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July 28th in Shep History

1957 Jazz Jazz Under The Stars

1957 Jazz Central Park Jazz Concert

1963 Auto Rally Village Voice Car Rallye

1965 Radio Summer Festivals and the Whoopie Instinct

1966 Live Shows New York University

1966 Radio Us vs Them: Our Violent World

1967 Radio Jean Shepherd

1971 Facts Crossword Puzzle 1971

1972 Radio Owls and Penguins

1974 Radio Suicidal Weekends, Shep's Mom's Color TV, Candy Bar Fight

1975 Radio First Shaves

1976 Radio Zoo Opera

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: July 02, 2016
4th of July in the Army
Airdate: July 3, 1963

What's New
  Post Date Description
Notes 07-24-2016

WSAI - 1360 AM
Notes 07-24-2016

Tommy Van Hoose
Notes 07-24-2016

October 28, 1949
Shep begins romote broadcasts
Notes 07-17-2016

Notes 07-13-2016

January 24, 1973
Radio and the Electronics Wiz
Notes 07-13-2016

Johnny Anderson
Notes 07-8-2016

WTOD - 1560 AM
Notes 07-8-2016

First radio job at WWAE Hammond
What's New