Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, October 5, 2018

Chief of the Massachusetts Environmental Police removed.
Judy Herrell of Herrell’s Ice Cream in Northampton inducted into the Mass. Restaurant Association’s Hall of Fame.
Springfield church buys two Boston Road properties.
Major beef recall.
Overgrown tree branches are obscuring some street signs in Springfield.
Longmeadow halts Columbia Gas expansion in town until the cause of the Merrimack Valley gas explosions is determined.
Pumpkin Report with Bob Bilton of Bilton’s Mountainside Orchard.
Agawam – West Springfield traffic problems on the horizon (with Cecilia Calabrese).

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, September 28, 2018

Former Springfield Mayor Mary Hurley held an event presenting the process to become a judge.
Chicopee Falls residents are fed up with illegal dumping in their neighborhood.
Undercover Springfield police officer’s sting operations nab prostitutes and their “johns.”
Region’s largest Polish heritage parade set for Northampton.
Dangerous driving threatening school children on Sumner Avenue.
A day at the Big E!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday September 17, 2018

Baystate Wing Hospital celebrates its new expanded Emergency Department.
The Dakin Group is going to bring animals up from the Carolinas.
More than a dozen Springfield Police Officers are helping out in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.
East Longmeadow has apple picking, a corn maze and dinosaurs!
Joey Chestnut returns – and remains undefeated in the White Hut Cheeseburg Eating Contest.
The “Taste of Holyoke” is coming up!
TODAY at the Big E… here is what’s happening!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, September 14, 2018

Mayor Sarno turns down City Council request for posthumous promotion of the late Police Lt. Robert Caulton.
MGM Springfield announces a new comedy club – Roar!
Tony Orlando returns to the Big E for the first time in 44 years!
Noreen Tassinari – all about the Big E this year!
Blandford Ski Area makes a comeback for our skiers!
And now, a bowling alley, karaoke and billiards indoor adventure park at the Holyoke Mall!
Marcotte Ford in Holyoke completes its $8M upgrade!
Hadley’s new Route 9 traffic light beacon.
Springfield Roman Catholic Diocese fixes debris problems at St. Jerome Cemetery in Holyoke.

Radio Show #192 – Noreen Tassinari and
The Big E!

For more than 30 years, Westfield’s Noreen Tassinari has been the face and voice of The Big E!

The signature fair for the northeast is underway the weekend of September 14, and Noreen is here on Pioneer Valley Radio for a sneak preview of the events, music, food and excitement this year!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Big E and MGM and traffic.
October at City Stage – music and laughter!
Keshawn Dodds wins the 2018 Ubora Award.
Karissa Coleman named Ahadi Youth Award Winner.
Kendrah Elise owns and operates a “cruelty-free, vegan” hair salon in Westfield!
Catherine Pappas presents the Big E Shuttle!
Mass State Police setting up a sobriety checkpoint this Saturday the 15th.
Mayor Sarno, Commissioner Barbieri and other city officials will walk through shooting-plagued Forest Park.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Voter registration deadline today!
The Beach Boys set to perform at the Big E!
Syed Hussein, M.D. begins as Senior VP of Trinity Health of New England.
MGM Springfield allowed to change images on its I-91 sign… but CANNOT have animation.
William J. Metzger, former Springfield City Clerk, has died.
Pigeons invade Springfield police cruiser.
Car crashes into Wilbraham home.
MGM Springfield to be “smoke-free!”
Sheriff Nick Cocchi has his 2nd annual cookout picnic today!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, July 6, 2018

The Brimfield Antique and Collectible Show is about to begin!
Outdoor grills and fire-pit safety!
Ice cream lawsuit.
The Big E concert announcement!
Forest Park Pool progress and cooling alternatives.
Pittsfield Police Dept.’s Operation Copsicle!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Heat returns and hangs around for another day or two.
Too hot for the kids in school?
Lopez write-in for Holyoke Mayor.
Black Vietnam Veterans monument vandalized.
Blessing of the Animals at Mercy Medical Center.
Pro Cheeseburger Eating contest winner at the Big E!
Monkey Bar bouncer is bitten.
Ludlow looking to ban recreational marijuana.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday September 7, 2017

New Host for WGBY-TV’s CONNECTING POINT
Westfield Police, and road rage bb gun
Granby Bow and Gun Club, and town square off!
Berkshire Museum severs ties with the Smithsonian
Shuttle service to the Big E! Where, and prices!
Governor’s Council confirms new judge!
Longmeadow nursing home investigation
—much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday August 10, 2017

Cheryl Claprood and many other police officers and personnel promoted in ceremony!
80 year old Chicopee man faking homelessness to solicit money
Wheels and Waffles at the Big E
Ware Taco Bell needs to cut the grass and the weeds!
Funds being raised to repaint “Welcome to Easthampton” signs

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!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wilbraham says “no” to weed–again!

Four men on a hammock–tied to a chimney–fire dept and hospital is next

All about the Keilbasa!!!!  K-Fest time at the Big E!

Kevin Whitehead, on your air conditioning!

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

Which Springfield restaurant goes away after forty years? Which ride at the Big E stranded people up in the air?  The Springfield man did what outside the downtown Salon?  Find out right now with Brad!  Also, this week’s moose on the loose comes to you from Chicopee, a bomb squad alert in East Longmeadow, and get the weekend guide to events, festivals, concerts and more!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday September 7, 2016

Join Brad, as he talks about new police officers, new police department buildings, block parties, The Big E,  the city’s 9/11 Memorial plans, back to school kid safety and… ROLLER COASTERS!

Brad Shepard Today! October 5, 2015

  • BIG E ends
  • Birnie Avenue mess and detours
  • “I was drunk and I don’t know whose car this is…”
  • Springfield Public Day High School assault
  • Stop and Shop Cascadia frozen green beans recall
  • Springfield Symphony kicks off season
  • Luke Bradley benefit in South Hadley
  • “Doubt; a Parable” continues at Greenhouse Theater, Hampden

Brad Shepard Today! September 18, 2015

  • East Forest Park residents say NO to the new Dollar Tree store plan
  • The Big E app for your smart phone
  • Putts bridge detour for Ludlow and Indian Orchard
  • Judge Groce said what to the defendant?
  • Spotlight on retail; a visit with Linda, at the Burlington Coat Factory
  • SHE LOVES ME reopens this weekend at the Opera House Players, Broad Brook, CT