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July 23rd in Shep History


1960 Radio Patsies of the World; Eagle and Cocker Spaniel; Built-In Obsolescence (Memory); Obsolete People - Used Presidents; Living in a Cartoon; Embattled Mankind (Starlings arrive in Queens); The Lone Ranger - Hiyo Silver!


1962 Radio Early Role Reversal Ads


1963 Radio Short Wave Radio


1965 Radio Tennis Date with First Love


1966 Radio Forced March Through the Ozarks with Gasser & Goldberg


1973 Radio Night Club Disasters


1974 Television Tomorrow Show


1975 Radio Car Pool


1976 Radio Department Store

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July 26, 2013
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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
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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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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
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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.

 

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Airdate: July 3, 1963

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Notes 07-17-2016

People
Flick
Notes 07-13-2016

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

People
Johnny Anderson
Notes 07-13-2016

People
Tommy Van Hoose
Notes 07-8-2016

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WTOD - 1560 AM
Notes 07-8-2016

1936
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First radio job at WWAE Hammond
Notes 07-3-2016

July 1977
Books
The Indiana Experience: An Anthology
Notes 06-9-2016

2011
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The Glenside Kid
 
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