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Marty Luckett
, New York
Joined: February 25, 2003
Shep fan since: 1967
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 894
Comments:
Hey Gang! When I was 8, laying in bed at night I would hear the opening music of Shep's radio show, the "riders up!" trumpet, playing on my parents radio tuned to WOR..I would find it on my radio expecting a horse race, but always it was this man's voice, so I never stayed...one night, the 4th of July the man's voice announced he was going to read Ludlow Kissel and The Dago Bomb etc. etc. His voice that night was very conspiritorial...seductive, i a way I later learned was his trademark, the way he included all that were listening that..we were in on it too! As he unfolded the story of using fireworks as kid (something I had done that day), I nearly wet the bed from laughing so hard... The next day my father gave me In God We Trust...my first adult book...I was hooked..later came Wanda Hickey and Ferrari in the Bedroom... The last time I heard shep was a guest apperance here in NYC..a couple of radio jocks invited him to present his views on the state of radio today...he was very negative about the industry, much to their suprise...what did they expect? Shep had more creativity, sense of prescence, writing ability and genuine satire in his little pinky finger, than Howard Stern will achieve in 10 lifetimes of saying the word penis over the air and then snickering like a child who said a dirty word and got away with it.
Richard Paul
, New York
Joined: April 25, 2003
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 954
Comments:
A fellow student suggest I listen to Jean, when I was 13. He turned me on to talk radio and for that I thank you Robert Fleischer ... wherever you may be. Those were more genteel days,in terms of popular culture, but today I enjoy Micheal Savage as Jean's darker incarnation.
Bill Ross
, New York
Joined: June 20, 2003
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 988
Comments:
Does anyone remember Shep hosting a Nightline back in the mid to late 80's? He was at home in Florida and it was a July 4th show. How appropriate! I worked the show and it was sad he was not given time to make his magic that night. He was taken too soon. We could really use him now. Thanks to all those that keep this and all the other sites alive remembering Jean and everything he's done. Exelsior Fathead!
debbie carter
, New York
Joined: January 16, 2006
Shep fan since: 1962
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1607
Marc Furstenberg
, New York
Joined: January 31, 2008
Shep fan since: 1961
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2686
Comments:
What about the story about Banana Nose Zeke Bonura stealing home when Shep and the old man went to see the Sox play?
Robert Boyce
, New York
Joined: September 22, 2008
Shep fan since: 1962
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2778
Comments:
I was given an 8 cd set of Jean's radio shows and the enclosed pamphlet referred to this site. As a kid, I used a surplus oven timer to turn on a reel to reel recorder to tape Jean when I couldn't be home. Sure wish I had kept some of them considering how many broadcast (thousands?) have been lost forever and they were all brilliant and priceless - Thanks for maintaining the site.
Charles Chiclacos
(orig) College Point - (now) Glen Cove, New York
Joined: July 08, 2001
Shep fan since: 1962
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 630
Jim Shaw
(then) Irvington, New York
Joined: September 07, 2001
Shep fan since: 1968
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 672
Tom Carmello
Albany, New York
Joined: August 06, 2003
Shep fan since: 1974
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1035
Comments:
THIS A WONDERFUL SITE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALLOWING ME TO READ HIS WORKS AND HEAR HIS WORDS ONCE AGAIN. MY AREA DID NOT RECEIVE A STRONG SIGNAL FOR HIS RADIO SHOW FROM WOR RADIO, WHICH IS WHY I AM SO THRILLED TO BE ABLE TO HEAR HIS PERSONAL WAY OF TELLING A STORY, AND TO READ SO MUCH OF HIS WARM CHILDHOOD MEMORIES. I HAVE READ EVERY SHEP BOOK AND HAVE SEEN EVERY MOVIE, BUT NOW I CAN ACTUALLY GET TO HEAR SHEP'S RADIO SHOWS, WITHOUT ALL THE STATIC OR RADIO TROUBLES. GOD, I WISH PBS WOULD RERUN SHEP'S OLD SHOWS, FOR BIG FANS, LIKE ME.I HAVE SPENT HOURS AND HOURS ON THIS SITE ALREADY, AND I JUST DISCOVERED IT TODAY. MAY MR. SHEPARD, REST IN PEACE AND THANKS AGAIN FOR KEEPING HIS MEMORY ALIVE FOR ALL OF US, STILL LIVING.
Linda Fritze
Albany, New York
Joined: June 02, 2004
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1261
Comments:
I was eleven and living in Brooklyn when I first started listening to Shep. Listening late at night, when everyone else was asleep, was like an adventure. It was as if we were both under the covers with a flashlight, telling stories. I particularly remember the night he told the story of falling asleep on the subway and waking up in the lost subway station. His imagination seemed boundless. There are none like him left today.
Tom Taber
Albion, New York
Joined: May 19, 2005
Shep fan since: 1968
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 1487
Comments:
I saw Jean at my college (RIT) around 1968 - I believe twice. While he gave his talk, he was being "translated" for the many deaf students in attendance (the National Technical Institute for the Deaf was and is part of the school.) He slowed down a few times to let the "signer" catch up, and then stopped all together after saying the word "ass," waiting and watching, and then saying something like "I wanted to see what the symbol for that was!"
William Seiman
Amityville, New York
Joined: February 13, 2001
Shep fan since: 1974
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 440
Terry Dorr
Aquebogue, New York
Joined: June 26, 2001
Shep fan since: 1961
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 616
Steve Masciangelo
Aquebogue, New York
Joined: February 23, 2003
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 893
Comments:
As a child ,I went to sleep each night with a cheap Japanese transistor radio beneath my pillow listening to Shep ,who took me away to " other places."
Max Schmid
Astoria, New York
Joined: February 21, 2000
Shep fan since: 1921
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 10
R. F. Uttendorfsky
Astoria, New York
Joined: February 22, 2001
Shep fan since: 1960
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 456
Kenneth Steenbuck
Babylon, New York
Joined: March 19, 2004
Shep fan since: 1960
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 835
Comments:
Thanks for many wonderful hours of laughs and and fun especially 6SJ7GT, and the sounds of the machines in the factories. Jean you will never be forgotten. You were one of a kind ,agreat kind.
HELGA MERRYMAN
BABYLON, New York
Joined: February 28, 2003
Shep fan since: 1962
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 896
Comments:
I WOULD LISTEN TO WOR AT NIGHT WHEN MY HUSBAND WAS AT WORK, WHEN I FIRST HEARD SHEP. I WAS HOOKED, I NEVER HEARD ANYTHING LIKE HIM BEFORE OR SINCE (I'VE READ MOST OF HIS BOOKS SEEN ALL OF HIS MOVIES AND HEARD MOST OF HIS RADIO SHOWS).
Darrel Blaine Ford
Babylon, New York
Joined: August 03, 2005
Shep fan since: 1950
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1503
Comments:
For years listening to Shep was a must for me. He was an original & amusingly saw thru the shams of our wacky,shallow, materialistic culture; while he lovingly described his enthusiasms. He punctured the pomposities of the great, near great & wannabees but was never cruel. He never did a show that was not an outragious delight. After he was so shabbily treated by the ingrate suits at WOR, I rarely tuned into their programs as a silent protest.
David Johnson
Baldwin, New York
Joined: November 25, 2009
Shep fan since: 1973
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2881
Comments:
It was on past my bedtime. I was one of those kids hiding the radio under the covers. My two favorite memories: when his radio was hit by lightning and his mother proclaimed,"YOU BROKE THE HOUSE!!!", and an episode which ended with the questionable advice,'Lie, kid. Lie for all you're worth. And they'll BELIEVE you!'
James Clavin
Bay Shore, New York
Joined: December 14, 2003
Shep fan since: 1983
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1138
Comments:
It's a shame that the good story tellers are kept locked away from the public who truly love this man. To be able to share with your next generation, films we were raised on the same as we did with Charles Shultz "Peanuts" and Dr. Suess. Ahhh.....this website will have to be our cure. Thank you.
Ken Wodiska
Bayside, New York
Joined: February 23, 2000
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 14
tom hoy
bayville, New York
Joined: December 31, 2003
Shep fan since: 1960
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1184
Comments:
I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY SHEP FANATIC, IT'S COMFORTING TO KNOW NOW, I'M NOT ALONE,I TRY TO EXPLAIN TO MY KIDS WHAT IT WAS LIKE LISTENING TO HIM UNDER THE BLANKETS, BUT THEY JUST DON.T GET IT, NOW MAYBE I CAN GET SOME COPIES OF HIS WORK AND HAVE THEM ENJOY HIM,
Fredric Price
Bedford, New York
Joined: March 12, 2005
Shep fan since: 1975
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1446
Comments:
The bear missed the train and now he's walking. I miss the bear.
Brooks Dermont
Bellport, New York
Joined: June 14, 2000
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 117