Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Traffic and construction information for the remainder of this week.
Plans and officials are now announced for Springfield’s Parade of the Big Balloons!
National Grid is setting off propane “booms” to chase away crows!
Heavy rain and falling leaves cause hazardous driving conditions.
95 year-old WWII Air Force veteran from East Longmeadow receives medals.
Moose and deer are breeding and very likely to run in front of your car.
Rep for proposed marijuana facility shows up late and is unable to field questions.
Holyoke chiropractor donates 265 lbs. of food to Kate’s Kitchen.
Red Cross needs help with blood donations.
Salvation Army of Holyoke holds their annual turkey drive.
Proposed pot shop for Easthampton raises eyebrows due to its location… near a child daycare center.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Biggest Thanksgiving travel period in five years expected.
Head of the Mass. State Police Association faces a federal investigation.
Paul Mina is the new president and CEO of the United Way of the Pioneer Valley.
Arise For Social Justice Director Michaelann Bewsee retires.
Registry of Motor Vehicles warns against hoax websites!
Boys and Girls Club of Springfield throws a free dinner to herald the holiday season!
Spirit of Springfield announces the plans and parade marshal for the 2018 Parade of the Big Balloons.
Hardwick Police station building subject of hearings on problems of mold and asbestos.
Brimfield Police warn Brimfield motorists of a moose sighting!
Greenfield’s new 4-floor parking garage now open to the public!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday November 8, 2018

Veterans Day Parade set for this Sunday!
A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts store at the Holyoke Mall is closing for good.
Parade of the Big Balloons is looking for balloon wranglers!
Nancy Kerrigan welcomes guests to the first “Holidays at MGM Springfield!”
An AARP grant creates new bus benches throughout Springfield!
Margaret’s Pantry in Holyoke is in desperate need of your help to feed those less fortunate.
Holyoke sewage break polluting the Connecticut River is being repaired.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Holiday parking lot melee.
Thanksgiving Day high school football schedule.
Black Friday MassMutual Center deals!!!
The Balloon Parade is coming!
Bright Nights switch on!
New Northampton speed limit proposed!
Former Westside Mayor Gibson is new Southampton Town Administrator.
Thanksgiving gas prices in Western Mass.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday November 15, 2017

Parking lot scam – may be coming this way… a heads up!
Downtown Springfield Hampden Bank Building for sale!
Meningitis contracted by second UMass Amherst student.
Balloon Wranglers wanted!
Regional law enforcement cracks down on Springfield prostitutes – and THEIR JOHNS!
… and the word of the day, thought for the day, morning LOL and the weather, too!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, November 6, 2017

I’m back!
Finding humanity in the dark.
The Springfield Symphony has a new Executive Director!
Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri will be the top balloon cop!
Yanking out the old toll booths – right on schedule!
People are leaving the Berkshires!
Sidewalk reconstruction begins today in Springfield – listen in and find out where!
Parking changes in Amherst!
“This is Your Court Day” at the Springfield courts.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Calling all balloon handlers – the Parade of the Big Balloons needs you! And how much will YOU spend this holiday season? The cost of getting high might just get higher, if Sheriff Cocchi has anything to say about it.  Also, please help the Salvation Army!  They would like to give out turkeys to needy families – and they cannot do it if they do not have turkeys – which they do not!  Listen to our program and get all the details!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday November 17, 2015

  • Special guest; Jordan Goodman, Western Mass money!
  • Spike in Opioid abuse and overdose
  • Hampden woman breaks into Wilbraham home
  • City Council votes on Jersey Barriers
  • Want to be a balloon wrangler?  The Spirit of Springfield wants to hear from you!
  • Springfield shoplifter loses pants in courtroom

Judy Matt, President of The Spirit of Springfield, reflects on 25 years of Springfield pride

Judy Matt, whom Mayor Sarno has referred to as “The First Lady of Springfield,” talks with Brad Shepard about the pancake breakfast, Bright Nights at Forest Park, the renovation of the Carriage House at the Barney Estate and so much more!