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October 26th in Shep History

1961 Radio Password, Space Experiments - Friend or Foe

1962 Radio Short Wave Radio

1965 Radio Mythology of the Truck Driver's World

1966 Radio Jean Shepherd

1967 Radio Jean Shepherd

1973 Radio Lecture Gig aka Experts, Shep Hired To Pretend He's A Car Company Executive

1976 Radio Anti-nostalgia

1999 Article Feeling the loss Of Jean Shepherd

1999 Article A Voice for the ages

2004 Books Audio Book version of "A Christmas Story"

2015 Books Indiana's 200:

Recent News
November 22, 2013

NPR plays Shep's eulogy to JFK
interview with Eugene B Bergmann
On November 25th many NPR stations will be playing Jean Shepherd's November 25th 1963 show on which he talks about Kennedy and politics in general. How they affect our lives. Gene talks about the effect that the assassination had on Shep Shep did not play his usual theme song at the start or finish of his show for the entire week out of respect and spent the week doing shows related to the subject.
>>> PRX website. . . <<<
October 29, 2013
Scott Schwartz (Flick) poses next to the statue
Hammond statue to immortalize 'A Christmas Story' prank
By Andy Grimm Tribune reporter
Visitors to the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond will get a special treat now after the unveiling of a statue of Flick in the famous "Triple Dog Dare" scene from A Christmas Story. The statue was cleverly placed right up against the existing flagpole in front of the center to complete the scene.
>>> Chicago Tribune website. . . <<<
October 1, 2013

Marching Band Pileup Nearly Takes Out High School's Entire Tuba Section
Where's Wilbur Duckworth when you need him?
Like a scene right out of "Great American Fourth of July" (upper left in photo) the Lake Travis High School Marching Band find themselves in a choreography snaffu. As the band goes into a reverse march, the leading (trailing?) sousaphone player trips and begins a 'domino effect' as the others back into and trip on each other.
>>> Youtube video. . . <<<
September 23, 2013
Photo Credit: Elena Dijour /
How Corporations Co-opted the "Flash Mob"
AlterNet / By Paul Krassner
Paul Krassner who was one of many people inspired by Shep has penned an article about modern day flash mobs being used by corporations for marketing purposes. Beginning with the seventh paragraph he makes the "Shepherd" coinnection.
>>> Article. . . <<<
August 5, 2013
Gene on CBS
"Shep's Army" - on the march!
The Interviews (UPDATE 3)
Gene Bergmann kicked off his promotions for "Shep's Army" by appearing on CBS New York Sunday Morning July 21st at 8:40am. Next on the schedule: August 10 - Joe Franklin Show on Bloomberg Radio (taped phone interview) August 11 - 7pm to 9pm - Golden Age of Radio with Max Schmid - WBAI NY Live on phone August 16, 11:00pm - YesterdayUSA with John and Larry Gassman - August 24 - NPR Weekend edition with Scott Simon, Saturday (taped interview) September 1 - 8pm - 21st Century Radio with Dr Bob Hieronimus - WCBM 680 Baltimore September 16 - BOB EDWARDS SHOW - SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO
>>> Article. . . <<<


Listen to Shep Again
Replay Date: July 30, 2016
Summer Festivals and the Whoopie Instinct
Airdate: July 28, 1965

What's New
  Post Date Description
Notes 10-25-2016

December 26, 1971
Notes 10-24-2016

January 1964
The Light Fantastic
Notes 10-17-2016

March 8, 1966
The Indominable Spirit of Man
Notes 10-2-2016

September 25, 1963
Army Taps, ASTP
Notes 10-2-2016

April 6, 1979
Live Shows
Camden County College
Notes 09-30-2016

March 16, 1982
Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters
Notes 09-21-2016

Hurling Invectives
Notes 09-19-2016

June 2007
Jean Shepherd and His TV America
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