Radio Show #242 – Rita Caputo-Capua and
the Red Rose Pizzeria

Rita Caputo-Capua, one of the “dynamic Caputo sisters,” co-owner and manager of Springfield’s iconic Red Rose Pizzeria, happily makes her life and her foreseeable future in this well-loved restaurant!

Why not? She literally grew up in it!

Now, as the Red Rose makes its fourth expansion, with a visible pizza kitchen planned, Rita’s excitement over this and her pride in the Red Rose’s line of signature sauces and dressings, make each day an adventure!

Determined not to be swallowed up by the casino, The Red Rose has maintained its identity and continues to be a family operation. Rita makes it very clear that she has no intention of slowing down and is delighted to ride well into the future doing exactly what she is doing now.

In this program, Rita reflects on the relationship between the restaurant, MGM Springfield, and the South End, and takes us through an average day in her life.

Website: www.redrosepizzeria.com

At Large with G. Michael Dobbs –
The Good Old Days

G. Michael Dobbs doesn’t like to make any resolutions for 2019, but he will admit to what he learned in the past year.

Radio Show #187 – Danny Eaton Unveils his New Season at the Majestic!

Producer, director, dramatist, Danny Eaton is very exited about his new season!

Already underway, Danny talks about the current production, “Johnny Guitar,” as well as the additional plays and musicals that round out another winning lineup at the theater.

One of the plays, “The War and Walt Whipple,” is a personal memoir Danny has penned, himself!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Springfield Regional Chamber and others present “The Grand Bargain” breakfast.
Connecticut and Western Mass. churches claim they paid a contractor for work never performed.
Thomas J. Mazza is the new principal at Wilbraham Middle School.
Wilbraham passes new tobacco regulations.
Easthampton seniors now connect with local law enforcement through community policing.
State Rep. Brian Ashe on the MGM Springfield Casino.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, September 29, 2017

Thoughts on Hugh Hefner.
Six Flags and Community Music School; donate a used instrument and get a free admission ticket!
Thomas J. O’Connor gets a large grant from “I’m Animal Friendly” license plates!
PETA offers reward for information on person who threw a bag of six puppies into the Blackstone River.
Former WMAS building is now a pile of rubble.
Tree House Brewing Company throws cookout with beer for STCC’s 50th anniversary; special guest interview with Dean Rohan.
A visit to Carol de Carlo’s American International College Radio Programming and Production class.
—much much more information to end your week and begin your weekend!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 5, 2017

Back-to-back Springfield bar shootings… and the Mayor is hopping mad!

This year’s BIG E concert rundown!

Coffee wars in North Attleboro!

Two Springfield radio stars let their guard down!

Radio Show #18 – Springfield City Councilor-at-Large Kateri Walsh

Michael Harrison interviews Kateri Walsh about her role as chair of the ad hoc Neighborhood Business Development Committee, including the impact of the coming MGM Casino on small local businesses, and other local issues.