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October 20th in Shep History


1961 Radio More Shelters


1966 Books Booksigning - "In God We Trust..."


1969 Radio Send For Particulars, Testimonials


1975 Radio Chicago: Slob Capital


1976 Radio Valuable Collector's Items


1980 Commercials Houshold Finance


1986 Live Shows Summit High School


1999 Article LIFE'S TOP SEVEN PRIORITIES


1999 Article Popular humorist Jean Shepherd, 78


2005 Tribute 30th FOTR Convention - Max Schmid with Eugene Bergmann


2005 Facts Jean Shepherd Panel - Friends of Old Time Radio

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October 16, 2014
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Remembering Shep
"I was this kid see. . ."
It has been 15 years since Jean Parker Shepherd passed away. He once said: "Can you imagine 4,000 years passing, and you're not even a memory? Think about it, friends. It's not just a possibility. It is a certainty." Only 3,985 more years to go! Thanks to the many fans who recorded his shows, we will be able to enjoy Shep's distinct voice and form of humor for many more years. Shep has the distiction of having succeeded in just about every form of medium in the entertainment business. Radio, TV, Records, Books, Magazines, Live Stand-up Performances, Off-Broadway Acting, and even Commercials were all in his portfolio.
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October 15, 2014
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Author will be portrayed
Actor Bennett Ayers will portray noted writer and storyteller Jean Shepherd (1921-99), the author of "A Christmas Story," Saturday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, Madison. Ayers will recount stories about Shepherd's childhood in Hammond, as well as his career in radio and as a writer, according to a press release.
>>> Batesville Herald-Tribune <<<
October 12, 2014
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Jean Shepherd's FIRST wife
Thanks to Steve Glazer we now have confirmation of the longtime rumor of Shep's 1st marriage, (before Joan Warner, 1950). It was to a girl named Barbara Mattoon who was not only from Hammond but also worked at WJOB while Shep was there. This brings the total number of wives to 4. Barbar Mattoon (1947), Joan Warner (1950), Lois Nettleton (1960-67), and Leigh Brown (1977-98).
  More about Shep's 1st wife. . .
October 11, 2014
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Early Radio Station Jobs
It had been thought that Shep was on station WLEC in Sandusky Ohio for some time in 1948, but as it turns out that was the female singer Jean Shepherd. However, it has been discovered that he did spend time at two other stations in Toledo, Ohio. These were WTOD (1947-1951) and WSPD dates unknown. His time at WKRC had been confirmed to as late as April 27, 1949, about a month more that previously thought. Thanks to Steve Glazer
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September 4, 2014
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2 "new" shows from 1975-76
Thanks to Al Holt, we have possibly 2 new shows added to the database. "Worst Night" from June 30, 1975 and "Rock Collector" from July 7, 1975 "Worst Night" is an army foxhole tale and Shep follows it with a story about cramming for a Chemistry test. "Rock Collector" deals with a story of a rock collector who has accumulated 60,000 pounds of assorted rocks followed by a tale of a fictitious Montreal Expos game where they score 1119 runs in one inning! Thanks to Gary in California for the dating. See "New Finds" to the right under "Audio Archives"

 

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Replay Date: October 04, 2014
From the Edge of Nowhere
Airdate: August 20, 1965

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Revisited
"Worst Night - June 30, 1975"
"Rock Collector - July 7, 1975"
Thanks to Gary from California for the dates.
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Notes 10-19-2014

1966
Movies
Channel Cat in the Middle Distance
Notes 10-18-2014

April 25, 1957
Live Shows
Columbia University
Notes 10-18-2014

March 6, 1962
Television
Fighting Words
Notes 10-18-2014

December 4, 1967
Live Shows
University of Pennsylvania
Notes 10-17-2014

June 23, 1957
Jazz
Vanguard - with Stan Getz
Notes 10-17-2014

February 11, 1967
Live Shows
Fairleigh Dickinson
Notes 10-17-2014

July 18, 1981
Live Shows
Clinton
Notes 10-16-2014

November 1, 1956
Live Shows
CCNY
 
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