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Peter May
Alpharetta, Georgia
Joined: February 07, 2005
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 1433
Comments:
I actually discovered Shep via Car & Driver Magazine sometime in the 70s or early 80s. He bacame the reason I bought the magazine. Then, I read more Shep in Playboy. He was an incredible talent. A genius. A wonderful storyteller. He meant a lot to me and I will never forget him. Thank you for this wonderful site. I've been here for hours tonight and will be back.
Ed Svitil
Alpharetta, Georgia
Joined: December 25, 2006
Shep fan since: 1961
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1880
Comments:
Almost afraid to look up the bio hoping he was still with us. But as long as there's a White Sox fan like his old man and as long as the Buick's block will still crack at 3AM he'll be there. What a great site!
Barry Sherman
Athens, Georgia
Joined: April 14, 2000
Shep fan since: 1960
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 85
John Burdge
Atlanta, Georgia
Joined: October 04, 2000
Shep fan since: 1956
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 247
Gussie Ezenekwe
Atlanta, Georgia
Joined: September 12, 2001
Shep fan since: 2001
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 674
Michael Gale
Atlanta, Georgia
Joined: July 03, 2004
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1272
Comments:
I was raised in Union, NJ, hard by the Flagship and Denisons on Route 22, yet despite such proximity to the epicenter of American culture, it was my cousin Stuart from Tottenville who turned me on to Jean. My black leatherette Panasonic spewed Shep from 10:15 until 11, in the dark, the only listener in the world. Was anyone else in on the Limelight shows? My only appearance in the Ivy League was when I saw Jean at Princeton in the early '70s with my friend Howard. I loaned "In God We Trust..." to my lifelong friend Kurt who moved the next week and I haven't seen him or the book since, but even this Shep had prepared me for my friends.
Mark Miller
Atlanta, Georgia
Joined: May 10, 2005
Shep fan since: 1961
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1479
Comments:
Listened to "Old Shep" many evenings on WOR from 10:15 -11:00PM. What a trip! Met him at a few of his NYC appearances. When he mentioned a "nose flute" on one of his broadcasts, I sent away for one, and forwarded it to him. Never heard whether he received it or not. Whatta man! Hey, where are Schwartz and Bruner?
Michael Gale
Atlanta (was Union, NJ), Georgia
Joined: January 03, 2004
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1189
Comments:
My older cousin Stuart from Staten Island turned me on to Jean and I rarely missed the 10:15 pm start. It still thrills me to hear his voice and fondly remeber John Wingate's and Stan Lomax' wonderful voices. I loaned "In God We Trust" to my neighbor Kurt and never got it back! My daughter is addicted to the movie. Flick does, indeed, live. Is it possible to buy tapes or cds of the shows?
Jim Zerkel
Baxley, Georgia
Joined: October 02, 2003
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 845
Comments:
It was 1964 and I was fresh out of college and living in Arlington, VA. I was a long way from where I grew up on Chicago's southeast side right across the state line from Hammond. Tuning the radio own night I heard this voice with the definte nasal twang of someone from Chicago's "sout" side or across Stateline Road in Indiana. He sounded like me! I was hooked! From that night on, I listened to stories about Flick, Swartz, Cedar Lake, Used care lots on Stoney Island in Chicago, and a Daisy Red Ryder BB rifle. until I move back to Chicago in the late 60s - way out of the reach of WOR.
Don Knowlton
Braselton, Georgia
Joined: March 14, 2000
Shep fan since: 1968
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 57
Dan Gates
Coluimbus, Georgia
Joined: November 11, 2000
Shep fan since: 2000
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 288
Ron Penn
Decatur, Georgia
Joined: May 15, 2001
Shep fan since: 1956
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 567
Phil Ruggiero
Duluth, Georgia
Joined: March 10, 2001
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 501
Louis Lewow
Duluth, Georgia
Joined: November 28, 2001
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 758
Tom Parks
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Joined: October 25, 2004
Shep fan since: 1980
Discovered Shep:
Saw his TV show
Guest No: 814
Comments:
Never heard of Shep until his PBS TV shows aired in the '70's or 80's. Would give my left disgronificator for some video tapes or DVD's of these shows. As a former steel worker, I specially liked "The Phantom of the Open Hearth".
Jeff Faahs
Lilburn, Georgia
Joined: May 20, 2004
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1252
Comments:
Our "Gang" discovered Shep while listening to the radio while sitting in Dad's old Chevy in the driveway at night in Middlesex, NJ. Tuning around the dial from "Cousin Brucie" and tuned into Shep. We were hooked instantly. Our neighborhood (Me, Nash, DelGobbo, Beilly) would gather around the radio in someone's room and sit mesmerized soaking it all in. Later, after college, I worked for a Utility company out of Hammond, Indiana. I actually worked with a guy that grew up with Shep, and he would recount tales of when they were kids. I love listening to the shows over the internet, and am sorry I didn't find this link till a few months ago, after Mr. Shepard's passing. He sure had a gift for telling a story.
Tom Enright
Lilburn, Georgia
Joined: May 17, 2006
Shep fan since: 1967
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1666
Comments:
I'm not sure why it has taken me so long to do an Internet search on Shep, but I was overjoyed to find the web site. It threw me back into my childhood bed in 1967, with my trusty clock radio on the night stand, lulling me to sleep listening to his stories. Unfortunately I only had the pleasure of his company for 4 years, before leaving NY for college. After that, I looked forward to his occasional articles in Playboy, but they were too far in between. Now, I can finally share Shep with my kids, and in the process they may learn that true humor is timeless. Thanks.
Rich Morton
Mableton, Georgia
Joined: December 25, 2007
Shep fan since: 1921
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 2653
Comments:
Bought Jean Shepard dvd "complete" set of radio shows plus, after hearing Shep on a Vic and Sade compulation in 2006. Listen to about a half-dozen shows a a night now. Sometimes he was full of it, sometimes he was prosaic, but most of the time, he was just brilliant - up there with Paul Rymmer and Mark Twain! Some major radio net needs to begin reruns of his best shows.
David Kurtzman
Marietta, Georgia
Joined: March 24, 2003
Shep fan since: 1971
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 923
Comments:
Needs downloads of shows and such
Stu Case
Marietta (a suburb of Teaneck, NJ), Georgia
Joined: April 27, 2001
Shep fan since: 1969
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 552
Dennis Johnson
Newnan, Georgia
Joined: April 10, 2003
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 944
Comments:
Thanks for putting together this comprehensive site! When I was a teenager I missed uncounted hours of sleep as I lay with my ear next to a transistor radio, listening to him weave his tapestries of words and sounds. (I heard his shows on a local Public Radio station in the Washington, D.C., area.)
Thomas E."Skip" Thon
Norcross, Georgia
Joined: May 26, 2000
Shep fan since: 1960
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 209
Bill Brown
Roswell, Georgia
Joined: February 11, 2001
Shep fan since: 1951
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 435
Michael Daly
Savannah, Georgia
Joined: December 05, 2007
Shep fan since: 1976
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2643
Comments:
Saw Shep in concert at the Clinton Mill and Hunterdon Central HS when I was much younger, growing up in NJ. Listened to his WWOR show also--Vividly remember the episode where he describes Flick, Schwartz, and the gang consuming the contents of an medicine cabinet they found in a run-down house--and the hilarious aftermath
Harvey Imberg
Sharpsburg, Georgia
Joined: July 05, 2004
Shep fan since: 1973
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 1274
Comments:
Shep makes me laugh like no one else can, quite possibly because, as a kid growing up in the 50's and 60's, I can relate all-too-well to his tales. Over the years, I've given his books as gifts time and time again to introduce a true American treasure to those poor souls who never had the good fortune to hear him on the radio or see him on TV. It's sad, but they don't make 'em like that anymore.