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John Brandt
Augusta, Maine
Joined: March 04, 2001
Shep fan since: 1966
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 490
Bud Hall
Augusta, Maine
Joined: May 07, 2007
Shep fan since: 1962
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2030
Comments:
It's 1961. Hackensack, NJ. I'm 12. And... I'm tuning through the band on my new pocket size RCA transistor radio hidden under my pillow. That's so my parents wouldn't know I was still awake. Then I hear a voice, distant at first, quick...tune it in better. It's not music; not mindless, but with a beat. It's different, a real voice, like a window on the world. Entertaining, but demanding, no..commanding attention. That was my first experience with a talk show, and I was hooked on Shep!! He was talking to me, just for me!! To this day my mom doesn't know who Shep was. That's as it should be.
Frank "Louie" Johnson
Bangor, Maine
Joined: July 23, 2001
Shep fan since: 1962
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 649
joseph nunez
bangor, Maine
Joined: December 24, 2007
Shep fan since: 1961
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2652
Comments:
as a kid i'd listen to him with a transitor radio under my pillow.
David Ramsey
Brownville, Maine
Joined: February 05, 2016
Shep fan since: 1967
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2925
Comments:
Dad was a HAM and beat cop on patrol with a small radio and a piece of wire to attach to a drain pipe to get WOR. I was 12 and supposed to be sleeping and had a short wave radio and found Shep's show. Neither knew the other was listening to Shep till many years later.
Beth Warner
Kennebunk, Maine
Joined: January 09, 2005
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1421
Comments:
My father and my sister who is ten years older were both rabid Shep fans. Most evenings when ten fifteen rolled around, Shep's voice along with hysterical laughter from my family listening would drift into my bedroom and keep me awake. I couldn't figure out what they were listening to or what was making them laugh so hysterically. I probably was not more than five or six years old. My mother, a John Gambling Senior and Junior fan never really "got" Shep but she didn't listen to the radio much at night anyway. Looking back I realize she was probably too tried from doing ironing for three girls and other housework. Her evening entertainment ended early and consisted of the Newark Evening News. (I grew up in the "most urbanized state in the union" i.e. NJ) By the time I hit high school I listened to Shep but not on the kitchen radio. I had this funky brand new Toshiba transistor radio, in a brown leather case that I could prop up next to my ear. This allowed me to tune in while I lay in my bed in the dark. Sometimes when I hadn't gotten through my homework I would listen to Shep on my green Zenith clock radio on my desk in my room. Once in a great while my dad and I listened to him together, usually on Saturday nights when Shep broadcast from the Limelight. Speaking of the Limelight, when Shep's book came out "In God We Trust All Others Pay Cash" I purchased my own copy and went to a book signing event Shep held one Saturday afternoon at the Limelight. There must've been at least a hundred or more adolescent boys there. I stood patiently in line and when Shep saw me he grabbed my book and signed it "To Beth....a girl!" I was the only girl at the signing. I kept that book and loaned it out to different people over the years but much to my chagrin, it mysteriously disappeared back in the late seventies/early nineteen eighties. At first I thought it was just misplaced but after repeated hunts I realized that it was really and truly gone and that I would never locate its whereabouts. I have been enjoying listening to recordings of Shep that an old moldy also a Shep fan friend sent to me last year. When the Red Sox won this year I found Shep's conclusions about being a fan of a losing team delightful and can really see his dad booing the Yankees and Lou Gehrig in particular until Gehrig hit those balls that made Shep's dad stop booing. EXCELSIOR! Beth Warner p.s. sometimes Shep was annoying when he didn't have a good night or a topic of interest but I forgave him and still do to those shows when he resorted to playing the kazoo or other nonsensical stuff.
David Sysko
Lewiston, Maine
Joined: November 12, 2004
Shep fan since: 1972
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1343
Comments:
I love the site! It has all the elements I remember, listening each weeknight at 9:15 on WOR: the opening (and closing) music, making fun over the commercials (all sponsors gotten out of the way early with haste, humor and derision), frenetic storytelling (enough to produce Dad in the hall saying it's time to go to sleep), philosophical meanderings and subversive advice to children (so that's where I went wrong).
Jim Craig
Mechaic Falls, Maine
Joined: January 02, 2004
Shep fan since: 1959
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1187
Comments:
Lifelong fan and devotee of Shep. I've now passed the infection onto my 17 year old son who has memorized a scary number of passages from "In God We Trust..", "Wanda Hickey's Night.." and the movie "Christmas Story". Long live Shep! Excelsior you Fatheads!
Charles Mitchell
Millinocket, Maine
Joined: May 30, 2001
Shep fan since: 1967
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 586
Bobbi Jolda
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
Joined: March 31, 2005
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:
Read one of his books
Guest No: 1456
Comments:
This site is a great pleasure. Thanks!!
shane mckenna
s.china, Maine
Joined: June 02, 2004
Shep fan since: 2001
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1262
Comments:
he is the coolist man in the united states
James Kossuth
Saco, Maine
Joined: March 05, 2001
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 491
Bob Dziadzio
Saco, Maine
Joined: July 23, 2008
Shep fan since: 1961
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2767
Comments:
Like others, I found him by randomly searching the dial while in bed. After hearing him for the first time, I was hooked. I was living in Western MA at the time and had to depend on the skip wave from WOR to receive him. He'd fade in and out, but still was fun to listen to. A friend from CT and I traveled down one Sat night to see him at the Limelight. Guess seeing him in person didn't have the same effect as his radio presence. Left for college in the Midwest in '66 and didn't return until he had left the airwaves. Got to see him a few times on PBS and his movies.
Rev. Michael Lowry
Scarborough, Maine
Joined: February 29, 2000
Shep fan since: 1973
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 27
Tim Leise
Sullivan, Maine
Joined: April 23, 2005
Shep fan since: 1966
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1467
Comments:
ahhhh, yes...The Seven Deadly Sins...concrete New Jerseyites stabding by concrete 1964 Dodge Darts, proudly displayed on lawns throughout Mexico...live show at Metuchen H.S. ("never throw anything at a star, kid!!")...everyone kisses Johnny Carson (Ed McMahon in several places)...Route 22...The Phantom of the Open Hearth..."More doubles, Gentlemen?"...
Max Henke
Topsham, Maine
Joined: January 19, 2003
Shep fan since: 1957
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 787
Comments:
I miss that rat. 'Rat' you say? Yea, Rat, for leaving us! I hope God is letting you work, be something to look forward too.