam/Springfield/Wilbraham tire thieves

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! Monday November 23, 1015

  • The community “gives back”  and provides Thanksgiving dinner and dessert!
  1. Moose Family Center
  2. Martin Luther King Family Center
  3. Teamwork Realty Group in Longmeadow “Piepalooza!” 170 pies to their friends and customers! (Brad goes on the road for the pie action)
  • JFK Remembrance Center holds 52nd annual ceremony
  • Charlie Baker has the highest approval rating of the nation’s governors according to a recent poll
  • City Council mulls over parking restrictions
  • Chestnut Middle School gas leak
  • East Longmeadow  High School delay due to threat (all clear)

Brad Shepard Today! October 14, 2015

  • Wrestling comes to Palmer! With special guest “Shady!”
  • Longmeadow named one of Mass’ safest communities
  • Belchertown sees rash of car break-ins
  • Westfield gets its own 99!
  • Chicopee police hosts another “Coffee With a Cop”
  • Charges filed against Mike Bissonnette

 

Brad Shepard Today! October 13, 2015

  • Longmeadow/Route 5/Longmeadow Street area car thieves-at work again
  • Re-dedication of the Springfield Police Memorial Monument
  • Friendly’s drive-through?
  • Springfield Road Rage
  • Columbia Gas Co moves-but doesn’t

Brad Shepard Today! August 6, 2015

  • East Longmeadow tutor and youth pastor arrested on sex assault charges
  • Baker signs sales tax free weekend into law
  • Stanley Park Garden Party update
  • Greenfield man giving crackers to children
  • DOT promises to Springfield and to MGM
  • Route 5 traffic advisory
  • Gorgeous weather!