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1962 Radio Secret People

1963 Radio Sacred Cows

1965 Radio The Pope Visits New York

1967 Radio Jean Shepherd

1969 Radio Halftime Sousaphone

1976 Radio GI Expressions

Recent News
July 8, 2013

Old Books, Fresh Eyes
A new Blog
Lois Nettleton's niece inherited Lois' book collection and has decided to do something contructive with them. "For too long, the books sat neglected on my shelf. They deserve a closer look as a window into the artistic and cultural climate of 1950s, 60s and 70s. This blog is intended to give fresh eyes to these old books and learn something along the way."
>>> Website. . . <<<
June 26, 2013

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

3 Tony Award Nominations
A Christmas Story - The Musical
Best Musical Best Original Score Best Book of a Musical
>>> Article. . . <<<
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. . . <<<


Listen to Shep Again
Replay Date: September 06, 2015
Labor Day Parade - Milkmen Float
Airdate: September 5, 1966

Replay Date: September 05, 2015
Labor Day Picnic
Airdate: September 1, 1975

"Worst Night - June 30, 1975"
"Rock Collector - July 7, 1975"
Thanks to Gary from California for the dates.
What's New
  Post Date Description
Notes 10-1-2015

June 4, 1993
Live Shows
Princeton University
Notes 09-29-2015

December 23, 1976
Phantom of the Open Hearth
Notes 09-29-2015

March 16, 1982
Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters
Notes 09-27-2015

Jean Shepherd and Other Foibles
Notes 09-27-2015

September 5, 1962
"Jean Shepherd American Humorist"
Notes 09-27-2015

September 29, 1962
"The Dissenters"
Notes 09-27-2015

July 31, 1967
The Three Worlds of Jean Shepherd
Notes 09-27-2015

August 4, 1967
The Three Worlds of Jean Shepherd
What's New