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Shep's History at Station
Last Update: 03-19-2017
WKRC - 550 AM

Cincinnati, Ohio

November 1, 1948 - March 9, 1949

1948-11-01

It appears that he was on WKRC with a show for only a short period. He had previously worked at WCKY as an announcer and may have started here as the same, getting a show for a brief period. On July 1st he returned to WSAI.
[ Courtesy: Steve Glazer - 02-05-2017 ]
By Monday, November 1, 1948, within 2 weeks of having left 50,000 watt WCKY in Cincinnati, Shep joined the announcing staff of WKRC, at the very bottom of the radio dial on 550 kc. and at one-tenth the power (5000 watts, daytime; 1000 watts, evening) of WCKY. WKRC broadcast from the Hotel Alms, located at the northwest corner of Victory Parkway and East McMillan Street in Cincinnati. Four months later, on Monday, February 28, 1949, Shep debuted a 30-minute, late-night record show on WKRC that aired weekdays at 11:30 pm. It would not last long, however. According to the local radio listings in Cincinnati, Shep's last show at WKRC was Wednesday evening, March 9. The following day, Don Reid took Shep's place in his 11:30 pm time slot, and by mid-April Wayne Gregg replaced Reid (April 13), only soon to be replaced by Ted Weems (April 27). By then, it is believed Shep may have gone to Chicago for a few months, according to published reports. But on July 1, 1949, he returned to the air at WSAI with another DJ show.
Photos:




Hotel Alms

Courtesy: Steve Glazer




WKRC at the Hoel Alms

Courtesy: Steve Glazer



November 02,1948
Shep Joins WKRC - Cincinnati Enquirer

Courtesy: Steve Glazer



1948
WKRC Publicity Photo

Courtesy: Dorothey Anderson



1948
1948 WKRC Publicity Photo

Courtesy: Dorothey Anderson



February 26,1949
Shep begins DJ show - Cincinnati Enquirer

Courtesy: Steve Glazer



February 28,1949
WKRC listing - Cincinnati Enquirer

Courtesy: Steve Glazer



March 09,1939
WKRC listing - Cincinnati Enquirer

Courtesy: Steve Glazer



June 25,1949
Cincinnati Enquirer - Shep returns to WSAI

Courtesy: Steve Glazer



December 07,1966
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Courtesy: Steve Glazer

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