From Western Mass. to Memphis – and now around the globe – it’s been a whirlwind fantasy story for Ashley Gearing, an authentic country music star, at the age of 28!
Ensuring that your life makes a difference, or perhaps leaving the world a little bit better than it was, or however you wish to think about it, these feelings are exemplified by the life led by Springfield’s Robert Charland, more affectionately known as “Bob the Bike Man.”
And Bob’s story has gone well beyond Western Mass. In fact it has been the subject of a film, CBS Evening News, and coverage in People magazine.
Bob Charland is a deputy with the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department, a teacher at the Willie Ross School for the Deaf, and a Girl Scout leader.
After being diagnosed with a terminal neurodegenerative brain disorder, Bob proceeded to quickly settle his own affairs and to move full steam ahead on his pet project – restoring junked bicycles and distributing them among the disadvantaged children of the region.
More than a thousand bikes have been gifted to underprivileged youngsters through Bob’s organization, PEDAL THRU YOUTH.
Here is the story of life that makes a difference, the story of a man who knows that how much time we have is not as important as what we choose to do with it.
In this visit with “America’s Money Answers Man,” Jordan examines the current state of student loans, some alternatives to literally no-interest-bearing savings accounts, a car-buying service that could save Western Mass. car buyers thousands of dollars on a new vehicle, and a program to help those in fields such as medicine, law enforcement, the military and other service fields save money buying or selling a home called “Heroes Come First.”
It’s all here with Jordan Goodman, heard exclusively in Western Mass. here on Pioneer Valley Radio!
Some may know him as the man behind the Chicopee Kielbasa Festival, but Tom Kielbania Jr., along with his band mates, kept the sounds of the music of the 1980s pumping throughout Western Mass. and Northern New England with the 80s tribute band, Orange Crush.
Today, retired from that scene, Tom leads a quieter life, spending his time taking care of his many children.
In this program, Tom looks back fondly over the years when his music career took him from Chicopee to Hollywood, supplying music for many different projects and presentations!
The holidays are over, and here come the staggering credit card bills!
Western Mass. winter energy costs.
Interest rates, loans and mortgage rates going forward.
The cost of the government shutdown in the Pioneer Valley.
The “Heroes Come First” program for our veterans.
It’s all in this program, with “America’s Money Answers Man,” Jordan Goodman.
In a continuing series of programs devoted to financial news of use and benefit to Western Mass., Jordan Goodman looks at the challenge of continually rising interest rates.
The impact on loans, credit cards and other essentials is specifically defined by Jordan in his latest appearance on Pioneer Valley Radio.
Breaking consumer information and tips on how to take advantage of current conditions highlight this program.
How has the contentious Kavanaugh confirmation affected the markets?
You will hear Jordan’s thoughts on that as well!
In Jordan Goodman’s latest visit to Pioneer Valley Radio, he cautions that all manner of loans Western Mass. folks may have are destined to go up as the Fed adjusts the interest rates accordingly. This includes, student loans, auto loans, credit card rates etc.
Jordan offers some advice on ways to reduce and otherwise offset these increases.
Jordan Goodman checks in with us, and discusses the impact on Western Mass. goods and services of ongoing “trade-wars.”
Gas and oil prices are moving up; interest rates, too.
Western Mass. college graduates are faced with their enormous student loans, and Jordan has some advice.
How will the proposed Mass. sales tax holiday affect internet sales?
Jordan also offers some tips on investments to offset the uptick in the cost of living.
It’s time once again for East Longmeadow’s signature parade for the Fourth of July!
Floats, bands, dignitaries, Shriners, Mummers, clowns, classic cars… and almost every organization in Western Mass. represented!
What goes into it each year? And what can we expect this year?
Find out in this program as Carl takes us inside this huge undertaking!
Rick Sullivan, the president and CEO of the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts (EDC) believes the next chapter in economic development for Springfield and the region is connecting local companies in the supply chains of the CRRC rail car factory and MGM Springfield. Learn more in this interview with G. Michael Dobbs.
Dean Rohan, owner and co-founder of Tree House Brewing Company, exemplifies the spirit and passion of entrepreneurship in Western Mass.
From a successful family plumbing business, Dean pursued a dream, and struck out into the competitive world of craft beers and microbreweries, with incredible success!
From its modest origins to its present day beautiful new digs on 70 acres of land in Charlton, Tree House Brewing Company has taken its place as a Western Mass. leader in this field.
Here, Dean describes his journey to Pioneer Valley Radio’s Brad Shepard.