Radio Show #214 – The Western Massachusetts Holiday Season

What a difference a year makes!

In this holiday feature program, Brad Shepard and special guest Michael Harrison examine the changes in the season, from last year to this.

Gift giving, the malls, online shopping, stress levels, the casino, and legalized recreational marijuana are all under discussion.

Where does it go from here?

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mass. Pike pothole alert!
MGM Springfield votes NOT to unionize their security force.
Springfield welcomes Hot Oven Cookies!
Ashley Tresoline and Bella Foodie!
Last CityStage show is set for December 7, 2018.
Water warning for Agawam.
Dakin Humane Society presents a $5.00 “Fill-a-Bag” special!
Two studies show an increase in highway crashes in legal marijuana states.
Vandals damaged the memorial park for two murdered Springfield Police officers.
Berkshire East in Charlemont is open for the skiing season!

Radio Show #165 – Springfield City Councilor Kateri Walsh interviewed by Michael Harrison

Four Springfield City Council members just returned from a two-day fact-finding mission to Denver, CO to gain information and insight into how the Council can best regulate future recreational marijuana business in the city.  Michael Harrison interviews Councilor Kateri Walsh about the trip.  Pictured at the Native Roots marijuana production facility (l-r) in Denver:  Councilors Adam Gomez, Justin Hurst, Kateri Walsh, and Council President Orlando Ramos.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 8, 2018

National Grid has to return millions in wrong charges.
Montague Police Chief resigns.. after being found “incompetent.”
Holyoke Merry-Go-Round restoration fundraiser.
Chicopee Fire Dept. welcomes firefighter home from the service!
InSinkerator garbage disposal switch recall.
East Springfield marijuana dispensary holds job fair.
IRS scam finds your host.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday February 26, 2018

Chicopee close-up with Mayor Rich Kos.
Massachusetts chicken thief… stuffs seven chickens in a backpack.
Marijuana regulators consider pot use in yoga studios, cafes, and movie theaters – and home delivery!
Former UMass student looking at multiple rape charges.
Ludlow Police looking for a suspicious man approaching juvenile girls on a soccer field.
Benefit for a Minnechaug student grappling with cancer.
Shriners hold last event at their hall on Longhill Street – they are moving.
Dunkin’ Donuts rolls out Girl Scout cookie flavors!
Applebee’s and IHOP close many locations.
Springfield Thunderbirds come back and extend their streak!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday June 8, 2017

East Longmeadow joins Wilbraham, “no!” to marijuana distribution

New Wendy’s for West Springfield

Fourth of July Parade in East Longmeadow?  On, or off? Carl Ohlin has details!

Quote of the day; from Chicopee Public Info Officer, Mike Wilk

Update on the recovery of Eleanor, the dog thrown away on Route 9 in Ware

Brad Shepard Today! April 27, 2017

Melha Shrine Circus is back WITH the animals!

Agawam police officer in court.

East Longmeadow voters to vote on recreational marijuana in their town.

Cops vs. bobcat.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Retail marijuana store is kaput!
Chicopee PD announces promotion.
Westfield Boy Scout Troop’s bottle and can drive.
Inside East Longmeadow rotary (w/special guest).

 

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday September 22, 2016

They were just cleaning the pizza shop–but it brought out the HAZMAT people; a Harvard professor comes to the area to talk about the dangers of recreational marijuana; a Mercedes dealership comes to Chicopee; and when is a  library a putting green?  Find out today, with Brad!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 24, 2016

  • Marijuana a booming business, (UMass Amherst student gets swindled in weed sale with shredded lettuce)
  • Albano receives endorsement from……..
  • Bears are waking up…and they are hungry—be careful!
  • Great Barrington mans steals from his grandmother
  • Local business hands out anti – bullying grants!

 

Brad Shepard Today May 21, 2015

  • Good news for consumers on your electric bill
  • Good news for drivers on your insurance
  • Do you know as much as your kids about “dabbing?”
  • Grilling season is underway