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Kaliis Smith and Monte Belmonte.
The Fabulous 413
Weekdays at 3 p.m.

The Fabulous 413 is a daily afternoon radio show celebrating life in western Massachusetts — and a kind of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" for grown-ups.

We want to hear from you as we get our show started! What do you think makes western Massachusetts great? Send us a note or leave us a voicemail.

Reach us at thefab413@nepm.org or 1-800-639-9120.

Latest Episodes
  • Jeffrey Foucault joins us for Live Music Friday, we chat with Damany Gordon of Genuine Culture, LLC about their Ramsey Lewis Tribute show, and we enter the wine thunderdome with Michael Quinlan of Table & Vine in West Springfield.
  • We bask in the presence of Springfield native and 2 time Oscar Winner Ruth E. Carter, Ask Rep. McGovern why he had problems with the debt ceiling deal that passed, and give you the briefest of rundowns on Pride Events happening this weekend.
  • We take a tour of the Berkshire botanical gardens, have sightings of famous folx in western Mass, and dig into the unlikely union of German and French that gives us the modern English language with The Word Nerd.
  • We take a look at the folx coming together to bring us Summer on Strong for the 3rd year running, sit down with the outgoing director and some graduating students of The Literacy Project, and Meet the Mayor with Gian-Louise Sciarra of Northampton.
  • We dig into canned wine with the folx at Provisions, The Threesies deliver live music free from common time signatures, and we get an explanation of what's actually happening with Bombyx Center for Arts and Equity right now.
  • We take a look at the MAPS program's collaborations, Find out about rock and magic camps with Scotty Swan, and Rep. Jim McGovern's past words about AI prove prescient.
  • Addison McDonald of Mass MoCA chats about the upcoming exhibits and events headed to North Adams, Emily Brewster alerts us to disappearing "d"s from descriptive words, and NEPM's Nancy Cohen elaborates on the repatriation of indigenous remains from museum collections.
  • We head to Tanglewood to check out the trees, hear how a local farm has had to pivot through pandemics and inopportune frosts, and hear about School for Contemporary Dance and Thought's performances that bring young people together to collaborate.
  • June Millington of Fanny and IMA talks about the documentary airing on PBS about her seminal group, the organizers of the Odenong Powwow invite us in to chat about their event this weekend, and Mr. Universe tells us of the swiftness of Mars
  • Sandy Thomas visits to chat about Beefest, we drink rose at Nejaime's Wine Cellar in Lenox for the Thunderdome, and Pamela Means joins us for Live Music Friday.

Monte Belmonte and Kaliis Smith bring you The Fabulous 413, a new live, daily radio show and podcast celebrating life in western Massachusetts — and a kind of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" for grown-ups.

Monte and Kaliis will introduce you to the neighbors who make our western Massachusetts the incredible place it is, with a focus on arts and agriculture, cuisine and colleges, history, happenings and whatever the people of The 413 are talking about today.

We’ll explore our fascinating places from The Clark to Clarkdale Fruit Farm, Tanglewood to “The Tofu Curtain,” from Forest Park to the Five Colleges.

The Fabulous 413 is radio terroir to better connect you to the place that we call home.

Monte Belmonte was born and raised in Massachusetts and has been a radio host in western Massachusetts for the last 20 years. He's married to Smith College Spanish lecturer Melissa Belmonte, and has three incredibly creative kids, Atticus, Enzo and Pax.

Kaliis Smith, who is also the show's digital producer, is originally from Roxbury and now lives in Springfield. A guitarist, she’s in several local bands including Ex-Temper, The Brass, and Soul Magnets, and she's the author of “Finger and Thumb.” Her latest is “Sir Morien,” a children’s book co-written with New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, due out in 2023.