This man, known to his many listeners as "Shep," had a profound influence on comedians, radio "personalities" and anyone who caught the Shep bug and loved his take on life.
Best known to modern audiences for "A Christmas Story," his nightly unscripted monologs were never matched.
Shep did not have a talk show with guests, he was the show.
I'll have more on him shortly, adding more links to audio archives and fan sites.
One wonders what he would have had to say about the 21st Century!
Need Shep now? A good (free) place to start is right here.
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