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Cynthia Calvin
, Illinois
Joined: May 21, 2001
Shep fan since: 2001
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 573
John Stoesser
Barrington, Illinois
Joined: August 19, 2005
Shep fan since: 1980
Discovered Shep:
Read one of his books
Guest No: 1523
Glenn Weiss
Bloomington, Illinois
Joined: October 20, 2000
Shep fan since: 1980
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 267
Keith Pollok
Champaign, Illinois
Joined: October 20, 2003
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 1076
Comments:
I am grateful to you for setting up this website. I have been slowly working my way through his radio shows thanks to Max Schmid, and this is a great addition.
Bob Mueller
Chicago, Illinois
Joined: February 27, 2000
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 23
Jack Hickey
Chicago, Illinois
Joined: September 26, 2000
Shep fan since: 1975
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 236
WC Mericle
Chicago, Illinois
Joined: October 14, 2000
Shep fan since: 1976
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 259
David Charles White
Chicago, Illinois
Joined: May 04, 2001
Shep fan since: 1959
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 556
Larry Kloth
Chicago, Illinois
Joined: January 17, 2003
Shep fan since: 1999
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 785
Tony Judge
Chicago, Illinois
Joined: July 26, 2003
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1019
Gloria Czarnik
Chicago, Illinois
Joined: November 30, 2003
Shep fan since: 1972
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 1101
Comments:
The Chicago Tribune ran a story on Christmas Story. I had to visit this sight. I have family in NW Indiana and sometimes drive down Kennedy Ave past Flicks. I'm just another Polish girl from East Chicago.
Joe Paszczyk
Chicago, Illinois
Joined: December 01, 2003
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:
Saw his TV show
Guest No: 1103
Comments:
Like the writers below, I saw the article in the Sunday Tribune. It struck a cord. I grew up in Hegewisch, a neighborhood in Chicago right across the border from East Chicago, Indiana. 'Christmas Story' could have been mine-- the neighborhood, the people, the experiences. I have been a fan of Shep for years. I marvel at his ability to tell an engaging story with none of the gizmos we see on TV nowadays. I work in TV. Trust me: his way was better.
Steve Golden
Chicago, Illinois
Joined: June 26, 2004
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1269
Howard Newman
Chicago, Illinois
Joined: December 31, 2004
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1420
Comments:
Like so many other fans I discovered Shep as an adolescent. His power seemed to be, in hindsight, the abilty to create a sense of true intimacy between us kids and this hip adult who was giving us the true scoop on how life worked, without expecting anything from us. He was the very essence of radio as a "hot" media that truly envolved and engaged the listener. Who even attempts to create the level of personal communciation that Jean Shepherd achieved for decades?
Gloria Smith
Chicago, Illinois
Joined: July 06, 2005
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 1494
Comments:
I'm from East Chicago and Polish. I knew about Flick's tap because one of my friend's father patronized it. Unfortunately, Shep's radio shows were not heard in Chicago. When I was in college in the late 60's, many of the east coast guys I met were familiar with the show. I went to a university with a lot of engineers. What can I say, there were a lot of geeky guys who thought meeting a Polish girl from East Chicago was the high point of their lives. Every woman should be a goddess at some point in her life.
Steven Weiss
Chicago, Illinois
Joined: July 20, 2005
Shep fan since: 1983
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1498
Comments:
I once worked for an eccentric shoe store owner who collected OTR on cassetts. While I worked in the back of the store he would play these tapes for my entertainment. One of these tapes was a JS performance at what must have been a college in the 1970s. How my employer got this tape I have know idea, but I recognized its importance and requested a copy. What an amazing story he weaved about his first day in high school ending with his miraculous algebra class experience. Can anyone tell me the specifics of the JS date? Answer privately please.
Art Tursh
Chicago, Illinois
Joined: November 30, 2005
Shep fan since: 1961
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1519
Comments:
Shep talked me to sleep for many years. I lived for those Limelight shows. I've listened to a lot of talk radio through the years but Shep is still #1. Thank you for putting up this site!
Jan Madia
Chicago, Illinois
Joined: December 31, 2005
Shep fan since: 1975
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1588
Comments:
When I ask people my age (57)if the ever heard of Jean Shepherd they say "Who?" Boy, did they miss out! I really love his humor and how real his experience was. It gives me the feeling that it's all going to be OK! Even today....
David V
Chicago, Illinois
Joined: December 24, 2006
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1876
Comments:
Lying there in bed at night with the lights out listening to Shep is an indelible childhood memory. While the show was 45 minutes, it seemed like seconds between when the music faded out and then faded in. I really wish a radio station had the courage to find and then run his old tapes at 10pm. The stories were timeless.
Tom O'Connor
Chicago, Illinois
Joined: November 16, 2007
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 2635
Comments:
Happened across his first Playboy story while looking at other "articles." Listened to his radio rebroadcasts on WBEZ and eventually bought all the books.
Walt Waymond (actor,writer)
Chicago, Illinois
Joined: May 16, 2009
Shep fan since: 1992
Discovered Shep:
Read one of his books
Guest No: 2858
Comments:
I am working on a script for a new film,not a sequel to A Christmas Story or Summer Story, but entirely different and would also like to do a show based on SHep's stories, email me at mvpwaymond@sbcglobal.net if anybody is interested.
Paul H. Weberling
Chicago(orig.Newark,N.J.), Illinois
Joined: July 26, 2001
Shep fan since: 1956
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 652
Mike Joyce
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Joined: June 24, 2007
Shep fan since: 1961
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 2221
Comments:
Heard about this site from a bartender at the Jungle Bar in Evansville, Indiana. Still searching your site, but still have not found my favorite Jean Sheperd radio spot. I heard it in Chicago while driving, maybe in the late 60s or early 70s. Seems like it was the CBS radio network, but could have been NPR. Jean was reminising about summers in Northern Indiana: a plastic radio on the fridge is playing a camp Hawaiian tune (Aloha Oye!). As I recall, he uses this song as a refrain throughout. But the spot is really about going to the beach in Hammond and floating on an old inner tube on Lake Michigan: the soot from the mills drifting down, an empty wine bottle floats by ... It was just fantastic, probably the best modern American audio humor I've ever heard. If anyone who reads this know the title of this exceptional piece, I would be most grateful. Mike
Robert August
Elgin, Illinois
Joined: May 18, 2005
Shep fan since: 1967
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1485
Rob Grierson
Evanston, Illinois
Joined: June 07, 2000
Shep fan since: 1967
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 104