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1956 Article Shepherd, WOR May Again Be Sweethearts


1960 Article Village Voice


1965 Radio Myths by the Millions


1966 Radio Navy Scenes


1967 Radio Bugging Adults


1971 Books Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Disasters


1971 Radio Take out the Garbage, Trivia, Story of Shep's Childhood


1972 Article The Swish of Windshield Wipers


1972 Radio The Labor Day Parade


1975 Radio Labor Day Picnic


1976 Radio The Pet Rock Remains


2000 Books Communicating for Life:


2001 Books Rebels on the Air:


2003 Books Secret Frequencies


2003 Books Healing: Stories of Faith, Hope, and Love


2003 Books Sussex County (NJ)


2004 Books Seriously Funny


2004 Books More Haunted Hoosier Trails


2006 Books A Futile and Stupid Gesture:


2008 Books There's a Riot Going On:


2010 Books Becoming Elektra

Recent News
June 26, 2013
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Sheps Army - Bummers, Blisters, & Boondoggles
By Jean Shepherd - Edited by Eugene B. Bergmann
Thanks to the efforts of author Eugene B. Bergmann, who wrote the only book on Jean Shepherd, "Excelsior You Fathead, The Art and Enigma of Jean Shepherd", those verbal tales from the radio have been collected and painstakingly transcribed into book form as "Shep's Army - Bummers, Blisters, and Boondoggles"
  Continued. . .
May 3, 2013
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3 Tony Award Nominations
A Christmas Story - The Musical
Best Musical Best Original Score Best Book of a Musical
>>> Article. . . <<<
March 12, 2013
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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
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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
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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. . . <<<

 

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Replay Date: July 18, 2015
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Airdate: July 15, 1965

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Paul Schwartz
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June 1, 2002
Books
Murder at the Conspiracy Convention
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April 26, 2005
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Adaptations:
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June 1, 2005
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From Abba to Zoom
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December 30, 2005
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Christmas on Television
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April 8, 2008
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The Supreme Witness
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May 19, 2008
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Movement:
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April 28, 2009
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Seven Pleasures:
 
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