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July 2nd in Shep History

1949 Radio Returns to WSAI as late night DJ until 1951

1960 Radio Living in the Future; Normal Living - Peace or War?; Wallace Beery & Old Movies; Rain on 6th Avenue; Cab Ride; Riding Busses

1963 Radio Being A Peeping Tom

1964 Radio Peeping Tom

1965 Radio You Must Work to Have Fun

1968 Radio Backsliding

1970 Radio Octoberfest, T Mann, American Authors for Foreigners

1971 Auto Rally First Mackle Antique and Classic Automobile Tour

1972 Auto Rally Antique Car Tour

1972 Article Antique Car Tour Starts Today

1973 Radio Motivation To Get The Army M. O. S.

1975 Radio TV Unreality - Killer Eel off Rhode Island, Predictions

1985 Television Chicago , Chicago, That Toddlin ' Town

Recent News
July 26, 2013

Happy Birthday Shep!
Shep would be 92 years old today. It's been 36 years since his last WOR show on April 1, 1977 and 58 years since he first started on WOR. Don't that make you feel old!
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.


Listen to Shep Again
Replay Date: May 07, 2016
Old Time Radio, Comics, More
Airdate: April 23, 1966

What's New
  Post Date Description
Notes 06-9-2016

The Glenside Kid
Notes 06-9-2016

October 26, 2015
Indiana's 200:
Notes 06-6-2016

Sweetheart Soap
Notes 06-6-2016

August 29, 1956
It's News Today
Notes 06-5-2016

November 2, 1969
Live Shows
Wagner College
Notes 06-5-2016

April 15, 1970
Live Shows
Ursinus College
Notes 05-27-2016

"Sam" Weller
Notes 05-23-2016

April 14, 1981
Live Shows
Delaware Art Museum
What's New