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1963 Radio Great Ice Cream War

1965 Radio Mendacity-NYC Influence on TV Biz

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1968 Radio Stuffed Cats and Radio Technology

1972 Radio Hit By Lightning

1973 Radio Perpetual Motion

1974 Radio 4 Songs By Abe Burrows, Panhandlers, Manhattan On A Holiday

Recent News
March 12, 2013
Shep with football and Dawn - Courtesy Bill Ek and Steve Glazer
VERY Early Shep
and first love Dawn Strickland
Steve Glazer has been doing a lot of research into who is fact and fiction in Shep's stories and in recent weeks we have added a lot of content in the people section. (See "What's New" in the bottom of the next column) He was able to make contact with Dawn Strickland's son. According to Shep on his 8-6-69 show, she lived across the street and was his 'first love'. Shep is the kid holding the football with the signiture cleft in his chin. Shep always spoke of living on Cleveland Street, but he was born in Chicago where he lived until mid Kindergarten and then lived in East Chicago, Indiana where he met Dawn. He then moved to Cleveland St in Hammond to start 2nd grade.
February 20, 2013
Matthew Callan
The Man Behind The Brilliant Media Hoax Of "I, Libertine"
By: Matthew Callan
Matthew Callan wrote an interesting article on The Awl concerming Sheps early WOR radio career and the story behind "I, Libertine" "In the 1950s, a DJ named Jean Shepherd hosted a late-night radio show on New York's WOR that was unlike any before or since. On these broadcasts, he delivered dense, cerebral monologues, sprinkled with pop-culture tidbits and vivid stretches of expert storytelling. . .
>>> Article. . . <<<
February 5, 2013

The Winter of Our Discontent
by John M. Whalen
John sums up an interesting story about the recent find of King Richard III remains with a classic Shep quote.
>>> Article. . . <<<
February 4, 2013
courtesy Don Knowlton
New Shep Blog
Jean Shepherd Quest
Jean Shepherd Author and Historian Eugene B. Bergmann has begun a blog in his 'quest for Shep'. Watch for new entries as he is inspired to open our eyes to more conversation about Shep.
>>> Shepquest website. . . <<<
February 1, 2013

Ed Koch remembered
Former Mayor Ed Koch passed away at 2A.M. There are two commercials for the re-election of Ed Koch for Congressman. On the October 28 and 29, 1974 Jean Shepherd shows.


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.
What's New
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Notes 07-3-2015

John Wilcock
Notes 07-1-2015

The Hoosier State:
Notes 07-1-2015

October 13, 1998
Raised On Radio
Notes 07-1-2015

September 1, 2000
Communicating for Life:
Notes 07-1-2015

September 4, 2001
Rebels on the Air:
Notes 07-1-2015

September 13, 2001
Jump Start
Notes 07-1-2015

January 30, 2006
Breakfast in the Bathtub:
Notes 07-1-2015

I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!
What's New