Suicidal Weekends, Shep's Mom's Color TV, Candy Bar Fight
November 9, 2010
Max at work
Mass Backwards ends WBAI run
End of an Era
After over 20 years, WBAI, through a massive reshuffling of its program schedues, has decided to cut the Mass Backwards program. Highlighting, old time radio drama, Jean Shepherd reruns, and very LOUD music, Max has entertained us over the years with his unique style of humor and occasional outbursts when failed studio equipment would take its toll on his patience.
His 7:00 Sunday evening show, "The Golden Age of Radio" will continue and perhaps some of the Jean Shepherd material will find its way onto the schedule every so often. But alas, the 'scratchy record review' is banished to Max's locker until another day.
I'm sure Shep fans are forever grateful for the years he has kept Shep in our ears, and between "The Golden Age of Radio" and his Saturday morning internet broadcast of the same name on Yesterdayusa.com at 11:00 am, he will continue to do so.
September 15, 2010
Gov Paterson and Imus discuss Shep
On Sept 13, Gov Paterson of NY was guest on the Imus radio show and they briefly discussed Shep as being a genius. Unfortunately the Governor credited Shep with "Toy Story" rather than "A Christmas Story"
September 9, 2010
7-24-81 AFTRA Conv.
Shep at AFTRA Convention
Here's a photo from July 24, 1981, taken in Cleveland Ohio at the AFTRA convention by Bill Myers. Note the PBS logo on his shirt. Shep was between the 2 "Jean Shepherd's America" series and had done all the movies for them.
May 9, 2010
Lenny Bruce - Without Tears
The whole Lenny Bruce movie is on youtube. Shep's commentary is on part 6 approx 35 seconds in.
April 28, 2010
I, Libertine in Hustler Magazine
by Bob Kaye
Fellow Shep fan and proprietor of one of the 2 other Shep websites, wrote an article about the I, Libertine hoax and it will be published in the July 2010 issue of Hustler Magazine. You may have read the article which he posted on his own website a while back.