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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
  • A conversation with CISA and Bueno y Sano, and then a preview of Amherst Survival Center's Empty Bowls Dinner.
  • We chat with John Sayles about his new book, Mr. Universe tells us about science on screen at Amherst Cinema, and NEPM's Nirvani Williams talks to the authors of a new children's book on gender.
  • Michael Stinson and Johnny Irion join us ahead of their show at the Egremont Barn, we continue our tour at the Clark Art Institute, and we take the Wine Thunderdome to Table & Vine in West Springfield, Mass.
  • John Hodgman, former western Mass. resident, stops by to chat on his new tv show, we take a tour of the Clark Museum in Williamstown, and Rep. Jim McGovern gives us the Capitol Hill rundown.
  • We begin our "Meet the Mayors" segment with Mayor Joshua Garcia of Holyoke, Mass., get to the core definitions of love with The Word Nerd, Emily Brewster, and have law professor Jennifer Taub explain the mess of grand juries and former presidents within which we are currently entrenched.
  • Artistic director Jane Eilber and dancer Anne Souder of The Martha Graham company chat with us on legacy and evolution ahead of their show at Umass, and we hang out with Laurie Cuevas of Thomas Farm & Dairy in Sunderland, who lets us hug it out with all the baby goats.
  • We chat with local astronomer Salman Hameed and astronaut Cady Coleman about space things! But that's not all Coleman does; she also plays flute! So we brought her bandmate Chris Devine of Minstrels in the Gallery along to give us some cosmic music.
  • Rosemary Caine brings her harp and her band. Emer Maguire and Gerald Costello of Elms College help us learn a little Irish. And Sean Barry of Four Seasons Wine brings us to the whiskey thunderdome.
  • Louise Dunphy of Celtic Crossings gives us a rundown of Celtic happenings in western Massachusetts this weekend. Kristen van Ginhoven, artistic director of WAM Theater, joins us to talk about their mission and their upcoming show. And since it's Thursday, we mcgovern with the one and only Rep. Jim McGovern.
  • NEPM's Nancy Cohen reports on difficulties in western Massachusetts employment, inspiring Monte Belmonte and Kaliis Smith to do a little reconnaissance of their own. Plus the Word Nerd takes us to the bestest part of her building: the spooky word-filled basement — and Kaliis talks about word games.

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.