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November 28th in Shep History


1962 Radio Generalized Love


1963 Radio Shadows and Haiku


1968 Radio Turkeys and Thanksgiving


1969 Radio Steel Mill Workers


1970 Radio Wilbur Duckworth & His Magic Baton


1973 Radio Motels (Repeat)


1974 Television "The Great American Balloon Adventure"


1974 Radio Traditional Football - Thanksgiving


2001 Article Jean Shepherd classics get new life


2004 Article Ralphie, the lamp, the BB gun and why we love them


2004 Article 'Story' keeps its spirit on stage

Recent News
November 23, 2014
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"Channel Cat in the Middle Distance"
Long lost documentary
Back in 1966, when Jonathan Sanger was a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communications, he made a film with his classmate Al Tedesco, called Channel Cat in the Middle Distance. Thanks to Jonathan who preserved the 16mm film and has since digitized it, we are able to see some very rare footage of Shep at work and play.
  More on the documentary. . .
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.
  Listen to some Shep. . .
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
  Radio Station Page. . .

 

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Replay Date: October 04, 2014
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Airdate: August 20, 1965

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"Worst Night - June 30, 1975"
"Rock Collector - July 7, 1975"
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October 24, 1957
Live Shows
City College of New York (CCNY)
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September 11, 1960
Radio
Last of Sunday Shows on WOR 710 New York - 9:05pm to 1:00am
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September 18, 1960
Radio
First of Sunday Afternoon Shows on WOR 710 New York - 12:15pm to 4:00pm
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October 30, 1960
Radio
Last of Sunday Afternoon Shows on WOR 710 New York - 12:15pm to 4:00pm
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November 6, 1960
Radio
First of Sunday Afternoon Shows on WOR 710 New York - 12:15pm to 2:00pm
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March 3, 1968
Live Shows
University of Miami
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April 7, 1972
Live Shows
Carlton Theatre - Red Bank NJ
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March 30, 1973
Live Shows
Villanova University
 
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