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Jim Kearney
, Pennsylvania
Joined: October 29, 2000
Shep fan since: 1974
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 273
Damona Sain
, Pennsylvania
Joined: December 28, 2003
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1177
Comments:
Whoops...was it the Limelight, not the Bitter End, in which he did his live shows?
Philip Rudnick
, Pennsylvania
Joined: February 27, 2005
Shep fan since: 1954
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1442
Comments:
Please remove my old guest book listing for this one (new e-mail address (pbrudnick@yahoo.com)
Marie Esher Coia
, Pennsylvania
Joined: December 25, 2007
Shep fan since: 1960
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2655
Comments:
I just saw "A Christmas Story" for the second time since the 80's and realized how much I miss that voice and his slant on life. I "googled" Shep to get the dates of his life and found this web site. What a delight! I know of only two other people who listened to Shep one being my mother who listened to him when he was in Philly and then on WOR. So I grew up listening to him every night, probably earlier than 1960 but can't quite remember a date. I had a poster of him in my apartment in the late 60's, the same picture that is on the cover of the book on the home page of this web site. I have a signed copy of "In God We Trust All Others Pay Cash" which he signed for me at John Wanamakers in center city Philadelphia in the late 60's. He kind of flirted with me which I never expected. I saw him speak at Temple University sometime in late '67 or '68. He spoke for three hours to a full house and kept everyone's attention. My new boyfriend at the time (he's still my boyfriend) thought he would be bored because he had never heard of Jean Shepard but he was pleasantly surprised and enjoyed every minute. We saw him twice more at Princeton. I also have one of Shep's records. I listened to his last show which was sometime in the mid 70's and I think it was on April 1st. The only other person I know who listened to him called me when he found out Shep had died. He had a big impact on my life and I miss him. Excelsior!
Marion Schwartz
, Pennsylvania
Joined: December 25, 2007
Shep fan since: 1955
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2656
Comments:
I was /still am a big fan! He was the coolest guy around!
Barry Hayward
pennsburg , Pennsylvania
Joined: December 15, 2005
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1561
Comments:
I grew up in nyc. WOR my parents always knew where i was at nite at the radio!! Later when i lived in steubenville ohio his steel mill stories and bowling league tales helped me pass as a local. G-d bless the gratest houmerist since will rogers. I made my parents stop in indiana to try and find his old house I was obsessed. I saw him at the gaslight once I was too young.
James Darcy
Abington, Pennsylvania
Joined: June 05, 2003
Shep fan since: 1956
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 861
Comments:
He read Sax Rohmer's "Dr. FuManchu," told my neighbors "French Poodles are NOT people." Shep made me feel like a revolutionary when I needed to feel that way. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert W. Service... I felt like I belonged to the "night people." Tiny box kites on Washington Square Park, Safari to locate the "elephants' burial ground" in the subway tunnels. What a guy. Signed: Jimmyvibes
Edward T. Sheppard
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Joined: January 07, 2001
Shep fan since: 1956
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 394
David Vogel
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Joined: April 18, 2001
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 544
Lou Serva
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Joined: October 29, 2004
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 816
Comments:
Would like to get his cd reading poems of Robert Service
Edison Leonard
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Joined: January 01, 2004
Shep fan since: 1951
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1185
Comments:
I only wish I had been able to tell stories the way Shep could. I miss him.
Christopher Gately
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
Joined: April 19, 2005
Shep fan since: 1966
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1463
Comments:
My parents listened to "Shep" on KYW when they were dating in college. I discovered him while "DX"ing on my KROY pocket AM transistor radio with earphone when I was supposed to be asleep. My best friend in school was a Shepherd fan, too. We always talked about the previous night's show at lunch. We both represented our school at Shep's Press conference at the National Press Club in NYC in the late sixties. I still have the signed cover letter that came with the "Press Passes". I went to Rosetta Electric and got a $1.00 Black Light poster during a trip to NYC to visit with my grandparents. I work sound at live shows among other things audio. At the end of shows, sometimes I will play the "Bahn Frei" polka and inevitably some Shep fan will come over to ask where I got the recording. I guess "Flick still lives"...
Robert Keown
Avondale, Pennsylvania
Joined: April 26, 2003
Shep fan since: 1959
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 956
Comments:
I believe it was during the International Geophysical Year (1958)that I first discovered Shep. I had moved to Michigan and very vividly remember hearing Shep talk about his amateur radio and the Northern lights which I can see brightly where we lived. I moved to Ireland in the mid-1960s and actually heard him one evening as I was hunting for United States radio stations and was familiar with WOR. Being a radio amateur I actually talked to Shep on 2 meters as he sometimes drove from New York to the south somewhere. He would check into our radio repeater in Wilmington Delaware. It was a great pleasure to talk with him and each year at Christmas those fond memories return as we watch with great-grandchildren, the Christmas Story.
John Lindros
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Joined: April 19, 2004
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 855
Comments:
I lived in North Jersey during my HS years, and began listening to Shep on WOR at night on a 'word of mouth' basis from my friends. My mom thought it was weird I was sitting in the kitchen listening to this strange "talk show" [not that we knew it was a talk show] on a radio that actually had tubes in it, but it could have been worse, I could have been on Staten Island drinking when the theoretical age for that was 18... One of his many sponsors was the Great Shanghai restaurant on Broadway in Harlem, to which I and a fellow Shep-head once went to start a memorable pub-crawl down Broadway...... whenever I hear of Shep, he brings a smile to my face - He had a great and gentle insight into human nature, which I think is why so many remember him so fondly.
Benjamin W Champion
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Joined: May 18, 2006
Shep fan since: 1955
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1667
Comments:
Thanks for the information on this site about Jean Shepherd.
Lou Rosenberger
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Joined: February 12, 2001
Shep fan since: 1960
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 437
DANIEL HARTNETT
BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania
Joined: December 11, 2003
Shep fan since: 1971
Discovered Shep:
Saw his TV show
Guest No: 1133
Comments:
I first saw his Jean Shepherd's America on PBS. Then I read every one of his novels from the library. I have Shepherds Pie tapes and I would love to get the 2 seasons of America on VHS. I really wish PBS would issue the shows.It's great that A Christmas Story was a big hit and so many more people discovered him. This is a great site !!
Gregg Fisher
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Joined: December 24, 2008
Shep fan since: 1968
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2809
Comments:
Actually I heard one of Jean's radio brodcasts one night. I was just a kid, my mom said "this guy's funny, you should hear this." He was telling a story from the New York World's Fair, which I visited with my family a few times. My grandfather was a truck driver, he drove truck in WWII (RedBall Express), made a lot of runs into Philly and New York, and he said Jean's brodcasts made his life on the road and in traffic bearable. He told stories about the Army, about growing up by the Steel Mills, stories about Christmas. Great stories. Later on, I caught his offerings on PBS. Phantom, Fourth of July, and others. I still watch my VHSs when they were re-brodcast. "I-95, I love it!" I have read some of his books, but I really love the archived broadcasts. Thanks so much for keeping Shep alive! -Gregg
Alan Kalish
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Joined: June 20, 2009
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2867
Comments:
I met Jean Shepherd at two different book signings in Plainfield, NJ. I also saw him in concert at Princeton University, at Red Bank, at Clinton, at NCE (since changed to NJIT), and at Carnagie Hall. I provided Max Schmid and two other Shep archives with almost 200 shows recorded between 1970 and 1974. These were recordings that I first made while in high school, on cassettes. Over time I had to move the recordings onto reel-to-reel as the cassettes began to seize up. When the reel-to-reel recordings began to fail (30+ years after my original recording dates), I transferred the shows to a digital format. When I was in college I nearly lost the whole collection when I was transporting the collection between school and home. My car's tailpipe rotted off and the floor of my trunk got very hot. About half of the cassettes had deformed. I ended up buying new cassettes with housings that were held together with screws, and then I transferred the tape from the melted housings into the new housings.
Jed Gregg
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
Joined: December 07, 2007
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2646
Comments:
Shep was truly one of a kind. I began listening to him on WOR 710 sometime in 1963. I took in a number of his live shows at Princeton, NJ as well as Clinton NJ. I have all four of his books, several of them signed by him to me. I also have one of his 33 1/3 vinyls. I also spoke with him a time or two. One in particular stands out in "the vast archives of my mind"; at a book signing at the Woodbridge Mall in NJ. I asked him about his Morgan (Auto). He enjoyed talking about it. There must have been 50 or more people lined up behind me as he rambled on (as only he could)about any given subject. I suspect those folks lined up behind me would have liked to choke me. What a great guy he was. He had the knack of being truly funny without being crass or "dirty".It was truly a loss when he went off the air. I still miss Shep. The last time I hear him speak he was on The Larry Glick Show from WBZ 1030 in Boston; in the mid 90's I think. By the way Larry had a great late night show on "BZ" for many years. Larry is now retired and living in FL. What a long winded comment. Thanks for asking and thanks for this great web site. Jed Gregg
Richard Dillman
Brookville, Pennsylvania
Joined: October 02, 2006
Shep fan since: 1952
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1749
Jan Mauch
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Joined: May 07, 2001
Shep fan since: 1976
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 560
Kevin R. Cunningham
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Joined: January 05, 2001
Shep fan since: 1966
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 391
Daniel Spencer
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Joined: August 04, 2017
Shep fan since: 1983
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 2941
Michael C Krawciw
Carlisle, Pa, Pennsylvania
Joined: May 30, 2000
Shep fan since: 2000
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 215