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Frank Hagerman KD4HKL
Aiken, South Carolina
Joined: February 13, 2010
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2888
Comments:
Shep was the greatest.....have many of his shows on cd's and when things look glum...put the cd on play and all is well for the moment as Shep would have wanted it to be....gone but never forgotten.....73's
Stephen Grant
Aiken, South Carolina
Joined: December 31, 2003
Shep fan since: 1968
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1182
Comments:
This this is the perfect time of year to remember Shep. "A Christmas Story" seems to play daily, and then does play continuously on the TV in my Emergency Room call room. Co-workers, who have no idea who the narrator is, or where these stories came from, constantly pop into the room, began to watch, and invariably say " I love this scene" How does one explain to them that once upon a time, you stayed up late each night, not just Christmas Eve, and hung on every word that came from the cheap transistor radio hidden under your pillow? Those lucky few who got to grow up nightly with Shep, and even, as recounted in my brother's tale above, meet him, must wonder, as I do, how anybody else can get through daily life without having had this liberal arts education. Can they even imagine the thrill of having brought a new Playboy from the old man behind the counter at Center Stationers, a magazine that contained not only pictures of naked women but also a brand new short story by Jean Shepherd? Shep would laugh at the whole thing now, hell, he probably even predicted that one day same movie would run continously on TV 24 hours a day and the vast multitude wouldn't care, they would love it. Later in life, Shep seemed to turn his back on radio, famously remarking that it was a "medium for boobs." But I think I understand why. Dick Cavett once noted that Groucho Marx was often depressed, possibly because he didn't have Groucho to cheer him up. Jean Shepherd was such a natural for radio he couldn't understand the effect he had on listeners. And although it deprived millions on an experience I consider seminal, I thank God Shep came along before national talk radio.
Hall Boylston
Allendale, South Carolina
Joined: April 01, 2002
Shep fan since: 1985
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 768
Charlie Axarlis
Chadds Ford, South Carolina
Joined: January 09, 2006
Shep fan since: 1955
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1600
Comments:
May Shep's stories go on forever throughout the cosmos...
Frank Bartow
Charleston, South Carolina
Joined: October 18, 2000
Shep fan since: 1958
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 265
Don Wardlow
charleston, South Carolina
Joined: November 27, 2001
Shep fan since: 1976
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 755
Don Wardlow
Charleston,, South Carolina
Joined: February 27, 2001
Shep fan since: 1976
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 475
THOMAS GREIG
COLUMBIA, South Carolina
Joined: June 03, 2000
Shep fan since: 2000
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 217
dan goulding
god its hot columbia, South Carolina
Joined: December 11, 2003
Shep fan since: 1968
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1134
Comments:
Christ it seems that I can't remember a time w/o Shep. I remember my mother telling me about him asking everyone to put their radio on the windowsill. I remember going to bed every night and I guess I should be proud I didn't have to hide my radio under the pillow ...it was required or at least sanctioned late nite listening. Saw Shep 4 x (incl 1 book signing). The Bear Missed the Train is branded in my mind and the Jersey Devil is only two steps behind......god save the king of american humor HAIL SHEP !!!
sandy allen
great falls, South Carolina
Joined: September 08, 2007
Shep fan since: 1988
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 2516
Comments:
I grew up in Wildwood Shores which is located at the southern end of Lake County, In, and bounded by the Kankakee River. We were year-round residents in an area of seasonal cabins and had to deal with the smart-ass city kids each summer. They in turn thought we were a bunch of ignorant country hicks (of course we were). My older brother lived for many years in a rented room above the Hessville Tap. I first became aware of Jean Shepherd when The Christmas Story aired on TV. I excitedly described the movie to my brother, and he said "Oh yeah dat's da guy usta be my drinkin buddy." (Even in the Lake County Boonies there remains a trace of the Chicago Accent). Our neighbor in Wildwood also had a pack of hound dogs--17 large red bone hounds who roamed the neighborhood, bent on destruction. I have often wondered if Shep's hillbilly hounds really existed in Hessville, or if they were the result of one of my brother's anecdotes. Does anyone know?
Mike Karp
Johns Island, South Carolina
Joined: October 10, 2001
Shep fan since: 1956
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 707
Dan Goulding
Leesville, South Carolina
Joined: April 22, 2002
Shep fan since: 1967
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 769
Keith McGraw
Lexington, South Carolina
Joined: November 14, 2000
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 290
Brandy Atkins
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
Joined: December 03, 2006
Shep fan since: 1983
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1844
Comments:
I absolutely LOVE the christmas Story, my family and I have watched it every year at Christmas time. I t takes us back to the major excitement of Christmas.
Tony Butler
Mt Pleasant, South Carolina
Joined: April 26, 2005
Shep fan since: 1960
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1469
Comments:
The greatest story teller I have ever listened to ar read.
Steve Winder
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Joined: January 14, 2004
Shep fan since: 1998
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1200
Comments:
I actually discovered Shep listening to Max on Golden Age of Radio on WBAI when I lived in NYC. I then put 2 + 2 together and realized Shep was the guy from that movie they show all day on X-mas. You know, the one w/the kid who is going to shoot his eye out. Anyway, I am now very hooked. In addition to his many other talents, the man was a radio giant and should not be forgotten. Thank you Max for keeping his stuff alive and on the air.
Tim Schriffen
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Joined: January 11, 2001
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 405
Ron Mabey
Port Royal, South Carolina
Joined: November 05, 2007
Shep fan since: 1978
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 2610
Comments:
Great site! Yes... FLICK LIVES!
Scott Walton
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Joined: November 24, 2000
Shep fan since: 1966
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 306
Worth Waring
Summerville, South Carolina
Joined: August 29, 2003
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 808
Comments:
I was delving through my father's "hidden" stack of Playboys as a kid. After the first few minutes of looking at the pictures, I thumbed through the printed matter and came across Shep. Then I went through the rest of the stack, looking for more. I've never stopped looking for more.
HELAINE LEWIS
SUMMERVILLE, South Carolina
Joined: December 18, 2003
Shep fan since: 1960
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1144