Major Awards Over the years Shep received many awards, nominations and tributes for his work
Last Update: 02-04-2012
Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame
November 13, 2000
On November 13, 2000 Shep was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame, His longtime friend Irwin Zwilling was there to accept the award on his behalf.
Accepting for one of radio's great storytellers, the late Jean Shepherd, friend and business manager Irwin Zwilling recalled listening to a radio talk show one day when the shows telephones failed. "The talk show host was compelled to tell story after story after story and he said, "Wait a second. I grew up listening to a guy by the name of Jean Shepherd. I never realized how hard this was. Well, it was hard but Jean really made it look easy.
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"Can you imagine 4,000 years passing, and you're not even a memory?
Think about it, friends. It's not just a possibility. It is a certainty." - Jean Shepherd - 1975