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Keith R. Jones
Amarillo, Texas
Joined: November 25, 2000
Shep fan since: 1975
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 309
John Grzinich
Austin, Texas
Joined: February 27, 2000
Shep fan since: 1958
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 22
Dan Potter
Austin, Texas
Joined: June 06, 2000
Shep fan since: 1968
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 102
Michael Goldman
Austin, Texas
Joined: December 23, 2000
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 360
Kathleen Evans
Austin, Texas
Joined: February 21, 2001
Shep fan since: 2001
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 455
kevin klauber
austin, Texas
Joined: May 12, 2003
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 968
Comments:
Great site. I have alwsy been a big fan. I was an abused child so going to bed and listening to Shep alwys made things a great deal easier. He would take my pain away and I loved the little bit of peace I could get falling asleep. Saw Shep once at Carnagie Hall with my mom( who turned me on to Shep) and it was the one thing that I remeber doing with my mom that was enjoyable. I snuck out on my mom that night and smoked a joint in the hallways at Carnagie hall ! Bought All Ohters ....a long time ago,had to amke a vist to the mysterious Greenwhich Village! I felt so cool that a kid form Queens could "get it." See ya.
Alan Kalish
Austin, Texas
Joined: December 05, 2003
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1110
Comments:
My first recollection of Shep is from around 1965, when my family was driving back from Wisconsin to our home in New Jersey. It was late at night and my sister and I were in the back seat of our 1963 Rambler American (a car of distinction). My sister was sound asleep, but I wasn't giving up so easily. My dad was driving and he turned on the radio looking for something to keep him alert. He found WOR, where we caught Shep in his prime. He was telling about Army war games, with planes simulating bombing runs by dropping bags of flour on the troops. My parents heard me chuckling in the dark, and they both knew that Shep had taken another into his fold. I was a loyal listener, and went to bed with the radio on each night, first to hear Shep and maybe also to listen to Barry Farber, whose show followed Shep's. You never new what you would hear with Shep, but he shared a world of experiences. His stories were rich and detailed, with characters behaving in funny but believable ways. My favorites were stories of the steel mill, growing up in Indiana, the being in the signal corps, but he had the ability to make any topic fascinating. Because I was local to New York I had the pleasure of attending some of his live performances (at NCE (now NJIT), at Princeton University, in Clinton, in Red Bank, and at Carnagie Hall in New York. Every show was a gem. Shep went off the air in 1977, and his absence is felt.
Glenn Heffernan
Austin, Texas
Joined: June 04, 2006
Shep fan since: 1956
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1672
Comments:
My Dad was a huge Shep fan. He really like the stories about the Army. He said they were similar to somethings that he had experienced in WWII. We would listen together. Although we lived in NYC we never did get to see Shep live in the VIllage. I think my Dad just didn't want to go to the Village and sit in a coffeehouse with a bunch of beatniks! Ironically my Uncle had his office on the same block as Shep's apartment and say routinely. I remember reading In God We Trust and A Ferrari in The Bedroom. I think I might still have them. I once saw Shep in a parade in the Village. I think he was the MC for the start of a Cannonball Rally with the guys from Car & Driver magazine when it was still owned by the original Ziff Davis Publications and had a big office on Park Avenue South. Shep was a car nut. I remember he was describing each entry in detail as they past the float that he was on. It was cool. I miss Shep ... I miss listening to him with my Dad .... I bet that they have meet in Heaven. Flick lives and Excelsior you Fatheads! Glenn PS A kid I went to Brooklyn Tech High School with craved FL for Flick Lives in his drafting desk at school ... he got caught by a teacher that didn't like what Shep represented ... he had to hand sand and varnish 36 drafting stations ... it took all of the school year! I wonder what happened to that kid.
Tony Aterno
Austin, Texas
Joined: May 14, 2008
Shep fan since: 1965
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2758
Comments:
He was the consummate wordsmith and storyteller. I especially remember a story about a truckload of banana oil that tipped over and gushed down the street. I was rolling over in laughter. Good memories.
Tom Candalino
Bedford, Texas
Joined: December 13, 2004
Shep fan since: 1966
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1380
Comments:
Only man who could turn a 10 minute story into 3 hours and make each moment entertaining. We miss him
Mike Procter
Bells, Texas
Joined: December 25, 2006
Shep fan since: 1968
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 1879
Comments:
I used to steal my ol' man's playboy magazines and look at the pictures, doing what young boys do. One time, I happened to start reading his short story (the one about going to the prom and getting drunk) and found myself laughing out loud. I went to school the next day and found a couple of his books and checked them out. I have read his books off and on ever since, and I'm 54 yrs. old now.
Hiram Brown
Carrollton, Texas
Joined: December 11, 2003
Shep fan since: 1982
Discovered Shep:
Saw his TV show
Guest No: 1131
Comments:
Sitting alone in a budget hotel on business in Lafayette Louisana at age 24 in 1982: I had so much fun that I have searched for a copy of "The Great American Forth of July and Other Disasters." every year since. If I don't find a bootleg copy somehow I may start writing begging letters to WGBH. Thanks so much for this wonderful web site. My day has been much richer because of your work here.
Mark Roman
Carrollton, Texas
Joined: February 18, 2005
Shep fan since: 1966
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1437
Comments:
Shep was part of my growing up. I remember when he came across Flick and stated "Flick Lives"
George Csahanin
Crowley, Texas
Joined: August 16, 2017
Shep fan since: 1962
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2942
Jim Conerty
Dallas, Texas
Joined: August 28, 2003
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 805
Jim Conerty
Dallas, Texas
Joined: May 22, 2004
Shep fan since: 1964
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1253
Comments:
Jean Shepherd was an integral part of growing up in New York City if you were a male kid. I can't recall how many Saturday night dates were spent as I sat in the car with my latest flame listening to Jean spin his tales from the Limelight. My most memarable Shepherd show was in December, 1967. I was driving across ice covered roads and the Verazzano Narrows Bridge. As my little Corvair skidded and fishtailed any panic attacks that I had were quickly subdued as Jean told the story of being a messenger in the winter time in an Indiana steel mill. His story of almost being blown into Lake Michigan made the Narrows crossing much easier to endure.
Jennie Taliaferro
Dallas, Texas
Joined: December 24, 2004
Shep fan since: 1982
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1400
Comments:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I've been loving "A Christmas Story," Ralphie and Flick for 22 years!
Emma PeelDallas
Dallas, Texas
Joined: December 31, 2006
Shep fan since: 1974
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1887
Comments:
How I wish his TV shows would be released as DVD's. I bought a copy of Phantom of the Open Hearth on e-Bay, and it's as hilarious and wonderful as I remembered...but the quality is so poor. A whole generation has missed out on how funny and brilliant Jean Shepherd was.
Chris Salerno
Dallas, Texas
Joined: January 16, 2009
Shep fan since: 1967
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2827
Comments:
Looking back sometimes I think I imagined it all, and the details get fuzzy. But the MP3 file brought it all back. Thanks for validating my memories. I discovered the Saturday night broadcasts from the Limelight, and I was so disappointed that it was not there when I returned to the scene of the crime in 2002. His memory lives on. Flick lives.
Dale Cooper
Fort Worth, Texas
Joined: December 31, 2000
Shep fan since: 1962
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 382
Ed Kramer
Fort Worth, Texas
Joined: November 23, 2001
Shep fan since: 1957
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 746
Michael Winslow
Fort Worth, Texas
Joined: November 26, 2006
Shep fan since: 1983
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1835
Comments:
Thanks for the Shep website. It's way cool - he would be honored.
Henry Herge
Frisco, Texas
Joined: September 04, 2015
Shep fan since: 1963
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 2914
Comments:
Shep-A-Day is great.
Vicky Geiger
Galveston, Texas
Joined: April 17, 2000
Shep fan since: 2000
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 89
kat Joel
Galveston, Texas
Joined: March 14, 2003
Shep fan since: 1971
Discovered Shep:
Saw his TV show
Guest No: 912
Comments:
Mr. Shepherd was an incredible personality, and way before his time. His insight to humanity, and "the way we are" was portrayed so vividly.... i've missed him. Hoping when i return home for a visit this spring, i'll get a chance to see the new center. Congratulations, Hammond! You're recognizing an important member of your history! And, thanx Mommy Mary, for sharing this site with me. All my best, kat