Radio Show #195 – Nicole Bessette
of Marvel Cleaners – Residential and Office Cleaning

Westfield’s Nicole Bessette exited a career in law, insurance, and other pursuits to devote herself to working with her husband, Mike in their own cleaning company here in Western Mass.

Clearly, the husband and wife who clean professionally together, stay together.

Nicole and Mike seem happy and satisfied in their work, as Nicole conveys in this special program.

You can hear how they handle all manner of cleaning jobs, including junk removal, hoarding, and biohazards!

Nicole and Mike describe Marvel Cleaners as, “a two-person, co-ed cleaning team. We are friendly, experienced, detail oriented, thorough and non-judgmental. Let us make your home SPARKLE!”

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!

Radio Show #191 – Kendrah Elise and Frankenhair

Kendrah Elise is a highly accomplished Western Mass. business woman, a vegan, and in her own words, a “bonus mom.”

With an educational background in psychology, and career track including MassMutual, she entered a career in cosmetology, culminating in a very unique and original salon of her own known as Frankenhair.

Billed as “vegan and cruelty-free,” Kendrah finds Westfield to be a great location for her original hairstyling concept.

Radio Show #184 – Andrea Piatti-Bruno and Westfield’s Blended Vintage Marketplace

In Westfield, Andrea Piatti-Bruno is a mother of six who still finds the time to pursue her most eclectic ambitions.

Her business, Blended Vintage Marketplace in Westfield, is a most unusual shop where Andrea can show you anything from custom pillows to specialty candies, along with the furniture she so lovingly paints with an artistic and unique flair!

In this conversation with Brad Shepard, you can hear more of what a day in her life is like.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, April 13, 2018

Mayor Domenic Sarno lets Mass. judges “have it” over low bails for repeat offenders.
Springfield Fire Rescue saves a dog trapped on a ledge.
George Lucas buys the Norman Rockwell painting at the root of a Berkshires lawsuit.
Yankee Candle holds ice cream sundae eating contest!
Westfield residents are up in arms over litter and trash in their neighborhood.
Iron Duke Brewing is moving to new digs in Wilbraham.
The Big Day is coming for Brynn Cartelli!
Win tickets to the Springfield Symphony just by emailing Pioneer Valley Radio!
The story of Friday the Thirteenth!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, February 1, 2018

Westfield’s Bon Ton is not closing; spared in latest wave of chain closures.
Pasquale’s in East Longmeadow might be sold.
Judge rules in favor of Berkshire Eagle defamation suit.
Holyoke man pleads guilty to receiving large amount of child pornography.
Southwick Fire Department uses video of real life emergency to promote stove safety.
Peter Pan Bus Lines offering $5 fares!
Pete’s Sweets offers something unusual for Valentine’s Day!
State Rep. Angelo Puppolo wants to have the Commonwealth designate the Boston Cream Pie cupcake the ‘official” state cupcake.

Local Author and Journalist Meredith O’Brien

Her book is a touching real life story of pain, courage, friendship and growing up that chronicles the feelings and lives of the young members of a middle school music band who had to cope with the unexpected death due to illness of one of their classmates and bandmates.  Bernadette Duncan interviews Westfield-born writer and journalist Meredith O’Brien who will be at Bay Path University’s Writers’ Day on October 15th discussing her latest book Mr. Clark’s Big Band: A Year of Laughter, Tears and Jazz in a Middle School Band Room (Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, May 2017).  You can learn more about the author and her book at mrclarksbigband.com.

Radio Show #105 – Kelli Moriarty-Finn, Candidate for Springfield City Councilor-At-Large

Our series of rebroadcast interviews from Sheriff Cocchi’s BBQ continues with Kelli Moriarty-Finn.

Kelli is running for Springfield City Councilor-At-Large.

In this spirited and articulate exchange with Brad Shepard, Kelli describes some unexpected moments in her door-to-door campaign!

Radio Show #92 – The Ruff House

Hedy Lewis, owner-operator of THE RUFF HOUSE in Westfield, doesn’t just groom pets… she and her daughter Jill provide a complete spa for their “boarders!”

The pups are pampered from beginning to end — or should we say from nose to tail! High-quality products are used to give them the softest fur, well-conditioned skin and that beautiful look that all tail-waggers want.

Hear The Ruff House story  with Brad’s special guest Hedy Lewis!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 27, 2017

CHD CANCER HOUSE OF HOPE with special guest Kim Lee.
SCAMS in Westfield and Chicopee!
Ludlow says goodbye to a K-9 officer.
Wounded Warriors benefit.
— much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Two Springfield City Councilors are livid over a new marijuana shop that has opened prematurely!
Junior Achievement of Western Mass. has big days ahead!
Chocolate, chowder and chili competition in Westfield!
Free pancakes in celebration of National Pancake Day coming up!
And “SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL” is about to open in Hampden.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday November 28, 2016

Welcome to “Cyber Monday” in Western Mass; Dickens Days in Westfield; “A Christmas Carol; The Musical” in Ludlow; Dom Sarno on the flag protest in Amherst and the Mardi Gras shooting; valet parking in the South End, Christmas with Elvis in Holyoke… and so much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday July 6, 2016

  • Only one lone bid to run Symphony Hall
  • “The Fourth” scares pets into running away!
  • Columbia Gas repairs leak at Belmont and fountain in Springfield
  • Springfield Women’s Club disbands after 132 years
  • Red Cross needs blood donations-supplies way down

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend June 17, 2016

  • Mayor Sarno’s wife threatened–follow up
  • SGT JOHN DELANEY; Springfield police seize 16,000 bags of heroin, and deal with a homicide
  • Westfield increases hotel-motel room tax
  • WEEKEND HAPPENINGS!  Major music stars all over the region!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday June 14, 2016

  • HAMPDEN MOM ASKS FOR BIRTHDAY CARDS FOR SPECIAL NEEDS DAUGHTER
  • Jordan Goodman and important economic information!
  • FOG IN WESTFIELD! (fats, oils, and greases-disposal laws and fines!)
  • High School of Commerce commencement
  • Incoming Holyoke Auditor salary shorted by 5k

—much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday May 24, 2016

  • Proms and social host responsibility
  • Cookouts (grill safety)
  • Transpo hub for Westfield
  • Freebee Memorial Day concert at the Springfield Armory
  • All Folked Up at The Thirsty Mind, South Hadley

—–and much much more!

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend April 1, 2016

Westfield;

  • Stolen cab-ride
  • school bus stuck in the mud

Northampton moose on the loose

Scare-a-Con New England coming to MM Center

Springfield power outage

WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE !

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday February 11, 2016

  • Bishop Rozansky asks forgiveness for the Catholic Church
  • WIENERGATE in Holyoke now drags the Mayor into the fracas
  • Agawam Motor Lodge to be demolished
  • Westfield sees three heroin fatalities in six days
  • East Longmeadow music teacher recognized by the state
  • Balise washes your car and helps the Heart Association at the same time!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday January 7, 2016

  • Power Ball jackpot at record highs
  • People behaving badly; high school assault, & speeding and expectorating motorcycle rider
  • Charles Williams defends himself in court; wins one, loses one
  • Seniors can apply for a property tax reduction in Warren
  • Macy’s is closing – which stores?

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday November 5, 2015

  • Mike Roeder-the new Mayor of Westfield…for ten minutes–
  • Newly minted city councilors are a bit dazed but happy
  • Bissonnette arraigned
  • Springfield’s’ aggressive panhandlers problem
  • THE ODD COUPLE comes to Wilbraham
  • Panera Bread sets the hens free–Starbucks not far behind