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John Warmington
Applegate, Oregon
Joined: January 30, 2005
Shep fan since: 1990
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1427
f. cole smith
beaverton, Oregon
Joined: September 03, 2003
Shep fan since: 1958
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1051
Comments:
In New york,I remember seeing the 7 foot Mr. Peanut about whose misadventure in Horn and Hardart's revolving door JS used to tell. In the restaurant, sure enough, there was a homeless person with an old cold cup of coffee lurking near a large out of town family. Maybe you remember the rest of the story...
Kent Brown
Central Point, Oregon
Joined: November 04, 2008
Shep fan since: 1998
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2788
Comments:
I am, so pleased I located this site and I look forward to finding out more about my Daisy MOD 40 1940-1942 Carbine.
Bob Koller
Hillsboro, Oregon
Joined: December 02, 2004
Shep fan since: 1959
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1364
Comments:
Thanks so much for creating this site, for my friend and story teller Jean. I would Rush to bed as a kid to listen to his stories. He was the Best!
Jack Lynch pob 428
Hillsboro 97123, Oregon
Joined: January 18, 2006
Shep fan since: 1967
Discovered Shep:
Read one of his books
Guest No: 1609
Comments:
Long late nights, back in Middletown, New Jersey. Everything else seems so far away and long past. He spoke to me. I have never known anybody who has loved living so much and been supremely entertained by the neighborly occurances or personal observations.
Ray Swanson
La Pine, Oregon
Joined: June 07, 2007
Shep fan since: 1955
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2129
Comments:
Lived in Connecticut from 1955 to 1978 and could pick up WOR on several radios. Listened to Shep and the other WOR regulars, Ted Brown and William B Williams in the car and at home in the evenings. Had a number of off-air tapes but they were destroyed by Ex-wife, a non Shep listener!
Steve & Monica Schalock
McMinnville, Oregon
Joined: May 06, 2000
Shep fan since: 1975
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 185
Scott Hendricks
my ranch, Oregon
Joined: December 22, 2007
Shep fan since: 1966
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2650
Comments:
I discovered Shep while going to HS in Princeton NJ and one of my classmates was Randall (Beaver as he was known) Shepard, Shep's son. I got my ham license there and remain active to this day. Shep signed one of my QSL cards during an appearance in Princeton. I worked K2ORS one Sunday afternoon after I moved back west (I am going to look for my log for the exact day). I heard him calling CQ and he got a pile up of people calling him, but he asked everyone to stand by and listen for the guy on the west coast who was calling him. That was cool, so I came back and yelled "Excelsior, you fathead" into the microphone and we had a short conversation. I am now a long way from metro east coast, living on my cattle ranch here in the Outback of Eastern Oregon. I still re-read his stories from time to time and of course, my family has watched Christmas Story dozens of times and knows the dialog by heart. Thanks Shep...and Beaver, if you're out there, Greetings from Fraulien Hamburger's German Class.
Glen O
Portland, Oregon
Joined: May 21, 2000
Shep fan since: 2000
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 202
Bob Brown
Portland, Oregon
Joined: December 02, 2003
Shep fan since: 1957
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1107
Comments:
Jean wrote for me when I was editor of Car and Driver magazine. I had listened to him for years and knew he was interested and knowlegable about both cars and Indy Car racing. His first article was "The Pilgrimage," about driving from Hammond to Indy with the Old Man and his uncle, to get sunburned, yell at the drivers was they walked to their cars and breakdown themselves on the way home. The reaction to that article (illustrated by Paul Coker, who was a regular in MAD), Jean began a monthly column. He also announced the first Car and Driver Reader Challenge race at Lime Rock Race Park (which was won by a reader rather than any of the staff members, we had 72 entries and a spectator crowd of 14,000 that Shepherd kept entertained throughout the afternoon...and kept the staff entertained at the "victory party" that evening. Leigh Brown was, of course, there and campigning hard to go horseback riding the next day in the Berkshire autumn. Jean also did a story on the opening of the Speedway Museum for me when I was at "Sports Illustrated," but it was made into a photo story at the last minute and his text never ran.
Bo Neill
Portland, Oregon
Joined: March 30, 2006
Shep fan since: 1960
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1631
Comments:
Shep.....what can I say. So many hot sweaty North Jersey summer nights with his voice in my ear. Telling stories and truth about life and the world. I can close my eyes and easily hear his gravelly chuckle echoing through the ether. RIP Shep
Arthur Libin
Portland, Oregon
Joined: March 03, 2009
Shep fan since: 1962
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2833
Comments:
I listened to Jean Shepherd on WOR (710 on your AM dial, 98.6 on your FM dial, an RKO general station)in New York, NY. He had a radio show at 9 or 9:15 pm, every night. I think I first discovered him in 9-th grade. There was one other kid, Marc Feinberg, who also listened and we would talk over the show the next day. In those days, the state of the art for AM radios was your basic 6-tube AC/DC supehet radio. The radio would have an orange glow and heat up the plastic case of the radio - so you would always have this smell of baking bakelite. It was very friendly - the radio was like a fireplace with Jean Shepherd telling a story aorund the dire. Afterwards, at midnight was Long John Nebel - which is a story and a half all by itself. Serious, hardcore lunatic radio - people teleporting through their radio to a UFO base in the North Pole and such. Getting back to Jean Shepherd, I was one of two or three faithful listeners when he was doing his daily evening show in the early-mid 60's on WOR. I also made his show, once, at the Village Gate. "A Christmas Story" is just the tip of the iceberg and by no means represents his best or most typical work. He was very influential on my thinking as a ninth and tenth grader. I suppose I could say a lot more - but I just wanted to "sign the guest book" and relate how I came in contact with his radio show.
Dr. Bruce Roman
Winchester, Oregon
Joined: July 27, 2001
Shep fan since: 1959
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 654