Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Thoughts on the royal baby and the Kentucky Derby.
World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast is this Saturday.
“NYPD Blue” star Gordon Clapp brings Robert Frost to the Majestic Theater.
East Longmeadow’s Derrick Driscoll has been named Acting Deputy Director of the U.S. Marshal’s Office.
Potential marijuana shop in the South End gets off to a poor start with the neighborhood council.
Roxanne Wedergartner launches campaign for Greenfield mayor.
Our wet Spring may increase our mosquitos this season.
Kmart stores in Holyoke and Palmer have been sold.
Smith & Wesson sells its Shooting Sports Center.
Friendly’s Ice Cream and Garelick Farms up for sale.
Belchertown School Committee has two finalists for school superintendent.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, December 17, 2018

West Springfield recreational marijuana shops remain complicated.
Christmas concert at St.Mark Armenian Church.
Backstage at “Home For The Holidays” at the Majestic Theater, with Ray Guillemette.
Longmeadow’s Brynn Cartelli signs with Atlantic Records.
Bluebird Estates in East Longmeadow is battling back a stomach virus.
Springfield Museums hold their annual Gingerbread Saturday!
Shopping is booming for the holidays at the Longmeadow Shops.
7500 wreaths placed by volunteers on the veterans’ gravestones in Agawam.
Ceramic Christmas trees are making a comeback!
Police and a passerby rescue an injured owl.
Easthampton Police Dog Gino turns 3!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, December 13, 2018

Enfield Square Mall sold at auction.
Hugo’s Cafe in Northampton closing after 50 years.
Agawam Fire Dept. receives two new fire trucks!
“Home For The Holidays” opens at the Majestic (with Cate Damon).
Fundraiser for the 9/11 monument at River Front Park ends.
The long saga of the Mater Dolorosa Church ends, as demolition begins.
Palmer High School student who threatened his school scheduled to return to court.
Hampden Savings Bank building up for sale- – could become retail cannabis location.
Efforts for non-renewal of East Longmeadow Town Manager Denise Menard.

Radio Show #216 – Western Mass.
Actress/Director Cate Damon Invites You to
“Home For The Holidays” at the Majestic Theater!

Cate Damon remembers very well the classic holiday TV specials hosted by no less than Bing and Andy and many others…

Set in the star’s living room, other performers and guest stars would “drop in” for a quick greeting and a holiday song.

Well, the Majestic Theater in West Springfield’s highly-anticipated holiday special pays loving tribute to those great shows – live for you on stage!

It’s opening night for “Home for The Holidays 2018”!

And in this  program, Brad Shepard’s special guest is the director of this yuletide celebration!

Cate Damon gives us an inside view of how this show comes together, and what makes it such a treat year after year  for its audiences.

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Radio Show #207 – Danny Eaton at the Majestic Theater presents “The War and Walt Whipple”

For Danny Eaton, playwright, producer and director at the Majestic Theater in West Springfield, the next show is a very special one.

Rooted in reality, it features an earlier generation of his own family during the time of World War II.

“The War and Walt Whipple” is a very personal production to Danny, as it is written by himself, and inspired by accounts of events handed down through the years.

In this special program, the plot of this heartwarming night in the theater is presented in detail.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Reflections on primary day!
David Raiche, of Raiche Consultants Inc., prefers to live and work in Agawam.
Springfield’s September 11 Commemoration is coming up.
Mike’s Maze in Sunderland is opening.
Majestic season opens with “Johnny Guitar.”
Cooling centers are open again; here is a rundown.
Deerfield rejects the Dollar General Store.
17-year-old wins Girl Scouts Gold Award, and has a Robinson State Park brook named after her.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday December 13, 2017

I-291 gaping pot hole repaired!
Opening night at the Majestic Theater West Springfield for “HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS”
Merriam-Webster’s Word of The Year!
Inside New England’s largest postal packaging facility.
Thirteen states sue Massachusetts.
New Culinary Education Center for Springfield.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday September 5, 2017

Pittsfield shooting fatality
Chicopee K-9 Officer finds a missing Autistic six-year old
Flu shot time!
THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY–the musical, opens the Majestic Theater season! (w/Danny Eaton)
Who dumped a load of asphalt on private property in Palmer? Can you help?
Gas prices are up! And may continue to go higher!

Radio Show #113 – The War and Walt Whipple…

… a new and original play by producer, director and dramatist Danny Eaton of the Majestic Theater in West Springfield.

In a conversation with Brad Shepard, the playwright explains the origin of this reality-based, personal family narrative.

Set in 1943, “The War and Walt Whipple” presents a  chaotic domestic scene in which the wives of newly-inducted brothers descend upon the home of their grandfather.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Star Spangled Springfield–the latest for the Fourth of July!

Amherst Motel to be razed

Hardwicke addresses by-laws prohibiting nuclear device detonations

F.L. Roberts discovers “skimmers” on pumps in two locations!

At Large with G. Michael Dobbs:
Danny Eaton, Director, Producer, and Playwright

Director, producer and playwright Danny Eaton has kept regional theater alive with the Majestic Theater that he founded 20 years ago in West Springfield. G. Michael Dobbs spoke to him about the challenges and rewards of presenting live theater in Hampden County.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, September 16, 2016

From the opening of the Big E, to traffic checkpoints, Jill Stein, the heyday of Rock and Roll, Thunderbird Thursdays in Springfield, the change in the age for legal tobacco sales in Northampton, and Cat On A Hot Tin roof….your craft fair and event packed weekend is here!  On Brad Shepard Today! Listen here!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday September 8, 2016

It’s primary day in Western Mass, and today Brad brings you the Pioneer Valley Radio Voter’s Handbook!  The information you need today to cast your vote!  You will also hear about local power outages, gas leaks and cultural events from the Majestic Theater to the HGTV show WE BOUGHT THE FARM, featuring a local Wilbraham farm!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and …Weekend Round Up, March 4, 2016

  • RIP Captain Joseph Wilk Jr.
  • U S Navy Band, and Sci-Tech high students perform at Symphony hall
  • The Waterfront Tavern’s makeover and reopening
  • Weekend Round Up!   Much to see, hear and do!