Radio Show #113 – The War and Walt Whipple…

… a new and original play by producer, director and dramatist Danny Eaton of the Majestic Theater in West Springfield.

In a conversation with Brad Shepard, the playwright explains the origin of this reality-based, personal family narrative.

Set in 1943, “The War and Walt Whipple” presents a  chaotic domestic scene in which the wives of newly-inducted brothers descend upon the home of their grandfather.

 

Radio Show # 109 – Michael Harrison and Brad Shepard discuss the life of Jerry Lewis

An in-depth discussion about one of America’s greatest entertainment icons.

Radio Show #91 – Bob Philp, Jr., Bob’s Auto

From the mid-seventies to today, Bob’s Auto in West Springfield has been the “go-to specialist” for Volkswagen and Audi service.

Here, Bob Philp, Jr., who has taken over the business from his father, talks with Brad and reflects on VWs, Audis, and doing business as an independent in Western Mass.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday April 5, 2017

The fate of The Yankee Pedlar!

Protest against IHEG and Eric Suher in Northampton sparks alleged “tagging.”

Promotions and awards for local business folk!

West Side’s Mayor’s office hours.

Follow-up on David LeCours in Agawam.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 13th, 2017

Kateri Walsh named to national organization.
Lull before the storm? (separating fact from hype)
Irish Cultural Center of Western Mass. is expanding.
New phone scam!!!
Longmeadow Shops expand!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

A West Springfield veteran, the victim of a possible hate crime, has had his vandalized vehicle completely put right by MAACO of West Springfield! Join Brad, and MAACO chief, Joe Houghton, as the beautiful job and complete restoration of the car is presented to Jorge Santiago! Folks are on hand from New York and Pennsylvania for this event!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016.

It’s “The Day Before…”  Join Brad for Pre-Thanksgiving doings!

Gas prices, Westover Air Base promotion, Amy Liptak has an event for Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and Joe Houghton at MAACO in West Springfield shows us how a local business steps forward to help the victims of a hate crime!  And Part One of our Black Friday Report!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 10, 2016

Join Brad and special guest Jordan Goodman; Goodman will lay out his predictions for President-Elect Trump‘s economic plans and how they might affect you?  The passage of Ballot Question 4 prompts our Cannabis Report!  MARY POPPINS opens at Bay Path University, and farewell to a wonderful West Springfield community supporter.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Friday August 12, 2016

  • Federici family agrees to sentencing of the driver in their son’s fatal accident
  • BAYSTATE lays off some 300 employees
  • Taste of the Valley today, in West Springfield, with special guest Richie Mitnick
  • “Cher” concert in East  Longmeadow, rained out!

–much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 1, 2016

  • DELANEY’S MARKET opens this week in the Longmeadow Shops!
  • Charlie Baker vetoes proposed mileage tax for Mass motorists
  • Barking and Beer!  Dakin event
  • Gas prices DOWN..expected to stay down for the summer!

 

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! Wednesday November 4, 2015

Western Mass elections at a glance…who won, and who didn’t

  • Getting darker earlier=danger for pedestrians
  • Around the region;
  • Beer and Wings, and the Pats at Sophia’s!
  • Bax and O’Brien celebrate their 20th at City Stage

Brad Shepard Today! Friday wrap-up October 16, 2015

  • Holyoke Finance Committee votes unanimously to send the Egan separation agreement to the Ethics Commission
  • Springfield College opens an office on Main Street
  • U Mass Amherst Grad students have not been paid in weeks…union wins settlement
  • Dietz and Co. architects donates $25,000 to Springfield public school teachers
  • New bank in West Springfield springs for breakfast for folks!
  • I-91 rehab project races against the cold weather clock

Brad Shepard today! Wednesday July 22, 2015

  • President Obama salutes Springfield’s Thomas Sullivan
  • MGM offers opportunities to companies owned by veterans
  • People vs. West Springfield on tree house for disabled young man
  • Curbside ice cream delivery app for your phone
  • Salvation Army Christmas in July
  • Summer cocktail recipe; how to make a “Mojo-Rito!”

Brad Shepard Today! July 8, 2015

  • Springfield police, and residents join forces to oust criminals from 35 Wayne Street
  • South Deerfield microburst!
  • Traffic headaches
  • FBI in Adams
  • Zoe’s Fish House closes
  • Baystate absorbs Noble hospital
  • Organs in a parking lot

Brad Shepard Today! expanded weekend edition July 3, 2015

  • Sarno calling for longer sentences for convicted offenders
  • Western Mass funeral home owner indicted
  • Holland church vandalism
  • Complete Western Mass Fourth of July Handbook…a rundown on all holiday festivities
  • What’s open and what’s closed
  • Special guests include; Judy Matt at the Spirit of Springfield, and Carl Ohlin, East Longmeadow Fourth of July parade

Brad Shepard Today June 30, 2015

  • Filmmakers workshop for young people
  • Bank robberies and bomb squad
  • 2015 Summer block concert series
  • Gas prices, summer driving
  • Writing workshop at Springfield Armory
  • Bay Path summer program for middle school students
  • Route 5 tunnel project
  • East Longmeadow Fourth of July parade

 

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! June 25, 2015

  • Cone zone alerts for West Springfield and Chicopee
  • Springfield apartment towers elevators not working
  • No more e-cigs sold to minors in another Western Mass town
  • Bill Bennett wins law award
  • A Springfield teen cleans up a park
  • —-and more stories about life and people in Western Mass

Brad Shepard Today! Weekend Edition June 12, 2015

  • Teen vandals in West Springfield
  • High on mushrooms in Hadley
  • Granby Charter Days
  • Summer beer festivals
  • Chicopee fireworks date
  • East Longmeadow Fourth of July parade
  • Mass Critics Circle community theater awards