Main Banner
About Shep Database Shep Music Timeline Store ACS Excelsior Excelsior
Radio Timeline
When and Where

Last Update: 02-04-2013
Photo

April 1, 1977

Last WOR Show

 

This was the last show on WOR and was most likely pre-recorded. Shep made no mention of it being the last.
Fan Comments
[ Courtesy: Herb & Laurie Squire - - ]
In the last couple of months of Jean's time at 'OR he did very few live shows and left it up to me to pick any show for air. I would listen through a tape for any glaring problems, have the old spots edited out and new ones inserted. I tried to choose shows that aired around the same time of the month so the April Fool's tape was chosen for that reason (I know, sounds bad but...). As to why he didn't do a last live show, that decision also was not up to him (but, for the record, he had no desire to do an "official" final live one): typically (not always but often) when an on-air talent was removed, the 'OR management at the time did not want anyone's final show to be live out of fear that something untoward might happen or be said.
Additional Comments:
This was the last WOR broadcast by Shep, ending over 20 years on the station. He made no special remarks to signify the end. He mentioned leaving radio on his March 23rd show. He makes a quick reference to collecting teeth which was one of the stories. This show is a rerun from 4-1-68 or 69
Links to Further Information:
• WOR Radio