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Voice in the Dark
His long-running show elevated the notion of radio storytelling.

Jean Shepherd knew how to work an audience with the modalities of the class clown-cum-cheerleader call-and-response kind of comic. "Hey, Gang!" he would yell, in a personal appearance. . . . "Excelsior!" And the crowd would roar back. . . . "Excelsior, Shep! Excelsior, you fathead! Flick lives!"...

Copyright: 2000 The New York Times