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Daniel Rosenberg
, Connecticut
Joined: November 26, 2001
Shep fan since: 1953
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 753
William Longstreet
Avon, Connecticut
Joined: December 18, 2003
Shep fan since: 1947
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1145
Comments:
Shortly after WWII Shepherd hosted a late night disc jockey program on Cincinnati radio broadcasting from Schuler's "Wigwam" restaurant. At midnight he invariably marked "The Witching Hour" with a stream of rhetoric for which he was famous. His gift of gab had to be among all the best of the founders of "Talk Radio".
Jared Kline
Bethany, Connecticut
Joined: December 11, 2000
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 337
Larry Yother
Bloomfield, Connecticut
Joined: December 21, 2005
Shep fan since: 1969
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1569
Comments:
Let's get "Phantom of the Open Hearth" reissued!
Jack Hearn
Branford, Connecticut
Joined: May 30, 2002
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 772
Bill Sopchak
Brookfield, Connecticut
Joined: May 23, 2000
Shep fan since: 1971
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 203
Bill Oravec
Burlington, Connecticut
Joined: June 26, 2001
Shep fan since: 1967
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 617
Robert Eskay
Canton, Connecticut
Joined: December 17, 2005
Shep fan since: 1960
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1565
Comments:
Sunday Night 9-12 on WOR. the shows were great. Recorded some will have to look for old tapes if they survived. Wish I could listen now.
Diane Ballou
East Hartford, Connecticut
Joined: January 18, 2004
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1205
Comments:
I used to listen to Jean Sheperd when I was in college. My mother used to wait up for me when I went out on dates, much to my chagrin. However, when I got home she'd be sitting there laughing like crazy. I'd sit there too and the two of us would have a cup of tea and listen. This is one of the fondest memories I have of my mother who has been gone now for 12 years. I'm going to buy some of his tapes so I can go back down memory lane.
scott daniels
east lyme, Connecticut
Joined: January 26, 2006
Shep fan since: 1957
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1614
Comments:
Just heard an old Shep show on WCNI the local college station. That took me back to the days when as I kid I would lay in bed with the lites out and listen to his stories on WOR -- what a treat to rediscover this after so many years!
Gary Duckett
Ellington, Connecticut
Joined: September 16, 2005
Shep fan since: 1967
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1532
Comments:
I just finished Eugene Bergmann's book - interesting.
Doug Higley
Encinitas, Connecticut
Joined: March 26, 2004
Shep fan since: 1955
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1240
Comments:
I have no idea when I first heard Shep...it was the 50's (probably around '55 or so) and there was this guy who would tell stories about anything. He could do an hour on a worm he saw crossing a path. The most comfortable 'old sweater' voice and compelling delivery that you HAD to listen to. Being a New Yorker, I remember thinking HE had the funny accent...many years later, I was told I had the funny accent*...funny how that works. (*by an Australian Broadcaster of all people, John Bailey, and that I should go to Broadcasting School and get in the biz. I did.) Thanks Jean for the first lessons....Doug Higley, LionPoint Studio http://LionPoint.com
L.L. Darcy
Fairfield, Connecticut
Joined: November 23, 2002
Shep fan since: 1957
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 781
Nick Pagani
Greenwich, Connecticut
Joined: October 11, 2005
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1533
Comments:
I have been trying to interest my 8 year old in reading, by reading her excerpts from Shep's books and not only has she made the connection from "christmas story" to what I listened to at her age, but she is a convert now and another generation will remember Shep
Jim Hollister
Groton, Connecticut
Joined: October 13, 2003
Shep fan since: 1958
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1067
Comments:
I listened to a lot of Jean Shepherd in New York in 1950's and have 3 of his books;I miss hearing his Jew's harp .I did tape one of his shows but have to look for it (it was on Silas Marner).
Chuck Harrison
Groton, Connecticut
Joined: December 19, 2003
Shep fan since: 1951
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1149
Comments:
I don't remember just how I found out about Shep, but at the time I was an unofficial member of the Cornell Jazz Club in my hometown of Ithaca, NY. Shep was a DJ at one of the Philadelphia hotels and broadcast over KYW. I had my family's old console radio in my room and I strung a (long) longwire antenna, cut to KYW's frequency so I could pick it up better at that distance. As the engineer of an on-campus radio studio (whilst still in HS), I had access to a fine disc lathe and spent much time making copies of music off the air. Shep never let me get a clean recording. He always talked over the start of any record he played. I eventually made a pilgimage to Phila. to see his show. Segue past a full Naval career, retiring in the 70's. Newly divorced and enjoying my newfound bachelorhood to the fullest. I seemed to have had many dates during that period, most starting after 10PM. I would drive to my date's house, sit out front in the car, listening to WOR and Shep's stories until signoff (at 10 PM). Then pick up date, visit bars, etc. Now I want to hear him again and also find a copy of the Great American 4th of July and so on.
Bob Paul
Guilford, Connecticut
Joined: January 29, 2010
Shep fan since: 1950
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2885
Comments:
Many a night, unable to sleep, I needed mental stimulation to ease my craving for intellect rapped around nonsense. Suddenly, there it was! [I think he was only on Sunday nights at the time]. More giggles. More intellect. More nuttiness. My life took a sudden turn--I was hooked! All my kids [40s and 50s] became hooked because the Ol' Man raved about it. They can still tell Shep stories, sing his songs. And, then one day he was gone. That's when I discovered Leon Redbone. Excelsior! Keep the memories rolling--thanx.
HARVEY MARTIN
GUILFORD, Connecticut
Joined: April 24, 2003
Shep fan since: 1960
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 953
Comments:
RE:SOME EXPRESSIONS OF SHEPHERD (?SPELLING)- I'LL AWARD YOU A BRASS FIGLIGGEE WITH BRONZE OAK LEAF PALM IF YOU CAN TELL ME... KEEP YOUR KNEES LOOSE THAT'S WOR SPELLED WITH AN H AND AN E ----ANY MORE?....
William S, Freeman
Hamden, Connecticut
Joined: July 10, 2001
Shep fan since: 1974
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 635
Paul D'Andrea
Hamden, Connecticut
Joined: November 27, 2004
Shep fan since: 1983
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1358
HOWARD GERSHMAN
HAMDEN, Connecticut
Joined: November 30, 2004
Shep fan since: 1956
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1362
Comments:
REMEMBER LISTENING TO THE ALL NIGHT SHOW UNTIL I FELL ASLEEP IN THE WEE HOURS. MY BROTHER SENT ME REEL TO REEL TAPE OF HIS SHOWS WHEN I WAS STATIONED IN KOREA IN 1970. NOW I TRADE THEM WITH FRIENDS WHO DISCOVERED HIM AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME WHEN THEY WERE KIDS.
jeanne baker
hartford, Connecticut
Joined: December 05, 2003
Shep fan since: 1962
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1112
FRANK BOROWY
HARTFORD, Connecticut
Joined: December 18, 2003
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1147
Comments:
WHAT A SITE. THE FOTOS BRING ALL THE STORIES ALIVE. THERE WERE SO MANY, NOT JUST RED RIDER. I SAW SHEP LECTURE AT GETTYSBURG COLLEGE, AROUND 1967, AFTER THE BOOK CAME OUT.. SO GREAT TO BE WITH HIM AGAIN....MY MENTOR!!!!!
Dick Skudlarek
Huntington, Connecticut
Joined: June 17, 2000
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 122
Richard Skudlarek
Huntington, Connecticut
Joined: June 18, 2007
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2205
Comments:
While dial twirling as a G.I. at Fort Knox, KY, looking for anything other than "chicken kickin'" music, I stumbled upon WOR and Shep from 1000 miles away. What a relief! I had listened to Shep in my former life as a civilian back home in Connecticut, so it was like being right there in my old room. I was able to introduce Shep to many new fatheads on those cloudy nights that WOR bounced off the atmosphere to Kentucky. Great memories!