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Jim Klein
Cave Creek, Arizona
Joined: December 14, 2003
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1139
Comments:
I grew up in Wilmington Delaware listening to Shep at night on WOR New York, "the world's only wind powered radio station". I'm 56 now and I cherish those memories.
Anne Cummins Owens
Glendale, Arizona
Joined: February 27, 2001
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 476
BIG John Libynski
Globe/Miami, Arizona
Joined: July 23, 2004
Shep fan since: 1961
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1278
Comments:
I discovered Jean Shepherd with my 6 transistor radio under my pillow. My first memories are of his live Saturday Night broadcasts from the Village on WOR. Of course I became a fan of his weekday shows at 11:15PM then later on at 10:15PM. Thanks for the memories. Ol' Shep is one of the main influences on my radio career. And I never miss "A Christmas Story" every year.
Cheri Keller
Mesa, Arizona
Joined: June 05, 2000
Shep fan since: 2000
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 100
barbara Brice
Mesa. Arizona, Arizona
Joined: December 26, 2007
Shep fan since: 1950
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2659
Comments:
I lived in Brooklyn. N.Y. and listened to him on WOR when he had a 3 hour program- At that early age I was already a Night Person-would listen to h is voice and maniacal laughter and drank it all in. It was his voice-he could express so much with his voice. My dad thought there was some sinister undercurrents in his stories, but I was a young girl and probably didn't understand half of what he was talking about. It was just his voice-he was a bard-the Homer of the 20th century- and being living in the big prune, I knew the places he takled about when he would weave his stories about New York. It is wonderful that through the blessing of the computer, his voice will not be stilled, and those who loved him will never lose him or his art. Thank you for letting me tell my story about how Gene Sheperd touched my life.
barbara Brice
Mesa. Arizona, Arizona
Joined: December 26, 2007
Shep fan since: 1950
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2660
Comments:
I lived in Brooklyn. N.Y. and listened to him on WOR when he had a 3 hour program- At that early age I was already a Night Person-would listen to h is voice and maniacal laughter and drank it all in. It was his voice-he could express so much with his voice. My dad thought there was some sinister undercurrents in his stories, but I was a young girl and probably didn't understand half of what he was talking about. It was just his voice-he was a bard-the Homer of the 20th century- and being living in the big prune, I knew the places he takled about when he would weave his stories about New York. It is wonderful that through the blessing of the computer, his voice will not be stilled, and those who loved him will never lose him or his art. Thank you for letting me tell my story about how Gene Sheperd touched my life.
Jim Joy
Phoenix, Arizona
Joined: January 11, 2001
Shep fan since: 1956
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 402
Joe Hitzel
Phoenix, Arizona
Joined: March 22, 2004
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 837
Comments:
Great memories from a time gone by... My brother George and I would listen to WOR from our bunk beds. The quickest way to bed was my folks reminder that we'd miss his show. off to bed we'd run. I remember his radio contol airplane stories, collecting a million bottle caps. Oh... if life could be so simple again!
Ralph Rees
Phoenix, Arizona
Joined: May 02, 2005
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 1471
Comments:
His stories are the best I've ever read - bar none.
Chrisite Beck
Phoenix, Arizona
Joined: August 11, 2005
Shep fan since: 1921
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1508
Comments:
Hi
Terry Aspinall
Phoenix, Arizona
Joined: September 23, 2007
Shep fan since: 1971
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2568
jack smith
phoenix, Arizona
Joined: December 10, 2008
Shep fan since: 1960
Discovered Shep:
Saw his TV show
Guest No: 2804
Comments:
Thank you so very much for this website honoring Shep!Having grown up in Chicago (1930-1950) on the South Side I can truly relate to a lot of Shep's commentary. I remember when Calumet City was known as Sin City rather than Vegas haha... Quite a while ago I taped a TV program with Shep visiting Comisky Park and recalling a game against the Yankees...Ted Lyons was pitching for the Sox who were leading in the top of the 9th and Gehrig came to bat...Shep's ol'man hollared "hit it up here ya bum" AND HE DID winning the game!...Alas, a stupied error by me erased it off the tape!
Gary Pfeifer
Scottsdale, Arizona
Joined: November 28, 2007
Shep fan since: 1967
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2640
Bert Keats
Scottsdale, Arizona
Joined: October 09, 2008
Shep fan since: 1969
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 2782
Comments:
"Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories" was my intro to Shep. It remains my favorite.
Robert Jones
Sedona, Arizona
Joined: March 13, 2005
Shep fan since: 1957
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1448
Comments:
I grew up in Northern New Jersey and listened to Shep all thrugh jr hs, high school and college.My wife and and I also went to a number of the Limelight shows.He sounds as relevant today as he did back then.It's great to know so many others feel the same way
Martin D. Miller
Sun City, Arizona
Joined: April 22, 2009
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 2846
Comments:
This is a Wonderful Find. Lots of info for a Shep Fan. I have some Information reguarding other appearances of Shep in print.
myles spatny
Sun City West, Arizona
Joined: November 08, 2004
Shep fan since: 1951
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 820
Comments:
I also was in the radio game and did work for a Gary Indiana Radio Station where I did a monolog at 11pm. I was a combo man working my way thru college and from 4 to 11 I baby sit the transmitter site filled out the fcc log and did my homework but at 11 till 1 I was a disk jockey and monologist on WGRY. I felt for a long time I was running a parallel path with Shep.
Andy LaCour
Suprise, Arizona
Joined: December 13, 2004
Shep fan since: 1969
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1379
Comments:
We watched (Again - Every year) his version of a Christmas story and finally decided to do a web search and fouand this site. We moved here to Arizona May 1999 and since we've been here we've wondered what became of him. Never heard of his passing. One of the bad things here is a lack of true culture. Any not knowing Shep is seriously laking and not even a mention of his passing here. But to Shep, used to go to bed listening to him, with the radio on auto-off. Lived in Jersey for a while and got to see him at a few of Princeton's homecoming weekends. My most vivid memory of him is - The first time I saw him. He (among other things spoke of a few army buddies going to the Jersey Shore to see an ocean they (coming from the farm states) they had never seen. Ate more lobster that they never seen much less eaten, much too much And then rode an Ferris Wheel, AND PUKED IN THE CAGE & COULDN'T GET OUT 'TIL IT WAS OVER. There were a few things about that night, How can anyone ever make you laugh so hard over puking in a Ferris wheel that you laugh soooooo hard you almost puke yourself. And I learned never to go to Dinner again before a Shep show. My wife & I still see him every time we drive a back road of Georgia or Arizona or in any of-the-mainsteam-out-of-the-way place and say "What would Shep make of this??" If you listened to him you would know what that's about. We moved here to Arizona May 1999 and since we've been here we've wondered what became of him. Never heard of his passing. There are a few tears on my keyboard now. Just missing him was one thing, now finding he's gone is another. The funniest guy I ever heard and I have seen the best.
Larry Lief
tucson, Arizona
Joined: November 19, 2000
Shep fan since: 1955
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 300
Jim Jett
Tucson, Arizona
Joined: February 21, 2001
Shep fan since: 1958
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 452
Betty Jean Paullette
Tucson, Arizona
Joined: August 20, 2001
Shep fan since: 1979
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 668
Dave Holaway
Tucson, Arizona
Joined: November 25, 2003
Shep fan since: 1971
Discovered Shep:
Saw his TV show
Guest No: 1129
Comments:
Hadn't thought of Jean Shepherd in years..saw him on a thanksgiving deal on the History Channel. I don't suppose there are any tapes of his "America" shows on PBS from 1971? Would love to have some.
Ed Pawlowski
Tucson, Arizona
Joined: June 03, 2004
Shep fan since: 1959
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1264
Comments:
I used to listen to Shep every weekday evening into the early hours - I did many college lab reports while listening to him - I still have a record that he made titled "Jean Shepherd and Other Foibles".His tales of a kid growing up in Indiana especially hit home with me since I grew up there also. I am glad to see that this website keeps his memory alive.
Eric Weins
Tucson, Arizona
Joined: December 09, 2004
Shep fan since: 1985
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1373
Hugo Gonzalez
Tucson, Arizona
Joined: October 24, 2005
Shep fan since: 1985
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1534
Comments:
I am a huge fan of " A CHRISTMAS STORY " and of course SHEP!