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June 4th in Shep History

1960 Radio Late Late Late Show, Snake Chokin' Day, Night People, Chicago Bug House, Sins, Golf, Fishing

1962 Radio Mets - Public Losers

1964 Radio Banana Oil Spill; WWII Souvenirs

1965 Radio Playing Baseball for United Brethren

1966 Radio Broken window / Company K: Firing Range

1970 Radio Intolerance on the Rise

1973 Radio Smokey Joe & The Canceled Reformers, Primary Night

1973 Radio Elections and Candidates

1975 Radio Ultimate Pollution

1976 Live Shows Princeton University

1976 Radio Artifacts

1982 Radio Post Princeton University Show Interview

1982 Live Shows Princeton University

1985 Television Down in Death Valley

1988 Live Shows Princeton University

1993 Live Shows Princeton University
Recent News
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!"
February 1, 2019

Shep and the Fab Four
Playboy Magazine - Jim George
In 1982 Jim George was working for the Reading Eagle and interviewed Shep. This is an excerpt of that interview that was printed recently in the December issue of Playboy magazine.


Listen to Shep Again
Replay Date: June 03, 2020
Mysterious Things
Airdate: January 8, 1975

Replay Date: May 27, 2020
Civil War Centennial
Airdate: February 22, 1961

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Shields, Miss
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March 11, 1969
Live Shows
Lafayette College
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March 11, 1959
Live Shows
Rutgers University
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January 7, 1977
Craig Worthing Show
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May 20, 1967
Shepherd Gibes Benefit A.F.S.
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May 20, 1967
Live Shows
American Field Service Benefit
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Live Shows
National Association of Record Merchandisers
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February 17, 1973
NARM Sales Awards Nominees
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