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July 3rd in Shep History

1957 Article Voice Sports-Car Rally Set

1960 Radio Juno Alaska Radio Offer; H.K. Grubbage news; Slang Dictionary; Dillinger as Crime Hero; $25 Ice Cream Sundae Business Luncheon; Wondrous Willie and Lost Daredevils

1963 Radio 4th of July in the Army

1964 Radio 4th of July in the Army

1965 Radio The Dago Bomb

1968 Radio Losing Your Eyebrows

1970 Radio General Discussion

1972 Radio The Old man In The July 4 Parade

1973 Radio Surplus Fighter Planes & PT Boats For Sale

1974 Radio Potato Rustlers

1975 Radio WWII History Quiz, Army Parade

2000 Article A Baker's Dozen of Excellence

Recent News
October 16, 2014

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

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

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

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. . .
September 4, 2014

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"


Listen to Shep Again
Replay Date: June 18, 2015
Airdate: August 23, 1964

"Worst Night - June 30, 1975"
"Rock Collector - July 7, 1975"
Thanks to Gary from California for the dates.
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The Hoosier State:
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October 13, 1998
Raised On Radio
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September 1, 2000
Communicating for Life:
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September 4, 2001
Rebels on the Air:
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September 13, 2001
Jump Start
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January 30, 2006
Breakfast in the Bathtub:
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I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!
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Encyclopedia of American Radio 1920-1960
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