Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, Halloween, October 31, 2019

Western Mass. “Trick Or Treat” town schedules, due to weather.

AIC offers a course in vampires in literature.

Becki’s Springdale Lunch in Holyoke under new ownership.

Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi alerts the region to Sheriff’s Dept. phone imposters.

Westover Metropolitan Airport about to allow planes to land overnight.

Deadline to apply to receive toys from Toys For Tots.

Halloween safety note.

Radio Show #268 – 2019 Toys for Tots

Western Mass. “Toys For Tots” for 2019 is underway!

Autumn leaves may still be falling, but for the United States Marine Corps, it’s time to start thinking of the children this holiday season.

Toys for Tots, a 70-plus-year tradition with the Marines, is well cared for in Western Mass. by SSgt. Michael Vopal and his crew.

Sergeant Vopal chatted with Pioneer Valley Radio about the program – what they are looking for, and how you can contribute to the only holiday gifts some children in our region may receive.

Web: westernmass.toysfortots.org  •  Email: chicopee.ma@toysfortots.org

Tel: 413.210.9780 • 413.557.7619

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, October 18, 2019

NOAA thinks this winter will be warmer than usual.

UMass Amherst appoints Managing Director for the Mt. Ida campus.

“Toys For Tots” kicks off their season! (With USMC Ssgt. Vopal)

Off-duty Holyoke police officer charged with OUI.

Western Mass. storm damage.

Belchertown residents are victims of mail theft.

Springfield City Council candidate Pohner loses an endorsement.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October 17, 2019

“Toys For Tots” underway!

More condemnation for candidate Pohner.

Holyoke police officer arrested and charged with OUI.

Holyoke Planning Board holds hearings on Holyoke Mall zoning change.

The Hampden County Sheriff’s “Shuffle 5K Run” returns!

Voter registration alert!

Gray House looking for donations to help families have a Thanksgiving dinner.

Chicopee receives $1M+ for infrastructure improvements.

City marijuana store closes and files for bankruptcy.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, December 8, 2017

99 year-old Western Mass. woman has a final wish granted!
Police investigate alleged sexual assault at Glenbrook Middle School.
Ziggy, the South Hadley St. Bernard, receives bad news.
Chicopee PD continues to aid Toys For Tots.
Homicide charges against an East Longmeadow man dropped.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, December 17, 2015

  • Authentic Santa fills Salvation Army truck with toys!
  • South Branch Park named after Springfield’s Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan
  • A chat with DA Anthony Gulluni
  • Where to put the Wilbraham Senior Center?
  • Bright Nights presents Frozen Fantasy!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday December 10, 2015

  • TV merger changes; which Springfield TV station will be sold?
  • Where is the next sobriety checkpoint?  And when?
  • Author of the Month; Jim Spencer
  • Brennan Collins inducted into Springfield Rotary Club
  • Northampton happenings
  • Chicopee “Stuff A Cruiser” for Toys for Tots
  • A Springfield restaurateur has a birthday
  • personal message

 

Brad Shepard Today! Monday November 30, 2015

  • It’s Cyber Monday!
  • Easthampton man shows his gratitude to first responders who saved his life
  • Seussian Holiday gingerbread exhibit at Springfield Science Museum
  • TV22 and Marine Corps Toys for Tots
  • MassLive and the Republican and the Springfield Rotary Club, Toy For Joy
  • Farewell to La Mancha, and a personal note