Radio Show #384 – Theme Cakes By Joelene!

Joelene Hackett Guzzo followed a passion for baking and developed a successful brand, Theme Cakes By Joelene!

In this portrait of a Western Mass. entrepreneur, Joelene relates her transition from employee to the owner-operator of her own business.

Custom cakes, as baked by Joelene’s daughter under her mom’s watchful eye, are available for literally any occasion!

To Joelene’s surprise, COVID-19 has not impeded her progress, and might well indicate her specialties are a pleasant diversion!

The Wilbraham Shops  •  2341 Boston Rd.  •  Wilbraham, MA 01095

413-279-2253 (CAKE)

Web:  themecakesbyjoelene.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ThemeCakesByJoelene

Radio Show #367 – Rob Gould and
Interskate 91 South

Rob Gould’s Interskate 91 South has been  a bright family fun spot in Wilbraham, and in the region, for decades.

When the pandemic took hold, Rob pivoted from skates and arcades to a remote learning resource for the area.

Now that some restrictions are lessening, and the recreation locations like Interskate 91 can ramp back up, Rob is excited to share with Pioneer Valley Radio his thoughts on reopening and his plans !

Radio Show #348 – Lighting Up Western Mass. with Priscilla Ress of Eversource

Heading into the weekend, it would appear that the long wait for the restoration of your electricity is at an end – at least as far as Eversource customers are concerned.

This special program may be especially welcomed by those who are weary of outage maps and voicemail in obtaining information on their electricity status.

In this interview, Priscilla Ress, spokesperson for Eversource, indicates the success the power company is having in finalizing the return of all their customer’s commercial and residential power.

This storm was deceptively brutal, and the repairs and cleanup operations have been extraordinary and challenging.

You’ll hear precisely why in this conversation.

Radio Show #309 – Bonni-Lynne Sandler and HeartnSoul Yoga Therapy & Wellness
of Wilbraham

At HeartnSoul Yoga Therapy & Wellness of Wilbraham, Bonni-Lynne Sandler is continuing to serve her clients as best she can, in a virtual capacity with a full range of mind and body wellness.

In this conversation, you will hear how much more there is to traditional yoga, and its applications for grief therapy, anxiety, depression, pain management, and – naturally – the physical benefit.

Online yoga sessions being offered without charge can counteract the “cabin fever” and uncertainty so many are experiencing right now.

Web: heartnsoulyoga.net  •  Email: info@heartnsoulyoga.net

Radio Show #188 – Anthony Maloni,
Rice Fruit Farm

Living in Agawam and working in Wilbraham, Anthony Maloni finds working with his family to be a happy experience!

At Rice Fruit Farm in Wilbraham, he and his family made the decision three years ago to bring this iconic Wilbraham business back after it had closed for good.

Since then, the division of chores and the partnership with the town of Wilbraham have made life enjoyable for this Western Mass. native!

 

Radio Show #174 – Tara Kozub,
HALO Branded Solutions

Meet Wilbraham’s Tara Kozub, who is making her life, family, and career in Western Mass.

Tara is your representative for HALO Branded Solutions – a strong promotional tool for your business!

BTW – Did I mention she’s also a mom of eight children?!

Brad Shepard Today! January 30, 2018

Friendly’s new road hazard tribute in ice cream!
“Trash Bags to Duffel Bags” drive.
WEEI host suspended for calling Tom Brady’s daughter a “pissant.”
Flu season causes more restrictions on area hospital visiting hours.
Town of Hampden files lawsuit against Hampden-Wilbraham School District.
State Police recommend turning in your “bump stocks” before they are banned!
Springfield Police are looking for an unregistered level three sex offender.
Trooper O’Neil and Gronk the Owl.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wilbraham says “no” to weed–again!

Four men on a hammock–tied to a chimney–fire dept and hospital is next

All about the Keilbasa!!!!  K-Fest time at the Big E!

Kevin Whitehead, on your air conditioning!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday, March 10th, 2017

This week’s wrap-up!
Liberty Mutual lay-offs and hirings.
New firefighters in Chicopee!
Wilbraham dog owners alert; cat and dog rabies clinic scheduled.
Radio Shack, Staples stores closings.
DA Anthoy Gulluni promotes “Stop the Swerve!”

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday September 21, 2016

Paper shredding in Agawam; How to reserve your vendor space at the Columbus Day Tag Sale at Spec Pond; Home heating prices for the winter; Northampton’s continued efforts to spur business; and State Rep. Angelo Puppolo stopped by the Village Store and Café to give a citation and his congratulations to the new owners, Frank and Erica Gencarelli. Great plans for this landmark in Wilbraham!  Transponders given out, and grass burning at Westover!  It’s all here with Brad!  Listen in today!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, July 29, 2016

  • Federal agents all over Franconia and Veteran’s Golf Courses!
  • Cell phone scam in chicopee, cops warn!
  • Cone Zone alert fro Wilbraham!
  • WEEKEND EVENTS!  From here to the casinos!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, March 25, 2016

  • Easter weekend info
  • Sobriety checkpoint!
  • Pittsfield man angry at closed Taco Bell cracks up car
  • Ware couple pull a dine and dash
  • Pittsfield woman drags West Springfield cop in getaway
  • Wilbraham republican noms
  • Weekend round-up–lots of egg hunts for the kids!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend! February 19, 2016

  • More Swastikas at UMass
  • ATM Theft and advisory
  • Holyoke St. Pat’s Colleens
  • Wilbraham’s Amy Lord featured in new TV series
  • Has your bicycle in Ludlow, been lost or stolen?
  • Local performers and performances in and around the area this weekend

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday January 13, 2016

  • Farewell, Hu Ke Lau
  • Cosby’s lawyers want his sexual history kept out of public eye
  • Weather, and Powerball
  • Gas down again…far down!
  • Agawam/Springfield/Wilbraham tire thieves

Brad Shepard Today! Monday December 7, 2015

Holiday overview;

  • First day of Hanukkah! (Sunday)
  • Tree lightings; Court Square, and Wilbraham
  • Counterfeit bill
  • She drank 20 beers
  • Free pasta dinner at La Cucina for Toy for Joy
  • 1-91 new electronic sign calculates wait time
  • Pearl Harbor day

 

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

 

Brad Shepard Today Tuesday October 20, 2015

  • Another MGM Springfield scale-back…what does it mean?
  • City Council “thumbs down” on proposed X Loop road
  • Steaming Tender restaurant “dine-out” to help Wilbraham Seniors Building fund
  • I-91 detours are confusing, admits Springfield DPW–a run down
  • Alden Street sewer work report

 

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 19, 2015

PIONEER VALLEY RADIO EXCLUSIVE!

Special Guest; Michael Albano, talks about his bid for reelection to the Governor’s Council, answers the question, “will he run for sheriff?”

….and discusses the Wason Avenue location squabble over the alcohol and drug rehab center

ALSO;

  • Hadley partying noise violators arrested
  • Counterfeit North Face jackets in Springfield
  • Wilbraham driver knocks out power to 100 homes
  • Gas prices in Western Mass down!
  • A medical marijuana consultant?

 

Brad Shepard Today August 28, 2015

  • Beautiful weekend weather!
  • East Longmeadow major road work and detours
  • Keno in Wilbraham?
  • Back to school for teachers and students
  • Walmart is talking Christmas!

Brad Shepard Today! Weekend Edition August 14-16, 2015

  • Alcohol and rehab location ON HOLD
  • Two men arrested for littering (!) in Wilbraham
  • Dave Ratner receives national accolade
  • The “Knockout Game” in Springfield and Chicopee
  • Children work in public service projects….in camp!
  • Heating and cooling rebates from the Mass CEC!