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August 1st in Shep History

1956 Article Night People's Hoax On Day People Makes Hit With Book Folks

1956 Article The Book That Wasn't

1956 Short Stories and Columns by Shep Onward and Upward For Nothing-Heads

1957 Jazz Concert Jazz Under The Stars

1962 WOR Show Amusement Section


1963 Article Form & Function, 1916-63

1963 WOR Show Mr Chuckie's Fashion News, Army Life

1964 Auto Rally Village Voice Car Rallye

1965 Auto Rally Village Voice Car Rallye

1965 Radio Guest Village Car Rallye

1966 Radio Timeline FM broadcasts stop

1966 WOR Show 1st AM Show "Oh Boy, Talk About Gomorrah!"

1967 WOR Show The Bandini

(?) WOR Show Shepherd In Bmidgy Minnesota

1973 WOR Show The Piano Corurse

1975 WOR Show "Teeth" - Giant Crocodile

2006 Movie Event My Summer Story Re-Released on DVD

Recent News
July 30, 2014

More Never Before Heard Shep Audio
Recorded for syndication and never broadcast
Mr FAT-W (Films Around The World) has released 12 new Jean Shepherd shows never before released. These are available as 12 single audio CDs @ $14.99 each.
>>> Shepstore. . .
>>> Films Around the World website. . . <<<
July 26, 2014

Happy Birthday Shep!
Shep would be 93 years old today. It's been 37 years since his last WOR show on April 1, 1977 and 59 years since he first started on WOR. Don't that make you feel old!
May 1, 2014
Anyone have the whole set?
The "Ronald Colman Gravy Boat"
One too many!
So what's the story behind this item? In "My Summer Story" one of the plot lines was about the "Great Gravy Boat Riot" Due to a delivery 'snafu' only gravy boats were being delivered to the theater each week and after a while everyone had way too many gravy boats and the women rebelled, throwing them at Leopold Doppler up on stage . A scene reminiscent of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" attack scene. Were there actually Ronald Coleman gravy boats or were they made specifically for the movie? At least one of these has survived through the years and has shown up in a very unlikely place. . .
>>> Continued. . .
February 21, 2014

Shep Receiving Doctorate of Humane Letters at Indiana University in 1995
courtesy: Professor James Lane - Indiana Univerity and Nick Mantis
Here's a photo of Shep receiving his Doctorate of Humane Letters at Indiana University on May 15, 1995.
>>> Continued. . .
February 17, 2014

From 1959 - "Clean H-Bomb - Ghosts of Gothic NY Architecture"
Early Shep
Thanks to Dan Fine, a 24 minute excerpt from one of Shep's Saturday or Sunday night shows in approx July 1959 has surface for all to enjoy. As usual, Shep covers a bunch of topics in a short time.
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Listen to Shep Again
Replay Date: July 26, 2014
Dime Store Grab Bag
Airdate: March 26, 1963

What's New
  Date Description
Notes 07-28-2014

November 27, 1971 - Booksigning - Booksigning - Wanda Hickey
Notes 05-1-2014

- Plots - Gravy Boat Riot
Notes 03-5-2014

February 7, 1971 - Live Shows - University of Massachusetts
Notes 02-22-2014

December 25, 2013 - Article - Shepherd documentary to be narrated in radio host's own voice
Notes 02-17-2014

Possibly July 1959 - WOR Show - Clean H Bomb - Gothic NY Architecture