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February 27th in Shep History

1957 Travel Event Postcard to Lois Nettleton from Zurich

1959 Article 500 Flock to Ballroom For Shepherd's Speech

1961 Radio One of Them Beats

1963 Radio Army Shoes, Uncle Alby

1964 Radio Cemetary Scouting

1967 Radio Jean Shepherd

1973 Radio Misprints, Detectives; Forgotten Authors Of Pop Culture Heroes

1976 Radio Illiterate Students

Recent News
September 23, 2013
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How Corporations Co-opted the "Flash Mob"
AlterNet / By Paul Krassner
Paul Krassner who was one of many people inspired by Shep has penned an article about modern day flash mobs being used by corporations for marketing purposes. Beginning with the seventh paragraph he makes the "Shepherd" coinnection.
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August 5, 2013
Gene on CBS
"Shep's Army" - on the march!
The Interviews (UPDATE 3)
Gene Bergmann kicked off his promotions for "Shep's Army" by appearing on CBS New York Sunday Morning July 21st at 8:40am. Next on the schedule: August 10 - Joe Franklin Show on Bloomberg Radio (taped phone interview) August 11 - 7pm to 9pm - Golden Age of Radio with Max Schmid - WBAI NY Live on phone August 16, 11:00pm - YesterdayUSA with John and Larry Gassman - August 24 - NPR Weekend edition with Scott Simon, Saturday (taped interview) September 1 - 8pm - 21st Century Radio with Dr Bob Hieronimus - WCBM 680 Baltimore September 16 - BOB EDWARDS SHOW - SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO
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August 3, 2013

Early life in Trenton left mark on pioneering composer George Antheil
By Ross Amico/For The Times of Trenton
Radio personality Jean Shepherd (now of "A Christmas Story" fame) adored him, and played his music on his radio broadcasts, even providing an on-air eulogy following Antheil's death. Yet his music has failed to gain traction. Read the whole article . . .
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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."
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Replay Date: February 04, 2017
Hung Up, Ham Radio
Airdate: March 7, 1963

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Notes 02-22-2017

August 1966
PS Magazine:
Triviata Golbus
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February 19, 1973
Revolving Door Disasters, Modern Literature
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May 1976
Popular Mechanics:
The Two Faces of Indy
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October 11, 1960
Live Shows
Watchung Regional High School
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December 15, 2009
The Booklover's Guide to the Midwest: A Literary Tour
Notes 02-21-2017

Car and Driver Magazine:
Who needs bumper stickers when we have license plates?
Notes 02-21-2017

May 1976
Car and Driver Magazine:
Detroit meets the Dreaded Potato Beetle.
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July 1976
Car and Driver Magazine:
Detroit goes Hollywood.
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