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Major Awards
Over the years Shep received many awards, nominations and tributes for his work
  Date Event
Photo 1959

Jazz Personality of the Year
Metronome Magazine
Photo January 30, 1965

United State Marine Corps Reserve
Certificate of Appreciation
Photo October 1965

Playboy's Annual Writing Awards
Humor Satire Award
Photo 1966

Indiana University
Most original fiction award
Photo May 7, 1967

Indiana University
Outstanding Hoosier Author award
Photo December 1967

Playboy's Annual Writing Awards
Humor Satire Award
Photo July 1968

Playboy's Annual Writing Awards
Humor Satire Award - 2nd Place
Photo June 1969

Playboy's Annual Writing Awards
Humor Satire Award - 2nd Place
Photo 1976

Mark Twain Humor Award
Photo April 7, 1981

2nd Annual Hammond Achievement Award
Photo May 1, 1982

Citation from New Jersey Institute of Technology writers conference
Photo 1984

Genie Awards
Photo May 11, 1986

Doctor of Letters
New England College
Photo May 15, 1995

Received Doctorate of Humane Letters from Indiana University
Photo November 13, 2000

Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame
Photo November 22, 2013

Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia's "Hall of Fame"
  Date Event
Photo October 17, 1999

"All Things Considered" 8 minute tribute (NPR)
Photo October 24, 1999

WBAI Tribute to Jean Shepherd by Max Schmid
Photo October 27, 1999

WOR Tribute to Jean Shepherd
Photo December 24, 1999

"A Voice in the Night" 2 hour tribute by KCRW on NPR produced by Harry Shearer and Art Silverman
Photo January 27, 2000

"A Salute to Jean Shepherd" established
Photo October 19, 2000

25th FOTR Convention - Max Schmid with Barry Farber and Herb Squire
Photo February 23, 2001

Max Schmid's 5 hour tribute to Shep on WBAI 99.5FM New York - Winter Pledge Drive
Photo May 27, 2001

Max Schmid's 5 hour tribute to Shep on WBAI 99.5FM New York - Spring Pledge Drive
Photo March 15, 2003

Jean Shepherd Community Center
Hammond Indiana
Photo December 21, 2003

Tribute to Shep - 21st Century Radio
Photo October 20, 2005

30th FOTR Convention - Max Schmid with Eugene Bergmann
Photo November 5, 2005

Shep is inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame
Photo 2007

South Shore Wall of Legends
Photo January 23, 2012

The Paley Center for Media
Remembering Master Storyteller, Jean Shepherd
ACE Awards

10th annual ACE Awards nominations

"The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains" (HBO)
"Mandela" (HBO)
"Jean Shepherd's Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven of Bliss" (Disney)
"After Pilkington" (A&E)
"The Race For The Double Helix" (A&E).

trivia trivia

In his January 28, 1966 article in the Drexal Triangle, Drexal University, Mike Wadler credits Shep for inventing the game of Trivia. Supposedly born at Columbia University in 1965, Mike says Shep was playing the game on the radio long before that.

Shep had a plaque in his office for a "Functional Trivia Award" presented by Phi Epsilon Pi New York Council in 1961. (What University?)

Dictionary of American Slang
slang In his early years of radio on WOR in New York, during his late night broadcasts, Shep referred to his listeners as "Night People" often explaining how they differed from "Day People". The phrase caught on an credit for the phrase was given in the Dictionary of American Slang.
Dictionary of Midwestern Literature: Volume One
dict  A short biography of Shepherd