Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, December 6, 2019

West Springfield Police will fine you for not clearing the snow from your sidewalk.

Ford and McDonald’s make car parts from coffee bean skins (true!).

Ware still cannot attract enough voters at the town meeting to amount to a quorum.

Petsense in Westfield is closing and needs to move out its stock of food and toys.

Palmer students sent to the hospital after tasting a house plant.

Sobriety checkpoint this weekend!

Western Mass. drivers are still having difficulty with remaining snow.

Elms College hires a new Director of International Programs.

Radio Show #274 – The Salvation Army’s
Joy Trombley

The cold weather doesn’t bother Western Mass.’ Joy Trombley – she’s used to it.

After a career as a letter carrier with the Springfield Postal System, it was an easy decision to join The Salvation Army and spend the holiday season ringing The Salvation Army bell for donations!

And she’s been doing it for the last 4 years!

In this short but sweet program (she was working), you’ll hear just what the annual kettle drive means to Joy.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, December 5, 2019

Trader Joe’s recalling products that may contain Listeria.

Orange Line cars made in Springfield thought to be defective.

Two Athol Police Officers help an elderly man with his snow cleanup.

Holyoke residents complain to the city about failure to clear snow from their neighborhoods.

The Fort Carolers have started caroling!

Weldon Rehab again receives accreditation and international recognition.

Winter driving caution urged.

Warning about marijuana and surgical anesthesia.

AAA Pioneer Valley acquires Tierney Insurance Agency.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Springfield Union Station concourse offering seasonal music from local schools.

Peter Rosskothen announces closing of the Springfield Delaney’s Market location.

Regional tow truck drivers remind you to move over when they are helping vehicles.

No Agawam pot shops this year.

Baystate High Street Health Center reopens.

Bright Nights honors emergency responders and active military.

2020 Springfield Leadership Institute 6-week program.

New Chief Medical Officer at Holyoke Medical Center.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Hodgson Mill Flour recall!

Live holiday production on stage with ArtsBeat Reporter Mark Auerbach.

Winter snow removal dangers.

Dangerous driving tips.

Cancer support groups tree lighting ceremony at Mercy Medical Center.

School “Blizzard Bag” program in Mass. comes to an end.

A fine for not clearing snow and ice from your vehicle.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, December 2, 2019

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Christmas Festival.

In Ware, efforts continue to get voters to show up to a town meeting.

Former Wilbraham Police Dept. administrative assistant is up on charges.

Holyoke Civic Symphony brings you “Holyoke for the Holidays.”

Mass. becomes the first state to ban all flavored tobacco products – permanently.

Six Flags hosts New England’s largest coat drive on Saturday!

Holyoke Farmers Market with Holyoke Mall brings you their winter farmers market.

Springfield Police Dept. holds “Stuff the Cruiser” event.

Springfield Boys and Girls Club “Festival of Trees!”

Lotus and Compass Boutique holds a food and cash drive for Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen.

Bright Nights 5k Road Race postponed due to snow!

Brad Shepard Today! Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2019

My very dear friends, I am taking this opportunity to wish you the very best this Thanksgiving Day.

Our next program will be this Monday, December, 2, 2019.

May your day be filled with the joy of this holiday, with family, friends, food, drink, football and warmth, and SAFETY!

From everyone at Pioneer Valley Radio……Happy Thanksgiving!

Brad

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Peter Pan adds 450 buses for holiday travel.

Sheriff Cocchi throws an endorsement to John Velis for the Senate.

It’s “Grinchmas Time” at the Springfield Museums.

Parade of the Big Balloons almost wasn’t… hear the whole story.

Chicopee Air Force veteran celebrates his 100th birthday this week.

Holiday travel gas prices.

Local law firm donates turkeys galore to the Gray House.

A.C. Moore announces the closing of all of its stores.

A Thanksgiving message.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 26, 2019

AAA advisories and tips for pre-Thanksgiving travel.

Uber providing free rides up to $10 the night before Thanksgiving.

ArtsBeat reporter Mark Auerbach talks about offbeat and unusual holiday offerings on our stages.

Black Friday at Dakin Humane Society.

Balloon wranglers still needed for the Parade of the Big Balloons!

This year, Black Friday kicks off a shorter shopping season.

Hatfield Police ask all to be on the lookout for car break-ins.

Northampton constructs a new rotary.

Wilson’s Department Store in Greenfield is closing for good.

No Blue Seal Kielbasa this holiday season.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, November 25, 2019

Wigilia celebration set in Ludlow.

Hampshire College reclaims its accreditation.

Holyoke Police warn of deadly brand of heroin.

Black Men of Greater Springfield hold “Free Fall Feast”!

District Attorney’s Office and State Police Detectives Unit collect food for local charities.

Agawam Police hold “Stuff the Cruiser” for holiday giving.

Franklin County pastor placed on leave after accusations.

Recount requested in Pittsfield mayoral election.

Parade of the Big Balloons endures!

Berkshire Theater Group announces schedule of holiday dinners and performances!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, November 22, 2019

Cheese Nips recall.

Dakin Humane Society’s Black Friday shopping event.

Greenfield woman steals from Domino’s.

Springfield residents are fed up with city’s litter and blight.

“Vet to Vet” event brings together more than 100 veterans in Westfield.

District Attorney of Hampden County, Anthony Gulluni, elected president of the Mass. District Attorney Association.

R.I.P. Springfield City Councilor E. Henry Twiggs.

Adam Gomez and Justin Hurst anticipate top offices on the Springfield City Council.

The Parade of the Big Balloons!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 21, 2019

A Christmas tree shortage this season?

Professional Women’s Chamber event in December.

Kelly Dobbins, and Serving Our Students.

MGM Springfield presents outdoor igloos this winter for your dining and drinking pleasure.

Cottage cheese recall.

Six Flags offers 3rd annual “Holiday In The Park.”

Mass. House votes unanimously to ban handheld devices while driving.

Baystate Health Systems warns of RSV virus for toddlers and children.

Radio Show #273 – Kelly Dobbins and SOS

To Springfield’s Kelly Dobbins, SOS Means Serving Our Students.

Kelly Dobbins sat in his Springfield restaurant and pondered what he could do to make a difference and a contribution.

His thoughts turned to students and how to keep them from dropping out of school.

With that, SOS, or Serving Our Students, was born.

How does it work?  How is the mission implemented?

Those questions and more are addressed in this passionate and energetic conversation!

Contact Serve Our Students • See us on Facebook • Telephone: 413-543-1718

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 20, 2019

In Springfield: car vs. post office.

Highway exit numbers in Mass are going to shift over the next two years.

Hunter injures himself with his own crossbow.

TD Bank wants to close its Mason Square branch; the neighborhood does not want them to.

Not enough Ware voters show up for the town to legislate!

63rd Rohan Award presented at the Elks Lodge in Holyoke for the St. Patrick’s Parade .

Mercy Medical Center names a new president.

Berkshire Theater Company presents “A Christmas Carol.”

Marian Sullivan arraigned.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Greenfield Police remind you to stay away from the bears!

Update on Marian Sullivan’s escapade at MGM Springfield.

ArtsBeat Reporter Mark Auerbach on Holiday stage offerings in the Valley.

Westfield man is million dollar winner in the Mass Lottery.

Miss Western Mass., Miss Hampshire County and Miss Pioneer Valley crowned Sunday night.

Two new police officers entering the Amherst Police Dept.

Holyoke receives grants for new bullet proof vests for their police officers.

Hampshire College continues to pull out of its financial turmoil.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, November 18, 2019

Mayor Sarno’s Communications Director suspended after a weekend arrest at MGM Springfield.

“TOYS FOR JOY” marks its 97th year in the region.

Happy 125th Birthday to East Longmeadow!

“Rucksgiving” veterans work for families at Thanksgiving.

“Save Our Swallows”  demonstration in Hadley.

Holyoke Police Department keeps their Seniors’ Christmas Show tradition alive.

Hidden Valley stocking stuffer.

Chicopee Police quell disturbance involving more than 300.

Radio Show #272 – Judy Matt and Bright Nights

”Tis the Season for Bright Nights at Forest Park.”

Holiday magic is in the air, distilled in amazing displays of lighting at the region’s premier holiday event, Bright Nights at Forest Park!

A special edition this year?

It is, to be sure. It’s the 25th anniversary of this huge event!

Spirit of Springfield President Judy Matt relates the magic of this year’s display, as well as a special accolade for Bright Nights that YOU can vote on!

Web: spiritofspringfield.org  •   Email: jmatt@spiritofspringfield.org

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, November 15, 2019

Warm up your car too long and receive a fine!

Smith and Wesson splits into two companies.

New Hadley Public Library looks for solar panel funding.

Big E donates 500 lbs. of beef to two shelters.

Junior Achievement of Western Mass. holds their 14th Annual Stock Market Challenge.

Shotgun hunting season begins December 1.

Holyoke finds their Christmas tree!

Final 3 performances of “The Sunshine Boys” at the Theater Guild of Hampden (Town Hall, Hampden).

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 14, 2019

Springfield Regional Chamber offers higher education and workforce development panel.

Mark Auerbach reviews “Hello Dolly.”

Dakin Humane Society’s “Happy Neuter Year!”

Berkshire Theater Group’s holiday show.

King Ward ends service to Mohegan Sun.

Governor nominates Holyoke attorney as Superior Court Judge.

Rental listing scam in Hatfield.

Mass. House passes bill banning vaping.

Governor Charlie Baker chooses the new Mass. State Police leader.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 13, 2019

THC quarantine for “vape” products.

CDC warns against eating any raw cookie dough.

MediShare with Jordan Goodman.

Dean Foods, owner of Friendly’s Ice Cream manufacturing, declares bankruptcy.

Zonta celebrates its centennial year and honors a Springfield College president.

Columbia Gas Co. continues its 4-year tradition of donating coats to local children in need.

MGM makes good on its deal to shell out 1.8 million in community support agreements.

Man’s body found inside a Springfield chapel.