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Weekdays at 3 p.m. Saturday at 5 a.m. on Classical NEPM Saturday at 11 a.m. on NEPM 88.5

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
  • The March for the Food Bank continues on its second, longer, and far more uphill journey to combat hunger.
  • Monte begins his march to Greenfield in support of the work of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts helming the March for The Food Bank 14 and speaks with a bevvy of folx on the importance of combating hunger everywhere.
  • Live music from Tubachristmas and The Basement Cats, honoring the Reverend Peter Ives and costuming at Swanson's Fabrics
  • We mcgovern straight into the March for the Food Bank 14 with Rep. Jim McGovern who walks the whole way, discover another hidden population of hungry folx: students at public colleges, and speak with multi-instrumentalist Corn Mo.
  • We chat with The Word Nerd about food words as the march for the foor bank approaches, hear a bit from beloved children's book author and musician Mister G about his upcoming free show on Nov. 18, and get a peek at what the folx at the Parlor Room Collective have in store for the future of The Iron Horse.
  • For Hunger Awareness Week, and to gear up for the March for The Food Bank, we sit down with some folx addressing hunger right here in Springfield: Shannon Ruddle of Martin Luther King Jr. Services and Liz O'Gilvie of Gardening the Community and Springfield Food Policy Council, plus we find out how to pivot from dairy to skin care with the goats of Joe and Stan McCoy at Sage Meadow Farm in Easthampton
  • We chat with Amanda Freeman, Marissa Chiapperino, Franchezka Bermudez about changing policy and making bureaucracy easier to navigate in the 413, Discover the century of history nestled in Great Barrington at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, and Mr. Universe tackles issues both terrestrial and cosmic.
  • We get a jump on Hunger Awareness Week by chatting with Lev Ben Ezra of the Amherst Survival Center, and Executive chef of Stone Soup Cafe Kirsten Levitt, have Live Music Friday with Forest Alley String Band before they play a benefit for Stone Soup Cafe this weekend, heavily allude to a way you can help alleviate hunger and still enjoy some wine during our Tina Turner Memorial Wine Thunderdome at State Street Deli, Wine & Spirits, and go totally tuber with Diane Swazlowski-Mullins of Swaz Potato Farms.
  • We find out about the inaugural Indigenous Film Festival in Williamstown, chat with NEPM's Karen Brown about her series on gambling in Massachusetts, hear Rep. Jim McGovern's concerns on The West Bank, hunger and more, and find out what it takes to row a pumpkin down the stream with Dave Rothstein.
  • We play around with Liz Rosenberg of The Toy Box in Amherst, hear about the "Let's Dance" fundraiser for Pathlight this Saturday, find the liminal space between active and passive voice with The Word Nerd, and visit the largest food pantry in the Berkshires; The South Community Food Pantry.

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.