Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Announcement coming on the future of the White Hut!

Jordan Goodman on COVID-19.

Rundown of coronavirus-related cancellations. (colleges, schools, trips, parades, road races, etc)

Berkshire County town of Otis identifies a case of the virus.

North Adams mayor and a city councilor are quarantined due to a suspected case of Coronavirus.

Governor Baker declares a state of emergency.

Springfield Museums’ popular lunchtime Museums à la Carte announces its Spring lineup!

Radio Show #288 – “The Changing Face of
West Springfield Dining” with Joe Stevens

Long-standing restaurants of all manner of cuisine in West Springfield are ending their days.

Debbie Wong, the Monte Carlo, and the White Hut have stood for decades, satisfying the tastes of West Side diners!

Only the White Hut has attracted the restaurant “cavalry” of Messrs. Yee and Picknelly, in another rescue operation.

The latest departure from the scene is 1105 Main, formerly the Hofbrauhaus.

After two eras of rebranding, owner Joe Stevens has opted to close down and sell off the real estate.

In this program, Joe relates the circumstances motivating his decision, provides some insight into why the dining scene is changing, and also what is next for himself!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Ocean State Job Lot moving!

Jordan Goodman on the new FICO® scores changes.

Unity Players in Springfield present the “Les Miserables” (school edition) with director Darcie Farber.

Mayor Sarno announces progress on Springfield’s Elm Street Project.

A handshake deal now exists on the White Hut rescue, so say Picknelly and Yee.

Miguel Rodriguez ruled too dangerous to be released, says  judge.

Parkland school shooting 2-year anniversary marked by documentary film at Greenfield Garden Cinemas.

New sergeants congratulated at the Monson Police Dept.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Water pressure alert for Westfield.

ArtsBeat Reporter Mark Auerbach reviews “The Lifespan of a Fact.”

Springfield-born and raised journalist, the late Gwen Ifill, receives a stamp in her honor.

Orange Police reporting a rash of vehicle break-ins.

Mayor Sarno donates blood to the Red Cross for Valentine’s Day.

Contribution Clothing holds an event to support the National Heart Association.

The White Hut may come back; Picknelly and Yee to the rescue!

Hatfield Town Hall has limited public access due to ongoing renovations.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, February 10, 2020

The White Hut in West Springfield abruptly closes.

Family, friends and the theater community celebrate the life of a local actress.

Republican photographer Leon Nguyen receives an accolade!

Springfield announces affordable housing geared toward returning teachers.

Flu season is still at its peak; Springfield announces free flu clinics.

Melvin Edwards states his opposition to mayor Sarno’s timeline to adopt facial recognition technology.

Springfield’s Business Improvement District’s Restaurant Week Celebration.

Views on The Oscars.

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! 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! Monday, September 18, 2017

Billy Demolition Norris, Princess Pancake, and the Swollen Colon, among many others are coming to the Big E to square off in the Big E White Hut cheeseburg eating contest!
Gill Police Chief put on paid admin leave, retires, after domestic abuse charge
SmartPhone Trivia contest for Holyoke Schools
—-much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 25, 2017

Holyoke councilor refers to panhandlers as “animals”

Region’s Sears stores spared the ax…for now

Find out what local eatery is voted third best burger in the nation!

New Hilton for Chicopee on the way

Amherst liquor laws under review