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Jean Shepherd OTR Old Time Radio Show MP3 On DVD 250 Episodes

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Shepherd began his broadcast radio career on WSAI-AM in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1948. From 1951 to 1953 he had a late-night broadcast on KYW-AM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after which he returned...

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Shepherd began his broadcast radio career on WSAI-AM in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1948. From 1951 to 1953 he had a late-night broadcast on KYW-AM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, after which he returned to Cincinnati for a show on WLW. After a stint on television (see below), he returned to radio. "Shep," as he was known, settled in at WOR radio New York City, New York on an overnight slot in 1956, where he delighted his fans[3] by telling stories, reading poetry (especially the works of Robert W. Service), and organizing comedic listener stunts. The most famous[4] of the last involved creating a hoax about a non-existent book, I, Libertine, by the equally non-existent author "Frederick R. Ewing", in 1956. Later co-written by Shepherd, Theodore Sturgeon and Betty Ballantine, this Ballantine Book is now a collector's item. Among his close friends in the late 1950s were Shel Silverstein and Herb Gardner. With them and actress Lois Nettleton, Shepherd performed in the revue he created, Look, Charlie. Later he was married to Nettleton for about six years.When he was about to be released by WOR in 1956 for not being commercial, he did a commercial for Sweetheart Soap, not a sponsor, and was immediately fired. His listeners besieged WOR with complaints, and when Sweetheart offered to sponsor him he was reinstated. Eventually, he attracted more sponsors than he wantedthe commercials interrupted the flow of his monologues. He broadcast until he left WOR in 1977. His subsequent radio work consisted of only short segments on several other stations. In later life he publicly dismissed his days as a radio raconteur as unimportant, focusing more on his writing and movie work. This distressed his legions of fans who fondly remembered nights with Shep on WOR. He once made such comments during an appearance on the Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder. This contrasts with his frequent criticisms of television during his radio programs.
Aside from his stories, other shows were devoted to observations about life in New York, accounts of vacations in Maine and travels throughout the world. Among the most striking of his programs[citation needed] was his account of his participation in the March on Washington in August 1963, during which Dr. Martin Luther King gave his "I Have a Dream" speech, and the program that aired on November 25, 1963the day of President Kennedy's burial. However, his most scintillating programs remain his oftimes prophetic, bitingly humorous.
Includes 250 Episodes!
Some Of The Episodes On This DVD:
JS570616 - Excelsior! Stay Tuned, Lily-Livered of the World!.mp3
JS570616 - Title Unknown [339].mp3
JS57xxxx - Hurling Invective Excerpt [339].mp3
JS590502 - Shepherd Praises the 'Gogomobile' at Length [a Cheap Dutch Auto].mp3
JS600326 - I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles.mp3
JS600409 - Coney Island - the Man in the Batting Cage, a Visit to Germany, the Cincinnati.mp3
JS600416 - Locked [340].mp3
JS600604 - A Movie on the Late Show, a Panorama of the Civil War, Indiana, a Snake.mp3
JS600625 - Grand Prix Auto Racing, Fishing, Air Races, Dance Marathons.mp3
JS600625 - Sports Car Racing with News.mp3
JS600630 - Triangular Donuts [386].mp3
JS600702 - Living In The Future [188].mp3
JS600702 - Living in the Future with News.mp3
JS600702 - The July 4th Weekend, Old Wallace Beery Movies, Druids at Stonehenge, 'We Are Being Inundated by a Wave of Creeping Meatballism'.mp3
JS600704 - Summer Madness and 'The Great Ice Cream War'.mp3
JS600710 - Moms Cookie Cutters with News.mp3
JS600710 - The Chain on the Door.mp3
JS600723 - Obsolete People [343].mp3
JS600730 - Bad Weather in New York City, Aboard a Coast Guard Cutter, a Man Overboard.mp3
JS600730 - Tropical Storm Brenda Hits NY with News.mp3
JS600903 - Circus of Humanity [343].mp3
JS600903 - The Moment of Lucidity with News.mp3
JS600904 - A Ride on the Caterpillar.mp3
JS600910 - Guantanamo Bay with News.mp3
JS600910 - Six of One - Half Dozen of the Other.mp3
JS600911 - Air-Conditioned Graves Part 1 [343].mp3
JS600911 - Air-Conditioned Graves Part 2 [343].mp3
JS600918 - Getting from A-Z.mp3
JS610222 - Tapping the One Thousand Foot Long Watermelon of Life.mp3
JS610227 - Native Rights, a Lady Cab Driver, a Beatnik Asks for 'Vanilla,' a Manhattan.mp3
JS610301 - The Truth from TV Guide.mp3
JS610302 - A 'Guest Shot' at a Shoe Shine Stand.mp3
JS610904 - A Clarion Call.mp3
JS610905 - A Box To Hide In [325].mp3
JS620215 - Myths and 3 Ways to Live [194].mp3
JS620219 - Mankind - His Stuff - The Divinely Absurd [194].mp3
JS620221 - The Mole People [480].mp3
JS620222 - Self Delusion and Dogma [194].mp3
JS620424 - Mr Keen, Tracer of Lost Persons.mp3
JS620919 - Elephant Foot.mp3
JS630305 - I Am Not Running.mp3
JS630423 - Shepherd 'Fingers the Beads of Despair'.mp3
JS630425 - Atomaniacs.mp3
JS630426 - Don't Promise Nothin.mp3
JS630702 - Being a Peeping Tom [344].mp3
JS630829 - He Describes the Speech by Martin Luther King as 'Brilliant'.mp3
JS630829 - March on Washington [211].mp3
JS630829 - March on Washington [344].mp3
JS631115 - Shepherd Sings, 'That's My Weakness Now'.mp3
JS631118 - Shep Sings, Including a Not-bad Imitation of Ukulele Ike.mp3
JS6311xx - Mice, Basements and the Furnace [325].mp3
JS631219 - Sportsman for all Seasons [195].mp3
JS631225 - Christmas Day [195].mp3
JS631230 - Right at the Start of the Show, the Engineer Rewinds Tape on the Air.mp3
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Jean Shepherd OTR Old Time Radio Show MP3 On DVD 250 Episodes

$ 5.95 USD