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Shep's History at Station

Last Update: 03-19-2017
WLW - 700 AM

Cincinnati, Ohio

Approx 5-1-1953 until sometime around 9-25-1954(?)

Weekdays at 11:30pm - "Mission Midnight" Saturdays - 2:00 pm to either 4:30 or 5:00 pm - This may have been to host a weekly live broadcast of a concert on which he acted as commentator. Shep left Philadelphia and moved back to Cincinnati for about a year before moving to New York to work at WOR where he remained for 22 years.
Fan Comments
[ Courtesy: Bill Myers - 10-13-2015 ]
Bill Myers who worked at WLW from 1952 to 1982 Joan Frances Interview (Photo below): Bill says that on the back of the photo it says "Frasquita Carmen." And clipped to it was a note: WLW Broadcast Box-- Conductor, Nicholas Rescigno and singer, Joan Francis interviewed by WLW commentator Jean Shepherd Promotional Glass: According to Bill, "It was one of probably two dozen that WLW radio and WLWT television (Cincinnati) offered to listeners / viewers in the summer of 1954. They were called the WLW Sunburst glasses. Each one pictured a different WLW radio or television personality, complete with his or her autograph, along with the signatures of various other personalities.
Links to Further Information:
• Partial transcript of one of the WLW shows

Shep with Joan Frances at WLW Broadcast Box

Courtesy: Bill Myers

Promotional Glass

March 12,1954
Cincinnati Enquirer

August 12,1954
The Cincinnati Enquirer Ad for WLW glass

Courtesy: Steve Glazer

December 07,1966
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Courtesy: Steve Glazer

Shep and Family