Brad Shepard Today Friday and the weekend – February 2, 2018

Groundhog Day and the Big Game!!
Charlie Baker the most popular Governor in the nation – again!
MGM Springfield President, Mike Mathis says dealers are in demand for MGM.
MA and PA governors wager food on the game!
Applebee’s Drink of the Month – The Dollarmama.
Easthampton students win preliminary round in Boston – on their way to D.C.!
Former Hadley Police officer convicted and sentenced.
Fewer Chicopee school kids are going to the nurse since “Breakfast Before the Bell” was implemented.
– much more!

Radio Show #134 – Mike Mathis,
MGM Springfield

With seven months to go, MGM Springfield hurtles toward its long awaited opening!

Three thousand employees are in the process of being hired… will this staffing effort meet the deadline?

What is the new relationship between MGM and the Mass Mutual Center, City Stage, and Symphony Hall?

How will MGM transform Springfield into the center of entertainment for the region?

MGM Springfield president Mike Mathis answers these questions and takes you through his personal journey from shovels in the ground, to the rarefied atmosphere of a thriving casino!

Biggest obstacles and challenges? Overcoming bitter opposition? Greatest misconception?

Mike Mathis chronicles his experience in this intensive, exclusive conversation with Brad Shepard!

Brad Shepard today! Tuesday January 16, 2018

MGM Springfield unveils newly renovated executive offices.
MGM Springfield ready to hire some 3000 employees – offers online info.
Dunkin’ Donuts considers name change.
Rice Fruit Farm seeks entertainment license!
Alex Morse Inaugural Ball will proceed despite the death of his mother.
SilverBrick Group buys former Springfield YMCA building.
Agawam residents not happy about trash pickup schedule problems.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday December 6, 2017

Motorist crashes through and into Pittsfield Petco.
MGM Springfield hires Jose Delgado as Director of Governmental Affairs.
Metacomet Cafe in Amherst closes.
MGM Springfield on schedule?
Golden Gloves returns to Western Mass.
Over half a million $$ to fix Springfield City Hall steps.
Big Christmas concert set for Thursday night at the Agawam Middle School!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 21, 2017

PETER PAN moves in!
The inside scoop on the Springfield weekend fire.
BRIGHT NIGHTS about to flip the switch for 2017!
WESTERN MASS. PEOPLE ON THE MOVE!
Packages left on porches MAY be stolen this season! Local Police Depts. are issuing warnings!
“Lucky” the famous lottery machine goes on tour!
Thoughts on the death of a mad man.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 16, 2017

Chicopee City Hall rehab may come in at $10M.
Holiday Farmers Market coming!
Bright Nights time again! Find out what’s new!
Adam and Eve feel unwelcome in East Longmeadow!
Ludlow – the latest town to reject recreational marijuana.
Northampton students knit for a warmer winter for the homeless.
A moment with Michelle Wirth at Mercedes of Springfield.
A moment with Jordan Goodman, with a holiday retail prediction!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, October 13, 2017

ANNOUNCING! LIVE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COMES TO PIONEER VALLEY RADIO!
Seuss flap update!
MGM Springfield hiring update!
South Hadley selectperson resigns! “no one has respect for the board!”
Western Mass foliage report
Thunderbirds start their season and Plan B unveils the “Thunderburger!”
——-AND; the morning smile, word of the day, thought for the day and the weather!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday July 10, 2017

Eight arrested in Springfield for paint-ball attack.
MGM Springfield shells out to upgrade streets and roads.
Stolen kitten returned.
Chicopee playground becomes Wisniowski Park.
7 year-old collects ALL Northampton Police Trading Cards!
K-MART in Springfield goes under.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, June 15, 2017

Holyoke Police Chief furious with a local judge

Wilbraham’s Peach Festival is back!

Deceased dog, left in car

Monson elections results!

Riverfront Park Makeover!

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend May 12, 2017

Governor Baker nixes soda tax proposal.

Pancake Breakfast tomorrow!

Dog Shelter – a bumpy road for an Agawam woman.

Mass. Bar Association Dial-A-Lawyer phone-in program.

New “Mass Appeal” co-host!

– much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday March 30, 2017

Six Flags expands into Christmas Season!
Stearns Square Concert Series for Summer 2017 –  CANNED!
Westover will burn 200 acres of grassland.
Hitler-signed postcards auctioned in Belchertown.
DA Anthony Gulluni explains “STOP THE SWERVE!”

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 23rd, 2017

New Springfield RMV location opens today!
Springfield City Council announces two new committees
A state trooper delivers a baby on the Mass Pike in Blandford!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday September 27, 2016

Frost advisories, seven new stores at Ingleside, a downtown office building, only a bit tornado damaged, is on the auction block, gas prices are down, Holyoke High School students can register to vote at age-16-17, when they turn 18, and a 205 foot crane downtown, makes people realize MGM is starting to change the Springfield skyline!  Brad looks at all of this and more!

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 January 12, 2016

  • IRS phone scams on the rise (hear an actual phone call!)
  • Jordan Goodman reviews Springfield’s economy
  • The Red Rose expands!
  • Anthony Wilson voted in and confirmed as Springfield’s new City Clerk
  • Retired Springfield police officer charged with theft of nearly $400,000.00

Brad Shepard Today! Monday January 11, 2016

  • Wind and rain, and power outages, and downed trees
  • Ludlow High School students making “No Sew blankets” for those in need
  • Westfield’s Julie Leavitt collecting hats, gloves, and mittens for winter needs
  • Demolition on the former Zanetti School to begin
  • Powerball jackpot

Brad Shepard Today! Friday-weekend wrap-up-December 18, 2015

  • Big wind for the region this weekend!
  • Santa brings early Christmas to Square One!
  • MGM update; some hurdles passed, some more to come
  • Senator Humason moves the Governor to help the Holyoke Soldier’s Home
  • Agawam Mayor Cohen’s self described “adopted son,” in hot water in two states

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday November 19, 2015

  • MGM Springfield still has support of the unions
  • Denise Walker promoted to Senior VP Country Bank!
  • Salvation Army Holyoke looking for Thanksgiving and Christmas volunteers
  • Westfield High principal escorted from school?
  • Zanetti School closes achievement gap

PIONEER VALLEY RADIO CRIME BEAT;

  1. Grey Goose shoplifter
  2. Mardis Gras customer-unwilling to leave

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday November 18, 2015

  • Flu shots at Baystate
  • Pre-school Yoga in East Longmeadow
  • Ludlow fights opioid epidemic
  • Honors for Springfield Central High marching band
  • History making donation to Westfield State
  • Fort Hill Road Noise battle still on in Easthampton
  • MGM Springfield explanation
  • Pastafarians?  Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster?

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday November 3, 2015

SPECIAL ELECTION DAY EDITION!

  • Featuring last minute appeals from candidates for various offices!
  • Election day information handbook
  • Western Mass shoplifters and counterfeiters—(and we will even throw in a goat)