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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.
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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: May 16, 2015
NAB Convention: Biting the Hand
Airdate: March 23, 1965

"Worst Night - June 30, 1975"
"Rock Collector - July 7, 1975"
Thanks to Gary from California for the dates.
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Notes 05-23-2015

July 20, 1957
Live Shows
Bal Caprice at Silvermine Guild annual ball
Notes 05-23-2015

September 10, 1960
Fidel, Ike, and Shep's Trip to Guantanamo Bay Radio; "Six o' One, Half Dozen of the Other"; First-Name Basis and The Unloved American; Turnpikeism; newsbreak - Kruschev Visits UN.
Notes 05-23-2015

September 11, 1960
More on Guantanamo Bay Visit, Riffling over Jazz (A "Listen Baby" segment?); Air Conditioned Graves; Fu Manchu reading; Flier Reminisces with Shep about old shows; Fall Haiku
Notes 05-23-2015

A Sense of American Humor
Notes 05-22-2015

August 14, 1956
Night People
Notes 05-22-2015

November 21, 1974
'American Humor' series coming
Notes 05-22-2015

August 29, 1975
TaIking About Life Is Shepherd's Forte
Notes 05-21-2015

December 19, 2012
A Christmas Story
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