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Shep's History at Station

Last Update: 11-17-2022
International Jawbreaker

1976 - 1977

Formed by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, Laurie and Herb Squire. They distributed a syndicated version of "The Jean Shepherd Show" from April 76 through about April 1, 77. Leigh Brown was Shep's producer and later in life became his wife. Herb Squire was an engineer for WOR and was Shep's engineer from the late 60's to 1977 when Shep left WOR. Herb's wife Laurie was Shep's producer for a couple of years, initially just the syndication duties, and then she produced the WOR show until its conclusion in 1977. These were 30 minute formats of earlier 45 minute WOR shows. The commercials were removed and some of Shep's dialog edited to make the 30 minute package. According to the contract stations would receive 2 30 minute tapes per week at $8.00 / week for the first 13 weeks and $10.00 / week thereafter. Lost tapes would have to be paid for by the stations at a rate of $3.50 per tape and $9.50 per mailing container.