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Ben Polcover
Akron, Ohio
Joined: April 24, 2006
Shep fan since: 1962
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1659
Comments:
In bed with the light out I loved to listen to Shep spin his fabulous tales and recollections and his so accurate view of life and people. I got the opportunity to get my copy of "In God We Trust ...." autographed in The Limelight. There was a long line and people kept cutting in line ahead of me. Eventually I was one of the last on line. So when we got up to Shep (about 3or4 of us) he unwound from the hours of book signing and spent about 30 minutes rapping with us. This was quite a reward for ending up in the back of the line.
Jordan Rothkopf
Beachwood, Ohio
Joined: October 16, 2003
Shep fan since: 1962
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1072
Comments:
I am not exactly sure of the year. It was around 1962. Used to listen on WOR every night. Couple of days ago my brother who lives in Florida called up and said you have got to listen to something. He then played the theme song. Flashback city. I have just begun to look at this site and another, www.flicklives.com. The Christmas story was shot in Cleveland, I believe since I moved here in 1979. I am sure I will write gain.
Ron Inscho
Bucyrus, Ohio
Joined: April 12, 2001
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 535
Jimmy Thompson
Centerville, Ohio
Joined: January 08, 2001
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 396
Brian Ciesko
Cincinnait, Ohio
Joined: August 13, 2003
Shep fan since: 1969
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 1038
Comments:
While home sick from school one day, I became a typically bored 12-year old boy and found myself disrespectfully bumbling around in my father's closet. I didn't know what I expected to find because I knew what all his clothes looked like; I mean, he wore them every day so. . . But then, oh treasure of near-teenagehood, I found his stack of old Playboys from the 60's. Wow! Naked ladies! While that particular thrill has never really ebbed, I remember seeing a very curiously titled story, "Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories". Up until that point I hadn't realized that there was anything funny about the printed word that existed outside of comic books and Mad magazine. And this guy, Jean Shepherd, his writing was so hilarious, I laughed out loud while reading. Along with J.R.R. Tolkien and John Lennon, Shep is probably one of the reasons I slipped through the streams and swam to the writer's shore, finding myself in a home I didn't know I had.
Grant Smyrlakis
Cincinnati, Ohio
Joined: September 13, 2000
Shep fan since: 1990
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 224
John Harper
Cincinnati, Ohio
Joined: December 24, 2000
Shep fan since: 1990
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 363
Gary S.
Cincinnati, Ohio
Joined: December 25, 2000
Shep fan since: 1975
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 365
Dan Dougherty
Cincinnati, Ohio
Joined: October 18, 2001
Shep fan since: 1949
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 715
george smed
cincinnati, Ohio
Joined: March 31, 2003
Shep fan since: 1976
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 931
Comments:
I would catch his show in Cincinnati on radio, saw Christmas Story, read the books, researched my old Playboy's, found some of his readings on cassette, then here I am. Can't put him down. Then out of the blue went to Jean Shepherd dot com. Tanks,Spot.
Brent Reider
Cincinnati, Ohio
Joined: December 27, 2003
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1171
Comments:
I have been involved in broadcast engineering for 33 years. My ham call is WA8SLJ. What fun to come across this site. I had an "NPR Driveway Moment" recently when All Things Considered ran a tape of Shep's experience at a march in Washington DC.
George Roden
Cincinnati, Ohio
Joined: April 15, 2005
Shep fan since: 1956
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1462
Comments:
Shep lives - thanks to the internet. It's the new home of the "night people". When I was about seven my father thought that I should have a crystal set - a simple receiving device without electrical power that was always "on". I soon learned to set the dail for WOR's signal and would fall asleep wearing the headphones. From some time in 1956 until I left Jersey for college in 1967 I seldom missed a show. He spoke at my high school where I got his signature on my copy of "In God We Trust". And, I was at Union College on "King Levinsky Day" when Shep received a pair of boxing gloves (for those of you who remember that show). I have lived in Cincinnati for years and now recall the stories he told about his life here - like the fish out and his walking across the Ohio River to go to work. I even went to the University of Cincinnati (where he met his first wife). I still miss Shep reading "Casey at the Bat" on opening day. There's nothing like Shep. Remember to keep your knees loose and your first baseman's mitt well oiled.
Robert Stout
Cincinnati, Ohio
Joined: August 08, 2005
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1506
Comments:
Yep, my friends, I,too, discovered Shep via a transistor radio given to me as a Christmas present in '63. Yep, it was a late night of "tuning" in surreptiously and I caught this story being told about a "string collector" in a unique and memorable way. I was forever "hooked". 90% of my best pals through high school and college were fans of Shep and even my wife had to "sign on" that this would be a part of my life...even ahead of her! I was fortunate to grow up in New Jersey, got his autograph twice ('cause I lost the first). The second was in a copy of "Wanda Hickey...". I went with my best Shep buddy (2 guys, one book. Go figure!). Me being Rob and my freind Bob, Shep, in typical fashion, signed it, "To Chet and Don, Excelsior! 1902, Jean Shepherd". I attended college close to Princeton (Unfortunately for me, not PU) and caught his annual show several times. I am still a tolerably good jew's harp player and have led a Boy Scout "Kazoo Brigade" (as an adult!) at a couple functions in Cincinnati, playing "The Bear Missed the Train" (with vocal refrain!) among others (sorry, not "Boodle Am Shake". Not yet!). Plenty more memories but for now, 'nuff said. Excelisor and keep yer knees loose, gang!
Sue Lumb
Cincinnati, Ohio
Joined: November 27, 2005
Shep fan since: 1948
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1517
Peter Steele
Cincinnati, Ohio
Joined: February 13, 2006
Shep fan since: 1956
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1633
Comments:
I first discovered Shep at 14 in Connecticut while trolling with a floor model multiband radio. Cattching Long John and Shep was a thrill. Later I followwd him from Massachuisetts and New Jersey as I moved and married He was the Mark Twain and Sholom Aleichem, and of my life. At 63, I still miss him
Dave Spickard
Cincinnati, Ohio
Joined: August 19, 2007
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 2402
Comments:
Need 1/2" VHS Copy of Phantom of the open hearth to borrow, copy, and return. Thanks
Jan Feuerstein
Cleveland, Ohio
Joined: October 09, 2000
Shep fan since: 1976
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 253
Don Blesse
Cleveland, Ohio
Joined: September 23, 2003
Shep fan since: 1968
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 827
Comments:
Back in 8th grade I heard a couple of friends talking about this guy on the radio named Jean Shepherd. Just figured he was another DJ. Then a couple of weeks later, I happened by WOR and was instantly hooked by a story about a guy that made the electric meter run backwards. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Shepherd... once at a book signing around 1970 and again in the mid-90's when he was a guest at the radio station I work at. Thanks for all the great things we all saw on the radio.
Jonathan Jay Gibian
Cleveland, Ohio
Joined: April 26, 2003
Shep fan since: 1959
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 955
Comments:
I was a very young radio announcer when I "discovered" Shepherd one night on my car radio. I was instantly hooked. I was a morning man, meaning it was my chore to begin the day's programming by opening the station at 5 a.m. or 6 a.m. Nevertheless, I would either remain up late at night or set an alarm to awaken me in time to get into my car and drive around, searching for a good signal to hear his broadcasts (about 10p or 11p if I remember correctly). WOR was sort of hard to get, especially when I was working at central Ohio radio stations, so I usually found a spot on the top of rather steep hills where I could park and receive a good signal from WOR. The man often created a sort of "natural high" for me with the laughter he prompted. To this day, I have never heard another radio personality do anything that even comes close to what Shepherd routinely managed. I miss very much his genius and I miss very much the laughter he brought into my life.
Greg Douglas
Cleveland, Ohio
Joined: August 16, 2004
Shep fan since: 1984
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1290
Comments:
The Movie - ACS - introduced us to Shep. My wife worked for and at the now defunct Higbees Dept. Store back in the '80s and we had the privlege of watching them shoot alll the dept. in-store scenes as well as the parade shots. In fact, if you watch the opening pan-down of Higbee's at the beginning of the movie, you'll see a us standing at her office window.
Joe Mosbrook
Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Joined: December 03, 2005
Shep fan since: 1952
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1548
Comments:
About the time I was graduating from high school, we discovered this unusual late-night program on KYW in Philadelphia. As I started college, we went to the Town Room of the Penn Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia to watch Shepherd do his show. When he moved to WLW, we went through all sorts of gyrations trying to pull in the distant signal. But, after he went to WOR, we got his program loud and clear and even made pilgrimages to the WOR transmitter in Carteret, New Jersey, to visit with him and watch and listen as he was doing the all-night show. He was one of America's great humorists. The closest thing we have today is Garrison Keelor.
David H. Socolov
Columbus, Ohio
Joined: June 01, 2001
Shep fan since: 1973
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 591
Veronica Jefferson
Columbus, Ohio
Joined: September 20, 2001
Shep fan since: 2001
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 679
Sue Wilgus
Columbus, Ohio
Joined: October 04, 2004
Shep fan since: 1959
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1327
Comments:
There is so much I had forgotten that this site has brought back. Thanks.
Shirley Holdren
Columbus, Ohio
Joined: May 19, 2007
Shep fan since: 2003
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 2044
Comments:
me my sister like bb guns