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September 25th in Shep History

1954 Radio Last show on WLW Cincinnati (Date Approx)

1962 Radio Harold Dill Fight

1963 Radio Trying on Life

1965 Radio Shep Buys a New Car / Cheer for Ted Mallie; Cave of Snakes; Og & Charlie; Army Grease Trap

1967 Live Shows Media Buyers and Advertisers luncheon

1969 Radio Da Mets

1970 Radio HG Grumbage, Greed

1971 Radio Drunken Animals

1972 Radio Fired at the A&P

1973 Radio The Hardware Store Evangelist

1975 Radio Puritans and Witches

1982 Live Shows Indiana Teachers of Writing Conference

2008 Books Encyclopedia of American Radio 1920-1960
Recent News
August 23, 2020
Pin given out by Shep in the 50's
Excelsior You Fathead!
Thanks to David Balkansky, we can now see a pin that was given out by Shep in the 50's. He wrote: "I attended several events in Washington Sq. with my kazoo, many others and of course Jean. At one of these gatherings he passed out a small, "Excelsior you fat head!" button."
June 2, 2020

Shep on Letterman - March 10, 1982
promoting "A Fistful of Fig Newtons"
A 12 minute segment of the David Letterman Show with Shep as a guest has surfaced on YouTube. He is here to promote his book "A Fistful of Fig Newtons" and tells some of the stories like 'Lost at C' and the 'Great Ice Cream Riots' as well as side tracking in his usual fashion.
May 6, 2020

Barry Farber Passes Away
WOR personality who 'sent' Shep to the Amazon
Barry Farber, radio personality, who among many radio venues, was on WOR radio from 1962 to 1977 during the time Shep was on. He was friends with Shep and was responsible for Shep's trip to the Amazon on behalf of the Ludens Candy company in September 1965. Barry told the story at the "Friends of Od Time Radio" convention in 2000 while speaking on a panel with Max Schmid. You can hear that interview on this weeks replay on the Dustbin of History. Barry did his last live radio show, from his home, celebrating his 90th birthday on May 5th, the day before his passing.
January 27, 2020

Today we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this website
If one person has appreciated this work, then I am satisfied. is 20 years old today. The growth of the website over the last 20 years is only a small part of what has evolved in the Shep community during that time. Eugene Bergmann has published several books and a play about Shep. We have had several conferences at the FOTR convention thanks to Max Schmid who has also contributed his talents on the radio, replaying old Shep shows and providing a wide selection of audio tapes for sale. Yahoo groups brought the fans together in a sometimes heated chat group, and when things settled down there were all the Shepfests to sit down, drink, eat, and share stories about Shep. The most popular Christmas movie has played on TBS for the 24 hour maraton for it's 22nd year and has become a stage play and a major Musical. And the list goes on. I would like to personally thank each and every one of you who have enjoyed this site over the years for visiting and spreading the word, and to those who contributed over the years to help build the content and unravel some of the mysteries of our hero. Thank you everyone for coming Excelsior, you fatheads! Jim
December 4, 2019

The "Old Man's" Favorite Drink
Houston Texas based Karbach micro-brewery presents a seaonal treat: "Just like the old man's "major award," our seasonal red ale will light up the neighborhood. Loaded with smooth caramel malt and a citrus twist, we triple-dog dare you to find a better holiday ale. Ohhhh fuuudge, it's only here for a limited time!"


Listen to Shep Again
Replay Date: September 23, 2020
Radar and Practical Jokes
Airdate: September 22, 1969


Photo September 25, 1963
Trying on Life
Starting with his nose flute Shep refuses to sing on the air ever again The Daily Telegraph Reporter News flash and other British salutes Trying On Life by playing at life according to the Reading News Roll reversal, what sex was Huck Finn anyway Brentano's Sport Section has War as a sport The National Enquirer radio station Funeral Coverage on the radio*


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Notes 09-23-2020

Canadian Capers
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Excelsior You Fathead
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Ballantine Beer
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General Topics
Three Ring Baseball League
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July 12, 1964
3 Folies Bergere Girls Will Umpire Announcer-DJ Game
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July 14, 1964
Disk Jockeys to Play Ball
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January 25, 1977
Shepherd's Pie
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August 19, 1949
Cincinnati Enquirer - WSAI Schedule
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