President of Symphony Hall and City Stage, Tina D’Agostino is excited about her new season!
She outlines it for us in a conversation with Brad, and also discusses her strategies for accommodating changing times and tastes to keep this vital cultural venue viable!
Asst. Professor of Accounting and Finance at Elms College, Amanda Garcia continues along her distinguished career path with her appointment as the director for the college’s new Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership. In this conversation with Brad Shepard, Amanda will detail the origin and mission for the center, as well as her own passion for helping people discover their own leadership skills and potential.
ASHLEY KOHL’S NEW CAREER!
Join Brad Shepard and his special guest, TV’s Ashley Kohl, as Ashley discusses her new career!
Hear the story behind Ashley’s journey from co host of TV22’s popular “Mass Appeal” to the pursuit of her life’s dream, the dance! Ashley has re-branded her family’s business as “Ohana School of Performing Arts.”
Michael Harrison interviews the local leader about key regional issues and her
soon-to-be launched program here on Pioneer Valley Radio.
G. Michael Dobbs of The Reminder is interviewed by Michael Harrison.
Special guest Paul Santaniello takes you back in time with vivid memories of Muhammad Ali’s famous visit to Springfield in 1991!
Paul remembers the meeting, the trips around the city, and the touching visit the champ made to the children at Baystate!
Paul was “there”… and you will be as well when you listen to this special program!
Local author Tammy Young Coté offers young adults a great summer read!
Tammy talks with Brad about the third book in her series Merlin and Martha. You will hear how she captures the mind and imagination of young readers, with action, adventure, suspense, and a very positive message.
She discusses her newest release in this series, Darkness at #5 Elm St., in great detail!
From bank robberies to the opioid-heroin crisis, Sgt. John Delaney from the Springfield Police Department presents a “street’s – eye view” of the never-ending battle being waged by Springfield’s finest!
It’s college graduation season. Brad and Jordan discuss student loans and the best way to manage them (consolidating, refinancing, income-based repayment plan), college alternatives, and money saving tips.
Hardly a “brand name” in the race for Sheriff of Hampden County, a career corrections professional, Jack Griffin has gained experience and insight into the substance abuse issues plaguing most inmates. He wants to bring this experience to the post of Sheriff.
Jack fervently believes his identity as a “political outsider” makes him unique among the candidates.
In the first of several programs featuring the candidates in this race, Brad Shepard talks at length with Jack about his life, his professional history, and his vision for the Sheriff’s Department.
An interview conducted by Michael Harrison with special appearance by Mark G. Auerbach.
Pioneer Valley Radio Teams Up with Longmeadow Community Television to Produce “Regional Roundtable with Brad Shepard.” Pioneer Valley Radio is proud to present the third monthly installment of “Regional Roundtable with Brad Shepard” – produced in association with Longmeadow Community Television (LCTV). According to the show’s co-executive producer Michael Harrison, “The program’s mission is to bring together various personalities and leaders from all aspects of the Western Massachusetts community to discuss a range of important issues including politics, the economy, business, health care, public safety, transportation, senior services, education, recreation and the arts in a congenial and friendly environment.” The series’ new installment that was recently recorded at the LCTV studios features a tasty discussion titled “The state of live theater in the Pioneer Valley” and features special guests: DANNY EATON – Producing Director of The Theater Project and Majestic Theater in West Springfield, MARK GIZA – Artistic Director of the theater Guild of Hampden and STEVEN HAYS – Founder of the Drama Studio in Springfield. BRAD SHEPARD serves as host and moderator. The program is available to be carried by any and all other Western Massachusetts public access television stations as well as the websites of recognized area media outlets at no charge. Harrison states, “This is a true, cooperative community effort and it is a pleasure working with LCTV’s enlightened management including board chairman Dr. Steven Wolman and LCTV station manager Dave Bartlett.” Local media outlets interested in carrying the program and businesses interested in sponsoring it can contact Michael Harrison at email@example.com.
Brad Shepard talks with Michael Albano, currently a member of the Governor’s Council, who is running for Hampden County Sheriff.
Brad Shepard interviews Hampden Country District Attorney Anthony Gullini about his first year on the job.
Michael Harrison interviews Pioneer Valley Radio’s Brad Shepard about some of the great stars of the 20th century including Groucho Marx, Jack Benny and newspaper columnist/game show panelist Dorothy Kilgallen. This is the first of a series on the topic.
The former mayor of Springfield is running for Governor’s Council.
In a one-on-one interview with Brad Shepard, Congressman Richard Neal discusses rural Western Mass’ opioid crisis, the Oregon shooting, MGM Springfield, GOP chaos, and Hillary Clinton’s emails.
This is the congressman at his most direct and unreserved observations.
The owner, president and publisher discusses the future of Westfield.
An in-depth conversation with Brad covering everything from the Chinese economy to oil prices in the Middle East, right down to how they impact Western Mass economics, as well as the latest money saving facts and information.
Brad interviews Springfield Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, who is incensed at the uptick in violent crime in his city.
A interview with legendary local journalist and author Durham Caldwell conducted by Bernadette Duncan.
“The First Lady of Springfield” talks about the pancake breakfast, Bright Nights at Forest Park, the renovation of the Carriage House at the Barney Estate and so much more!
From Western Mass. to Alaska and the Bering Sea, Nick Tokman has realized his dream to sail into adventures on the high seas!
Mayor Dom Sarno joins Brad Shepard for an unflinching look at the road ahead, its challenges and potential.
Outdoorsman and nature expert Stan Tekiela – author of Birds of Massachusetts — is interviewed by Bernadette Duncan about local black bears and backyard birds.
Author David Powers has written a definitive and compelling book about the father of Springfield, William Pynchon. David comes to Springfield this month to speak and to sign copies of his book. But first he joins Brad on Pioneer Valley Radio for an in-depth conversation about Pynchon’s life and times.
West Side Story: The masterpiece of American musical theater, rarely presented in Western Mass is about to open for a six performance run. Brad Shepard welcomes special guest, director, choreographer, performer, Kathleen Delaney.
In his debut on Pioneer Valley Radio, Congressman Richard Neal addresses the issue of the new Cathedral High School.
The Congressman also discusses Western Mass.’ economic future.
An interview with Ray Kelly, Assistant Managing Editor/Arts & Entertainment Editor, The Republican
Beverly Nadler, Director, Adult Life, Springfield Jewish Community Center, is interviewed by Michael Harrison about adult programs available at the JCC.
Prominent local author/instructor/speaker Suzanne Strempek Shea is interviewed by Bernadette Duncan.
Executive Director of the East Longmeadow Council on Aging, Carolyn Engel Brennan, is going to run up 731 steps in Hartford!
Why? To support the American Lung Association. And you can help support her… Listen to her story.
Longmeadow Close Up: Economy, public safety, state and condition of the town and its future with special guest, Longmeadow Selectman Paul Santaniello.
Listen to this in depth conversation with Al DeLascia, Chairman of the Committee for Cathedral Action, as he discusses his frustration and dissatisfaction with the leadership of the church on the future of Cathedral High School.
Pioneer Valley Radio take you inside the family of Jen Calabrese – Corey of Wilbraham.
Hear one woman’s courageous battle with the effects of Lyme disease.
Al Zippen and the Melha Shrine Circus – April 23rd – April 26th, 2015.
Who is responsible for clearing the snow from the bus shelters?
Casino job training; are all neighborhoods and all persons being considered regardless of economic levels?
Should the jaywalking fine be raised from $1.00 to $25.00?
And the Eversource rate hike… what progress is being made in reducing it?
Join Brad Shepard as these issues are discussed in detail when he goes up close and personal with Springfield City Councilman Bud Williams.
Homicide rate, shots fired at AIC, Mayor Sarno, Springfield Police Department’s ongoing war on crime – all brought into focus in an in-depth conversation with Springfield Police Department Sgt. John Delaney.
Financial expert Jordan Goodman on the Western Mass. economy, new mortgage rate information, investment ideas, student loans and more!
An important program and event for women entering or re entering the work force! Everything from clothes to coaching available through Dress For Success! Dawn Creighton, the Western Mass Director of Associated Industries of Mass., talks about the nuts and bolts of the program and the big event – Common Threads – in April.
A serious issue for the towns of Hampden and Wilbraham, as school enrollment precipitously declines. Chair of the Board of Selectmen John Flynn and Selectman Vinnie Villemaino summarize the issue, the impact on the town and the taxpayers, and further discuss ongoing efforts to solve the problem.