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Shannon Harper
, Florida
Joined: February 24, 2008
Shep fan since: 1982
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2740
Comments:
Please note that under your cast of characters in Shep's life you have made an error. Georgette Mosbacher was never married to Randy Shepherd brother to Jean. Randy Shepherd was married to her mother until his death. Mrs Dee Paulsin Shepherd. Please correct your mistakes regarding part of my family tree. Thank you
Neil Halloran
Altamonte Springs, Florida
Joined: August 07, 2008
Shep fan since: 1957
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2772
Comments:
I first heard about Shep for my older brother & his friends when I was about 14. Like many others I tried as hard as possible to stay awake and listen on my little radio under my pillow. I only wish I had met him. I couldn't get enough of his TV shows on PBS. Wouldn't it be great to see those shows again. Great site. Flick lives.
Ed Tiley
Apalachicola, Florida
Joined: January 04, 2007
Shep fan since: 1969
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1889
Comments:
I got introduced to Jean Shepard by my buddy Bill, whose daddy was the chief engineer at WNEW for years. Bill was living in his grandfather's basement and we'd sit around many evenings and listen to Merle Haggard's Bob Wills Tribute, Grateful Dead's American Beauty, then cap it off with Shep whose shows were rebroadcast (minus commercials) on WETA (Washington DC's public broadcasting outlet). Bill's grandfather would come to the top of the stairs and yell at us to quit burning "that damn incense!" A year or two later I found myself in Shep's beloved Signal Corps at Ft. Monmouth, NJ where I could actually hear him live! Oh the nights, my friend, when I would ride around the back roads of New Jersey with some Army buddies drinking Boone's Farm Apple Wine from the bottle and smoking copious quantities of "that damn incense." Somewhere I have a thirty-five year old cassette tape of Shep telling the story of his drive to Boston(?) when he stopped off at a Howard Johnson's only to find a horse in the back seat of a car. I'll see if I can find it to share if nobody has that show. Ed
BILL SCHMINDLEHAMMER
ASS FALLS, Florida
Joined: May 11, 2021
Shep fan since: 1784
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2979
Comments:
I ENJOY SHEPS SHOW EVERY EVENING WHILE IM NUDE IN MY BASEMENT.I ENJOY THE SHOWS ABOUT MAKING GRAVY THE MOST.I ALSO LIKE WHEN HE PLAYS TROMBONE SOLOS.SOMETIMES I PLAY TRUMPET WITH HIM IN THE NUDE?I LIKE THE SHOWS ABOUT FEASTERBERG.HE WAS A PIONEER OF NUDISTS EVERYWHERE.I LIKE TO STRIP NUDE AND WEAR LADIES UNDERWEAR.
Ed Burns
Bellview, Florida
Joined: November 23, 2003
Shep fan since: 1962
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1125
Comments:
My first encounter with Shep, was serching the AM band late night with my younger brother, Joe, up in Bucks Co.Pa. Our mom bought us an old Admiral with Green Stamps. We would stay up late with the radio turned down low and listen to his stories. With his great gift of visual story telling, it was more like viewing a movie than just hearing his tale. I credit him with helping me develope my imagination of which I am very thankful. I will miss him. Ed
Dan Lesley
Big pine key, Florida
Joined: April 09, 2000
Shep fan since: 1977
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 44
Fred Manillo
Big Pine Key, Florida
Joined: April 09, 2000
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 45
LARRY "BOLOGNA PIPE"FESTERHOUSE
BIG POLE CITY, Florida
Joined: May 06, 2021
Shep fan since: 1878
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2975
Comments:
I LISTEN TO SHEP EVERY NIGHT.I ENJOY THE SHOWS ABOUT LUNCHEON MEAT AND TAPE THEM TO LISTEN TO LATER IN THE NUDE WHILE I STAND IN THE BACK YARD.WHEN I WAS YOUNGER I ENJOYED LIGHTING SMAL FIRES AND HIDING IN THE BUSHES AND MASTERBATING WHEN THE FIREMEN PUT OUT THE FIRE.I LIKE A GOOD SPIRAL HAM AND ALSO JELLO
R. Lieberman
Boca Raton, Florida
Joined: January 19, 2001
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 414
Stephen Brust
Boca Raton, Florida
Joined: December 13, 2002
Shep fan since: 1962
Discovered Shep:
On The Radio
Guest No: 873
Comments:
I grew up in New York City and in 1962 or 1963 I was lying in bed, on a school night, with a transistor radio in my ear. For no apparent reason I decided that I had heard the song, Sugar Shack, enough times that evening and started to spin the dial for something else to listen to. I came upon this compelling voice and stayed with it for a while. This guy was telling a story about how he, as a young boy, ordered seeds from a mail order catalogue. I was hooked! I listened to this guy spin his stories for the next six years, five nights a week, and live on Saturday night from the Limelight in Greenwich Village. I maintain that Jean Shepard is arguably the greatest storyteller this country has ever produced, certainly the most prolific. It's a shame that he isn't more widely known, although Christmas Story has made more people aware of him.
Walter Bogart
Boca Raton, Florida
Joined: May 07, 2004
Shep fan since: 1957
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1249
Comments:
Just a note from "The Most Unknown Person in New York City" - about 1958 or so. Inveterate member of his Princeton, NJ audience at the annual show at Richardson Auditorium (I believe.) Found out recently about the site from another Shep admirer.
Jim Pearson
Boca Raton, Florida
Joined: June 16, 2005
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1489
Comments:
This is amazing that there would be a website reminding people that Flicklives. I remember writing that on my school book covers 40 years ago. I only knew of two other guys that ever heard of Shep and to see this website is very cool.He made us all feel special with his uplifting stories about what it was life for him to grow up. WOR was awesome back then for letting Shep create his magic.
Jeff S.
Bradenton, Florida
Joined: October 18, 2000
Shep fan since: 1961
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 266
Mike Cardella
Bradenton, Florida
Joined: December 30, 2005
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1585
Comments:
It's great listening again. Like it never stopped.
William Shassere
Bradenton, Florida
Joined: March 20, 2006
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 1623
Comments:
Being from the midwest, Indianapolis, my introduction to Shepard's special talent was through Playboy and later his books and PBS. I often wished I had been able to have had the opportunity to experience Shep's radio days. I did meet Shep druing a special appearance sometime in the 80s, sponsored by the Indianapolis PBS station. During the discussion, Shep claimed as true that his father had been an illustrator and cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune, and his mother had been a school teacher. He said he was an only child. He also seemed to be rather hostile towards anybody even suggesting that they would rahter believe the stories had a real life connection. I just finished E. Bergmann's book about Jean, and have become aware of all his contridictions. Interesting man - unique artist, and one that I still enjoy reading of and about.
JIM CLARK
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida
Joined: August 22, 2009
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 2876
Diane LaRocca
Cape Coral, Florida
Joined: May 20, 2003
Shep fan since: 1959
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 977
Comments:
Really did have that little transistor radio under my pillow. Couldn't wait to go to bed and stifle my giggles. Went to sleep with a smile every night. I miss him.
Thom Woolverton
Cape Coral, Florida
Joined: July 16, 2003
Shep fan since: 1962
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1005
Comments:
I remember staying up spellbound listening to Shep then discusing the show with my father at breakfast (both of us a little groggy from lack of sleep. The show that stuck with me most was the time he 'quit' on the air and played music for the last 15, 20 minutes.
Michael J Cornacchione Jr.
Clearwater, Florida
Joined: February 01, 2001
Shep fan since: 1962
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 427
John T Hollingsworth
Clewsiton, Florida
Joined: July 08, 2001
Shep fan since: 1956
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 631
Jeffrey Jacobs
Coral Spings, Florida
Joined: June 30, 2003
Shep fan since: 1961
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 999
Mike Caserta
Coral Springs, Florida
Joined: January 16, 2001
Shep fan since: 1968
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 412
Sid Chabus
Coral Springs, Florida
Joined: January 26, 2001
Shep fan since: 1956
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 421
Alan Greener
Coral Springs, Florida
Joined: September 08, 2004
Shep fan since: 1956
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1307
Comments:
I began listening to Shep when I was about 13 and my livning in Brooklyn. My brother, who was 16 at the time, and I shared a bedroom. We had these beds that one slipped under the other during the day. At night we would roll out the bottom one, which I got because it stunk, and turn on the radio and listen. At first we heard Shep from the Limelight and after that from the studio. We loved the show. My favorite shows are Shep's Fu Man Chu stories which no one else seems to remember. What's really cool, if cool is still okay, is that I heard the Christmas story on the air even before it appeared in Playboy. And I knew he'd get hit in the eye all along. Another favorite was when he told us to quietly put the radio on the window ledge and open the window and turn up the volume. "Help. Help!" he screamed. As you probably know, almost all windows opened on the alleys and other windows. It was great. Just as Gleason was the "Great One" on TV, Shep should have that honorium for his radio shows. Long live Flick.
John Cavicchi
Coral Springs, Florida
Joined: November 13, 2006
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1821
Comments:
My brother-in-law introduced me to Jean Shepherd when I was about 18 years old. I never met anyone else who ever heard of him until I was about 30!