Comments by Richard Kerr:
In 2013 I came in possession of over three dozen crumbling copies of the "Haverford News" dating from the 1951-1952 period. I was very surprised and pleased to find in one this early commentary on Jean Shepherd during his Philadelphia-based broadcast period. It provides a number of interesting details on the shows and the broadcast venue, on transitions in Jean Shepherd's show style during this period, and the demonstration of his magical and magnetic appeal to student-aged listeners.
Note that Senior News Editor D. Frederick Muth, the writer, speaks of Shepherd as a disc jockey primarily playing jazz since Muth first discovered the show in the spring of 1951. The constant use of "Mr. Shepherd," with no mention of just "Shepherd" or even "Shep," appears to be in line with an editorial standard of the newspaper. In this issue of the college newspaper, a box to the left of the first-page masthead contains "Jean Shepherd / Page Two," while one to the right contains "Spring Day / Page Four."